CRN Security News


  • Deadline For Agencies To Secure Remote Data Comes -- And Goes
    The deadline for agencies to properly secure remote data according to a mandate from the Office of Management and Budget has come and gone, but recent events indicate there's plenty of work to be done before systems are actually locked down. For solution providers who see beyond the technology to also implement policy safeguards, the upcoming months could prove lucrative.
  • Microsoft Breaks Patch Records
    It is already a record year. We could celebrate expect that the record is for critical vulnerabilities that Microsoft has patched thus far this year. Not a time for champagne toasts.
  • White Hat: Vista Gets High Marks For Security
    With Vista, the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) version of Windows, Microsoft seems to finally be on the right track. Dan Kaminsky, senior researcher at DoxPara Research, says that after eight months of kicking Vista's security tires, he's convinced that Microsoft has learned from its mistakes.
  • GTSI To Restate Financials
    In addition to updating financial and business trends for the second quarter of 2006, GTSI has announced plans to restate the company's 2004 and 2005 consolidated financials to account for transfer of certain lease receivables.
  • Microsoft Fixes Nine Remote Code Execution Flaws
    Microsoft issued a dozen fixes -- including nine that the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant deemed critical -- in its monthly Patch Tuesday release. The nine critical fixes addressed flaws that could enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
  • McAfee Beefs Up Risk Management Portfolio
    McAfee revealed the next phase of its risk management strategy, which includes tools for diagnosing network vulnerabilities and helping companies comply with corporate security policies.
  • Kothari Guides Channel For NAC Startup FireEye
    Security startup FireEye wants to stand out in the fast-growing network access control (NAC) market and has brought in a seasoned channel hand to help: former Juniper Networks worldwide channel chief Tushar Kothari.
  • 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.

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