Security Bytes

June 2007

Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Thoughts on the iPhone security hype

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 29 Jun 2007
  • Much has been made about the release of Apple's iPhone, including a lot of speculation on the security risks of using one. There's so much blogosphere noise on the subject that I've decided to ...

  • Why can’t Hollywood hack?

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 27 Jun 2007
  • Despite the fact that most Hollywood movies are the products of computers these days, no one in La La Land seems to have the first clue what computers can and can't do. Or more accurately, what ...

  • Security Wire Weekly podcast for June 27

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 27 Jun 2007
  • This week, Cisco executives explain how they’ll use the newly acquired talent and technology from IronPort to improve security for their customers. And as part of our ongoing Vista deployment ...

  • Newsmaker podcast: Gary McGraw

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 25 Jun 2007
  • Gary McGraw, chief technology officer of Dulles, Va.-based security firm Cigital Inc., is a security luminary with several books to his credit, including "Software Security: Building Security In," ...

  • Congress warms to the idea of ditching SSNs as identifiers

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 22 Jun 2007
  • After years of screaming and yelling from privacy advocates, consumer groups and others with some common sense, the Congress is finally coming around to the idea that using Social Security numbers ...

  • Sick of those 100% virus-free claims? Read on

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 22 Jun 2007
  • As an information security writer, my email and voice-mail inboxes are constantly flooded with vendor pitches promising everything from Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in a box to 100% malware-free ...

  • HP’s other security announcement

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 21 Jun 2007
  • When writing about HP Tuesday, our main focus was on its acquisition of SPI Dynamics and what it means for the industry as a whole. But HP did make another major security announcement this week ...

  • Google launches Safe Browsing API

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 19 Jun 2007
  • Google has launched a new tool for downloading its list of suspected phishing and malware URLs -- the Safe Browsing API. The Google blog hails it as "a simple mechanism for downloading Google's ...

  • Richard Bejtlich: I’m not dead

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 Jun 2007
  • Richard Bejtlich wants the world to know that he's not going anywhere. Bejtlich, president and CEO of TaoSecurity, is joining General Electric as director of incident response, and he's worried ...

  • SonicWall-Aventail merger could lead to lost jobs

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 Jun 2007
  • A few days after SonicWall announced it would acquire SSL VPN vendor Aventail for $25 million, I caught up with Patrick Sweeney, vice president of Aventail's secure networking business unit, and ...