Netsec, a provider of managed security services in Herndon, Va., says it has been awarded a multiyear contract to provide services to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government agency that promotes and funds science and engineering research.
Microsoft acknowledges that there have been too many holes in the software for its dominant Web server, and promises to ensure that future products go out the door with safeguards to avoid another string of embarrassing problems.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision last week limiting law enforcement's use of technology to snoop inside people's homes could have implications for police surveillance of cyberspace, and will likely fuel momentum in the courts and on Capitol Hill to establish
Distributed denial-of-service attacks-which by some estimates total more than 4,000 a week-are likely to get much worse as the perpetrators hone their skills and new weaknesses in popular platforms are discovered and exploited.
Ever since Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer identified Linux as the biggest threat to Windows back in January, Redmond's marketing and PR offensive against the open-source software (OSS) development model has gone into overdrive.