Five mistakes security pros would make again

Ten years ago, Michael Riva was network administrator for a top-five American consultancy. Employees were downloading graphic pictures and videos onto the network. Riva told his boss a proxy server with content filtering

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Bill Brenner

Cybercrime inflicts city of San Francisco

A network administrator has allegedly locked up a multimillion-dollar computer system for the city of San Francisco that handles sensitive data, and he is refusing to give police the password.Terry Childs, 43, was

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Five skills network admins need now

What hat are you wearing today?If you’re a network administrator, chances are, it’s more than one. The job has evolved since the 1990s, and with it the skills that an administrator has to

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Dave Webb

Porn purveyors may be in the cubicle next door

News about Internet-enabled child pornography is rampant today. It seems you can’t watch TV news without another startl

Published on: May 25th, 2006 Linda Musthaler


Computer Associates International Inc. has some bad news for employees who like to play games on their workstations: Not only can its Unicenter TNG Asset Management Option (AMO) 3.1 tool make sure devices

Published on: March 8th, 2001 Chris Talbot

Securing the great beyond

Research from Framingham, Mass.-based IDC Corp. indicates that by the year 2003, the number of mobile Internet subscribers worldwide will jump from 535 million to 720 million. With that many people accessing, sending

Published on: January 25th, 2001 Cindy Steinman

How to lead when leaders are needed

I believe I've read every magazine article and popular book on what makes a great manager/corporation/CIO/ leader - take your pick. I managed some of the most challenging employees of them all (journalists)

Published on: January 25th, 2001 Bill Laberis

Telemate.Net keeps an eye on e-mail

The issue of inappropriate e-mail usage is a very real one for many companies, according to Vijay Balakrishnan, the senior vice-president of marketing for Atlanta-based Telemate.Net Software Inc. So, to address that issue,

Published on: August 10th, 2000 Cindy Steinman

Gloating users say Apple should shout louder

Speakers at a town hall meeting at the start of Macworld Expo in San Francisco gloated giddily about the company's turnaround since last year's event.But members of the audience told the speakers they

Published on: January 28th, 1999 Elinor Mills