February 2010 Issue of SCMagazine

February 2010 Issue of SCMagazine

February 2010

Editorial

Educating the workforce and beyond

Awareness training really can help to make security a part of corporate cultures.

Update

eEye Digital Security appoints Kevin Hickey to CEO.

eEye Digital Security, provider of vulnerability management solutions, has appointed Kevin Hickey to CEO.

Symantec partners with Message Systems

Symantec has partnered with Message Systems to combine their offerings.

MAAWG forms liaisons with the Internet Engineering Task Force and BITS

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) has formed liaisons with the Internet Engineering Task Force and BITS.

Solutionary teams with e-Cop

Solutionary has teamed up with e-Cop to offer a suite of security and compliance services.

Shavlik Technologies announced a renewed partnership with Numara Software

Shavlik Technologies has announced a renewed partnership with Numara Software to integrate its patch management technology into Numara Patch Manager.

FireEye appoints Marc Maiffret as chief security architect

FireEye, maker of network security solutions, has appointed Marc Maiffret as chief security architect.

BrinQa has named Bob Gleason director of sales for the eastern and federal regions

BrinQa has named Bob Gleason director of sales for the eastern and federal regions.

Sophos partners with bit.ly

Sophos has partnered with bit.ly to provide visibility into infected websites.

Kevin Hickey appointed CEO at eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security, provider of integrated security and vulnerability management solutions, has appointed Kevin Hickey to CEO. Hickey is the former CEO at NetPro Computing, ...

Symantec partners with Message Systems

Symantec has partnered with Message Systems, provider of message management solutions and services, to combine their offerings into a suite of message security and management ...

MAAWG partners with IETF and BITS

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) has formed liaisons with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and BITS, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable, ...

Solutionary teams up with Singapore-based e-Cop

Solutionary, provider of managed security services, has teamed up with Singapore-based e-Cop to offer a suite of security and compliance services. The companies will offer ...

Shavlik Technologies renews partnership with Numara Software

Shavlik Technologies has announced a renewed partnership with Numara Software, provider of service and asset management offerings, to integrate its patch management technology into Numara ...

Marc Maiffret appointed chief security architect at FireEye

FireEye, maker of network security solutions, has appointed Marc Maiffret as chief security architect. Maiffret formerly served as the co-founder and CTO of eEye Digital ...

Bob Cleason appointed director of sales at Brinqa

Brinqa, provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions, has named Bob Cleason director of sales for the eastern and federal regions. He will be tasked ...

Sophos partners with bit.ly

Sophos, maker of anti-malware solutions, has partnered with bit.ly, a utility for shortening, sharing and tracking links, to provide visibility into infected websites through its ...

Threat of the month

THREAT OF THE MONTH

Adobe zero-day

2 minutes on

Visa's contactless controversy

After months of talks with Visa, Best Buy has stopped accepting Visa's contactless debit card.

Skills in Demand

Skills in demand

With the explosion of cybercrimes, it is no surprise that computer forensics investigators are in hot demand.

Me and my job

Me and my job

Profiles of IT administrators at end-user companies.

Debate

Debate: Software vendors should "partner" with pirates to fight unlicensed software use.

Debate: Software vendors should "partner" with pirates to fight unlicensed software use.

Opinion

Safe smart grid design

The majority of smart grid mesh networks present critical vulnerabilities in performance, management and especially security

Avoiding the data doghouse

2009 will be remembered as the year software-as-a-service (SaaS) evolved from a technology phenomenon into a mass-market business tool.

CSO's desk

Rethinking infrastructure protection

A new security paradigm is necessary - one rooted in the practical day-to-day concerns of protecting massive infrastructure for essential national services.

Features

Weakest link: End-user education

Organizations must educate end-users, says Dan Beard, chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives, reports Dan Kaplan.

Critical condition: Utility infrastructure

When the FBI's Steven Chabinsky spoke recently to Congress, he shared a harrowing message, reports Angela Moscaritolo.

I.T. WILL SURVIVE

Considering the economic climate, 2009 was not terribly gloomy for the IT security space, and 2010 looks even better, reports Dan Kaplan.

On the go: Mobile security

An explosion in smartphones, laptops, USB sticks and other portable devices has brought new security challenges, reports Greg Masters.

Following FISMA: Government vertical

At an SC Magazine Government Roundtable, much of the discussion focused on how to improve FISMA, reports Illena Armstrong.

Last Word

Cloud investment can pay off

Enterprises understand their reputation is on the line when things go wrong, says Jeremiah Grossman.

Product opener

Vulnerability management: The cornerstone of information assurance

This month you'll find answers to some important questions about the direction of both vulnerability assessment and patch management tools.

Group Test 1

BigFix Security Configuration and Vulnerability Management

Security Configuration and Vulnerability Management from BixFix goes beyond standard vulnerability management.

Core Security Technologies Core Impact

Core Impact is back again with a new version (Professional 10), and just when we thought this product could not get any more powerful it ...

eEye Digital Security Retina Network Security Scanner

The Retina Network Security Scanner from eEye Digital Security provides cross-platform vulnerability management.

GFI LANguard

GFI LANguard is a tool that provides comprehensive vulnerability scanning along with several built-in scanning profiles to offer install-and-play capability.

Lumension Scan

Lumension Scan is a component of the larger Lumension Vulnerability Management suite.

McAfee Vulnerability Manager

The McAfee Vulnerability Manager is a powerful appliance-based tool that provides vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and web application scanning along with rogue device detection and ...

netVigilance SecureScout

SecureScout from netVigilance is a powerful vulnerability scanner packed into a surprisingly simple-to-use application.

Rapid7 NeXpose Enterprise Edition

NeXpose Enterprise Edition returns to our Group Test reviews and is now packed with features, including the ability to scan a multitude of places in ...

SAINT Integrated Vulnerability Scanner

SAINT Scanner and SAINT Exploit are two products brought into one place for a powerhouse combination.

Tenable Network Security Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

The professional version of the open source standard is here with a new version and new features.

BigFix Patch Management 7.2

BigFix Patch Management is a client server patching solution that integrates with the company's asset discovery, configuration management, endpoint protection and vulnerability management technologies to ...

Group Test 2

Novell ZENworks Patch Management

Novell ZENworks Patch Management is a solution that helps to analyze endpoints and deploy patches across multiple platforms in an enterprise.

Numara Software's Numara Patch Manager 9.1.1

Numara Patch Manager 9.1.1 is one of eight modules integrated into the Numara Asset Management Platform (AMP) solution.

Shavlik NetChk Protect 7.2

Shavlik NetChk Protect 7.2 is an enterprise patch management solution based on a client-server architecture.

ZOHO Corp. ManageEngine Security Manager Plus

ZOHO Corp.’s ManageEngine Security Manager Plus (Standard Edition) is a pure-play patch management system which allows you to manage the assessment and deployment of both ...

First Look

RedSeal Systems Network Advisor v4.0

A bird’s eye view into enterprise security configuration.

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