Security Wire Weekly


October 1, 2008  4:27 PM

SWW: Oracle DBAs cite lack of security measures



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Security Wire Weekly

Ian Abramson, president of the Independent Oracle Users Group discusses the results of a recent survey that finds database security lacking at many companies.

September 25, 2008  3:53 PM

Billy Hoffman on AJAX security and browser attacks



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
The Nameless Security Podcast

Billy Hoffman of HP is among the top AJAX and JavaScript security experts in the industry. In this podcast he talks about the issues with Google Chrome, why JavaScript is so dangerous and why he dragged a vending machine up several flights of stairs to prove a point in college.


September 24, 2008  1:52 PM

SWW: Examining McAfee-Secure Computing merger



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Security Wire Weekly

Paul Roberts, an analyst at the 451 Group, talks about McAfee’s $465 million deal to buy Secure Computing and the challenges ahead.


September 19, 2008  8:21 AM

Weaponizing Kaminsky’s DNS discovery



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Threat Monitor


The dust has settled since Dan Kaminsky revealed an intriguing — and now, perhaps, notorious — DNS exploit at this year’s Black Hat briefings. But many organizations are still not patching their internal servers. John Strand explains why this negligence is a big mistake.


September 17, 2008  1:49 PM

SWW: Bank CISO on encryption



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Security Wire Weekly

Steven Katz, the former CISO at Citigroup, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch, talks about data encryption and the changing role of the CISO. Katz is widely recognized as one of the first CISOs in the security industry.


September 11, 2008  2:47 PM

Joe Grand on hardware hacking, Defcon badges and Prototype This!



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
The Nameless Security Podcast

For Joe Grand, hacking isn’t just an adventure, it’s a job. A former member of the L0pht and owner of Grand Idea Studio, Grand talks about his designs for the Defcon badges, his work on hardware security and his new Discovery Channel show, Prototype This!


September 10, 2008  4:13 PM

SWW: Cybercriminal underground



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Security Wire Weekly

Yuval Ben-Itzhak of Web security vendor Finjan on the latest cybercriminal activities and a new survey that shows organizations are taking steps to defend against attacks.


September 5, 2008  10:34 AM

Debian: A niche OS with a not-so-niche security flaw



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Threat Monitor

A recently discovered flaw in the Debian version of Linux meant that any OpenSSL keys generated during the past 20 months could be guessed in a matter of hours. But does the vulnerability suggest broader security issues for Linux? Michael Cobb explores the origin of the flaw and what it means for even the non-Debian users.


September 4, 2008  5:13 PM

Naraine, Roberts on Google Chrome, browser-based exploits and malware



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
The Nameless Security Podcast

In this episode of the Nameless Security Podcast, Dennis Fisher sits down with Paul Roberts, a security analyst with The 451 Group, and Ryan Naraine, a blogger and evangelist with Kaspersky Labs, to talk about the launch of Google’s Chrome browser, the rash of browser-based exploits, the changing threat model and what the next president can do to address cybersecurity.


September 3, 2008  3:30 PM

SWW: Researcher pushes data sharing



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Security Wire Weekly

Security researcher Gadi Evron is revitalizing the Botnets mailing list to get researchers to share more raw data with the security community. Evron says information sharing is the key to reducing cybercrime.


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