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The Fact Checker

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With the nation on alert, we thought lucrative IT-related security jobs would be at a premium.

Unusual Site Has Its Advantages

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A cruise ship pier may seem an unlikely spot to serve as the ad hoc nerve center of emergency command and control. But New York chose just such a site and for a number of reasons.

VigilEnt Guards BEA WebLogic

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As I was testing BEA Systems' WebLogic for a Review in the Oct. 1 issue, I learned about PentaSafe Security Technologies' VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic, the first app server security auditing tool I've seen.

VeriSign To Launch Secure Domains

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A technology that would make the Internet's Domain Name System hackerproof will become available to I-managers early next year - but it will still be several years before any secure DNS standards become widely used.

Hardening the Nets Defenses

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Ruminations on the future of information technology tend to be optimistic homilies, cheerful predictions of nothing but the goodness of faster, cheaper and more useful computers. The future of Internet security, however, is a much different story.

Aiming at Security

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Microsoft redoubles security efforts with its Strategic Technology Protection Program, but customers remain skeptical, claiming much of the program is just a repackaging of existing technologies.

Expansion of Power

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A House judiciary panel approve anti-terrorism legislation, but reins in many of the Bush administration's requests regarding terrorist suspect detention and notification of search warrant subjects, but leaves most of the wiretap requests intact.

Privacy May Suffer in Wake of Attacks

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The once-bright forecast for Congress to pass sweeping Internet privacy legislation is suddenly gloomy. The federal government's top privacy cop last week announced that he opposes it, and lawmakers who once championed stronger Internet privacy are poised

House Panel OKs Expanded Surveillance Powers

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Members of the House of Representatives approved an array of new electronic surveillance powers late Wednesday; however, wary of trampling on civil liberties, lawmakers reined in the Bush administration's anti-terrorism requests and set the new powers to

FTCs Muris Says No to Privacy Legislation

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The federal government's chief online privacy cop announced on Thursday, Oct. 4, that he believes legislation buttressing consumer privacy is not necessary.

Microsoft Works to Secure Customers Networks

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Microsoft launches a two-tier program designed to secure its customers' networks and improve the company's own security incident response and prevention methods.

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