Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Security Wrap-up : November

Here is the "wrap-up" for November 2005 security stories as reported in the Security Wrap monthly e-mail digest.

1. TOP STORIES FOR NOVEMBER 2005

These were the most read (popular) posts for the month of November 2005

IOS makes it to SANS Top-20
IOS Exploit and auditing tools
Cisco IOS (CiscoGate) Landing Page
Norwich Union locks down removable media
Outsourcing leads to bad security - Chapter 5
Cartoon : Botnets
Security key to convergence
Infosec market will never mature
Security set back by six years
Top security mistakes to avoid

SEE ALSO : Top stories for October 2005, Top stories for September 2005

2. NAME, SHAME, VICTIMS & DISCLOSURES

Investors exposed in Scottrade brokerage hack
Boeing exposes 161,000 identities
Sony security blunder
Hackers empty brokerage accounts
Pizza chains' half-baked security

3. COMPLIANCE, LAW & LEGAL

Unsecured WiFi to be outlawed?
Sonygate : The lawsuits abound
Compliance undermines security
Compliance takes top spot in Infosec drivers
Regulators force banks to 2-factor authentication
UK DoS attacks are not illegal
Microsoft chiefs call for national privacy law
BotNet mastermind charged
Security takes back seat to compliance
SEM comes of age

4. MARKET SPEND & SIZING

Cybercrime earnings bigger than drug trafficking
Security still top spending priority
Robust EMEA information security market

5. RESEARCH & SURVEYS

High cost to data breaches
Employee email habist are a risk to business
Privacy of personal info is top concern
Sloppy handheld habits threaten security
EU doubts VOIP Security
CIO's fear IP Network Security
Security in China shows huge cracks
ITFacts Security roundup
Security OpSec tops outsourcing trend
InfoSecurity key to convergence
Laptops pose massive security risk
BotNets increase 140%

6. CASE STUDIES

Chevron ditches passwords
Norwich Union locks down removable media
Security reduces PC longevity at Bank of N.Y

7. ADVICE, PAPERS & BEST PRACTICES

Outsourcing & bad security - False Sense of Security
Outsourcing & bad security - Knee Jerk Reactions
Outsourcing & bad security - The Rude Awakening
The new economics of InfoSec
Top security mistakes managers make
InfoSec market will never mature
Insecurity of removable media

8. THREATS, TRENDS & CRYSTAL BALL GAZING

Hackers to target copiers next?
First trojan using Sony DRM spotted
Oracles' first worm spotted
Australia Zombie crackdown
Industry group plans secure VOIP
Cisco IOS : Next big concern

9. VENDOR

Juniper buys Funk for NAC
Bluecoat removes encryption blindspot
McAfee endpoint security solution launched

10. OTHER

Sonygate : Artists bay for blood

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