Security Web Digest: New Homeland Privacy Officer, Security-In-A-Box, Souped-Up IE ... and More
Vendors form IT security group... VCR-sized web filters will consolidate network security... US Army gets web filtering... and more from around the webPrivacy The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced its appointment of former DoubleClick executive Nuala OConner Kelly as its new Privacy Officer, in charge of making sure that the technologies used by the department do not erode citizens privacy. OConner Kelly previously held the post of privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce and was vice president of data protection and chief privacy officer at online marketing company DoubleClick. Browser Security
Because IE has numerous security problems not addressed by antivirus software and firewalls, Winferno Software has announced Secure IE, a utility that blocks dangerous scripts, cookies, and other malicious content. It also claims to improve performance by increasing the number of TCP connections used in browsing, blocks popups, adds a tabbed interface to IE and numerous other enhancements.