Security Bytes

June 2007

  • Symantec unveils Norton AntiBot beta

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 08 Jun 2007
  • While the financial analysts and customers are trying to figure out Symantec's future direction, the company's engineers have stayed busy building new products. Next week at its Vision customer ...

  • CA warns of serious antivirus engine flaws

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 08 Jun 2007
  • CA has released an advisory on some serious security flaws in products that implement the Antivirus engine. "Two vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service ...

  • Fake Microsoft security bulletin circulating

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 08 Jun 2007
  • The folks at the SANS Internet Storm Center are warning of a fake Microsoft security bulletin that's making the rounds. Here's what it looks like: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-4 Cumulative ...

  • Gartner’s Security 3.0 theme falls flat

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 07 Jun 2007
  • I'm just back from the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., looking around the blogosphere to see if other attendees left with the same impression as I did. The prevailing view in Blog ...

  • Richard Clarke’s role-playing game

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 06 Jun 2007
  • Former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke has kept busy as a writer and security consultant since his well-documented falling out with the Bush Administration a few years back. Among his ...

  • Playing the acquisition guessing game

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 05 Jun 2007
  • One of the side benefits of covering shows like the Gartner IT Security Summit, RSA, Black Hat and others is that it gives us a chance to catch up with some of our sources whom we only see a few ...

  • Experts: Security software not as safe as you think

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 05 Jun 2007
  • One of the reasons enterprises rely on layers of security products is because of the flaws that often appear in their main IT infrastructure. But according to a panel of experts at the Gartner IT ...

  • Do we need a federal breach notification law?

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 04 Jun 2007
  • There's been a lot of talk lately in security circles about the possibility of Congress passing a federal breach-notification bill, similar to the landmark California measure. Advocates of this ...

  • When cyberthieves go postal

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 04 Jun 2007
  • Like the rest of the world, the U.S. Postal Service has come to rely more than ever on the Internet to conduct business. As a result, the organization must worry about online outlaws who use its ...

  • Gartner confab looks to Security 3.0

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 04 Jun 2007
  • Today is the first full day of Gartner's annual IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., and the first order of business is the morning slate of keynotes. First up was Gartner analyst John Pescatore. ...

  • ChoicePoint to pay $500,000 to settle with 43 states and D.C.

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 01 Jun 2007
  • ChoicePoint, the international poster child for data breaches, has agreed to a settlement with 43 states and the District of Columbia as a result of the incident in 2004 in which 145,000 consumer ...

  • Can Germany really ban hacking tools?

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 01 Jun 2007
  • This week's Security Blog Log roundup starts with Germany's stunning move to ban hacking tools. I use the word stunning because I don't see how any government could possibly enforce such a thing. ...