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  • Unpatched iTunes, Skype, Firefox inviting malware targets

    Employees are downloading unpatched versions of some of the most popular software applications and presenting a bigger threat to enterprise networks than malicious software, according to a warning from Bit9, an endpoint security vendor. 

  • CIO Decisions 2006: 100% security just an illusion

    When it comes to buying and implementing security systems, it's all about determining your risk level. Even then, CIOs have to surrender the notion they can foresee and prevent all threats. 

  • Vista security skepticism swells, according to survey

    More than half of those who answered a recent survey say they have no current plans to deploy the upcoming Windows Vista OS. 

  • Wake-up call for CIOs as Symantec flaw outed

    The disclosure last week of a major flaw in Symantec's antivirus software is another reminder for CIOs that organizations need multiple layers of protection, analysts warn. Security should also factor into your evaluation of every commercial software... 

  • Report: Microsoft shaking up security market

    A new Forrester analysis says Microsoft is already gaining on the top security vendors, but the battle for security mindshare is just beginning. 

  • VA not alone in data carelessness, says watchdog group

    It isn't just Veterans Affairs that's putting its data at risk. The personal information about Americans isn't safeguarded properly throughout the government, and the consequences could be disastrous, congressional investigators say. 

  • CIOs fighting uphill battle against renegade apps

    Experts say keeping unsanctioned apps and technologies off company computers is a battle you can't win. But protecting your network is possible. Two options are getting a lot of buzz. Both require keeping communication lines open and static-free. 

  • Survey: Women more likely to download spyware

    Women may download spyware more often, but men are more likely to surf risky Web sites on company time, according to new survey results. 

  • App security defense: Strategies to lock down your Web applications

    Most organizations have deployed a layered approach to tackling security at the infrastructure level, but now experts say it's time to apply that approach to Web applications. 

  • Security tops IT budgets, but spending strategies shift

    Security will remain a top spending driver in 2006, according to research firm IDC. But differences exist.