With the recent glut of snow in the mid-Atlantic and north-eastern region of the United States, I found myself in front of the computer screen for even longer periods of time than usual.
At first glance, the idea of using open source software for a firewall or other security application seems counterintuitive, even absurd.
With the internet and mobile working playing an increasingly important roles in business, connecting to internal systems is becoming far easier.
The widespread impact of the SQL Slammer worm in January 2003 highlighted an issue that most security professionals see as a basic fact – IT system security is not based on a single installation, but on an ongoing management of risks and vulnerabilities.
We often hear of prevention being better than cure.