Security begins at home. And for the IT manager, that means the server room, where the Internet has brought not only the promise of a worldwide audience but also the threat of worms, hackers and cyber-terrorism.
Despite high trading volume, online brokerage sites functioned at or near normal levels on the Monday following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, according to Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, Calif., company that tracks Web site performance.
The SANS Institute and the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center releases a scanning tool designed to find 20 common network vulnerabilities, as well as a document listing steps to fix each problem.
Companies that were hit by both the Code Red and Nimda worms should quit using Microsoft's Internet Information Server immediately, says Gartner's research director for Internet security, John Pescatore.