Monthly Archives: September 2005

Hardware authentication devices are secure

New analysis reveals that security breaches, identity theft and phishing attacks have made businesses worried of the danger posed by insecure authentication. Consequently, companies are willing to invest in reliable hardware authentication devices that offer enhanced network security.

Unattended PCs are a security threat: Gartner

Employees leaving their computers unattended with active sessions running pose security threat to businesses, says research firm Gartner. The company highlighted the risks of insider attacks associated with active computers.

Firms unable to measure network security risk

A new research has shown that over half of businesses in the UK and US are ill-equipped to calculate and report if security risk was increasing or decreasing over time, despite this being their top concern.

Mobile phone security standards in 2006

The Trusted Computing Group at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association Wireless IT conference announced that it is planning to release new mobile security specification is expected in the first half of 2006.

DIGI reveals most secure wireless device server

Digi International announced on Tuesday the industry’s first most secure wireless device server featuring WAP2 and 802.11i security. The device allows companies to connect any device and securely manage critical device information through the corporate Wireless network.

Businesses fail to achieve SOX compliance

A survey of IT executives in the U.S. has shown that nearly half of all companies anticipate they will fail to achieve Sarbanes-Oxley message retention requirements by July 2006 deadline. Failing to meet the deadline can result in jail time for company executives, as well as hefty financial fines.

Joint effort to deliver most secure Linux

Red Hat and IBM announced on Tuesday that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in evaluation state to meet government security standards for assured information sharing within government agencies.