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Jun 13, 2008
Increasing globalization is proving to be a boon for perpetrators of a type of fraud known as a "bust-out scheme." This kind of fraud, commonplace in the computer and...
Jun 11, 2008
High-capacity serial ATA (SATA) disk drives are now a mainstay in many storage systems and make it feasible for almost any company to obtain a storage system with terabytes of...
Jun 10, 2008
There is an education gap between security administrators and virtualization administrators that must be filled. Security administrators do not always fully understand the virtual...
Jun 6, 2008
IT security execs continue to shun Windows Vista deployments in their organizations, even though Microsoft released it a year and a half ago. They base their uneasiness on a...
Jun 5, 2008
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we...
May 30, 2008
Complexity is the enemy of security. Simple systems are inherently more secure than complex solutions. We see this idea validated again and again in security.Unfortunately, our IT...
May 26, 2008
"It's become a familiar pattern," wrote IDG News Service journalist Robert McMillan, "After the tragedy, the spam."Yes it has. After a disaster, the...
May 23, 2008
Even though my SP3 update went well, maybe yours didn't. So far, I've heard from about a dozen readers experiencing problem installations. This week, I share a few...
May 21, 2008
Soon it will seem like every storage vendor with a name will have a clustered storage box. Why? In a word: Web 2.0. It would appear that your father's RAID array just doesn...
May 16, 2008
I often hear from IT executives that it is hard to recruit and retain "good security people." Many lament the shortage of skills in this area and cannot reconcile the...