Network Security Roundup for August 7, 2003

Stay on top of the fast-moving world of network security with ECT News Network’s daily roundup of breaking news.

ZDNet: Hackers and Vendors Brawl Over Nothing06-Aug-03 10:29 ET

Story Highlights:“The issue of security vulnerability disclosure has been a hot topic for a long time now; however, recent efforts to bring in new disclosure guidelines are unlikely to change anything. It’s hard not to chuckle just a little bit every time some group purporting to represent the best interests of the online community comes forward with its draft standard for disclosing vulnerabilities to software companies and the public.”

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Wired: New Security Woes for E-Vote Firm07-Aug-03 02:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Following an embarrassing leak of its proprietary software over a file transfer protocol site last January, the inner workings of Diebold Election Systems have again been laid bare. A hacker has come forward with evidence that he broke the security of a private Web server operated by the embattled e-vote vendor, and made off last spring with Diebold’s internal discussion-list archives, a software bug database and more software.”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: Computer Virus Cramps Pan-Am Games07-Aug-03 13:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The 2003 Pan American Games this week have been disrupted by a computer virus. The unnamed virus interfered with the results service at the international sporting event being held in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.”

Full Story on The Register

Business Standard: Demand for IT Security Experts on the Rise07-Aug-03 12:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Information Security (IS) has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments of the Information Technology (IT) market. A recent study by and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) has put the current demand for IS manpower at about 18,000 in India and over 60,000 worldwide. This demand is estimated to grow to over 77,000 and 188,000 by 2008.”

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InternetWeek: SnapGear and Tzolkin Create Cheaper, More Secure VPNs06-Aug-03 18:00 ET

Story Highlights:“SnapGear Inc. and Tzolkin agreed to integrate TZO’s Dynamic DNS services with SnapGear’s VPN firewalls, which will give small and medium businesses secure remote access to internal file servers behind a company firewall, the vendors said.”

Full Story on InternetWeek

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