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Government, Companies Cracking Down on Security Lapses

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What would be more disastrous to a Fortune 500 corporation: an employee who chronically shows up late, or an employee who chronically breaks security policies and puts the company's valuable information at risk?

Security Scramble

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Financial companies up against deadline

Privacy.gov

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You are sitting on a cold chair in a bright room, hands cradling your forehead, trying to concentrate on the difference between the present indicative active and future indicative active tenses of the third conjugation for Latin verbs.

A Way to Ease Security Woes

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We all have come to take our simple household appliances for granted. Pick up the phone, make a call; put a slice of bread in the toaster, get toast; turn on the TV, veg out.

NSA to Fund Secure Linux

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Just a few months after releasing code for its internal research efforts to build a more secure Linux, the National Security Agency has taken the next step to make sure the project gets completed.

Top Cop Quits

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Privacy advocates rejoice

Analysts Downplay U.S.-China E-War

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The "hacker war" between the U.S. and China may be nothing more than a label slapped on ongoing behavior, security experts say.

Worms Come Under Attack

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Anti-virus vendors work on technologies that will keep outbreaks such as the ILoveYou virus at bay.

Paranoid for a Reason

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Renew your driver's license early if you live in California; you may need the unexpired one for a trip to the nearest Social Security office.

Beware of Scare Tactics in Security

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The computer security industry got its groove back at the RSA Security Conference by invoking FUD-fear, uncertainty and doubt-to wrest the attention and dollars of corporate IT managers.

Choosing a Security Consultant? Beware

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In last month's column, I discussed some of the factors to consider in deciding whether to have a penetration test done for your organization.

eFiles: April 30, 2001

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The three A's - authentication, authorization and administration - represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of the Internet security software market, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., of Framingham, Mass.

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