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Current Topic: Computer Security

Moving Toward Self-awareness - Computerworld
Topic: Computer Security 6:20 am EST, Mar 10, 2005

] The predictive infrastructure is "self-aware," a term
] made famous in the Terminator movies. To make the
] technology work, we humans must give up the notion of
] control, for better or worse.

This is the conclusion of an opinion article by Mark Willoughby. His thesis apppears to be that the IT systems we depend upon are too complex for manual human control to provide an acceptable level of management and security. The application of automation to these task will lead to self-aware systems.

Moving Toward Self-awareness - Computerworld

Handbook of Applied Cryptography
Topic: Computer Security 10:28 pm EST, Dec 11, 2004

] The Handbook was reprinted (5th printing) in August 2001.
] The publisher made all the various minor changes and
] updates we submitted.

While this reference is a bit more academic then Schneier's book, it is quite useful, and now its available for free online. Enjoy!

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

RE: Homeland Security: Apply Those Patches!
Topic: Computer Security 7:15 am EDT, Aug  1, 2003

bucy wrote:
] ] The decision by the DHS to drum up publicity for security
] ] patch application, especially for 'critical' flaws, is
] ] seen as a direct response to well-known complaints that
] ] IT administrators have not been vigilant about installing
] ] fixes despite the clear danger of worms, viruses and
] ] intruder attacks.
] Ridge finally got beaten with a clue stick!

Windows Update is your friend.

RE: Homeland Security: Apply Those Patches!

TechNewsWorld.Com: Real-Time Technology News from Around the World
Topic: Computer Security 8:16 am EDT, Jul 29, 2003

] Technology giants Hewlett-Packard, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and
] Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) have announced
] collaboration with smaller security providers on an
] open-standards initiative to achieve more secure
] computing for their customers.

TechNewsWorld.Com: Real-Time Technology News from Around the World

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