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Effective Operational Security Metrics
Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can

security metrics  Operational Security Metrics Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can often be difficult to measure and even more difficult to understand by people outside of the department. The key to demonstrating improvement is to translate security information in to business terms. Organizations must align, manage, and measure security around business operations. Read More

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2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware
Just when malware design seemed to have reached a plateau, new and more complex attack techniques have now emerged. For a while, security controls designed to

security metrics  defraud and compromise the security of all Internet users. Just as no organization today would consider running their email systems without multiple layers of defense, the Web threat must be similarly secured, with categorization of URLs - based on historic reputation, in-depth scanning of Web objects with multiple anti-malware engines, and constant vigilance against internal infections that may come from unprotected networks such as home offices and public wi-fi access. A Google study, released in May Read More
7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction
As management visionary and author Peter Drucker once said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” No statement rings truer@especially when it comes to

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Selecting Your Hosted Security Service Provider: What Every IT Manager Needs to Know
Do-it-yourself (DIY) security can be daunting. It requires significant time, effort and expertise to maintain strong security while complying with information

security metrics  be involved in a security role. Calculate the TCO/ROI, compare them to corporate guidelines, describe savings and value: For executives the truth comes from metrics that detail the financial impact of any change in approach or implementation, including security. Calculate the TCO for hosted security services and determine the return on investment (ROI) , ensuring these numbers meet or exceed existing guidelines that govern such change. Often the most compelling aspect of a business case for hosted Read More
Spire Security
Founded in 2008, Spire Security is an analyst firm that provides research and analysis in the information security field. A specialty of Spire is enterprise

security metrics  Security Founded in 2008, Spire Security is an analyst firm that provides research and analysis in the information security field. A specialty of Spire is enterprise security metrics. Read More
Security Snafu at NetBank
Online internet bank NetBank suffered an embarrassing security exposure late last week when a customer discovered he had access to more funds and information

security metrics  account, transaction history, social security number, and funds. Rao had to call NetBank five times before the problem was resolved. According to Tom Cable, Chief Technology Officer of NetBank, the problem occurred due to human error. NetBank is an FDIC insured institution. According to Cynthia Bonnette, spokeswoman for the FDIC, Significant implications for security and privacy are raised by this reported incident. Market Impact Incidences like the one at NetBank affect not only the institution in Read More
Security Risk Assessment and Management in Web Application Security
Corporations are at risk because Web applications and servers make them susceptible to hackers and cyber crooks. However, companies can perform security risk

security metrics  Management in Web Application Security Originally published January 27, 2006 Security risk assessment and security risk management have become vital tasks for security officers and IT managers. Corporations face increased levels of risk almost daily from software vulnerabilities hidden in their business-technology systems to hackers and cyber crooks trying to steal proprietary corporate intellectual property, including sensitive customer information. An ever-growing list of government regulations aimed Read More
Malware Security Report
Learn how to protect your company in the VeriSign Malware Security Report.

security metrics  Security Report Silent and unseen, malware can infect your servers and Web sites, destroy customer trust—and put your business at risk. And the problem is getting worse as cyber criminals use increasingly sophisticated techniques to spread malware through the Web. Learn how to protect your company in the VeriSign Malware Security Report . You'll learn about the methods cyber criminals use, how they attempt to profit at your expense—and how you can stop them. Protect your company from the Read More
Information Security Selection Software Evaluation Report
Based on a wide range of security-related issues, the Information Security Knowledge Base covers both solution suites and individual software packages

security metrics  Security Selection Software Evaluation Report TEC's Information Security Selection Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information a Read More
Which is Best: Cloud-Based or on-Premise Web security?
As you'll discover in the Aberdeen report, Web Security in the Cloud: More Secure!

security metrics  your network—cloud-based or on-premise security solutions? As you'll discover in the Aberdeen report , Web Security in the Cloud: More Secure! Compliant! Less Expensive! , cloud-based security solutions out-perform their on-premise counterparts in every critical area: security, compliance, reliability, and cost. Over a recent 12 month period, users of cloud-based Web security solutions had 58% fewer malware incidents, 93% fewer audit deficiencies, 45% less security-related downtime, and 45% fewer Read More
Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0
April is the cruelest month for operating system security holes. Red Hat posted a fix within six hours, but Microsoft leaves us… still waiting!

security metrics  Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 C. McNulty - May 9, 2000 Event Summary On 25 April 2000, MSNBC reported that Internet Security Solutions had identified a security back door in Red Hat Linux 6.2. The backdoor involves an extra , but undocumented, administrative password that allows users to run rogue programs on a Red Hat server via a Web-based administrator's interface. To its credit, Red Hat responded and posted a fix within six hours Read More
Financial Mobility-Balancing Security and Success
No financial services company can afford to relax when it comes to IT security. Banks, investment firms, and insurance providers must follow government

security metrics  Mobility-Balancing Security and Success No financial services company can afford to relax when it comes to IT security. Banks, investment firms, and insurance providers must follow government regulations, to ensure a secure environment for processing, storing, and transmitting credit card information. At the same time, most companies need mobile technology to compete. Know how to provide financial services mobility while ensuring that no breaches occur? Read more. Read More
Developing a Security-oriented Corporate Culture
JurInnov’s director of information systems and security provides a detailed analysis of why development of a security-oriented corporate culture is imperative

security metrics  of information systems and security provides a detailed analysis of why development of a security-oriented corporate culture is imperative for companies wishing to keep their electronically stored information secure. Read More
Identity-based NAC and PCI Data Security Compliance
As of June 2006, the payment card industry (PCI) has established a detailed set of policy, procedure, infrastructure, and data security requirements for

security metrics  NAC and PCI Data Security Compliance As of June 2006, the payment card industry (PCI) has established a detailed set of policy, procedure, infrastructure, and data security requirements for merchants that store and process credit card data. That’s why it’s vital for key PCI requirements to be met when it comes to encryption, user authentication, virus and malware control, access control, and auditing. Read More
Integrated Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration
This part describes the key elements and benefits of an integrated security solution in comparison to current security solutions.

security metrics  With nearly 400 computer security vendors offering solutions spanning the spectrum from antivirus to firewalls, content filtering to intrusion detection, we're led to ask, Why? The problem lies in the old world strategy of one threat, one cure. Companies finding themselves marauded by the onslaught of attacks have simply added more single-cure security point product after another, and dealt with the cost and difficulties of trying to manage them with limited resources, finding out in the end that Read More
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