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Security confab focuses on trust, tools

Cryptographers and security firms debate the potential privacy dangers of so-called trusted computing. Also: RSA unifies its identity and access management products.

roundup Hackers are thinking up more and more ways to sneak through software gaps into personal and office computers. The security companies and experts gathering at the RSA Conference 2003 in San Francisco are working to put a stop to it--how do their efforts shape up?

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Keeping your PIN private
Larry Hines, product manager, Hewlett-Packard

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Fingerprints--an open sesame for PDAs?
Michael Liu, product manager, Hewlett-Packard

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Passwords with a 60-second shelf life
Chris Mills, product manager, RSA Security

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DOJ says trust is key to fighting cybercrime
Christopher Painter, deputy section chief, U.S. Justice Dept.

Security experts say the private sector needs to get serious about network protection before a major cyberattack results in government intervention.
April 17, 2003


The security company is pulling its identity and access management products into a single framework called Nexus that will be compliant with Liberty Alliance authentication.
April 17, 2003


An initiative by technology giants to add security hardware to the PC has cryptographers worried but security companies slavering.
April 16, 2003


A panel discussion gets combative as former cybercriminal Kevin Mitnick argues that hackers convicted of computer crimes can sometimes be trusted.
April 16, 2003


A bid to promote good practices in security could finally make IT security as popular--or at least as standardized--as financial reporting.
April 16, 2003


Novell and other members of the group, which is developing online identity standards, provide details of Phase Two specifications and demonstrate new features at the RSA Conference.
April 15, 2003


Speaking at the RSA data security conference, lawyers warn of Harry the Hacker and say security law could be the next big area of cyber law.
April 15, 2003


The technology sector remains depressed, but increased government spending and concern about privacy could have security companies riding higher in a down market.
April 14, 2003


Computer Associates and partners launch the Open Security Exchange, devoted to developing best practices and promoting integrated products and services.
April 14, 2003


In the second year of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, the company details a future version of its OS that will make it easier to detect viruses and prevent spam.
April 14, 2003


Hewlett-Packard ups the security of its HP-UX 11i version of Unix, unveiling tools to ease the setting of a computer's security levels and nabbing a security certification.
April 14, 2003


McAfee Security's new spam-fighting software is designed to help small and midsize businesses ward off annoying spam, the first product resulting from its acquisition of DeerSoft.
April 14, 2003


The Web filtering company debuts new technology that helps companies block instant messaging--an application beloved by employees but a headache for some IT managers.
April 14, 2003


A bevy of technology companies--both big and small--use the RSA Conference 2003 to unveil a slew of new security products aimed at protecting corporate IT infrastructure.
April 14, 2003

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