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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

security metrics  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.

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2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware


Just when malware design seemed to have reached a plateau, new and more complex attack techniques have now emerged. For a while, security controls designed to manage spam, viruses, and malware were working, but as a result of this success, the threats they protected against were forced to change. Learn about today’s key security trends and how you can fight against the sophisticated new generation of Internet threats.

security metrics  defraud and compromise the security of all Internet users. Just as no organization today would consider running their email systems without multiple layers of defense, the Web threat must be similarly secured, with categorization of URLs - based on historic reputation, in-depth scanning of Web objects with multiple anti-malware engines, and constant vigilance against internal infections that may come from unprotected networks such as home offices and public wi-fi access. A Google study, released in May Read More

The Path to Healthy Data Governance through Data Security


Companies today are challenged to maintain their data safe and secure from hackers and others with unauthorized access. In his article, TEC business intelligence (BI) analyst Jorge García looks the risks and issues that companies face with securing their data, the importance and advantages of data security, and outlines a path that companies can follow to achieve data security as part of an overall data governance initiative.

security metrics  promote awareness of information security throughout the organization. And finally, you need to define valuable metrics to measure the results. As this is an ongoing and continuously evolving process, you have the opportunity to see what works and discover areas for improvement. Deploy. Set up your new information security infrastructure. To achieve this, you need to put your policies to work, deploy the necessary processes to implement them, deploy your monitoring tools (metrics, key performance Read More

4 Key Steps to Automate IT Security Compliance


An unprecedented wave of security breaches has led to the establishment of technical standards, IT governance frameworks and laws designed to improve and enforce IT security. Companies are under increasing pressure to control their IT infrastructures more effectively. Learn how ongoing automated vulnerability assessments, together with well-defined network security policies, can simplify the compliance process.

security metrics  external regulations and internal security policies. The solution should provide a continuous, automated view of host configuration with data updated on every host scan. Generate reports that support each compliance team s needs, including compliance metrics and audit results. All reports should draw upon one data set for all compliances, ensuring consistency and completeness. Issue and track service tickets to ensure that issues are promptly reported to and resolved by the appropriate asset owners. This Read More

7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction


As management visionary and author Peter Drucker once said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” No statement rings truer—especially when it comes to security risk reduction. By having an accurate depiction of your network, however, you can identify real-world security threats and learn how to evaluate your organization’s ability to respond to them. Find out how, with these seven essential steps.

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eCLIPse, Encryption Security Solution


eCLIPse Enterprise Security Solution is an encryption software security solution for any business that requires frequent exchange of secure encrypted data. eCLIPse provides safe transfer of confidential data to and from authorized external resources and prevents unauthorized viewing. Security is managed by smart-card technology (smart-card chip fitted into a USB token). Using simple and physically secure USB tokens, eCLIPse functions at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) "FIPS 140-2 Level 3."

security metrics  Encryption Security Solution eCLIPse Enterprise Security Solution is an encryption software security solution for any business that requires frequent exchange of secure encrypted data. eCLIPse provides safe transfer of confidential data to and from authorized external resources and prevents unauthorized viewing. Security is managed by smart-card technology (smart-card chip fitted into a USB token). Using simple and physically secure USB tokens, eCLIPse functions at the National Institute of Read More

Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0


April is the cruelest month for operating system security holes. Red Hat posted a fix within six hours, but Microsoft leaves us… still waiting!

security metrics  Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 C. McNulty - May 9, 2000 Event Summary On 25 April 2000, MSNBC reported that Internet Security Solutions had identified a security back door in Red Hat Linux 6.2. The backdoor involves an extra , but undocumented, administrative password that allows users to run rogue programs on a Red Hat server via a Web-based administrator's interface. To its credit, Red Hat responded and posted a fix within six hours Read More

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. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.

security metrics  Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance Event Summary On Monday, October 11, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel and Microsoft announced the launch of a new alliance, the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance . The Alliance has chartered itself with the mission of developing a new hardware and software specification to enable technology companies to use a more trusted and secure personal computer platform based on common standards. Alliance Chairman, David Chan of Hewlett-Packard says, This workgroup Read More

E&Y Spins-Off eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services


In an effort to assist corporations in preventing security related losses, Ernst & Young announced that it is spinning off a new online security venture. The new venture's lead product line is their Security Vulnerability Assessment service.

security metrics  eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services E&Y Spins-Off eSecurity Online and Unveils Security Vulnerability Assessment Services L. Taylor - July 12, 2000 Event Summary In an effort to assist corporations in preventing security related losses, Ernst & Young announced that it is spinning off a new online security venture. The new venture's premiere product line is their Security Vulnerability Assessment service. Market Impact By having an outside objective security Read More

Security Information Market Heading for Growth


The growth of security vulnerabilities is creating a new market for security information. With link sharing and cooperation among sites, it is not clear that this market is nearly as predatory as some publishing markets.

security metrics  Market Heading for Growth Security Information Market Heading for Growth L. Taylor - August 31, 2000 Event Summary It is estimated that the security information market will grow to a $1.5 billion by 2003.[1] With a dearth of security professionals available, viewing online security articles offers companies the opportunity to gain information, and improve system security knowledge at low overhead and a fast pace. Via the web, IT organizations can find out about security bugs, patches, and exploits; read Read More

Security Strategies for the Midsized Business


Midsize businesses face the same security threats as larger companies, and likewise they must comply with the same regulations. But, their security budgets are smaller. The good news is that IT security systems don’t have to be expensive. Learn about the top three security problems, how to develop security policies using integrated security solutions, and how to do vulnerability assessment with low-cost security tools.

security metrics  businesses face the same security threats as larger companies, and likewise they must comply with the same regulations. But, their security budgets are smaller. The good news is that IT security systems don’t have to be expensive. Learn about the top three security problems, how to develop security policies using integrated security solutions, and how to do vulnerability assessment with low-cost security tools. Read More

NextPage Security


Documents provide tangible evidence of decisions and agreements. They contain crucial intellectual capital. And they make key contributions to your brand. As a result, your organization invests significant resources to create processes for protecting critical documents and managing associated business risks. That’s why your document security services need to work within your environment to enhance existing security processes and technologies.

security metrics  Security Documents provide tangible evidence of decisions and agreements. They contain crucial intellectual capital. And they make key contributions to your brand. As a result, your organization invests significant resources to create processes for protecting critical documents and managing associated business risks. That’s why your document security services need to work within your environment to enhance existing security processes and technologies. Read More

Managing SSL Security


Secure sockets layer (SSL), an essential security protocol, has allowed the Internet to extend to e-business. At the heart SSL is the certificate. As organizations increasingly rely on SSL, the number of certificates in use can grow into the hundreds or thousands, increasing your costs. Learn about the three key areas impacting the management of SSL certificates today—and what you can do to reduce cost and complexity.

security metrics  SSL Security Secure sockets layer (SSL), an essential security protocol, has allowed the Internet to extend to e-business. At the heart SSL is the certificate. As organizations increasingly rely on SSL, the number of certificates in use can grow into the hundreds or thousands, increasing your costs. Learn about the three key areas impacting the management of SSL certificates today—and what you can do to reduce cost and complexity. Read More

The Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment


TEC outlines the reasons for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment done, how a security vulnerability assessment is performed, what can be gained by enlisting the Security Vulnerability Assessment process, and what you should expect to see in a Security Vulnerability Assessment report. After all, the most important reason for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment performed is to enable corrective action. How can you know what to secure if you don't know what is insecure?

security metrics  and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment The Whys and Hows of a Security Vulnerability Assessment L. Taylor - August 9, 2000 Introduction As businesses continue putting their web-enabled e-commerce sites containing the jewels of their infrastructure online, the importance of security and privacy becomes increasingly critical. A crucial way of addressing this need to protect the company website is to conduct a Security Vulnerability Assessment. A Security Vulnerability Assessment is a risk Read More

Executive Brief: Mobility, Security Concerns, and Avoidance


Data drives business today, as IT managers and security executives face enormous pressure to use data effectively and securely. They require quick, agile transmission of data via a wide number of communication channels and devices, with smartphones and tablets being an increasingly prevalent data consumption device. Read this report and know the mobile challenges, as well as the elements for securing your corporate mobile strategy.

security metrics  Brief: Mobility, Security Concerns, and Avoidance Data drives business today, as IT managers and security executives face enormous pressure to use data effectively and securely. They require quick, agile transmission of data via a wide number of communication channels and devices, with smartphones and tablets being an increasingly prevalent data consumption device. Read this report and know the mobile challenges, as well as the elements for securing your corporate mobile strategy. Read More