• Security Manager's Journal: Suddenly, our firewall audit can't wait

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    After a DDoS attack was discovered by chance, 'later this year' is too long to wait.
  • What Are the Most Overrated Security Technologies?

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Which security technologies are IT shops putting too much faith in? Some readers weigh in.
  • Engineers fix the shortcomings of the traditional firewall

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 10:11 pm

    Do you find yourself putting a Band-Aid solution on a legacy firewall, such as strapping on an intrusion-prevention system here or antivirus software there? If the firewall is a security device, why should we have to surround it with other security devices to help it do its job? A group of security engineers addressed those shortcomings with a new kind of firewall built from the ground up.
  • Web App Firewalls: How to Evaluate, Buy, Implement

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:07 am

    Application-layer attacks bypass standard perimeter defenses. Here's how to evaluate firewalls that screen web app traffic.
  • Security Analyst to DLP Vendors: Watch Your Language

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is all the rage in this era of data security breaches and increasingly clever malware attacks. Naturally, every vendor in the security market wants a piece of the action. But the term DLP "has essentially become meaningless because of a variety of vendors who wanted to say they were offering it," says Rich Mogull, former Gartner analyst and founder of security consultancy Securosis.
  • A strategic security vendor versus the best-in-breed

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:30 am

    A huge debate these days is whether to select a strategic security vendor to provide the majority of security products and services the enterprise might require, or opt to evaluate point products, including those from start-ups, with an eye toward best of breed.
  • Security's Role in Handling Layoffs

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:40 am

    The economic crisis has Michael Hamilton worried about worst-case scenarios. One of those isn't losing his job. But as CISO for the City of Seattle, he has to worry about everybody who does lose their jobs.
  • UTM Appliances: How to Choose 'Em and Use 'Em

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 9:59 am

    If your organization is considering implementing a unified threat management (UTM) system, here are some things to consider.
  • How the feds are locking down their networks

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    The federal government is locking down its networks through an ambitious and fast-paced effort to eliminate connections to the Internet that are vulnerable to attack.
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