Stories by Bob Brown

Is securing your network worth the money?

We often hear corporate IT pros complain that justifying security expenses is tough because they don't necessarily generate revenue or enable new business opportunities. In fact, figuring out the economics of IT security is so challenging for custome...

'Offensive technologies' can secure networks

<a href="http://www.usenix.org/events/woot07/"> The First Usenix Workshop on Offensive Technologies </a> is coming to Boston on Aug 6. It's hard to resist an event called WOOT, even though we weren't quite sure what it was all about. So we shot an e-...

Is organized crime moving into cybersphere?

As if FBI special agent Tim O'Brien and his cybercrime fighting comrades don't already have their hands full with bot herders, virus writers and other loosely-aligned crooks, now people are wondering when more traditional organized crime will grab a ...

Voyeurism and the future of Internet video

Internet video of the future will be slicker, more widely distributed and more profitable, but the success of this medium to date owes much to pirates, proud parents and people who like to be watched or watch others.

Researchers tout zippier way to squash computer worms

Penn State University researchers have created technology they say can nab computer worms more quickly than traditional signature-based systems and speedily set free the traffic if it's determined to be harmless after all.

Does your company have a clue about Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 might mean something different to nearly everyone familiar with the term. According to Fidelity Labs' Charles Berman, it could one day mean wider use of colorful, 3-D, graphical interfaces along the lines of what you see in virtual worlds lik...

Gates, Ballmer could be mistaken for actors

Maybe you're one of those people turned off by the thought of buying software from that billionaire brainiac Bill Gates and his rabblerousing sidekick Steve Ballmer. But maybe you'd change your mind if you thought about them more as say, actors Ben K...

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