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Enterprises still struggling with data leakage
Most enterprises scan their inbound e-mail for unwanted content but too many still ignore outbound e-mails that could result in lost intellectual property as well as legal and compliance issues.Compliance regulations mean that most large companies in the banking and financial sector have already got to grips with issues surrounding data leakage but other industry sectors have a lot of catching up to do, according to security firms.
AIIA: uncapped liability clause makes firms lie
The South Australian government's ICT procurement policy of demanding uncapped liability for government contracts effectively forces firms to lie in their tenders, according to the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).On Wednesday, the ICT Council for South Australia called for the state government to put an end to its demands that every ICT contract is awarded with uncapped liability.
Donations flood in for 'guilty' security researcher
Security expert Guillaume Tena, who was last week ordered to pay a fine of 14,300 euros for breach of French copyright law after publishing information about security vulnerabilities in an anti-virus application, has already collected around half the money in donations after appealing for help on his Web site.On 21 February, Tena lost his appeal in a case involving vendor Tegam and was ordered to pay a fine of 14,300 euros (around AU$23,000) for breaking French copyright laws.
Apple: Our biggest competitor is P2P
Apple's biggest competitors in the digital music downloading market are illegal music file-sharing services such as Kazaa and BitTorrent, according to iTunes vice-president Eddy Cue.On the day Apple launched the Australian version of its iTunes music store, Cue said that people now have an alternative to illegally downloading music and he believes they are willing to pay a "fair price".
Schapelle case prompts Qantas to go digital
Qantas has ordered the latest in IP-based digital video surveillance equipment as part of its plan to improve monitoring of passengers' baggage at its airport terminals and inside some of its aircraft.The moves comes after the high-profile case of Australian citizen Schapelle Corby, who was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting drugs into Indonesia.
Employees to be billed for personal Internet use?
Employees could receive a bill each month for the cost of 'stolen' bandwidth and wasted time if Australian-based Exinda Networks' URL Bandwidth monitoring system takes off.Exinda Networks claims to have developed a unique system that allows a company to monitor exactly which Web sites are visited by each individual employee and how much bandwidth has been used -- in terms of a cash loss to the employer.
AV firm defends legal action against security researcher
Tegam International, the French software developer that is suing a security researcher after he exploited vulnerabilities in the company's Viguard antivirus software, has defended its actions.In 2001, Guillaume Tena claimed to have found a number of vulnerabilities in the Tegam's Viguard antivirus software.