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  • Online travel takes off with EV SSL security

    The image of organised crime rings running rampant across the Internet, creating legitimate-looking Web sites to lure cash from unsuspecting consumers, has many would-be customers scurrying back to the relative safety of the retail store environment.

  • Furniture maker uses NAC gear for more than NAC

    When Chad Clement joined worldwide office furniture maker Haworth 18 months ago, he discovered the company needed to get a handle on network security.

  • How does the CIA keep its IT staff honest?

    Be prepared to go through a lot of scrutiny if you want to work in the Central Intelligence Agency's IT department, says chief information officer Al Tarasiuk.

  • Employment firm trains staff in compliance with network management kit

    Employment and training firm CVGT has installed a network management toolkit to enforce compliance and protect the financial and personal data of its 40,000-plus apprentices and trainees.

  • Uni fortifies Western Front with IDS

    The University of Western Sydney (UWS) has today gone live with a managed Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for its 5000 users.

  • Law firm stop unsolicited mail with software-as-a-service

    Sydney based law practice Law Partners Solicitors and Barristers (LPSB), has cleared network congestion and continual downtime by replacing its in-house Microsoft Outlook solution with hosted Exchange Server.

  • Trojan horse payload strikes recruiter

    Employment and consulting agency Australian Recruiting has found refuge with a new anti-spam gateway and firewall solution after its IT network suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack, Trojan horse infections, and plagues of malware.

  • Junior soldiers protected by patches

    The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) has rolled out automated patching software to minimize monthly load on staff manually patching machines.

  • The Observatory Hotel makes spam an unwelcome visitor

    With only a small IT staff, yet a significant amount of its business being conducted electronically, cyber security is an issue high on the priority list of Grant Raubenheimer, Hotel Manager of the Observatory Hotel in Sydney.

  • Air force base adopts modern alert system

    In past emergencies involving Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, U.S., the only way to contact some 2,500 military and civilian workers to tell them to return to the base pronto was with an old-fashioned telephone calling chain.

  • A recipe for trust

    Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Sandwich Shops now can add fast, easy, bulletproof security to its traditional menu of quick, casual food.

  • Code warriors

    Depository Trust and Clearing isn't taking any chances when protecting its network from application-layer attacks. The company's 450 software developers use an automated scanning tool to make sure that security holes are plugged during the software development life cycle, not after an application has been deployed.

  • Platform takes security to new level

    It started as a relatively simple business-to-business hub. It became an industry-altering secure collaboration platform.

  • Case Study: The external attack

    For the most part, hackers break into corporations for one reason: Status. "The hacking community is a strong meritocracy where status is determined by level of competence," says Dr. Max Kilger, a social psychologist for the Honeynet Project.

  • Escape from SQL hell

    Upfront preparation helped my company ward off the SQL Slammer worm, which exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server and creates a flood of packets, similar to a denial-of-service attack. But we still didn't totally avoid it.

  • Security fears nix cancer center wireless plan

    The MD Andersen Cancer Center in Houston last week abruptly put an 18-month effort to provide wireless LAN access to 11,000 users on its five building campus on hold due to security concerns.

  • Chinks begin to appear in the antivirus armor

    Eighteen months ago, my company, a large financial services organization, suffered a number of attacks that were stopped mostly by luck. With the awareness of security raised, management hired me as information security manager to secure their infrastructure and operations.