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Security woes dog federal agencies

Government agencies have chronic problems with their computer security, at a time when the threat from hackers and terrorists is increasingly real. Also: Two grad students crack a secure IBM system.

Government agencies have chronic problems with their computer security, at a time when the threat from hackers and terrorists is increasingly real. Also: Two grad students crack a secure IBM system. U.S. agencies flunking in tech security
A House subcommittee grades government agencies on how well they're protected from hackers, terrorists and others. Things aren't looking good.
November 9, 2001 
Hacker: Don't bank on IBM security system
Two graduate students find a way to break into security systems that protect many banking and e-commerce transactions.
November 9, 2001 
Watchdog group in the works
Microsoft and five security companies announce that they will create an organization to promote the responsible publishing of information about software flaws.
November 8, 2001 
European council adopts cybercrime treaty
The Council of Europe's treaty criminalizes activities such as fraud and child pornography on the Net and sets up other global policing procedures.
November 9, 2001 
Bush adviser: Terror a real threat to tech
update The president's Net security chief says CEOs who are loath to spend on security need to rethink their priorities, as the threat from online vandals pales next to potential cyberterrorism.
November 8, 2001 
Security woes: Who is to blame?
newsmaker Scott Culp, director of Microsoft's security response center, has of late been in a feisty mood, calling the security industry and hackers into account for distributing what he says is dangerous code.
November 8, 2001 
Congress may tighten Web security
The computer and Net industries need to work together to promote security online, or "Washington will do it for you," a lobbyist warns at the Trusted Computing conference.
November 7, 2001 
Microsoft wants Internet safe for .Net
At its Trusted Computing Conference, the software giant says every company needs to pitch in to make the Internet secure.
November 7, 2001 
Siebel joins Homeland Security effort
The software maker becomes the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to offer technology to help improve security in the United States.
November 7, 2001