Security: Desperately seeking solutions

IT security: Taking a bite out of development?
Security and freedom of movement have always been at odds with each other, and that is especially true when it comes to access control.

Microsoft makes XP security patch top priority
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that completing a security patch for Windows XP is such a high priority, that work on it took precedence over completing Longhorn, the much-anticipated but delayed new release of the operating system.
Gartner: Sasser, other worms raising IT costs
Malicious exploitations of Windows vulnerabilities have become such a common occurrence that Gartner is advising its Windows-using customers to plan for them in their budgets. Gartner concludes 'many of the vulnerabilities that continue to be identified in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 are easily exploitable ....'
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Recent Security News

Authors provide black-hat insights into security
Since 1996, security guru Dr. Gary McGraw has been admonishing software developers to consider threats and vulnerabilities early in the development cycle.

WS-I issues new security guidelines
The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization has lent a hand to Web services architects and developers looking for security solutions with the release of a new report.

General pushes 'No tolerance' policy for security bugs
As far as retired U.S. Air Force General John Gordon is concerned, the blame for the sorry state of software security lies with developers.

SAML, WS-Security on view at RSA
Eleven vendors team up with the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) E-Gov E-Authentication Initiative to demonstrate the interoperability of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

Gates explains Microsoft security push
Microsoft's announcements of ongoing efforts to improve the security of its world-dominating operating system were greeted warmly at RSA 2004.

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