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First Data-Based Security Maturity Model Released

A newly released maturity model could be the first to shed new light on how enterprises are implementing security initiatives in their internal software development efforts.

Q&A: How BeyondTrust Addresses Windows Security

Earlier this month, BeyondTrust released a report on security threats to IT shops running Microsoft software.

DNS Still Less than Secure

Exploits for a serious cache-poisoning vulnerability discovered in the DNS last year have begun to appear in the wild, and they have made security researcher Dan Kaminsky a believer in DNS Security Extensions.

Microsoft Readies MyPhone Service

Microsoft over the weekend acknowledged it is planning a service that will allow users of its Windows Mobile operating system to synchronize data on their devices with the Web.

Clickjacking Flaw Hits Chrome and Firefox

Though Microsoft may have gotten ahead of the browser-security curve with RC1 of IE 8, which includes a feature that helps protect against clickjacking attacks, recent developments suggest that other browsers haven't quite caught up yet.

VMware's Revenue Rises 42 Percent in 2008

One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.

Outsourcing Uptick May Be Ahead

Amid the current economic uncertainty, some businesses will probably opt to kill existing outsourcing arrangements to cut costs, but some in the industry expect the economic downturn to result in a net gain for outsourcers.

Microsoft Shutters PerformancePoint Server

Microsoft will discontinue its PerformancePoint business intelligence product and will merge its function into SharePoint Server, the company said late last week.

Q&A: Top IE Exec Discusses New Browser

With the release candidate of IE 8 now available, Microsoft GM Dean Hachamovitch talks about switching to standards compliance.

Microsoft Security Director Steps Down

Redmond's security team is undergoing a revamp with the announcement that Andrew Cushman, director of Microsoft's Security Response Center, will be stepping down to be replaced by group manager Mike Reavey.

Datacenter Managers Doing More with Less

Datacenter managers in both the public and private sectors report being caught between increasing demands for performance and shrinking budgets, according to a Symantec study.

Outsourcing: Where the Jobs Are

When the going gets tough, it's the jobs that get going -- increasingly overseas.

Microsoft Invests in Touch

Microsoft is the key investor in the latest round of funding to N-trig, a supplier of digitizers and software that enable touch-based computing.

Half of Developers Report Hosted Software Projects

New global research forecasts a swift rise in development plans for Software as a Service applications in the next 12 months.

Security Researchers Find Hole in Intel's vPro

A pair of researchers are claiming to have sussed out how to circumnavigate the security protections in Intel's vPro remote management technology.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

New Linux Kernel Released

The developers behind Linux have released the latest version of the open source operating system kernel.

W3C Advances Web Accessibility Guidelines

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has updated its set of recommendations for designing Web pages so they can easily accessed by those with disabilities.

Cisco Warns of Increasing Attack Sophistication

Cisco's 2008 Annual Security Report report highlighted the increasing sophistication of Internet-based attacks, largely because cyber-criminals themselves are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

VMware, HP Expand Virtualization Pact

VMware will expand its strategic relationship with Hewlett-Packard to include the joint development of software that manages datacenter resources.

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