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  • CISO focuses on enterprise risk

    Craig Shumard overhauled CIGNA's risk operations by appointing business unit managers as conduits between lines of business and security. His work earned him a Security 7 award. 

  • McAfee CEO Samenuk retires in wake of options probe

    The investigation into stock option grants is complete and company president Kevin Weiss has been fired, as well. 

  • CISOs and the false sense of security

    As many of our regular readers know, Ira Winkler is not a big fan of the way most research firms gather and present information – and he's not shy about hammering the point home. This time around, Winkler says a recent survey touching on the us... 

  • Microsoft, Cisco announce joint NAC/NAP architecture

    Customers will be able to start deploying the Microsoft NAP-Cisco NAC interoperable system once Windows Server "Longhorn" is available in the second half of 2007. 

  • Survey: Data breaches difficult to spot, prevent

    IT pros worry that false positives and a lack of resources are preventing them from blocking data breaches, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute. 

  • IBM to acquire Internet Security Systems

    Update: Once its $1.3 billion purchase of ISS is complete, IBM says the organization will run as a separate business unit. IBM will also develop and sell ISS' Proventia appliances. 

  • Analysts: IBM/ISS deal positive for customers

    ISS customers will benefit from IBM's vast resources while Big Blue gets a comprehensive perimeter security service, analysts say. However, long-term stumbling blocks remain. 

  • Security Bytes: Mitnick's Web site hacked

    In other news, a Trojan horse spreads using fake messages from an anti-child pornography group and data is stolen from a Nashville-based hospital chain. 

  • August patch management woes strike again

    With security authorities warning of a big potential attack against the latest Windows flaws, IT pros have several theories on why the month of August is always so much trouble. 

  • Antivirus researcher Gullotto leaves Symantec for Microsoft

    One of the industry's most knowledgeable antivirus gurus has left Symantec for Microsoft. Vinny Gullotto will be charged with forming an antivirus research unit to rival Symantec and McAfee.