In the boardroom, security officers are getting a greater say when it comes to corporate decision making.
And it is not just due to the scourge of spam, viruses and cyber crime.
Doing e-business means a greater number of customers, partners and suppliers, and even government regulators need unparalleled access to corporations' computer systems.
"It's a very different security situation these days, where many of your insiders are not actually employees," Thomas Parenty of Parenty IT consulting told CNN.
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HACKERS tread a thin boundary of what is and is not legally accepted, and what is and is not ethical. They explore computer systems, prod for vulnerabilities, and hope to discover a flaw that has gone unnoticed so far.
Now that desktop PCs have put a veritable petri dish for viruses on every desk, the only sure-fire answer is to remove the nutrients.
But where should we start? Some experts say the roots of our current security plague lie in the fact that are we living in a Microsoft monoculture. Yet there is a more fundamental problem: There is simply too much to attack.
Yahoo Inc. on Wednesday said it had fixed a security hole in its popular free Web-based e-mail service.
The hole could have allowed an attacker to launch a computer worm or run malicious code on a victim's computer when an e-mail containing the code was opened, according to Finjan Software of San Jose, California, which discovered the problem.
Such an attack could have exposed sensitive information or left a computer vulnerable to future attacks, Finjan Software said.
The US federal government's latest computer-security report has given the Department of Homeland Security a failing 'F' grade
US federal departments and agencies are showing some improvement in protecting their computer networks, but many -- including the Department of Homeland Security -- are failing, according to a government report released on Tuesday.