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PredatorWatch's Auditor Enterprise is now available on the IBM eServer BladeCenter. The asset-based, security and vulnerability management software ported to IBM's eServer BladeCenter platform complements IBM's "Security in a Box" strategy. Auditor Enterprise, combined with other best-of-breed security applications, such as firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention, can help large private enterprises and government organizations reduce security costs, while increasing the performance of security applications in their network IT infrastructure. "Auditor Enterprise is a great fit for IBM's 'Security in a Box' concept," said Gary Miliefsky, president and CEO, PredatorWatch. "Combining our vulnerability management and clientless quarantine solution for Network Admission Control (NAC) with other Linux-based security applications provides an integrated infrastructure that a... (more)

A Survey - Companies Experience Exponential Rise In Web Attacks

Web-site attacks has skyrocketed in the past year, according to a survey released this week by the Computer Security Institute. The Computer Crime and Security survey, conducted in January by the institute and the computer-intrusion squad of the FBI's San Francisco office, found that 95% of respondents had experienced more than 10 Web-site incidents during 2004, up from 5% in 2003. Some 700 computer-security practitioners in U.S. companies, government agencies, medical institutions, and universities responded to the survey. The huge increase is because companies recognize that th... (more)

Bloggers Call For Immediate Resignation Of FEMA Director Michael Brown

- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single p... (more)

Hurricane Katrina "Cyber-Scams" – National Cyber Security Alliance Issues Warning

The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts. The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information. In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being used to sp... (more)

Microsoft Switches Course, Releases WMF Security Patch

Microsoft Corp. released a security update to help protect customers from exploitations of a vulnerability in the Windows Meta File (WMF) on Thursdayd, Jan. 5, several days ahead of its originally announced Jan. 10 goal. Microsoft had been perceived as a bit casual in its response by originally saying the patch was to be included as part of its regular monthly release of security bulletins, after testing for quality and application compatibility was complete. However, the company's updated update said testing "has been completed earlier than anticipated and the update is ready for ... (more)