Network Security Roundup for September 16, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: Needed: A Security Blanket for the Net16-Sep-03 07:56 ET

Story Highlights:“David Farber, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a regular speaker at high-tech confabs, has long been a cheerleader for the Internet. In that capacity, he manages a rollicking free mailing list called Interesting People that links its thousands of readers to Web pages he thinks the digerati will find appealing.”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

CNN: New Cybersecurity Chief Picked15-Sep-03 13:34 ET

Story Highlights:“The Bush administration on Monday selected Amit Yoran, a respected software executive from Symantec Corp., as the nation’s new cybersecurity chief inside the Department of Homeland Security. Yoran, who is hardly a household name but well known within the cybersecurity community, will be the government’s evangelist for convincing Americans to improve their computer defenses.”

Full Story on CNN

PCWorld: CERT Will Help Feds with Cybersecurity15-Sep-03 19:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University are teaming to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the Internet. The new group, called the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team — or US-CERT — will start as a partnership between the National Cyber Security Division in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the CERT Coordination Center.”

Full Story on PCWorld

Security Pipeline: Patching Windows Systems Draws IT Pros’ Ire15-Sep-03 18:16 ET

Story Highlights:“With the Blaster worm seeming to be under control, alleged virus-author Jeffrey Parson under house arrest in Minnesota, and hacker Adrian Lamo under the watchful eye of the feds, business-technology managers may have enjoyed a few hours of peace and quiet last week. But it was short-lived.”

Full Story on Security Pipeline

Security Pipeline: Flurry of Arrests Made in Cybercrime Cases 15-Sep-03 12:08 ET

Story Highlights:“The crackdown on cybercrime is continuing. Law-enforcement officials have arrested and charged several suspects accused of instigating some of the recent wave of computer viruses and system hacks.”

Full Story on Security Pipeline

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