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  • Would you let your employer access your Facebook account?

    There were two interesting Facebook related stories over the weekend. The first involved a Spanish Dominican nun who was asked to leave the order, after 35 years, for supposedly spending too much time on Facebook. The second involved the Maryland Dep... 

  • Will the history of PCI DSS be one of confusion?

    When the time comes to sit back and review PCI DSS there will be a couple of comments that can be used to sum up the way the credit card data compliance guidelines were introduced. One of them will be about the way the staggered deadlines were used ... 

  • Is it just me...

    Tongue firmly in cheek for this one, but is it just me or do you get the feeling that Friday's just aren't quite what they used to be? The fun seems to have gone. The day reminds me of that moment you climb a hill or mountain and think the summit is... 

  • Too much of nothing: filling space on the Internet

    In case you've missed it, today is the last day of the January football transfer market. Sky TV reporters are strategically located outside some of the bigger clubs' stadia bringing us the latest gossip and possible news while most newspaper and broa... 

  • The security year ahead

    Shaul Efraim, VP products and marketing, Tufin Technology In 2011, network security teams will find themselves managing more firewalls from multiple vendors. Those firewalls will be serving multiple purposes, ranging from traditional perimeter securi... 

  • IT's war, then again, maybe it's not

    Surprise, surprise, a report by the OECD into cyber security threats has recommended the media, suppliers and everyone in the IT security ecosystem should tone down the rhetoric. Professor Peter Sommer of the London School of Economics, who co-author... 

  • Are schools failing the IT test?

    Here's a piece of news which, on the face of it, makes sense but, if you look at it a bit closer, could also make less sense than you think. According to research from Microsoft, school kids aren't being taught the necessary IT skills to prepare them... 

  • Have you heard the one about the GPS tracked sharks?

    Technology gets everywhere and the reliance some people have on it is now almost total. But there are times when even IT cannot be blamed. Take the shark attacks in Egypt that are ruining things for tourists and keeping the authorities around Sharm e... 

  • Chinese hackers can show how it's done

    Over the weekend the start of what will be thousands of leaked diplomatic cables started appearing on the web. Quite a few governments didn't want the contents to become public, prime among them the US, so it was perhaps of little surprise that the ... 

  • Making security sales easier

    By Terry Greer-King, managing director for Check Point Software Technologies in the UK If only selling security solutions and services could be made easier. Wouldn't it be great to have hard information that could point you directly at real sales opp...