Security Wire Weekly


November 26, 2008  10:37 AM

Virtual patching, Web application security

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Web application security expert Ryan Barnett explains why Web servers represent such a fertile ground for hackers, whether developers will begin to create more secure code and the benefits of a technique called virtual patching, which tricks hackers into thinking a Web application has been patched. Barnett is director of security at Breach Security.

November 25, 2008  9:39 PM

RSA wireless security survey

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Security NewsmakersIn this edition of the Security Newsmakers podcast, Sam Curry, vice president of RSA’s Identity and Access Assurance Group, talks about RSA’s annual wireless security survey of New York, London and Paris. The survey revealed rapidly growing wireless LAN deployment in these cities, and the state of the security in place to protect those deployments.


November 24, 2008  5:23 PM

How to stop malware in a ‘Flash’

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 Always innovating, attackers have found ways to mask their malware by placing the code into PDFs and Flash files. The malware often appears to be legitimate ads for products, and it can be particularly hard to analyze. John Strand explains why and demonstrates how to be ready for Flash-based malicious code.


November 20, 2008  4:49 PM

Paul Roberts on John Thompson’s legacy and future plans

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Nameless Security PodcastSenior security analyst Paul Roberts of The 451 Group joins Dennis Fisher to discuss Symantec CEO John Thompson’s retirement, his legacy and whether he’ll end up in the Obama administration.


November 19, 2008  2:55 PM

PCI DSS plagues retail

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Former FBI agent Howard Glavin of IBM’s ISS X-Force security team talks about cybersecurity in the retail industry. Also, Symantec CEO John Thompson retires.


November 14, 2008  3:51 PM

Financial industry risk management

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In this new Security on the Street podcast with SearchFinancialSecurity.com Site Editor Sarah Hurley, Chris McClean, an analyst at Forrester Research, explores the state of risk management within the financial industry and what companies can do to protect themselves from the threat of data leakage. McClean talks about about the unique problems in the financial industry, the regulatory issues and how risk management has been redefined. In addition McClean talks about risk management trends for 2009 and gives his thoughts about the intersection of technology and risk management.


November 12, 2008  3:37 PM

VoIP security threats

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VoIP expert Patrick Park, author of “Voice over IP Security,” explains the latest VoIP threats and ways companies can protect their systems from eavesdropping and DDoS attacks. Also a review of Microsoft’s latest round of patches with Paul Henry, security and forensics analyst at patching vendor Lumension.


November 5, 2008  4:56 PM

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

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In its semiannual Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft says it has seen a significant drop in vulnerabilities discovered in the operating system. Jeff Williams, principal architect at Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center, explains the results of the report.


November 3, 2008  12:28 PM

Election Special: Avi Rubin on electronic voting security

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Nameless Security PodcastSecurity expert Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins University, talks with Dennis Fisher about the security of electronic voting machines and whether he expects any major problems on election day.


October 30, 2008  3:03 PM

Derek Manky on cybercrime and identity theft

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Nameless Security PodcastAn expert on cybercrime and online scams, Derek Manky, security researcher at Fortinet, joins Dennis Fisher for a discussion of the threats from online organized crime and social networking sites and whether we’ve seen the last of the big worms.


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