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Letter: We need people skills

Letter: We need people skills

Aviva's Paul Wood is right when he says in your cover story that information security people focus too much on technology (SC, July, p27).
Aug 14 2006 2:44PM
Need to secure apps, data from 'Insiders' being overlooked

Need to secure apps, data from 'Insiders' being overlooked

There's lots of talk in the industry about how companies can guard against outside IT and network threats. But what can they do to shield themselves from the possibility of in-house developers, consultants, testers and other tech-savvy "insiders" entering malicious code or gaining access to live data?.
Jul 21 2006 10:05AM
Boards need to pay the cost

Boards need to pay the cost

In our organisations, we need to take a strong lead in many areas. The first is awareness. I remember a commercial where a smirking executive tells an IT engineer that he just opened an email attachment – like he was told not to. We know that sort of thing happens somewhere in our organisations.
May 9 2006 4:23PM
Researcher says Microsoft patches need more info

Researcher says Microsoft patches need more info

A security researcher with a working relationship with Microsoft said this week that the Redmond, Wash.,-based software giant should be more forthcoming in its patch releases.
Apr 14 2006 7:33PM
You don’t need more boxes

You don’t need more boxes

Administrators now realise that deep cultural change is needed to counter this next challenge.
Mar 8 2006 9:29AM
Books IT security pros need

Books IT security pros need

I went through my library and picked out a few of the books that I think are the most useful and important for the security professional with little time for reading.
Mar 6 2006 10:13PM
We all need to shout louder

We all need to shout louder

As the security community starts another year, it is time to take stock of significant accomplishment. According to the second annual (ISC)2 Global Workforce Study, we are becoming a domain in our own right. Ultimate accountability for information security is moving away from IT and the CIO to CSOs and CEOs. There is also an entrenchment of the security department, with 20 per cent of respondents having direct reporting lines here.

Feb 13 2006 10:10AM
We all need open standards

We all need open standards

The latest SANS "Top 20" vulnerability list was released recently. While it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, it did come up with an interesting observation. It seems the focus is shifting, from holes in OSs to those in applications.
Jan 25 2006 1:59PM
Katrina demonstrates need for disaster recovery plans

Katrina demonstrates need for disaster recovery plans

Oct 21 2005 5:01PM
Drivers need not fear Real ID

Drivers need not fear Real ID

Oct 21 2005 4:29PM
Special Report - Katrina demonstrates need for disaster recovery plans

Special Report - Katrina demonstrates need for disaster recovery plans

Leaving in its wake immense destruction and huge financial impact, Hurricane Katrina reaffirmed the criticality of up-to-date disaster recovery plans to keep people safe and maintain operations in times of crisis.
Oct 10 2005 7:24PM
Future CSOs need you to teach them

Future CSOs need you to teach them

There is an old security adage: "Security is better if it is baked-in, rather than smeared on."
Jul 1 2005 12:38PM
A need to know

A need to know

Pleasing investors matters just as much as pleasing the board, says Richard Menta
Jul 1 2005 11:28AM
Federal agencies need to bolster efforts against new threats

Federal agencies need to bolster efforts against new threats

Emerging threats such as phishing and spyware pose hazards to federal IT systems and more needs to be done to protect them, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office.
Jun 14 2005 2:18PM
Federal agencies need tighter contractor security

Federal agencies need tighter contractor security

Federal agencies need to do more when it comes to ensuring the security of contractors providing IT services and systems, according a report by the Government Accountability Office.
May 24 2005 5:24PM
Web services will need managed IDs to stay safe

Web services will need managed IDs to stay safe

As web services evolve from app-to-app to more complex transactions, they introduce new challenges for CSOs to consider.
Mar 17 2005 2:12PM
Developers need to wake up to customer needs

Developers need to wake up to customer needs

Dec 6 2004 12:32PM
The need to define malware

The need to define malware

It is a problem of legend within the computing industry that, surprisingly, there is no universally accepted definition of the term 'computer virus'.
Oct 13 2004 11:27AM
Small businesses need help choosing an ISP: ACA

Small businesses need help choosing an ISP: ACA

Evaluating different offers from ISPs was the number one problem for small businesses trying to decide which choice to opt for, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA).
Oct 5 2004 12:00AM
Identity Management – an industry need

Identity Management – an industry need

There is a lot of talk recently about Identity Management (IM) solutions not only within enterprises that have teams to assess the variety of technology solutions available, but also by industry analysts whose job it is to size up the IM market space, including vendors. Increasingly, IM is also becoming a key focus of discussion at industry and analyst conferences on IT security.
Aug 10 2004 4:58PM

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