NEWS & ANALYSIS

Despite Widespread Security Problems, Ohio Will Use Electronic Voting Systems This Election

Electronic voting machines that have "critical security failures" will once again count votes in Ohio during this year's presidential election. Ohio's secretary of state, however, said a hand counting pilot program may be instituted next year.

Group to Launch IT Security Metrics

The nonprofit Center for Information Security is planning to release guidelines to help companies better gauge the cost-effectiveness of their security programs

Employees Routinely Risk Data Leaks Through Negligent Behaviors, Study Says

In a survey commissioned by Cisco, just over one-half of respondents said they altered company security settings even though it was against company policy.

IT Security Market Consolidation Good for Consumers, WSJ Says

McAfee's purchase of Secure Computing Monday is the latest example of the consolidation of the tech-security marketplace, a trend which should help consumers says The Wall Street Journal.

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U.S. Lacks Comprehensive Cybersecurity Warning Capability, Report Says

The Government Accountability Office says that US-CERT lacks a comprehensive capability to create "warnings that are consistently actionable and timely."

Companies Spend 10 Percent of Operating Budget on IT Security

IT security, says Forrester Research, is no longer embedded in the IT department.

Disconnect Between Private Sector and Government on Cybersecurity

The government says securing the nation's cyberinfrastructure is the private sector's responsibility because much of it is privately owned. Corporate America, however, says the job is too big for it alone.

Is Releasing a Security Flaw an Act of Free Speech?

Last week, a federal judge barred three MIT students from disclosing security flaws in Boston's subway system. Some argue that the decision is a violation of their right to free speech.

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China Denies It Stole British Official's BlackBerry

The Times (of London) reports that the BlackBerry was stolen by a female Chinese intelligence agent after the British official brought her back to his hotel after meeting her in a nightclub.

Watch Out For World War III Spam, Say Security Experts

Spam e-mails declaring U.S. has invaded Iran deliver malware, according to an internet security firm.
 




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