The toughest CISOs; Elusive iPhone is sold on eBay

The toughest CISOs

Acclaimed security chiefs from Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and PayPal offer tips on identity management, NAC, DRM and more.

Elusive iPhone is sold on eBay

Maybe that old saw was right; there really is an easy mark born every minute. And in this case 23 of them.

Microsoft heading to next, and most difficult, stage of developing management platform

Microsoft next week is set to take its first major steps toward delivering a Windows platform designed to foster dynamically managed IT systems while making management efforts less expensive, easier to use and more consistent.

FCC opens net neutrality inquiry

On Thursday the FCC decided it will study the business practices of high-speed ISPs and consider adopting regulations to make certain all Web traffic is treated equally.

Oracle lawsuit escalates battle with SAP

Oracle’s lawsuit accusing rival SAP of stealing proprietary information is a serious escalation in the battle between the software giants that may create fear and uncertainty among customers, some analysts say.

Symantec secures mobile devices with new suite

Symantec will unveil at the CTIA Wireless event in Orlando next week software designed to make mobile computing as bullet-proof as possible.

RFID threats: Don’t be alarmed, but be aware

The recurring topic of RFID security flaws has been making headlines again lately. But unlike new e-mail viruses or Internet worms that demand the immediate attention of the IT department, this threat isn’t a front-burner security issue…at least not yet.

Q&A: RIM chief talks competition, growth and Oscar wins

There are more than eight million users of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices, which let users check their corporate e-mail, manage their calendars and access contact lists -- and have a way of quickly becoming a necessary lifeline for customers ...


Trojan attacks get smarter, scarierJason and Keith discuss a Russian Trojan horse that went undetected for 50 days, a QuickTime flaw that exploits MySpace, a report that discusses where Internet attacks are coming from, and free speech wins over a law aimed at protecting children from "harmful material."



Here's what to make of last week's YouTube-inspired political dustup over a takeoff on that legendary '1984' Apple ad: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the ad’s maker (now out of a job), his employer and the press were all just playing their roles… and the play was a farce. Of course, that’s what high-stakes presidential politics is all about these days.

Today on Layer 8, where we hope everyone can keep their own gas to themselves:

While Al Gore was on Capitol Hill today pressing Congress to cut pollution and in general save the world from itself, scientists from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory announced a tool to more effectively monitor changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The tool, called CarbonTracker, will let its users evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce or store carbon emissions.

From Microsoft Subnet: Microsoft to make 30 little companies rich by year-end

Don Dodge of Microsoft's Emerging Business Team blogs that Microsoft wants to buy up another 20 to 30 companies this year to add to the 21 acquisitions it made last year.

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