06/30/2009 - Web sites and Web servers are subject to a dizzying array of attacks. It’s important to ensure that servers, software, and programs are properly configured. It’s also important to ensure that such components are properly patched.
The open source Web scanning tool Nitko is known for its comprehensive battery of security tests as well as for its frequent updates. The tool can also be used on numerous types of Web servers. In a recent version of the tool, reporting capabilities were improved. Users can now generate reports in a template-driven format, letting users customize HTML reports for their particular needs.
06/28/2009 - About 44 percent of information security professionals with hiring responsibilities plan to add staff in the coming year, according to a survey by security industry organization ISC². In-demand areas of expertise include information risk management, operations security, and security architecture and models.