Mykonos Software has released an enhanced Mykonos Security Appliance, a next-generation Web application firewall (WAF) designed to protect Web sites from hackers, fraud, and theft.
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle debuted Oracle Database Firewall, a multi-platform data security tool that's designed to protect enterprise databases--DB2, SQL Server, Oracle's own Database 11g, and others--against internal and external attacks in real time.
Microsoft released 12 security bulletins in its February security update Tuesday, targeting more than 20 software flaws.
Microsoft released Security Advisory 2501696 in response a scripting vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects all versions of Windows.
Tianjin Polytechnic University, a technical university in Tianjin, China will be upgrading its smart card technology in an effort to improve security in payment processing activities campuswide.
Gustavus Adolphus College has turned to a Web-based system to help manage safety and emergency information. The private liberal arts college, which is based in St. Peter, MN, will also use the application to strengthen its coordination with first responders and manage training of its public safety officers.
Over the last two months, three American universities have been mopping up from data breaches, the largest--at Ohio State University--affecting 760,000 people. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's security incident involved 60,000 people; and a St. Louis University breach affected staff employed by the university for five years or longer.
The game has changed in higher education network security--the proliferation of embedded devices from gaming consoles to kiosks, the skyrocketing adoption of social media, as well as a slew of other evolving technologies are forcing higher education institutions to 'step it up' when it comes to safeguarding the network. In 2011 we'll see even more threats, and in new environments.
Dominican University's IT security woes started about seven years ago, when a virus outbreak compromised its computer network. In the throes of student move-in that year, several viruses breached the River Forest, IL university's firewall via infected equipment that was brought on campus by students.
Code that can exploit a Rich Text Format flaw in Microsoft Office has been published, according to a Microsoft announcement late last month.