Marcia Savage

Recent articles by Marcia Savage

Software quality, FISMA top federal CISO concerns

Software quality, FISMA top federal CISO concerns

Software quality and FISMA compliance topped a list of concerns expressed by federal CISOs in a recent survey.
Aug 29 2005 5:35PM
Pair arrested in Zotob worm case

Pair arrested in Zotob worm case

Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men suspected of creating and distributing the Zotob and Mytob worms.
Aug 26 2005 8:35PM
Three indicted in connection with spam operation

Three indicted in connection with spam operation

A federal grand jury in Phoenix, Ariz. has indicted three people on charges of violating the federal Can-Spam Act for operating a pornographic spam business.
Aug 26 2005 4:30PM
The dark side of backup

The dark side of backup

Aug 26 2005 3:25PM
Business intelligence

Business intelligence

A thorough grasp of commerce is essential for IT security professionals wanting to stand out from the crowd. Marcia Savage explains why traditional certifications are no longer enough
Aug 26 2005 11:16AM
New IM worm speaks your language

New IM worm speaks your language

Researchers at Akonix Systems said they found a new variant of the Kelvir instant messaging worm that adapts to the language of a user's system.
Aug 24 2005 9:57PM
Iowa man accused of phishing scam

Iowa man accused of phishing scam

A 22-year-old man from Davenport, Iowa, has been charged with 75 counts of wire fraud in connection with a phishing scheme targeting Microsoft customers.
Aug 24 2005 1:36AM
Phishers devising new techniques

Phishers devising new techniques

The number of conventional phishing attacks dipped slightly last month but the amount of crimeware designed to steal personal data increased, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).
Aug 23 2005 5:06PM
Air Force notifies personnel of security breach

Air Force notifies personnel of security breach

The U.S. Air Force is notifying more than 33,000 airmen of a security breach in an online system containing their personal information.
Aug 22 2005 4:48PM
PC users pin blame on Microsoft for latest worms

PC users pin blame on Microsoft for latest worms

A web poll of more than 1,000 business PC users shows that while most hold virus writers responsible for the recent computer worms, a good portion assign blame for the malware to Microsoft.
Aug 18 2005 10:42PM
User education key defense against spear phishing

User education key defense against spear phishing

Educating users about "spear phishing" by testing them via mock phishing drills can help protect organizations against the new trend in online crime, experts said Wednesday.
Aug 17 2005 10:04PM
Symantec to acquire Sygate

Symantec to acquire Sygate

Symantec continued its acquisitive pattern by inking a deal to acquire Sygate Technologies, a supplier of endpoint security products.
Aug 16 2005 9:59PM
Symantec warns of Veritas flaw

Symantec warns of Veritas flaw

Symantec warned a flaw in Veritas Backup Exec for Windows and NetWare servers that could allow an attacker to gain remote access to a backup server.
Aug 15 2005 9:30PM
NIST unveils new vulnerability database

NIST unveils new vulnerability database

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new vulnerability database that integrates all publicly available federal vulnerability resources and provides links to industry resources.
Aug 15 2005 5:55PM
Zombie PCs spewing spam

Zombie PCs spewing spam

Zombie PCs accounted for more than half of all spam in July, according to email security firm MX Logic.
Aug 10 2005 10:19PM
Fortinet ordered to stop selling antivirus in U.S.

Fortinet ordered to stop selling antivirus in U.S.

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ordered Fortinet to stop selling antivirus products in the U.S. after a patent dispute with Trend Micro.
Aug 9 2005 10:04PM
Company settles FTC adware charges

Company settles FTC adware charges

A subsidiary of America Online has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally bundled adware with free security software.
Aug 8 2005 10:22PM
Identity theft operation unearthed

Identity theft operation unearthed

Sunbelt Software researchers say they have uncovered what appears to be a massive online identity theft ring, which is under investigation by the FBI.
Aug 5 2005 7:29PM
Six patches due from Microsoft next week

Six patches due from Microsoft next week

Microsoft plans to release six security patches for Windows next week in its regular monthly security update.
Aug 5 2005 10:51AM
Anti-phishing group broadens its scope

Anti-phishing group broadens its scope

A consortium dedicated to fighting phishing has expanded its efforts to take on new types of online identity theft.
Aug 3 2005 10:08PM

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