Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 29, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

CNN: Poll: Security Officers Fear Cyber-Attack 29-Aug-02 09:08:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Nearly half of corporate security officers expect terrorists to launch a major strike through computer networks in the next 12 months…”

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“Respondents were mainly from the United States and Canada, and some may have links to intelligence and law enforcement officials…”

Full Story on CNN

Wired: Website Security Flaw Costs ZD 28-Aug-02 15:50:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Ziff-Davis Media has agreed to revamp its website’s security and pay affected customers $500 each after lax security exposed the personal data of thousands of subscribers last year…”

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“The settlement, announced Wednesday by New York’s attorney general, could spur other online companies to do a better job securing their sites…”

Full Story on Wired

InformationWeek: Certification Pays for IT Security Pros 28-Aug-02 14:08:07 ET

Story Highlights:“IT security professionals were in high demand even before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, and they continue to outpace their IT peers in compensation and bonus pay for certification…”

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“Industry regulation, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which has an April 14 deadline for compliance with privacy rules, and high-profile hacker incidents are encouraging more IT workers to pursue security certification to become skilled in intrusion detection or database security…”

Full Story on InformationWeek

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