CRN Security News


  • Mumps Outbreak A Lost Opportunity?
    In December 2005, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the first of what, by March 2006, would become 219 cases of the mumps—a dramatic epidemic for a state that the Center for Disease Control said has an average of five cases a year. Fourteen other cases were reported in neighboring states during that time.
  • Dell Services Still Cipher
    With its services business struggling to maintain growth rates and analysts calling for improved customer support, Dell has pulled the plug on a deal aimed at expanding its reach in on-site IT services and support.
  • 9/11 Anniversary Raises Cyberterror Questions
    As we mark the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, much of the focus will be on how physically secure the United States is today. But a new survey shows that business executives are far from convinced that the U.S. government has done enough to secure its virtual infrastructure and may be too comfortable with their own defenses.
  • Apple Unveils New iMacs With Intel Core 2 Duo Chips
    Taking another step to grab market share from the PC space, Apple moved its entire iMac all-in-one desktop family to Intel Core 2 Duo processors and dropped its starting price for the product line below $1,000.
  • Slow-Going For Next-Generation Threat-Scoring System
    The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) aims to provide a standard way of assessing security flaws to combat the confusion that sometimes stems from proprietary systems. But because CVSS relies on widespread industry adoption, the timetable for it reaching its goals depends on who you talk to.
  • Hackers Renew Windows 'MS06-040' Attacks
    Symantec and the Internet Storm Center have alerted users to increased activity which could indicate a new round of spybot and worm attacks exploiting a Windows Server security vulnerability.
  • Nokia Teams Up With Sourcefire For IPS
    Nokia Tuesday provided details on a new relationship with Sourcefire that will enable the Finnish vendor to add intrusion prevention technology to its line of IP security platforms.
  • IBM-ISS Deal Shows Rise of Information Stewardship
    When IBM announced its somewhat surprising acquisition of Internet Security Systems last week, it demonstrated how crucial it is for any company -- even ones traditionally outside the security space -- to be able to offer a strong security component to its customers.
  • Briefs: August 28, 2006
    IBM's move last week to bolster its IT security services portfolio by acquiring Internet Security Systems has left ISS's partners bracing for impact.
  • VoIP Systems Vulnerable To Attack
    VoIP is well on its way to widespread adoption, but the fact that many companies haven't taken the necessary steps to toughen up security on their VoIP systems could make them attractive targets for hackers.
  • AMD Launches New, Faster Opteron Processor
    Advanced Micro Devices recently unveiled the next version of its Opteron processor and said it has taken a significant step toward delivering a quad-core processor next year.

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