CRN Security News

  • Regulatory Compliance Remains Hot Through 2007
    According to the 2006 VARBusiness Market Insight Report, a survey of more than 600 midmarket and enterprise IT decision makers, regulatory compliance is only the fourth or fifth highest spending priority among companies of all sizes.
  • McAfee Shifts Channel Focus, Lays Off Staff
    McAfee is shifting the focus of its channel program away from the enterprise and toward the SMB market, and has laid off 20 employees from its channel team, CRN has learned.
  • Security honeymoon is over for VoIP

    A 'Vishing'Attack On IP
    When the FBI arrested a man in Miami this past June for allegedly hacking into the networks of Internet telephone service providers, it ushered in a new era for VoIP.
  • Survey: Hacks Decline, Worries Don't
    For the fourth year in a row, losses due to network compromises and hacker attacks fell, according to the annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey.
  • Researchers: NAC Experiencing Growing Pains
    Network access control (NAC) can protect corporate networks from malware, but solutions on the market have flaws that could enable attackers to bypass their security measures.
  • McAfee Patches Flaw In Security Software
    McAfee Tuesday patched a vulnerability in SecurityCenter, a management tool in the vendor's consumer products, which could have allowed remote attackers to execute code and gain control over affected PCs.
  • Story Lines Abound On Eve Of Black Hat 2006
    This year's Black Hat conference, which opens Wednesday in Las Vegas, will have a tough time living up to the drama of last year's event, where Internet Security Systems researcher Mike Lynn grabbed headlines with his controversial presentation on vulnerabilities in Cisco's IOS.
  • Five Ways To Get Vista's Security Now
    Windows Vista is months away, and so is the additional security it's promising. Or is it? Why wait when you can give Windows XP a taste of Vista's User Account Control protection now.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes Health IT Bill
    The bill's passage comes several months after the U.S. Senate passed its own health IT bill with many similar provisions. Washington insiders expect a compromise bill that if passed, could be signed into law by President Bush by the fall.
  • Symantec Q1 Profit Drops, But Revenue Jumps
    Symantec reported a 52 percent drop in profit during its first quarter due to rising operating expenses, but reported strong revenue growth that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.
  • SonicWall Suffers 2Q Loss
    Security and firewall vendor SonicWall said Wednesday that the expense of paying out stock options contributed to a second-quarter loss.
  • MBS sharpens aim at enterprise accounts for CRM and ERP

    Microsoft Business Solutions: Not Just For SMBs
    Microsoft Business Solutions is extending beyond its small- and midsize-business roots by more aggressively pushing its CRM and ERP wares into enterprise accounts.