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Hear4U | 08 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

With Data Breaches Increasing, a Strategic Approach to Encryption Is Essential

Why are enterprises using encryption? What encryption applications are in use? How are organizations planning for encryption?

Those are just a few of the questions that the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by PGP Corporation, sought to answer in its fourth annual survey, “U.S. Enterprise Encryption Trends.”

With the frequency and costs of data breaches on the rise, the survey of nearly 1,000 business and IT leaders concluded that “the need for encryption is more apparent than ever.”

This TechBrief summarizes the key findings of the survey.

Breaches continue to be a huge problem

Demonstrating that there has been no letup in data breaches, 85% of the organizations surveyed had at least one breach in the last 12 months, virtually unchanged from the 84% in 2008. Companies experiencing five or more breaches rose...

riva11 | 20 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

Many destructive viruses damage the Master Boot Record (MBR). A damaged Master Boot Record means that the operating systems cannot be loaded and  make it impossible to start the computer from the hard disk.
If you wonder how to backup and restore the MBR, an easy solution could be found in a freeware tool called MBRfix.
MBRFix is a command line tool for Windows and has many advancedd commands that allow to repair, backup, restore and manage MBR.

From sysint.no website:
Perform several Master Boot Record (MBR) tasks, like backing up, restoring, fixing the boot code in the MBR, etc.

Requirements:

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows PE. Both 32-bit and 64-bit x64 editions are supported.

Commands:

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Hear4U | 08 Sep 2010

Here's your chance to be "King for a Week" with our new Security Solutions Contest! 

What Is the Security Solutions Contest?
It's all about solving end user questions in the forums area.  We created this contest to help increase the total number of solutions on the Security Community.  We are going to select threads we'd like you to solve, and give you an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Yes, I said "weekly!"  Keep reading to find out more about the prize!

How Do I Participate?
First, if you want to play, pull out your dust-ridden, coffee stained endpoint protection & related security product manuals, re-read all the latest and greatest knowledge base articles, and put your thinking-caps on! 

Why?  Because to be the "King for a Week" in this contest, you need to be able to solve popular forum threads that will be hand...

ukDavidC | 18 Jun 2010 | 2 comments

When upgrading our SEE management servers from 7.0.4 and 7.0.5 I noticed the entire 'Symantec' registry key and subkeys was deleted. This is OK if you're just running SEEms on the server but will break anything else such as SEPM and you'll only notice when you reboot and it doesnt start.

As a precaution, backup the key! Of course standard procedures suggest this would be done on test servers first :)

ukDavidC | 17 Jun 2010 | 1 comment

Probably the most important KB information when using, deploying and managing Symantec Endpoint Encryption:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008022909242448

Provides full details on how to recovery from various failures such as hardware or file corruption. The order in which you troubleshoot is very important and this describes it clearly.

hecongyan | 29 Apr 2010 | 1 comment

Have you ever faced a problem of forgotten password in your Windows PC? If yes better have a backup plan now itself. Here we are going to tell you, how you can reset Windows password using a reset password disk. This feature is available in Windows 7 and Vista only.

You can backup your user identity in a USB disk and use the disk for resetting your Windows user password in the future in case you have forgotten it. For this purpose you need not use a high capacity USB drive. You can either use your old USB which are considered obsolete or too small in size like 128MB or buy a small capacity one at lower cost. This is because the reset file if very small and you need to store the USB device in your locker or any other safer place.

Requirements:

A USB Flash Drive(Any size)

Windows 7 or Vista Operating System

Important:...

crazeeeeeem | 26 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Asissoft's release of Sudden Attack (http://suddenattack.asiasoftsea.net/) is a trojan and is collecting Windows passwords.

It works by preventing a user from logging into his/her PC, then providing an form to fill in a password and user name field, which if filled in correctly, will allow access to the user's machine. What its doing is of course well known subterfuge but the business world seems very unaware of the issues and costs, maybe rightly so.

A probably more overt proponent of this method of controlling and obtaining information from unsuspecting users is a company called LogMeIn (www.logmein.com). The simply ask for your passwords over the internet.

Since everyone is doing it, I guess they may as well.