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NIST develops federal unified information security framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with the national security agencies to develop a unified information security framework for the federal government. The latest product of this effort is a draft report examining enterprise-wide risk management.

Trend Micro unveils online security game – with prizes

Trend Micro has taken the wraps of an online game that unashamedly seeks to promote its consumer range of security software, but the game appears to be quite novel and, perhaps even better, allows gamers to win prizes this festive season.

Three main security associations link up to publish 12 key security principles

In what appears to be a timely linkup for the New Year, the three main IT security associations – the Information Security Forum (ISF), ISACA and (ISC)² – have teamed up to develop a set of 12 principles, designed to help information security professionals better adapt to the changing business and security landscape.

DDoS attacks – are we really at war?

The surge of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent days – driven largely as a result of the WikiLeaks retaliatory measures on major corporates – are reportedly causing consternation in security circles, as they appear to have effectively downed major websites that have robust IT security defences.

Web users reject online behavior tracking, says Gallup poll

Most people in the US do not want to be tracked on the internet and are unwilling to trade their privacy for Web ads tailored to their interests, a study has found.

US web users reject online behaviour tracking as EC tightens regulations

Most people in the US do not want to be tracked on the internet and are unwilling to trade their privacy for Web ads tailored to their interests, a study has found.

McDonald’s admits to customer database breach

It appears that patrons of the fast food giant can get a lot more than a toy with their Happy Meals, as McDonald’s has warned about a data leak affecting a database storing customer information.

Open Group backs initiative to protect supply chain from cybercrime

Leading technology businesses are backing an initiative to help organizations secure global supply chains against cybercrime threats.

Open Group backs initiative to protect supply chain from cybercrime

Leading technology businesses are backing an initiative to help organisations secure global supply chains against cybercrime threats.

Colorado flunks test of its information security systems

The Colorado state government networks and computers are at "high risk" of compromise and data breach by hackers, according to a covert test commissioned by the state auditor.

Smartphone malware infections jump 33% in 2010

The number of smartphone malware infections have increased 33% this year over 2009 figures, according to a survey by network-based security provider AdaptiveMobile.

Patch Tuesday: 17 security updates, fixing 40 vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer

If you came into the office this morning to find most Windows machines had been updated, you are not alone, as yesterday's Patch Tuesday broke Microsoft's previous record for the most security updates in one day with a total of 17 patches fixing 40 different vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.

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