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Standard & Poor's Announces Security Certification
After exposing numerous customers to embarrassing security vulnerabilities, S&P announces a security certification program.

computer security ratings  & Poor's Announces Security Certification Standard & Poor's Announces Security Certification L. Taylor - July 31, 2000 Event Summary Earlier this year, some private industry security experts, in conjunction with SecurityFocus.com, identified and exposed the security vulnerabilities on Standard & Poor's Comstock boxes. TEC published the story of this security faux pas earlier this month. After the story was published, Standard & Poor's announced a certification program dubbed Security Circle Read More...
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Congress Acknowledges Outdated Banking Laws
Following a previous TEC News Analysis on the security of financial transactions, Congress and the White House have agreed to put into place new legislation for

computer security ratings  Acknowledges Outdated Banking Laws Event Summary On October 22, the White House and Congress agreed to change outdated US banking laws. Until this agreement was reached, the White House had promised to veto the banking reform bill. Details of the compromise are reportedly not yet disclosed. The new legislation hopes to replace banking laws written during the Depression era, with up-to-date Year 2000 era banking laws Currently, FDIC policy only encourages banks to perform information security Read More...
Tackling the International Supply Chain
Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money

computer security ratings  it easy, often pleading computer illiteracy and resistance when asked to use the software. SupplySolution, however, has helped with its community-building forays. TradeBeam's CIM Solution Blueprint One should also be aware of segmentation in the marketplace, in terms of supplier replenishment systems. Namely, in a manufacturing organization, especially in the automotive segment, demand is usually fairly steady and predictable, and suppliers ship most products to a single plant. Conversely, a retail Read More...
An Improved Architecture for High-efficiency, High-density Data Centers
Globally, data center power and cooling infrastructure wastes more than 60 million megawatt-hours per year that do not contribute usefully to powering IT

computer security ratings  support equipment. Vendors of computer equipment are providing new solutions such as virtualization that have the potential to reduce the total amount of IT equipment required to perform a specific function, which offers a means to reduce IT-load power consumption. Unfortunately, at the same time, the trend of IT systems operating at higher densities with time-varying power draw are driving down the electrical efficiency of the data center power and cooling systems (see box). Various proposals to address Read More...
Selecting Your Hosted Security Service Provider: What Every IT Manager Needs to Know
Do-it-yourself (DIY) security can be daunting. It requires significant time, effort and expertise to maintain strong security while complying with information

computer security ratings  Email Security Threats | Computer Internet Security | Cloud Computing Security | Email Protection | E-Mail Protection | Endpoint Protection | Threat Protection | Hosted Security Service Best Practices | Hosted Security Service Advantages | SaaS Email Security | Software as a Service Email Security | Application Hosted in the Cloud | Block Spam Application | Virus Protection System | Spyware Protection | Web Security Support | Hosted IM Security | Hosted Security Service for SMB IT Manager | Instant Read More...
Security Risk Assessment and Management in Web Application Security
Corporations are at risk because Web applications and servers make them susceptible to hackers and cyber crooks. However, companies can perform security risk

computer security ratings  encryption. However, today's high-performing computer processing unit (CPU) and specialized cryptographic accelerators have broken down the price and performance barriers related to encryption. The issue with limited encryption has more to do with poor application design and a lack of awareness among developers. Nearly all Web traffic passes in the clear, and can be snooped by an alert hacker. 4. Secure data storage While it is critical to secure data in transit, it is just as important to implement Read More...
Network Security Best Practices: Competitive Analysis
When it comes to security architecture, choosing a system that’s scalable and applicable to a broad set of security needs is a wise move. New security services

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6 Important Steps to Evaluating a Web Security Solution
Whether you are evaluating a Web security solution for the first time or are looking around because your current solution is less than optimum, knowing what to

computer security ratings  Important Steps to Evaluating a Web Security Solution Whether you are evaluating a Web security solution for the first time or are looking around because your current solution is less than optimum, knowing what to look for can save you money and frustration in the long run. This white paper from EdgeWave offers the key steps to evaluating a Web security solution for IT professionals, to help you size up competitve offerings and understand new approaches to basic problems of authentication and Read More...
Security and Trust: Doing More Business Over the internet
Learn how a secure web site can help you make sales in Security and Trust: Doing Business Over the Internet.

computer security ratings  and Trust: Doing More Business Over the internet If consumers don—t trust your web site, you—ll pay for it with lost sales and abandoned shopping carts. Learn how a secure web site can help you make sales in Security and Trust: Doing Business Over the Internet . You—ll learn about the different types of technologies that provide security for sensitive data—identifying your site as trustworthy in the eyes of customers—and how making your web site safe and secure can significantly increase Read More...
Executive Brief: Mobility, Security Concerns, and Avoidance
Data drives business today, as IT managers and security executives face enormous pressure to use data effectively and securely. They require quick, agile

computer security ratings  Brief: Mobility, Security Concerns, and Avoidance Data drives business today, as IT managers and security executives face enormous pressure to use data effectively and securely. They require quick, agile transmission of data via a wide number of communication channels and devices, with smartphones and tablets being an increasingly prevalent data consumption device. Read this report and know the mobile challenges, as well as the elements for securing your corporate mobile strategy. BEGINLYX Read More...
Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm
Once again, Computer Associates is executing the largest software acquisition in history, eclipsing its Platinum Technology buyout of 1999, which was the

computer security ratings  is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm Event Summary ISLANDIA, NY and DALLAS, TX, February 14, 2000 -Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) announced an agreement to acquire Sterling Software, Inc. (NYSE: SSW), extending its arsenal of software and services to build, deploy, manage and secure eBusiness solutions. The $4 billion stock-for-stock acquisition, which would be the largest ever in the history of the software industry, has been approved Read More...
The Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment
TEC outlines the reasons for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment done, how a security vulnerability assessment is performed, what can be gained by

computer security ratings  Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment The Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment L. Taylor - August 9, 2000 Introduction As businesses continue putting their web-enabled e-commerce sites containing the jewels of their infrastructure online, the importance of security and privacy becomes increasingly critical. A crucial way of addressing this need to protect the company website is to conduct a Security Vulnerability Assessment. A Security Vulnerability Assessment is a risk Read More...
Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
Application security is an important emerging requirement in software development. This article introduces CLASP, an application security process and plug-in to

computer security ratings  in the Software Development Lifecycle Application security is an important emerging requirement in software development. This article introduces CLASP, an application security process and plug-in to IBM 's Rational Unified Process environment. It was developed by Secure Software, and gives organizations a structured way to address security concerns during the software development lifecycle. Read More...
Standard & Poor's Exposes Customers' Security
Due to security vulnerabilities in Standard & Poor's Comstock product, their customer sites throughout the world have been exposed to extensive security holes.

computer security ratings  & Poor's Exposes Customers' Security Standard & Poor's Exposes Customers' Security L. Taylor - June 21, 2000 Event Summary Standard & Poor's (S&P), a division of McGraw-Hill, knowingly exposed their customers to information security vulnerabilities through their SPComstock analyst service. The security vulnerabilities, originally discovered in January, allowed customers to break into any other customer networks via their MultiCSP turnkey Linux box. The stock quote service, which is provided to Read More...
Saudi Arabian Network Security Provokes Local Considerations
Internet security in Saudi Arabia does not go overlooked. Are the Saudis being over zealous and paranoid, or are they practicing smart network security?

computer security ratings  Arabian Network Security Provokes Local Considerations Event Summary In The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the entire Internet backbone is concealed behind a countrywide firewall that is built on Sun Solaris servers using the freeware proxy server known as Squid. The firewall is located at the King Abdul Aziz University for Science and Technology (KACST). To keep foreign nations from viewing various local Saudi websites, the massive firewall blocks TCP/IP ports 80 and 443 for all connections coming into Read More...

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