dcsimg

Most Recent Data Security

A Security View of the State of the Web

February 22, 2010 |
The abstract of Zscaler's State of the Web report for the fourth quarter of 2009 doesn't pull any punches. The first lines state: Attackers are no longer targeting web and email servers. Today, they
READ MORE

Zeus in the News

February 19, 2010 |
I suppose with the Olympics dominating the sports pages this week, it is a logical parallel that the Zeus Trojan is headlining security news. The Wall Street Journal reported on the Zeus Trojan, aka
READ MORE

Who's Hacking?

February 17, 2010 |
At the end of last year, I talked a bit about Cyber Challenge, a contest where hacking skills could lead to security jobs. Another annual contest comes up in March, the Pwn2Own 2010 to test hacking
READ MORE

Are You Feeding a Dinosaur?

February 16, 2010 |
In the 21st century, I think we can add to Ben Franklin's ultimate certainties of death and taxes . . . and that will be the need to protect our computers.   And just like it is human nature to
READ MORE

Writing Rugged Code

February 11, 2010 |
Programming mistakes can lead to vulnerabilities, like the recent problems with Flash.   According to Tim Greene's Network World article, that's why three security professionals -- Josh Corman,
READ MORE

How Your Business Can Cut Down on Identity Fraud

February 10, 2010 |
Last month, IT Business Edge reported on the guilty pleas by several men who committed identity theft. Unfortunately, the men are part of a growing trend. Javelin Strategy and Research released its
READ MORE

NewsletterITBUSINESSEDGE DAILY NEWSLETTER

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY EDGE NEWSLETTERS

First Point of Security: Apply Those Patches!

February 08, 2010 |
Earlier I pointed out the importance of making sure you remain up-to-date on patches, as recommended by Kevin Prince at our Network Security Edge site. My colleague here at IT Business Edge, Paul
READ MORE

Social Media and Security: 2010 and Beyond

February 05, 2010 |
Love it or hate it, one thing is true: Social media applications are here to stay, at least through the foreseeable future. Gartner recently announced its five social media software predictions for
READ MORE

Avoiding Viruses Without Unplugging

February 03, 2010 |
Since my run-in with the Antivirus Live attack, I've been hyper-vigilant on virus and malware scans on my computer, especially any time my computer seems sluggish.   Getting hit with some kind
READ MORE

Exploited Vulnerabilities: Blame Yourself

February 01, 2010 |
Interesting news coming from the United Kingdom-the UK's government has no plans to switch from using IE6, despite a vulnerability in the browser that was exploited by hackers.   Exploiting
READ MORE