Security Wire Weekly


October 31, 2009  12:29 PM

Squad: Tokenization, Phishing and the Feds



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Microsoft, Security Squad

SearchSecurity editors discuss the importance of Microsoft’s record breaking number of October vulnerabilities, the federal government’s plan to hire 1,000 cybersecurity pros, the FBI’s crackdown on a massive phishing ring and the latest payment industry tokenization plans.

October 28, 2009  7:10 PM

Silon Trojan strikes Internet Explorer users



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
malware, Security Wire Weekly

Amit Klein, CTO of Trusteer Inc. on a new two-headed Trojan striking Inernet Explorer users to steal login credentials.


October 22, 2009  2:08 PM

Heartland CIO on PCI, E3 project



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
encryption, PCI, Security Wire Weekly

Heartland Payment Systems CIO Steve Elefant talks about the processor’s new E3 security processes, end-to-end encryption, deployment and adoption issues.


October 14, 2009  8:55 PM

Nuke and pave to eradicate botnets



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
botnets, enterprise botnets, Security Wire Weekly

Security researcher Gunter Ollmann of Damballa discusses the scourge of dangerous enterprise botnets and why the only method to eradicate them is by a method he calls “nuke and pave.”


October 7, 2009  8:51 PM

Exploring encryption, DLP



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
DLP, encryption, Security Wire Weekly

Richard Jacobs, chief technology officer of Sophos on encryption for compliance, DLP and the case for involving end users in security decisions.


October 1, 2009  7:08 PM

Threat Monitor: An enterprise strategy for Web application security threats



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Threat Monitor

People Security founder Hugh Thompson reviews the tools and tactics, from routine assessments to Web application firewalls, that are essential to an application security strategy,


September 24, 2009  1:23 PM

Digital forensics, breach incident response



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
data breach, Security incident respnse, Security Wire Weekly

Jim Jaeger, a retired Air Force brigadier general who heads the digital forensics operation at defense industry giant General Dynamics, explains best practices around data breach response and digital forensics.


September 22, 2009  4:21 PM

Privacy gone awry



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Internet Privacy, Security Squad

SearchSecurity editors discuss Internet privacy issues, the Apache disclosure, VMworld and Apple security.


September 17, 2009  12:27 PM

SANS Top Cybersecurity Risks



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
SANS Institute, Security Wire Weekly

Experts discuss the findings of the SANS Institute 2009 Top Cyber Risks Report. The SANS report, The Top Cyber Security Risks found that IT security professionals are failing to adequately address client-side application flaws and website vulnerabilities.  Meanwhile, cybercriminals are using spear phishing attacks and automated SQL injection attacks to infect employee machines and ultimately gain access to company networks.


September 10, 2009  6:32 PM

DNSSEC – Challenges and pitfalls



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
DNSSEC, Security Wire Weekly

Security experts and officials involved in DNSSEC implementations share their successes and the challenges they face.

Program notes: DNSSEC deployments gain momentum since Kaminsky DNS bug

Kaminsky interview: DNSSEC addresses cross-organizational trust and security


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