09/27/2007 - Iowa State University conducted a survey and found that only 30 percent of companies monitor the content of outbound e-mails. See further findings online.
Beyond Print: IT Security
09/27/2007 - Computer security in government needs help, and NIST has stepped up to the plate with Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems.
Technofile: Loss Prevention
09/27/2007 - Twenty-nine percent of all stolen laptops are taken from offices, with thefts from cars responsible for another 25 percent of laptop losses, according to survey data from CREDANT Technologies, a security software provider. Some of the 283 executives who responded to the survey noted that office laptops had been stolen despite being locked or even glued to desktops.
Book Reviews: International Security
09/27/2007 - Gabriel Weimann, professor of communications at Haifa University in Israel, has produced a disturbing analysis of the extraordinarily popular use of the Internet by violent extremist organizations seeking a global forum.
09/27/2007 - If you’re interested to know just how much information about your organization is out there on the Web, you might want to start by taking a look at the history of the company’s Web site. You may not realize it, but most Web pages have been saved on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (which has archived 55 billion pages since 1996), divided by year and month, and in some cases by the day.
09/27/2007 - Browse the bookstore for a beginner’s text on computers and it’s easy to come away feeling digitally inadequate. Titles that refer to the reader as a “dummy” or worse seem to be the only ones that, with wit and easy-to-understand language, can make technology accessible to the average reader.
Technofile: IT Security
09/27/2007 - It’s commonplace for workers to use home computers to connect to corporate networks, but it’s no secret that these computers are an easy target for attackers, thus jeopardizing corporate networks as well. Stepping in to help is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which has released a series of recommendations aimed at users of Windows XP Home Edition.
09/27/2007 - Need to know everything there is to know about Web-based dangers and annoyances? Looking for a one-stop shop for the tips and tools that will prevent spam from hitting your computer or spyware from taking it over? Point your browser to a free online text by Dan Sullivan called The Definitive Guide to Controlling Malware, Spyware, Phishing, and Spam.
Technofile: IT Security
09/26/2007 - The malicious side of social networking, financial firms under siege, and a new roadmap for security convergence.
09/26/2007 - Need to know everything there is to know about Web-based dangers and annoyances? Looking for a one-stop shop for the tips and tools that will prevent spam from hitting your computer or spyware from taking it over? Point your browser to a free online text by Dan Sullivan called The Definitive Guide to Controlling Malware, Spyware, Phishing, and Spam.
Technofile: Integrated Systems
09/26/2007 - The Open Security Exchange (OSE), a nonprofit association working with multiple industries to facilitate the convergence of physical and IT security, has created a roadmap that will help companies achieve the convergence of these functions; it is scheduled to be revealed this month.
Beyond Print: How-to
09/26/2007 - NIST has issued a number of new draft guides containing recommendations on various aspects of Internet security, including e-mail and Web applications.
Beyond Print: Loss Prevention
09/26/2007 - Read these security recommendations, including a lobby security checklist for office buildings, to prevent laptop thefts.