Chief information officers (CIOs) at U.S. government agencies say they've made progress on several key issues, including IT security and modernizing their IT infrastructure, but still face major challenges in security and other areas, according to a survey released Tuesday.
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America Online (AOL) has filed three civil lawsuits against major phishing "gangs," seeking US$18 million from the groups, the company says.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has completed the first full-scale government-led cyber attack simulation, and officials there called the exercise a “significant milestone”.
US and Western European businesses are seeing their online sales grow, but many have questions about the security of their networks, according to a survey released by RSA Security.
Internet Security Systems has launched a group of new products aimed at helping network administrators, including a network anomaly detection system.
Yahoo and eBay are among the early converts to a new VeriSign online identify protection program launched Monday.
Microsoft is telling new corporate customers to update versions of its Office suite and Access software package following a 2005 patent infringement ruling that required Microsoft to remove the patented software from its products.
Nearly 25% of all corporate email is personal and 62% of workers send business email from personal accounts, according to a new survey.
Offshore outsourcing helps the US economy by lowering production costs for IT vendors and product costs for their customers and by helping to keep inflation low, according to a study released recently by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has asked a judge to ensure that government users can continue to send each other email on their “essential” BlackBerry devices, even though the court has ruled against the maker of BlackBerry devices in a patent infringement case.
Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) software vendor Grokster has closed down as part of a settlement in a 3-year-old lawsuit brought against it by the U.S. entertainment industry.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an extra 30,000 foreign worker visas for 2006 under a visa programme popular with many technology companies, but the increase was halved from an earlier committee proposal.
The US government will require nearly all of the passports it issues to have a computer chip containing the passport holder's personal information by October 2006, according to regulations published this week.
Google has fixed a security vulnerability on its search-engine website within days of being notified by security vendor Finjan Software, Finjan says.
A European Union proposal to create a new governing body for the Internet has prompted objections from a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers.