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Feb 9, 2011
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RSAC: 2011 RSA Conference Guide

The 2011 RSA Conference Preview lists some of the most promising products slated to be announced and demonstrated at the show....More
Feb 2, 2011
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Wi-Fi Alliance: Please Set Wireless Networks to WPA2

It's a depressing fact that many people are still ignorant or ill-informed about basic wireless security, something that the Wi-Fi Alliance hopes to address with a new awareness campaign....More
Jan 26, 2011
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CloudPassage Tackles Cloud Security with HALO SVM and Halo Firewall

A new company called CloudPassage has just shipped two security products built with cloud environments in mind: Halo SVM (security vulnerability management) and Halo Firewall....More
Jan 19, 2011
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Lieberman Software Touts Sales Growth

While the security software market tends to be dominated by industry heavyweights like Symantec, Microsoft, McAfee, Webroot, Trend Micro, and Sophos, Lieberman Software has managed to carve out a profitable niche for its own security products....More
Jan 12, 2011
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Trend Micro Exec Claims Android OS Has Security Issues 1

Security software vendor Trend Micro Chairman Steve Chang was quoted by Bloomberg saying that the Android OS is less secure than Apple's iOS....More
Jan 5, 2011
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Microsoft, Google Skirmish Over IE Security Vulnerabilities 3

The ongoing rivalry between Google and Microsoft flared up again this week, with a Microsoft and Google trading words over the work of Google security researcher Michael Zalewski....More
Dec 29, 2010
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McAfee Predicts 2011 Security Threats to Apple, Social Media, and Mobile Devices

McAfee has released a 2011 Threat Predictions Report, a document that outlines security threats that McAfee Labs thinks IT admins should keep a watchful eye on for the coming year....More
Dec 16, 2010
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Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Released

The Microsoft Forefront Team announced via blog post earlier this morning that Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) has been released to manufacturing....More
Dec 15, 2010
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Password Security Tips 5

While good password policy may seem like security 101, recent cyberattacks reveal that not enough people take their password security seriously....More
Dec 8, 2010
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'Tis the Season for Online Sales Fraud

According to GFI Software, online retailers have more to worry about this holiday shopping season than making sure their servers can handle the cheerful throngs of shoppers hitting their online store fronts....More
Nov 17, 2010
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The Importance of Mobile Security 2

Not only do mobile devices need to be secured against unauthorized use, but they also need to be safeguarded against the loss/theft of the device itself....More
Nov 10, 2010
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Introducing the #Security Tweet of the Week

Twitter is essentially a search engine for conversations people are having in real-time, all over the world, 24/7. That's why Twitter can be valuable for the security professional, especially one tasked with keeping tabs on what is happening on a minute-by-minute basis in the IT security landscape....More
Nov 3, 2010
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Microsoft Announces New Security Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

A new Microsoft Security Advisory (Number 2458511) discusses a recently discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to execute code remotely...More
Oct 26, 2010
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Bring Out Your Smartphone Security Apps

While smartphones like the iPhone and Google Android series have proliferated, there hasn't exactly been a corresponding increase in the number of security apps released for those platforms....More
Oct 15, 2010
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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista, and XP 1

Russell Smith, renowned Windows security expert, is conducting a series of webinars in which he discusses how adhering to the principle of least privilege can benefit the security of your environment, including reducing support incidents and improving user productivity....More
Sep 27, 2010
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Top Security Risks for Small-to-Midsized Business IT Pros

I recently attended a web seminar about the top security-related risks for SMBs. Randy Franklin Smith, contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and esteemed security consultant, highlighted what he considers to be the 5 biggest risks....More
Sep 23, 2010
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Jumping Into Twitter, Despite the Security Risks

Twitter fell victim to a hack this week that affected hundreds of thousands of users. Hackers exploited a security flaw on the site that let them tweet and retweet malicious code, activate popups, and even expose users to hard-core pornography....More
Sep 15, 2010
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Windows IT Pro Readers Are Important Security Decision-Makers

Every year, Windows IT Pro conducts an independent survey of our readers to gauge how well we’re covering the topics that matter most to them. As always, security is a hot topic—and getting hotter....More
Sep 14, 2010
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Yet Another Big Patch Tuesday

Today Microsoft issued nine security bulletins to address vulnerabilities in Windows and Office....More
Sep 13, 2010
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Lots of Security Webinars this Week!

In checking my calendar, I noticed several IT security web seminars taking place this week. My plan is to attend a couple of these webinars and report back on them; if you have some free time this week, you might think about checking one of them out as well....More
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