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Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0
April is the cruelest month for operating system security holes. Red Hat posted a fix within six hours, but Microsoft leaves us… still waiting!

security story  Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 C. McNulty - May 9, 2000 Event Summary On 25 April 2000, MSNBC reported that Internet Security Solutions had identified a security back door in Red Hat Linux 6.2. The backdoor involves an extra , but undocumented, administrative password that allows users to run rogue programs on a Red Hat server via a Web-based administrator's interface. To its credit, Red Hat responded and posted a fix within six hours Read More

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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second largest business applications provider in continental

security story  to signal strength and security via an unifying brand (UNIT4) to the market and its customers. UNIT4 aspires to set the global standard for business software that helps dynamic organizations to embrace change simply, quickly, and cost-effectively. Embracing change by being transparent, agile, connected, and results-driven remain the core values both internal to UNIT4 and external to its customers. To that end, existing users of various UNIT4 products are assured of their IT assets future under the UNIT4 Read More
Standard & Poor's Announces Security Certification
After exposing numerous customers to embarrassing security vulnerabilities, S&P announces a security certification program.

security story  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 Program . The timing of the announcement is uncanny enough to make users question the motivation of the announcement. Market Impact In a recent press release, S&P said that, Standard & Poor's Security Circle Icon identifies those companies that have voluntarily undergone Standard & Poor's most stringent analytical review. When Standard & Read More
Social Engineering Can Thwart the Best Laid Security Plans
There are a lot of different social engineering techniques, but they all have the same basic idea. The trick behind social engineering is to get the user to

security story  that everyone was as security conscious as you. This will help to put the user at ease again so that they don't report the incident. The Final Objective    Now, suppose that the hacker did trick the user into giving up the password. The hacker must still maintain an image of legitimacy so that the user doesn't get suspicious. This is usually done by not rushing to get off the phone. The hacker may walk the user through the steps to fix some minor problem, or might probe the user for more information. Read More
UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 2
Part 1 of this series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to

security story  license fee , and security come from the Force.com  cloud computing  platform. This will soon (if not already) also mean the  general availability of Chatter , with its traits of content management, search, collaboration, and other Facebook -like user experiences . Target customers range in size from a few dozen to 1,000 employees. In other words, the mix ranges from  small to medium enterprises (SMEs)  who run their business on Salesforce CRM to large organizations who can use FinancialForce.com as Read More
HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information
HIPAA-Watch for Security is a tool designed to guide organizations through the risk analysis required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

security story  Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information Featured Author - Laura Taylor - August 27, 2004 Executive Summary HIPAA-Watch for Security is a tool designed to guide organizations through the risk analysis required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance process (US). Relevant Technologies, a leading security research and advisory firm, Read More
Making Gramm-Leach-Bliley Security Compliance Fast and Easy
Designed to improve consumer financial services, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) includes security provisions for protecting confidential electronic financial

security story  Gramm-Leach-Bliley Security Compliance Fast and Easy Making Gramm-Leach-Bliley Security Compliance Fast & Easy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Qualys® is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in France, Germany, the U.K., Japan and Hong Kong, and has partners worldwide. Source : Qualys Resources Related to Security Compliance : Regulatory Compliance (Wikipedia) Making Gramm-Leach-Bliley Read More
NextPage Security
Documents provide tangible evidence of decisions and agreements. They contain crucial intellectual capital. And they make key contributions to your brand. As a

security story  Security Documents provide tangible evidence of decisions and agreements. They contain crucial intellectual capital. And they make key contributions to your brand. As a result, your organization invests significant resources to create processes for protecting critical documents and managing associated business risks. That’s why your document security services need to work within your environment to enhance existing security processes and technologies. Read More
E&Y Spins-Off eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services
In an effort to assist corporations in preventing security related losses, Ernst & Young announced that it is spinning off a new online security venture. The

security story  eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services E&Y Spins-Off eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services L. Taylor - July 12, 2000 Event Summary In an effort to assist corporations in preventing security related losses, Ernst & Young announced that it is spinning off a new online security venture. The new venture's premiere product line is their Security Vulnerability Assessment service. Market Impact By having an outside objective security Read More
Effective Operational Security Metrics
Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can

security story  Operational Security Metrics Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can often be difficult to measure and even more difficult to understand by people outside of the department. The key to demonstrating improvement is to translate security information in to business terms. Organizations must align, manage, and measure security around business operations. Read More
End-to-end Encryption Security Requirements
The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to

security story  to-end Encryption Security Requirements The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to payment card data used for retail financial transactions. This document addresses encrypting payment card data in tamper-resistant security modules. Read More
Top 5 Mobile Security Threats
While mobile malware still accounts for a mere fraction of the millions of threats targeting personal computers, the past year has seen the explosive growth of

security story  5 Mobile Security Threats While mobile malware still accounts for a mere fraction of the millions of threats targeting personal computers, the past year has seen the explosive growth of malicious code. What’s worse is that 50 percent of employees currently use their mobile devices at work. Early recognition of mobile security threats is a company’s best line of defense. Here are today’s top 5 mobile security threats and how to stop them in their tracks. Read More
Wireless (In)Security Trends in the Enterprise
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has become a mainstream technology offering great benefits and efficiencies but carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured

security story  carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured WiFi provides an easy target for hit-and-run style attacks allowing hackers to cause severe damage while remaining invisible and undetected. Ignoring the specific requirements for securing their enterprise network and users against WiFi vulnerabilities, businesses risk loss of confidential data, legal fines and penalties, and brand erosion. By following WiFi security best practices and using the right tools, enterprises can reap the benefits of WiFi 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.

security story  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 your online sales. Find out how to boost sales by protecting your customers and earning their trust. Download your PDF copy of Security and Trust: Doing Business Over the Internet today . For Read More
Study Shows: FBI Alienates Industry Security Experts
A comprehensive study done by TechnologyEvaluation.Com has shown that, for years the FBI has been alienating industry security experts. Some of the best

security story  Shows: FBI Alienates Industry Security Experts Study Study Shows: FBI Alienates Industry Security Experts L. Taylor - August 21, 2000 Problem Fighting cybercrime is complex and time-consuming. One case can involve a multitude of computer systems, networks, and administrators, and requires the cooperation of all system owners, and sometimes many nations, in order to find the perpetrator. Due to their love of technology, their education, training, and experience, it is not uncommon for security industry Read More
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