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Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance
Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security

hardware security  they're going to develop hardware specs and BIOS extensions that will enable certain security services to the operating system. That's nice but if the operating system isn't good, security-wise, it won't matter what the hardware provides. If nothing else, the formation of this alliance is sure to heighten security awareness in the information technology sector as a whole. Elias Levy, Chief Technical Officer of Security Focus and moderator of the well-known Bugtraq security mailing list says, The

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Netpliance Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack


Off to a rough and tumble start, Netpliance's stock fell 18% by its third day of trading due to a security exploit. However, don't expect the rough start to thwart sales. Though the "NC' flopped four years ago, the time is right and the market is ready. The Netpliance and it's i-Opener™ service will have Granny on the net by the end of the year.

hardware security  way to prevent the hardware hack, and further, required all buyer's to sign-up for the i-Opener service. As long as they are getting users to sign-up for the service, they will do well, even if some people do figure out away around the hack fix. Findings and Recommendations It has become quite clear that security compromises can affect a corporation's market cap. Whether they OEM hardware, software, or services, Information Technology companies need to exercise due diligence when it comes to security. Read More

Security Begins on Your Desktop


The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them and that investment should be protected. Additionally, companies have both competitive and legal obligations to assure that such data is kept private and secure. Many companies and most people are unaware of the obligation and potential threats.

hardware security  an individual user. Each hardware or software upgrade, each new network, each new workgroup, and each new service requires personal attention. Standardization has the highest degree of impact of any actions that information technology management can take. Following lists high leverage standards and practices: Workgroup servers allow user files to be stored and backed up inexpensively on high-availability hardware platforms. Enterprise Management Systems enable the technical support teams to monitor the Read More

Network Security Best Practices: Competitive Analysis


When it comes to security architecture, choosing a system that’s scalable and applicable to a broad set of security needs is a wise move. New security services for Internet protocol (IP) networks are emerging that enable new levels of scalability and manageability—while remaining completely transparent to the network. By applying this type of system, you build an optimal framework for future security applications.

hardware security  Guide , Network Security Hardware , Network Security Information , Network Security Infrastructure , Network Security Issues , Network Security Management , Network Security Market , Network Security Monitoring , Network Security Protection , Network Security Protocols , Network Security Report , Network Security Risks , Network Security Software , Network Security Solutions , Network Security Specialist . Introduction The purpose of this whitepaper is to provide background about the present state of key Read More

Security Stocks Burn Rubber


Security technology stocks are burning rubber as they peel out in front of swaggering technology blue chips. Who are some of these security market leaders and what kinds of security products do they offer?

hardware security  Defense customers. Manufacturers of hardware devices will want to find out how Rainbow's embedded secure microcircuits can add industry standard IPsec security to their product lines. As appliance firewalls are leading the firewall market, we anticipate that the Cyberguard KnightSTAR will see vast increases in its user base. Cyberguard also sells SNMP supported firewalls for HPOpenview, Tivoli, and CA-Unicenter. As well, Cyberguard offers NT hardening for firewalls built into their SecureGuard NT Read More

Thanks to a Smart Little Company called Lexias, CIOs Can Now Empower their Users to Assist in eBusiness Security


Despite advances in security technologies, securing confidential and proprietary information has become more challenging than ever. In an attempt to keep pace with the on-slaught of security woes, new technologies are often unleashed and implemented before due diligence and real understanding of these technologies occurs. New products are selected in haste resulting in the deployment of products that might not be the most optimal ones to get the job done.

hardware security  to a Smart Little Company called Lexias, CIOs Can Now Empower their Users to Assist in eBusiness Security Thanks to a Smart Little Company called Lexias, CIOs Can Now Empower their Users to Assist in eBusiness Security Featured Author -  Laura Taylor - February 16, 2002 Users Fail To Understand The Technology Despite advances in security technologies, securing confidential and proprietary information has become more challenging than ever. In an attempt to keep pace with the on-slaught of security Read More

HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information


HIPAA-Watch for Security is a tool designed to guide organizations through the risk analysis required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance process (US). Relevant Technologies, a leading security research and advisory firm, evaluated HIPAA-Watch for Security to verify how well it performed in guiding organizations through the HIPAA security risk analysis process.

hardware security  Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part One: Vendor and Product Information Featured Author - Laura Taylor - August 27, 2004 Executive Summary HIPAA-Watch for Security is a tool designed to guide organizations through the risk analysis required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance process (US). Relevant Technologies, a leading security research and advisory firm, Read More

Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS)


The Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS) conducts and publishes research and analysis. IANS also holds forums and peer-based roundtable discussions.

hardware security  for Applied Network Security (IANS) The Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS) conducts and publishes research and analysis. IANS also holds forums and peer-based roundtable discussions. Read More

Effective Operational Security Metrics


Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can often be difficult to measure and even more difficult to understand by people outside of the department. The key to demonstrating improvement is to translate security information in to business terms. Organizations must align, manage, and measure security around business operations.

hardware security  Operational Security Metrics Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can often be difficult to measure and even more difficult to understand by people outside of the department. The key to demonstrating improvement is to translate security information in to business terms. Organizations must align, manage, and measure security around business operations. Read More

Standard & Poor's Exposes Customers' Security


Due to security vulnerabilities in Standard & Poor's Comstock product, their customer sites throughout the world have been exposed to extensive security holes.

hardware security  purchasing any service or hardware device, make sure you change all the default passwords before using the box or service on the network. If you are the owner of one of these boxes, the first thing you should do is change the default passwords and make sure that all accounts are passworded. At the very minimum, select a password that has at least eight characters, and has mixed case characters in them, making sure that the password does not include any dictionary listed words. The local administrator of Read More

End-to-end Encryption Security Requirements


The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to payment card data used for retail financial transactions. This document addresses encrypting payment card data in tamper-resistant security modules.

hardware security  to-end Encryption Security Requirements The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to payment card data used for retail financial transactions. This document addresses encrypting payment card data in tamper-resistant security modules. Read More

Emerging Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring


A multibillion-dollar crime industry is changing the security landscape. Cyber-theft of intellectual property, customer data, and money is on the rise—directly impact¬ing corporation’s bottom lines. To stay ahead of these targeted attacks, you need a comprehensive view of point secu¬rity solutions and infrastructure monitoring tools—without the cost-prohibitive labor hours involved in manual log analysis or proprietary aggregation tools.

hardware security  Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring A multibillion-dollar crime industry is changing the security landscape. Cyber-theft of intellectual property, customer data, and money is on the rise—directly impact¬ing corporation’s bottom lines. To stay ahead of these targeted attacks, you need a comprehensive view of point secu¬rity solutions and infrastructure monitoring tools—without the cost-prohibitive labor hours involved in manual log analysis or proprietary Read More

Standard & Poor's Announces Security Certification


After exposing numerous customers to embarrassing security vulnerabilities, S&P announces a security certification program.

hardware security  & Poor's Announces Security Certification Standard & Poor's Announces Security Certification L. Taylor - July 31, 2000 Event Summary Earlier this year, some private industry security experts, in conjunction with SecurityFocus.com, identified and exposed the security vulnerabilities on Standard & Poor's Comstock boxes. TEC published the story of this security faux pas earlier this month. After the story was published, Standard & Poor's announced a certification program dubbed Security Circle Read More

Malware Security Report


Learn how to protect your company in the VeriSign Malware Security Report.

hardware security  Security Report Silent and unseen, malware can infect your servers and Web sites, destroy customer trust—and put your business at risk. And the problem is getting worse as cyber criminals use increasingly sophisticated techniques to spread malware through the Web. Learn how to protect your company in the VeriSign Malware Security Report . You'll learn about the methods cyber criminals use, how they attempt to profit at your expense—and how you can stop them. Protect your company from the Read More