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Security is poor because vendors are not held responsible


Network security is not a technological problem; it's a business problem. The only way to address it is to focus on business motivations. To improve the security of their products, companies - both vendors and users - must care; for companies to care, the problem must affect stock price. The way to make this happen is to start enforcing liabilities.. . .

Microsoft Security Tool Leaves Holes


Problems with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Update are causing the automated scanning service to mismanage patches, leaving IT managers to wonder whether the systems they thought were safely patched are actually vulnerable. WU, which was originally meant for consumers but is used . . .

Ernst & Young Launches Updated Extreme Hacking Courses


Ernst & Young LLP, one of the world's largest professional services firms, today announced the schedule for the seventh year of its acclaimed eXtreme Hacking courses, which allows information technology professionals to gain hands-on experience with techniques that a "hacker" might use to attack and penetrate a corporate network.. . .