Network Security Roundup for November 21, 2003

E-Commerce Times: Feds Round Up Suspects in Net Fraud Sweep21-Nov-03 10:50 ET

Story Highlights:“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and a handful of other law enforcement agencies have charged 125 people with a host of Internet-related crimes, ranging from identity theft and software piracy to auction fraud and hacking. The FBI said those arrested so far are responsible for bilking at least 125,000 victims out of more than $100 million.”

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TechNewsWorld: Computer Associates and the Future of Security: An Interview with Ian Hameroff21-Nov-03 11:35 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer Associates announced this week at Comdex that it will offer a free one-year subscription to its eTrust EZ Armor antivirus and firewall desktop security suite. TechNewsWorld turned to Ian Hameroff, Security Strategist and Director of Research and Response at Computer Associates, to talk about the company’s latest security strategies. In addition to being director of CA’s security and response team, Hameroff is responsible for the communication process that alerts CA’s customers to new computer security threats.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld EU Ministers Say Yes to Cybercrime Agency21-Nov-03 9:48 ET

Story Highlights:“European telecommunications and communications ministers have given their final approval to the creation of a European Network and Information Security Agency. The main role of ENISA will be to support the internal EU market by facilitating and promoting increased co-operation and information exchange on issues of network and information security. The agency will begin working in January from a temporary headquarters in Brussels.”

Full Story on IT Security Increasingly a Cash Cow21-Nov-03 8:40 ET

Story Highlights:“Security spending continues to grow despite a capping of overall IT budgets. Figures released by Meta Group show two-thirds of companies increased their security spend this year. Security now accounts for 8.2 per cent of the total IT budget, up from 7.6 per cent in 2002, according to Meta’s 2004 Worldwide IT Benchmark Report.”

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The Register: Sentencing Postponed in Nuclear Lab Hack Case21-Nov-03 9:06 ET

Story Highlights:“The sentencing of a UK teenager who admits breaking into the network of a US nuclear weapons lab has been postponed until December 19. Joseph McElroy, 19, from Woodford Green in East London, was due to be sentenced today at Bow Street Magistrates Court for hacking into the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in June last year. But pre-sentencing reports in the case weren’t ready, so the case was postponed until next month.”

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