William Eazel

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U.K. Cabinet Office backs security enhanced Linux

U.K. Cabinet Office backs security enhanced Linux

Steve Marsh, director of the U.K. government’s Central Sponsor for Information Assurance (CSIA), has announced that IBM, and its partners Tresys Technology and Belmin Group, are working with the U.K. Cabinet Office to demonstrate one of the first mainstream mandatory access control (MAC) environments. The design is based upon Security Enhanced Linux and IBM WebSphere.
May 2 2006 10:58AM
MessageLabs gains U.K. quality award

MessageLabs gains U.K. quality award

The MessageLabs Anti-Virus Service was awarded the Central Sponsor for Information Assurance (CSIA) Claims Tested (CCT) mark - a U.K. government quality award initiative for information security products and services.
May 2 2006 10:58AM
Quiz: Web users blind to spyware

Quiz: Web users blind to spyware

Internet users who think websites with clean, appealing graphics and national advertisers on their home pages are safe need to think again, as such seemingly respectable sites often harbor malware, according to a pop quiz on spyware.
Apr 28 2006 10:59AM
U.K. squeezes BlackBerry security

U.K. squeezes BlackBerry security

CESG - the information assurance arm of the U.K. government communication headquarters (GCHQ) yesterday granted approval for government employees to use BlackBerry devices from Canadian vendor Research In Motion (RIM) to handle restricted data.
Apr 28 2006 10:59AM
E-crime experts warn of ‘enemy within’

E-crime experts warn of ‘enemy within’

A new survey revealed today that almost half of global e-crime experts believe the biggest threat to organizations’ data comes from “the enemy within," rather than external hackers.
Apr 27 2006 1:05PM
NCSA launches small business security campaign

NCSA launches small business security campaign

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) today unveiled the latest initiative in its on-going campaign to educate small businesses about cyber-security issues.
Apr 27 2006 1:03PM
Spam now a dangerous time waster

Spam now a dangerous time waster

Security firm Panda Labs has hit out at spam, warning it has become an increasingly dangerous threat going beyond the traditional perception of it being nothing more than a nuisance.
Apr 26 2006 10:18AM
IT security more imporant to most U.K. businesses

IT security more imporant to most U.K. businesses

Three-quarters of U.K. businesses rate security as a high or very high priority for their senior management or board of directors, according to the latest government-sponsored survey of breaches in the U.K. released at Infosec London.
Apr 26 2006 10:13AM
Novell's eSecurity buy marks trend toward consolidation

Novell's eSecurity buy marks trend toward consolidation

Novell is aiming to boost its integrated security management capability with its recent purchase of e-Security, Gartner said today. According to the analyst firm, the move highlights a growing industry trend of a vendor of security information and event management technology being acquired by broad-scope vendors.
Apr 25 2006 9:34AM
U.K. governments and industry tackle online abuse

U.K. governments and industry tackle online abuse

New guidance to protect children using chatrooms and search engines was published yesterday by the U.K. Home Office, which is also preparing to launch a new Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
Apr 25 2006 9:30AM
Security firm warns of fake blog ‘virus’

Security firm warns of fake blog ‘virus’

Security firm PandaLabs has issued a warning about a false virus for blogs that is causing confusion among blog writers and readers.
Apr 24 2006 10:21AM
Revealing your identity...for an Easter egg

Revealing your identity...for an Easter egg

Research carried out this Easter outside Victoria Station in London has found that 81 percent of people were willing to part with all the personal information needed to steal their identity for the chance to win an Easter egg.
Apr 24 2006 10:12AM
Demand ramps up for all-in-one security solutions

Demand ramps up for all-in-one security solutions

The complexity of managing security technologies is the third-highest challenge organizations will face over the next year, according to IDC.
Apr 21 2006 1:19PM
OECD calls for global war on spam

OECD calls for global war on spam

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has launched a global campaign to step up cross-border law-enforcement cooperation to combat spam.
Apr 21 2006 1:16PM
‘High-risk’ malware poses as Symantec update

‘High-risk’ malware poses as Symantec update

Security watchers yesterday warned internet users to be on their guard against a “high-risk” malicious email that appears to be a Symantec virus advisory, but actually contains a payload designed to disable anti-virus updates.
Apr 20 2006 10:07AM
Novell acquires e-Security for $72M

Novell acquires e-Security for $72M

Novell announced Wednesday that it has paid $72 million to acquire e-Security, a developer of real-time event monitoring, response and reporting software.
Apr 20 2006 10:04AM
FTC cans two U.S. spammers

FTC cans two U.S. spammers

Two spammers who hijacked consumers’ computers and turned them into spam spewing zombies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges. The individuals admitted sending illegal emails hawking mortgage opportunities, a device for improving gas mileage, and other products and services.
Apr 19 2006 10:00AM
Microsoft touts Sender ID to stop spam

Microsoft touts Sender ID to stop spam

Microsoft on Tuesday promised to increase efforts to combat spam by pushing adoption of its Sender ID framework for email authentication.
Apr 19 2006 9:51AM
Holographic breakthrough boosts data encryption and storage

Holographic breakthrough boosts data encryption and storage

Japanese scientists have predicted a bright future for holographic data encryption and storage, promising that holographic technology could be developed to allow massive amounts of encrypted data to be accessed at very high speeds.
Apr 18 2006 10:33AM
Experts warn of the rise of the rootkit

Experts warn of the rise of the rootkit

The use of rootkits to conceal both malware and commercially viable Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) is on the rise, new research warned today.
Apr 18 2006 10:30AM

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