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Defense in Breadth

- According to a new report, most data breaches can be thwarted by implementing basic information security measures.

Site to See: Nikto

- 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.

Behind the Numbers

- Forrester Research gives the top concerns on adopting open source software.

Site to See: Nikto

- This open source Web scanning tool is known for its comprehensive battery of security tests as well as for its frequent updates.

Security Hand-Off

- Most U.S. enterprises (61 percent) are moving to adopt managed security services, according to Symantec’s Managed Security in the Enterprise report.

Quick Bytes: Dipping Budgets

- More than 70 percent of information security professionals have seen their budgets decline in the past six months, according to a survey by (ISC)2, a security industry organization.

FBI Details Cyber Sting

- The FBI has fielded full-time cyberagents in more than 60 countries worldwide to fight malware.

Outsourcing Helps PCI Woes

- Experts say small merchants could benefit from using third-party solutions to gain PCI compliance.

Cloud Security in the Air

- The lack of industry standards for cloud-based services should make users wary. But as the technology matures, new uses could provide value.

Security Budget Plunge

- 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.

Behind the Numbers

- Adoption rates for IT security in small to medium-sized businesses.

Quick Bytes: Web of Complaints

- The number of complaints about Internet crime rose 33 percent in 2008 compared to 2007, with financial losses rising about 11 percent, according to a new report.

New VoIP Encryption Challenges

- Law enforcement officials worldwide have expressed frustration at their inability to tap encrypted VoIP communications and a new encryption product may add to it.
 




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