Rob Jaques

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Software flaws will triple downtime by 2008

Software flaws will triple downtime by 2008

Organisations that do not include security as a criterion when building or buying software will see system downtime caused by security vulnerabilities treble from 5 per cent to 15 per cent of downtime in 2008, industry experts have warned.
Sep 15 2004 9:59AM
US Army Medical Command takes aim at Active Directory

US Army Medical Command takes aim at Active Directory

The US Army Medical Information Technology Centre has implemented an upgrade to improve the security, performance and availability of its global Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure.
Sep 15 2004 9:55AM
Analysts herald arrival of smart security patching tools

Analysts herald arrival of smart security patching tools

IT security managers can look forward to the arrival of enhanced patching technology which will automate and reduce the cost of installing software security and maintenance updates, industry experts have predicted.
Sep 14 2004 11:42AM
Cisco snaps up NetSolve

Cisco snaps up NetSolve

Cisco Systems has reached a definitive agreement to acquire publicly held NetSolve, a Texas-based provider of corporate remote network and IT infrastructure management services.
Sep 14 2004 11:35AM
"Give us a job", say MyDoom authors

"Give us a job", say MyDoom authors

The authors of the latest MyDoom email worm variants have embedded a secret message inside their malicious code that asks for a job in the anti-virus industry, security researchers have discovered.
Sep 13 2004 9:52AM
Updated: Hundreds of products fall through MIME security flaw

Updated: Hundreds of products fall through MIME security flaw

Serious security flaws that potentially affect hundreds of email gateway products have been discovered in the widely deployed MIME (Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions) protocol.
Sep 13 2004 9:45AM
Spam volumes reach record-breaking 90 per cent

Spam volumes reach record-breaking 90 per cent

Global spam volume peaked at a record-breaking 90 per cent in August 2004, topping the year’s previous high of 85 per cent set in June, a recent analysis of over 3 billion email messages has revealed.
Sep 10 2004 4:02PM
Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel Casino bets big on IPS

Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel Casino bets big on IPS

The Las Vegas-based Venetian Resort Hotel Casino has added an extra layer of IT security with the installation of an intrusion prevention system (IPS) behind its network firewall to identify and block external hacking attempts.
Sep 10 2004 3:55PM
Portugal’s largest email provider rolls out Linux AV

Portugal’s largest email provider rolls out Linux AV

Media Capital Group, the largest web portal and email provider in Portugal, has deployed an antivirus system designed to protect its Linux infrastructure from worms, viruses and Trojans.
Sep 9 2004 12:33PM
Enterprises turn to firewall/VPN appliances

Enterprises turn to firewall/VPN appliances

Fuelled by strong demand from the enterprise sector, global firewall/VPN security appliance shipments bucked a stagnant technology market in 2003 to record growth of 27 per cent, recently published research has found.
Sep 9 2004 12:30PM
Patent granted for automated intrusion protection updates

Patent granted for automated intrusion protection updates

McAfee has been granted a patent for technology designed to automate anti-intrusion software updates.
Sep 9 2004 10:39AM
Kier Group plugs password security vulnerabilities

Kier Group plugs password security vulnerabilities

International building and civil engineering contractor, Kier Group has revamped its global network security by ditching a password-based based remote access system which had become “a major point of vulnerability”.
Sep 9 2004 10:31AM

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