Articles By Cara Garretson

How to prevent data centre disasters caused by human error

A university network brought to its knees when someone inadvertently plugged two network cables into the wrong hub. An employee injured after an ill-timed entry into a data centre. Overheated systems shut down

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Cara Garretson

Underpaid, overworked help desk staff wait for tide to turn

For corporate IT managers, the start of the new year brings hope that budgets will grow, workloads will return to normal and the worst of the recession might be over. Down in the

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Cara Garretson

Antispam start-up tries new detection methods

Turning the idea of sender reputation on its head, a new e-mail security company called Abaca Technology is announcing a gateway product that determines an inbound e-mail message's potential to be spam based

Published on: October 23rd, 2007 Cara Garretson

‘Pump and dump’ spam plays bait and switch game

You think you're getting Fergie, but instead you get a bogus stock tip. Talk about bait and switch.In the latest pump-and-dump stock-spam scam, spammers are attaching MP3 files to otherwise empty e-mail messages;

Published on: October 19th, 2007 Cara Garretson

Security 3.0: Chess, not Whac-A-Mole

Companies that want to spend less of their IT budget on security and improve its effectiveness must “bake in” security across their operations so it becomes a part of the business process, not

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Cara Garretson