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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Security begins at home. And for the IT manager, that means the server room, where the Internet has brought not only the promise of a worldwide audience but also the threat of worms, hackers and cyber-terrorism.