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Sharp Rise in the Cost of Data Breaches  24 October 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Administrator   
Latest News PGP Corporation, Vontu and The Ponemon Institute released the 2006 Annual Study: Cost of a Data Breach. This benchmark analysis details the financial impact of data loss incidents on affected companies. According to the study's 2006 findings, data breaches cost companies an average of $182 per compromised record, a 31 percent increase over 2005. The Ponemon Institute analysed 31 different incidents for the study. Total costs for each ranged from less than $1 million to more than $22 million.

 
Researcher Attempts To Shed Light On Security Troll  23 October 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: SecurityFocus.com - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Latest News The troll--as such taunting posters are dubbed--would frequently ignite massive angry e-mail responses, or flame wars, at times limiting the usefulness of the Full Disclosure list. Over time, n3td3v took on multiple online personalities, or gained members of the n3td3v group, and attempted to create an online security hub. The group's favorite targets included Yahoo!, Google, other researchers and security news reporters, including this one. Even after n3td3v gave up the virtual ghost in September 2006, no one knew the name of the person who infuriated, and amused, so many researchers.

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Security advances not keeping pace with technology  19 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: NetworkWorld - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News Trying to lock down your company's applications and protect your systems from attack? If so, security scanners and source-code analysis tools are not up to the job -- despite vendor claims to the contrary. "There's an awful lot of marketing spiel, people introducing technology tools that are sold as silver bullets," said Mark Curphey, vice president of professional services at McAfee's Foundstone division, in an interview. "The reality is, in a large enterprise, those things generally don't work."

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Security measures seen doing more harm than good  18 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News Many of the security measures put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York are doing more harm than good, said two speakers scheduled to present at the Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITB) this week. The effect of many security measures put in place by governments after Sept. 11 has been to strengthen control over their citizens and erode democratic freedoms, said Roberto Preatoni, a security consultant who works in Italy. "The Internet allows you to do more effective things regarding controlling the population," he said.

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What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux  13 September 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Linux.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Latest News So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either.

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