The SANS Institute report on the state of security circa 2007 is enough to make you want to pull your ethernet cord out. Is anything out there secure?
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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Google's filing deadline with the Federal Communications Commission's auction of 700 megahertz wireless spectrum is rapidly approaching, but we won't know the search giant's real intentions until 2008.The FCC's filing deadline is Dec.
Yahoo's small business merchant systems go down during the peak Cyber Monday shopping season for much of the day and the best the company can do is a lame mea culpa.Memo to Yahoo: Make your customers whole somehow.
The average cost of a data breach incident was $6.3 billion in 2007, up from $4.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Sunbelt Software: Google search results delivering massive malware attacks. Techmeme.
Forrester outlines new concepts in the information workplace, influenced by Web 2.0 technologies.
It's no wonder the Social Web--the Internet with the concept of people and relationships embedded in the fabric (what Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls the Giant Global Graph)--has become such a controversial topic. It's a kind of spontaneous, greedy gold rush for the social networks to accumulate members, exploit the social graph for revenue and add new features as fast as possible.
Google is announcing a new strategic initiative to develop electricity that's generated from renewable sources--wind, solar and geothermal systems--and cheaper than coal.This initiative, called the rather clunky Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, will hire engineers, energy experts and "spend tens of millions on research and development and related investments in renewable energy.
Verizon Wireless is opening its technical kimono to developers so third party devices and software can readily plug into the company's network. With the move, Verizon Wireless is promising an "any apps, any device" option in 2008.
There are geeks. And then there are geek's geeks. George Ou falls in the latter category.