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VASCO said today that its DIGIPASS authentication technology will work with Intel Identity Protection Technology to help prevent online fraud. With Intel’s IPT, VASCO’s DIGIPASS generates new passwords every 30 seconds, going beyond the security offered by traditional, stagnant passwords [as additional protection to traditional passwords]. The 2nd Generation Intel Core and Core vPro processor platforms will support a VASCO applet.

Intel disclosed details of plans for its upcoming Intel Identity Protection Technology to work with Symantec’s VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service to help reduce Internet fraud. Intel IPT integrated into Intel Core and Core vPro processor-based PCs generates one-time passwords that change at regular intervals to help prevent identity theft from phishing attacks. Symantec’s VIP enables banks, online retailers and others [enterprises] to deliver a trusted and safe online experience to consumers, employees and partners. See it at the Symantec and Intel Booth #1426 at the RSA 2011 conference.

On “In Defense of Data,” an online forum aimed at improving data security, Intel Chief Security Officer Malcolm Harkins argues that prohibiting employee activities in an effort to increase laptop data security is pointless. Instead, businesses should “embrace risk,” encourage employee-owned computers, social media access and mobile computing. Personal responsibility and technology – encryption, back-ups and new antitheft technologies – will protect the data.

The Intel Premier IT Professional's online community is bringing together IT professionals via Twitter and a discussion forum to share how Windows 7 has helped their organizations. To share your Windows 7 insights with your colleagues – and earn a chance to win 1 of 3 HP ENVY 17 laptops – simply register in the Windows 7 discussion forum.

Intel CISO Malcolm Harkins recently sat down to talk with CIO magazine (page 13) about his “run-toward-risk” security philosophy that embraces social media and has been key to Intel IT department’s success in safely championing the Web 2.0 trend among employees.

According to a study released today workers have up to a 1 in 10 chance of having their laptop PC lost or stolen, the same odds that New York City will have a white Christmas. The study also revealed that the 300-plus participating companies and other organizations lost more than 86,000 laptops costing them a staggering $2.1 billion. Yet, as explained by Intel’s Anand Pashupathy, two-thirds of these systems were not equipped with even basic features to protect confidential data.

IDG’s Computerworld has selected Intel IT as one of the publication’s twelve top Green-IT vendors for 2010.  Intel was named to the list for its framework for IT sustainability, a multifaceted program that has significantly reduced Intel’s environmental footprint with smart, efficient strategies to achieve “green IT."

If so, and it involves Intel vPro Technology, capture your idea on a video and enter the Intel vPro Technology Innovation Contest. You could win a $4,000 American Express gift card or an Intel Core i5 vPro laptop plus the admiration of fellow innovative thinkers.

Symantec today introduced PGP Whole Disk Encryption with support for Intel Anti-Theft Technology, helping businesses to protect their laptops and, more costly, their data.  Losing the latter takes roughly a $6.75 million bite per case out of U.S. enterprises and $3.4 million out of companies elsewhere in the world, according to the Ponemon Institute.

With Intel vPro-based PCs in the majority of Global 100 companies and supported by all leading manageability and security vendors, Intel has harnessed growing industrywide resources on its new Intel vPro 101 site. It’s like a cheat sheet for questions around activation, software availability, tips and tricks, and more. to help IT implement vPro strategically and simply.

Have a question on all those desktop virtualization models?  Want to know a Type-1 hypervisor from a Type-2?  Can’t figure out if you want to stream apps and OS, or just apps? From noon-1 PDT today, Intel engineering, technology and marketing experts will be online to answer your toughest questions during the Desktop Virtualization Ask An Expert session.

Intel has enhanced its extremely popular PROSet/Wireless Software to manage Intel® Centrino® wireless products on systems running Microsoft Windows 7. The new Intel PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software features the familiar IT Administrator Toolkit and User interface while adding Adapter Switching, a new Profile Migration Tool and Reset PROSet.

Intel will provide a first look today at a searchable catalog containing a myriad of software applications that take advantage of the capabilities of Intel Core vPro processors from hundreds of software vendors.  The demonstration, scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow, at the vPro Zone, at Intel Developer Forum, will showcase the key component of the upcoming Intel vPro Activation 101 Resource Site.

Softex has introduced SecureDrive, which works with Intel Core vPro processors to manage the growing number of self-encrypting hard drives in PCs, a rapidly growing alternative to software-based encryption. For those at Intel IDF 2010, take Softex SecureDrive for a spin in booth # 675 in the Intel® vPro™ Technology Community.

Actor, producer, and director LeVar Burton goes on a search for the next Big Thing in TV at the Intel Developer Forum this week, but as he shows us, it isn’t easy.  Follow LeVar’s quest on Twitter using #smarttv.

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