December 06, 2006 | SC Media

Print Issue: December 06, 2006

Product Section Best of 2006: New wine, new bottles

I think you’re really going to like the changes you will see in this section of the magazine beginning next month. Readers will see star ratings, testing processes and Best Buy and Recommended designations more clearly defined. In addition, a new recognition will be added to these honors, while standalone reviews will be replaced with First Looks.

IT security reboot 2006: The year’s top news

As part of SC Magazine’s year-end roundup, the U.S. editorial team compiled lists of the most memorable – and sometimes most outrageous – news to cross your screen this year.

IT security reboot 2006: Top 5 influential security thinkers

In SC Magazine’s annual year-end roundup, the U.S. editorial team – with insight from our Editorial Advisory Board members – revisits the marketplace’s most inspiring and influential luminaries, leading industry happenings, notorious criminal minds, and top business developments. We also take a look at how the IT security landscape is looking in major vertical markets and unearth, based on recent research, just how the CISO’s roll may evolve in the coming year. In short this is our reboot of the year, its major goings-on, and the pros who sign off another year’s work done.

Roundup 2006: Get smart

If lapses in U.S. government security controls don’t scare you, perhaps this will: The federal government is in the throes of deploying one of the largest — if not the largest — public key infrastructure (PKI) environments known.

Roundup 2006: Doing their homework

For college students these days, instant messaging is as much a part of their daily routine as microwaving ramen noodles, playing Frisbee on the quad or studying on the futon.

Roundup 2006: A healthy approach

Now that healthcare organizations are several years past Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance deadlines, information security experts in the sector are taking the experience and the tools gained through compliance efforts to maximize their security programs in 2007.

Roundup 2006: Taking it to the bank

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Banks usually tout putting money away for rainy days. They may encourage savvy budgeting so that times ahead can be comfortable. Insurance companies promote planning ahead, while lenders suggest ways of repaying loans in a timely fashion.

Roundup 2006: Do CISOs matter?

Those of us who follow the security industry understand that enterprise security has evolved over the past few years from a minor border skirmish to an all out war. In this conflict escalation, no one is more visible than the chief information security officer who acts as the general in charge of all equipment and troops. The question remains however: Do CISOs really add value or are they simply overpaid firewall administrators with no political clout or budget dollars?

SC Awards 2007 – Time to be counted

It’s that time again to pay homage to the IT security pros, companies and products that help safeguard the corporate world from growingly sophisticated internet threats. To kick off our annual tribute, this year’s SC Magazine Awards finalists are in.

It’s time to reboot all our systems

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In this our end-of-the-year issue we decided to move beyond our top five listing of thought leaders who helped to drive various areas of IT security forward over the last 12 months. We wanted to revisit the events, the corporate happenings and all the people playing their parts in how this year shaped up for the marketplace.

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