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Security Highlights and Lowlights of 2003

The consensus among security professionals is solid: 2003 was a lousy year for computer security. And the news won’t be much better in the year ahead; things are trending for the worse. While it’s easy to focus on the security screw-ups of 2003-since there are so many more of them-I’ll also try to dredge up some good news. And here they are, the good things that happened in computer security in 2003: Despite all the security mishaps of 2003, the overwhelming evidence shows that if you’re informed and diligent you can keep your systems relatively safe from attack. Try to get all the information you can, from here at eWEEK.com’s Security Center, as well as from commercial, high-end offerings such as Symantec’s DeepSight Alert and Threat Management Services. In addition, implement patch management, aggressively block services at the firewall and use intrusion detection where services are open. The bad guys can still get to you, but it will be hard. Full Story

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