No security topic generates more spirited debate than intrusion prevention. Deployed on the edge -- and increasingly, deep inside -- the network, IPSes (intrusion prevention systems) purport to identify and stop attacks before they start based on constantly updated threat profiles. In this Point/Counterpoint, we’ve pitted Marc Willebeek-LeMair, CTO and Chief Strategy Officer of 3Com’s security division, TippingPoint, against Martin Roesch, CTO and founder of Sourcefire (and the inventor of Snort).
A local Web site dedicated to posting news and views remained down Sunday, nine days after a politically motivated hacker replaced its home page with a rant against those who oppose President Bush and the war in Iraq.
Most computer users would do more online were it not for fears over internet security, according to a survey of 500 internet users in New Zealand and Australia.
The research, paid for by US security software firm Symantec and conducted by Bread and Butter Research and Planning, says that three quarters of respondents avoided downloading material because of safety concerns.
Three in five avoided giving out personal details online, the same number avoided certain websites and more than half avoided giving out their email address.
A Colquitt County high-schooler is facing criminal charges after authorities say he hacked into a computer to change his grades.
Police say a teacher caught eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Mackenzie Brooks making changes in her computer. The teacher investigated and founds some grades missing, including those for Brooks’ English class.
The teacher told a principal, who Brooks told he changed his grade from “around a 49” to a 69.