Network Security Roundup for August 1, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: When Employees Are the Enemy – Security from the Inside01-Aug-03 06:41 ET

Story Highlights:“‘Inside jobs’ have become all too commonplace in today’s corporations — but clamping down too fiercely on employee data access can wreak havoc with morale and strain already overworked IT staff. Luckily, there are ways to lock down an enterprise without locking out employees. What are some steps executives should consider to mimimize the chances of internal security breaches?.”

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The Register: Fed: Cyberterror Fears Missed Real Threat01-Aug-03 06:58 ET

Story Highlights:“When airliners crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, the nature of the attack took America’s defenders by surprise. They were expecting hackers.”

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PCWorld: Europe Battles Insiders-Turned-Hackers01-Aug-03 12:35 ET

Story Highlights:“The security adviser for the European Electronic Crimes Task Force in Milan, Italy, warned this week that Europe is dealing with a growing problem that has already had ramifications for governments and businesses around the world: insiders who become hackers for profit.”

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TechWeb: Hoax E-Mail May Be Worse For Business Than Viruses31-Jul-03 15:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus software maker Sophos pays equal attention to viruses and hoaxes in its monthly top 10 report issued Thursday. They do no measurable damage. They don’t carry malicious code or payloads, but the business price tag for e-mail hoaxes may be larger than that for outright viruses, the enterprise anti-virus software maker said.”

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The Register: MS Flaw Highlights E-security Laziness01-Aug-03 13:35 ET

Story Highlights:“In an unprecedented move, the US Department of Homeland Security has issued a second warning over a Windows flaw that leaves computers vulnerable to attack.”

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