Data security technology and strategy
- February 05, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As database administrators digest Oracle's supersize patch release, security experts warn of unfixed flaws and at least one exploit.
- October 11, 2005
Expert Derek Melber signals a warning about securing user accounts in your domain. using Active Directory.
- September 27, 2005
Auditors are honing in on directory services to see if companies have internal controls now mandated by law.