August 1, 2007  1:24 PM

Black Hat, supersize edition



Posted by: David Schneier
Network Security, Security Vendor News

Tony SagerThis year's Black Hat conference...


July 16, 2007  8:30 AM

JRE flaw: How bad is it?



Posted by: Leigha
Application Security, Data Breaches and Identity Theft, Information Security Threats, Network Security, Platform Security, Security Management

I've seen several reports since Friday regarding the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) flaws Sun Microsystems recently patched. In one report, security expert Chris Gatford from penetration testing vendor Pure Hacking said...


July 11, 2007  6:36 AM

EMC, Cisco and Microsoft form security alliance



Posted by: Leigha
Microsoft Security, Network Security, Security Management, Security Vendor News

One of the more interesting press releases to catch my attention this morning is from Cisco, EMC and Microsoft. The IT giants have formed


June 21, 2007  9:34 AM

Harry Potter and the Hokey Hacker



Posted by: David Schneier
Network Security

We've seen zero days in Windows, Mac OS X, various Linux distributions and even BlackBerrys. Now comes the first zero day in a book. (Actually, it's more like grand larceny, but that doesn't sound as scary.) A post on the Full Disclosure mailing list Tuesday revealed what the author claims are the...


June 20, 2007  9:10 AM

Cybersecurity hearing set on DHS weaknesses



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Data Breaches and Identity Theft, Network Security

We'll be keeping an eye on the House Homeland Security Committee today. Its subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology is holding a hearing to identify the failures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure its information networks. Scott Charbo, CIO of...


June 8, 2007  4:06 PM

Symantec unveils Norton AntiBot beta



Posted by: David Schneier
Network Security, Security Vendor News

While the financial analysts and customers are trying to figure out Symantec's future direction, the company's engineers have stayed busy building new products. Next week at its Vision customer conference, the company will be talking about its forthcoming all-in-one security suite, code-named...


June 4, 2007  8:56 AM

Gartner confab looks to Security 3.0



Posted by: Leigha
Information Security Threats, Network Security

Today is the first full day of Gartner's annual IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., and the first order of business is the morning slate of keynotes. First up was Gartner analyst John Pescatore. Pescatore talked...


May 17, 2007  4:52 PM

Podcast: Penetration testing



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Data Breaches and Identity Theft, Network Security, Security Management

In this week's Security Wire Weekly podcast, SearchSecurity.com's Bill Brenner had a great interview with Core Security's Ivan Arce about the...


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