Insider threats

The security sector is sometimes guilty of indulging in a bit of spin, and over-hyping of stories - its sometimes seen as a shameless attempt to sell more solutions, sometimes as a necessary evil to get joe public (or joe sys admin) to sit up and take notice

Tags: KPMG International
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 31, 2009

Downadup delivers on April Fool's Day

The Downadup/Conficker worm version C is due to deliver its next payload on 1st April - April Fool's Day - and its got security professionals worried

Tags: Symantec Corporation
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 26, 2009

Satyam saga gets murkier

Investigators into the Satyam fraud have reportedly said that they now believe the amount involved to be closer to $2 billion, rather than the $1 billion originally that chairman Ramalinga Raju had actually confessed to stealing

Tags: Satyam Computer Services
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 24, 2009

Blue on Blue: IBM and Sun

A bit of surprise news, or rumour at least, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that IBM may buy Sun for upwards of $6.5 billion in cash

Tags: International Business Machines CorporationSun Microsystems Incorporation
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 19, 2009

Du blocks Flickr

I'd like to thank du for making my job more difficult than it has to be

Tags: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 18, 2009

How green will IT go?

Greenpeace is asking IT vendors to prove their commitment to environmental issues, with a new campaign directed at the leaders of the industry

Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 17, 2009

Time to cut broadband pricing

Etisalat used this week's Broadband Global Summit in Dubai to announce that it has now reached 500,000 residential broadband subscribers in the UAE, and proclaim that future growth for broadband for the company will mean it has to be service and application driven, and not just capacity driven

Tags: Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 12, 2009

Selling security

First it was Google with its comic book introduction to the Chrome browser, and now Cisco is getting in on the act with a flash-based webisode comic to promote security solutions

Tags: Cisco Systems Incorporated
Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 9, 2009

Buy WoW Gold

Here's a recession-busting business idea - 'farming' for gold in online games

Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 5, 2009

'Come with me if you want to exhibit'

In a change from the usual government minister, this year's CeBIT exhibition in Hanover was opened yesterday by none other than the Governator himself - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mark Sutton

Posted by: Mark Sutton

March 3, 2009

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