Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 21, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

CIO: The ABCs of Security 20-Feb-02 12:50:21 ET

Story Highlights:“What are the key components of good information security? Who should be in charge? Should you outsource? What’s the ROI?…”

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“Find the answers to these questions and more…”

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LATimes: Judge’s Porn Case Hinges on Hacker 21-Feb-02 08:53:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A mysterious Canadian computer hacker who allegedly stole an electronic diary purporting to detail the sexual fantasies of an Orange County judge admitted to authorities that he’s hacked into thousands of other computers…”

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“The hacker’s credibility–and whether he worked on behalf of authorities–is emerging as a central question in the case against Judge Ronald C. Kline, who stands accused of downloading child pornography…”

Full Story on LATimes

InfoWorld: Free Cisco Router Security Tool Released 20-Feb-02 16:49:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A free software-analysis tool and benchmark guidelines to help make widely-used Cisco Systems routers more secure from hacker attacks and other vulnerabilities were released…”

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“Clint Kreitner, president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security, said the tool and guidelines were created to address long-standing security vulnerabilities in Cisco routers…”

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LATimes: Ditch Unnecessary Programs to Tighten Security 20-Feb-02 12:49:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A common security tug-of-war often pits those who are fond of feature-laden information systems against those who want to run only the tools needed for the job…”

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“General-purpose Windows and Unix operating systems and router and switching network devices come loaded with Internet access, e-mail, file sharing, printing and remote administration and monitoring. All are useful but all are not needed for every system…”

Full Story on LATimes

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