Stories by Paul Roberts

Symantec's strategy shift

IT security technology vendors need to change their businesses to respond to new requirements, such as making products that not only protect from attacks but detect them before they hit, Symantec Chief Executive Officer John Thompson told a packed audience at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Tuesday.

More questions than answers in Symantec, Veritas deal

Security company Symantec's acquisition of Veritas Software has the potential to benefit customers and shareholders of both companies, but details of the US$13.5 billion deal leave some important questions unanswered, according to executives and industry experts.

Antivirus companies warn about Bagle.AG threat

Network administrators returning to work after the weekend can enjoy a fresh Bagle with their coffee -- and no, it's not that kind of bagel. On Monday, antivirus companies warned of another virulent new version of the Bagle e-mail worm, dubbed Bagle.AG.

Confusion surrounds Cisco-Linksys wireless hole

A report last week about a security hole in a wireless broadband router made by Cisco Systems' Linksys division overstated the severity of the vulnerability, according to the man who first warned of the problem.

MS lawsuit leads to email destruction questions

MICROSOFT is digging deeper into its stores of electronic correspondence after a US District Court judge instructed the company to provide more information about a four-year-old email from a company vice-president that told employees to delete email after 30 days.

New Microsoft programme: 'You patch, we pay'

UNDER a new programme, Microsoft is paying for security assessments of its customers' networks to help improve policies in areas such as software patch management and assuage fears about the security risks posed by Microsoft products.