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Debate: Is the best way to protect data on the network by locking down the endpoint?

FOR, by George Heron, vice president and chief scientist, McAfeePrevention is the best medicine. Locking down the endpoint is one of the most effective ways to prevent the loss of corporate data. Three effective techniques can be used. First, prevent attackers using viruses, spyware, key loggers, rootkits and the like from attacking an endpoint to…

Browser wars

Browser wars

How secure are the web browsers we rely on? Jim Carr looks at the issues surrounding this essential, but often vulnerable application.

Survey 2008: Guarding against a data breach

Information security pros are increasingly confronted by cybercriminals trawling their corporate networks for customers’ private data. More than 80 percent of the respondants to the SC Magazine/MXI Security survey say guarding against data breaches is the focus of current security initiatives, reports SC Magazine Editor-In-Chief Illena Armstrong.

Michael Barrett

Protecting customers = teamwork

While estimates vary on the volume of phishing emails sent around the world everyday, there is no debating the fact that they have become a modern day scourge. At their most innocuous, phishing emails are annoying, but if criminals manage to con you into disclosing your private financial information they’re downright dangerous.

William Schneider

Me and my job: William Schneider

How do you explain your job in simple terms? I currently work on identity management, which doesn’t help explain things at all to non-technical people. They generally understand that a human resources system exists and they can conceptualize a student information system. So, I say that I take your information from those systems, twist it…

Kevin Conklin

Company news: Mazu Networks names Conklin VP of marketing

»Mazu Networks, provider of network behavior analysis systems, has named Kevin Conklin vice president of marketing. Conklin will be in charge of communications, product marketing and lead generation. He previously served as chief marketing officer for SMARTS, maker of IT fault analysis software, which was acquired by EMC. »Sam Curry has been appointed VP of…

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