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Windows Security Compliance Manager Released

Microsoft rolled out the Security Compliance Manager tool on Thursday to help IT pros manage baseline security in Windows.

A Cloudy Future Isn't Always a Bad Thing

This former disc jockey thinks cloud-based services is music to his ears.

Flip the IT Switch: From In-House to Hosted

Why hosted IT services makes sense, especially during a recession.

One Hosting Provider's Message

How's this for a best practice? One Web hosting company sees a sensible answer in outsourcing.

Report Profiles Top Software Security Coding Errors

A new study describes the top 25 programming errors that can open up security holes in software.

HP Extends Security Services Portfolio

Hewlett-Packard today said it is adding to its diverse security services, while bringing them together under a common framework.

Microsoft: IIS 6.0 Has 'Inconsistencies,' but No Bug

Microsoft denied that its Internet Information Services Web server software is subject to new-found security vulnerability.

Microsoft Security Report Released

Security experts commented on Version 7 of Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report, which was announced this week.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Security Initiatives

The Black Hat security conference continues this week in Las Vegas and Microsoft is once again rallying its industry allies, and even its competitors, to a common cause.

Microsoft Planning Toolkit and Design Guides Released

Microsoft last week released tools for IT pros and partners planning Windows deployments.

Microsoft: Some IT Orgs Spending Strategically in Bad Economy

The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.

Cybersecurity Policy Will Pose Challenges, Security Pros Say

Now that there's some movement toward a U.S. cybersecurity policy, it's time to roll up the sleeves and get to work, and that task won't be easy, software security experts suggested on Friday.

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