Security Wire Weekly


September 3, 2009  3:05 PM

VMworld 2009: Virtualization security

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Eric Ogren of The Ogren Group talks about the focus on security fundamentals and some virtualization technologies that increase security including virtual desktops. Ogren is attending VMworld this week in San Francisco.

August 26, 2009  8:12 PM

Security job market heating up

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SearchSecurity.com’s Carolyn Gibney interviews David Foote of Foote Partners on his latest skills and certification data. Foote says there’s reason for those in the security industry to be optimistic.


August 24, 2009  6:25 PM

Squad: The QSA and the Heartland breach

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Editors discuss the missing federal cybersecurity coordinator, the recent debate over comments made by Heartland CEO Robert Carr blaming the PCI QSA for the breach and whether the U.S. Marines should ban social networks.


August 21, 2009  2:44 PM

Cyberwarfare and the enterprise: Is the threat real?

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Threat Monitor

Recently, there has been a great deal of press about massive botnets and killer denial-of-service attacks. So how concerned should you really be about cyberwarfare? The threat is real, says contributor Sherri Davidoff, but the underlying problems are weaknesses in our own infrastructure. Outages can be prevented with a level head and a solid plan.


August 19, 2009  8:43 PM

Breach highlights secure coding needs

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Jim Molini, a Microsoft security professional and longtime security expert explains his work as the key architect of a new secure software certification. Also, Forrester Research analyst Rob Whiteley talks about weighing risks versus attempting to secure all data.


August 12, 2009  6:17 PM

Microsoft fixes ActiveX troubles, kill-bit bypass

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Security researcher David Dewey of IBM ISS explains his team’s discovery of interoperability flaws affecting Microsoft and third-party vendors. Dewey estimates that as many as 10,000 components on the Internet may be affected.


July 29, 2009  2:07 PM

Black Hat 2009: Researchers converge; Conficker update

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Michael Mimoso, editor of Information Security magazine and Robert Westervelt, news editor of SearchSecurity.com discuss what to expect at this year’s Black Hat conference. Also, listen to an interview with Mikko H. Hyppönen of F-Secure. Hyppönen plans to give an update on Conficker during a presentation at Black Hat. Visit our Black Hat 2009 news coverage page at: searchsecurity.com/blackhat2009


July 23, 2009  4:56 PM

Serious Adobe Flash flaw being exploited

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Purewire principal researcher Paul Royal explains the ins and outs of the Adobe Flash vulnerability. The flaw is being exploited via PDF files and drive-by attacks. Adobe said it plans to fix the flaw by July 30.


July 17, 2009  4:58 PM

Squad: TJX, Black Hat and Social Security numbers

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The SearchSecurity.com editors discuss TJX’s settlment with 41 states over its data breach, Juniper’s decision to pull a Black Hat presentation and whether our Social Security numbers are at risk


July 16, 2009  2:40 PM

Software security threats and employee awareness training

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Threat Monitor

How secure is the software produced today? Is it possible to keep attackers out of your network if they’re determined to get in? What strategies for employee security awareness training are most effective at stopping malware? Greg Hoglund explains how enterprises can face these challenging questions in order to strengthen their security programs and keep sensitive data in the right hands.


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