10/31/2007 - In the wake of multiple high-profile thefts of consumer information, the protection of personal data held in business databases has become a hot topic. Some legislators have introduced bills that would hold companies liable for inadequately guarding sensitive data as one way to encourage greater security.
10/29/2007 - The wireless protocol named Bluetooth is enjoying growing popularity in part due to regulations around the world that require drivers to use hands-free headsets when they’re on the phone. Automobile manufacturers have begun building these units into new models, and do-it-yourself kits abound; but unfortunately, they’re not always configured securely.
10/29/2007 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a half-dozen draft reports on issues such as patch and vulnerability management, preventing and handling malware incidents, and applying forensic techniques to computer and network data analysis.