12/10/2007 - One of the greatest dangers to a computer network is the presence of desktop PCs and servers that have not been patched for the latest vulnerabilities and can be exploited by malicious attacks such as worms. Blame goes to software developers for creating insecure programs as well as to network administrators who don't get patches installed before an attack happens.
11/29/2007 - Atherton, California, which has fewer than 10,000 residents, doesn't worry a lot about crime. From 2002-2003, there were fewer than 50 reports of vandalism--the highest category of crime in the city. Although the crime rate is low by most standards, police officers in Atherton face many of the same logistical challenges that confront departments twice their size. Securing the evidence room is one such challenge.
11/14/2007 - Stickers that say, "Hello my name is..." may be fine for modern mingling. They are not, however, a firm framework for access control. But for the guards at the Passaic Valley Water Commission, in Northeast, New Jersey, such stickers had become a quick and easy option for registering the more than 50 visitors and temporary contractors entering the treatment facility on a daily basis.