Data security technology and strategy

  • February 05, 2007 05 Feb'07

    Keynoters speak volumes

    Times have changed, and RSA Conference keynote speakers no longer need cryptography and security backgrounds. This year's headliners include several rock stars of the IT industry, along with some newcomers and several old veterans.

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    Cisco software vulnerable to attack

    Cisco's Clean Access software and Clean Access Manager are at risk to attack. A malicious user can access a database snapshot and download it without authentication.

  • December 15, 2006 15 Dec'06

    Schneier: Data breach at UCLA barely newsworthy

    This week in Security Blog Log: Security luminary Bruce Schneier and others sound off on the UCLA data breach that exposed 800,000 people to identity fraud.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    Security Bytes: Symantec patches Veritas NetBackup PureDisk flaw

    Meanwhile: Two MySQL database flaws are fixed, a study finds that many companies have lost laptops and the VA upgrades computer encryption after recent security breaches.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Litchfield: Database security is IT's biggest problem

    Black Hat: Database security guru David Litchfield unveils 20-plus IBM Informix flaws that attackers could exploit to create malicious files, gain DBA-level privileges and access sensitive data.

  • January 27, 2006 27 Jan'06

    Researcher: Oracle failed to patch critical flaw

    Attackers could exploit a critical flaw in the Oracle PLSQL Gateway, a researcher warns, saying users have been vulnerable for months, but Oracle sees it differently.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    ChoicePoint settles FTC charges, pays $15 million

    The personal records firm will pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress to settle charges after a widely publicized incident last year when thieves stole records of more than 163,000 people.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Lost and found: DHL returns missing data tape

    Two million ABN AMRO Mortgage customers breathe a sigh of relief after a backup tape had been reported missing. Still, customers are urged to check their credit activity.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Guidance turns investigative tools on itself

    The forensics software firm says it was compromised by hackers in November. It's just one in a growing list of companies admitting to recent attacks or lax security.

  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    Influential survey says security 'set back by 6 years'

    Update: The SANS Top 20 vulnerability list for 2005 shows the bad guys attacking flawed apps and paying more attention to network holes.

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    The trouble with Oracle's password security

    Two researchers have exposed serious flaws in the database giant's password-hashing algorithm. The vulnerabilities could be exploited for brute-force and dictionary attacks.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Are open source databases more secure?

    They may not be. But a new survey suggests more IT shops are taking an interest in open source options, partly because of security holes in mainstream databases.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Admins grapple with latest Oracle patch puzzle

    As database administrators digest Oracle's supersize patch release, security experts warn of unfixed flaws and at least one exploit.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    Active Directory: Keep your domain user accounts in check

    Expert Derek Melber signals a warning about securing user accounts in your domain. using Active Directory.

  • September 27, 2005 27 Sep'05

    Active Directory getting critical look from regulators

    Auditors are honing in on directory services to see if companies have internal controls now mandated by law.