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TechTarget's security research bonanza

Michele Hope, Editor

Beyond our own sampling of storage security resources, searchStorage also took a look at other popular security items that appeared recently on many of our sister sites in the TechTarget IT portfolio. (Well, okay,

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we actually picked the brains of the other patient site editors and then assembled a good tally below...)

Here is a sampling of some of the most popular and well-received security research items that have appeared on searchDatabase, searchWindowsManageability, searchSecurity and searchNetworking:


    Popular security information from searchDatabase...
  • Data security. The title of this featured topic from our sister site, searchDatabase.com, seems deceptively simple but is surprisingly robust. Included are such resources as links to a recent audio event with searchDatabase datawarehousing expert Shaku Atre on datawarehouse security. You'll also find links to more details on Oracle security considerations.

    Popular security planning guide from searchWindowsManageability...
  • Top 10 steps to a strong security plan. Devising one catch-all security planning checklist that every type of company could use is well nigh impossible. The need for a baseline guide, however, is great, so searchWindowsManageability asked a security expert to share his security checklist.
  • Top 10 database security headaches. What's the worst thing about being a database security manager? Protegrity, Inc. polled users of their Secure Data privacy-management products and shared this list of ten reasons to take an Advil on the job.
  • Migration, security, and the economy top 2002 management scene. SearchWindowsManageability put together some predictions for what to expect in 2002. An analyst even predicts that hopes for a happy new year will be realized in an economic comeback.
  • New software authorizes user network entry. Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc. announced recently the availability of its 802.1X authentication software for Windows NT/2000. It promises to secure local area network (LAN) end-user access via encryption technology. See what SearchWindowsManageability had to say about this release.
  • Database security dos and don'ts. Network-centric security measures won't keep hackers from entering the database and corrupting or stealing valuable information. Two database security experts describe the top five ways to bulletproof your database.
  • Security risks of remote software updates. SearchWindowsManageability expert Scott Blake addressed some customer fears about updating software remotely.

    Popular security information from searchSecurity...
  • Firewall management rates #2 in TechTarget readers' minds! Firewall management rated second behind e-mail security in a TechTarget 2001 year-end survey. If you're concerned about managing your company's firewalls, check out this searchSecurity Featured Topic.
  • Top 10 security tips.SearchSecurity's readers picked the top 10 tips related to security. They cover everything from "Managing the patchwork mess," to "Protecting workstations."
  • 2002 predictions. SearchSecurity's own panel of experts and consultants tried their hand at predicting the future this year for security.
  • Careers in IT security. What kind of professional future does an IT security specialist have in today's organization? Check out this featured topic and find out.
  • Security Top 10. Do you know the top 10 major security areas impacting your IT group? Our searchSecurity team came up with a good list of areas you should be aware of. What's #1 on their list? Is it the same as what tops your own?
  • A few other good ones from searchSecurity: Intrusion detection, Virus busters!, and Play it safe: Teach employees about security.

About the author: Michele Hope is the senior site editor of searchStorage. She can be reached at mhope@techtarget.com


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