Security Bytes:

April, 2009

April 23, 2009  8:33 PM

LogLogic-Exaprotect deal reflects SIEM-log management bond

Neil Roiter Profile: NBRoiter

It's not exactly a surprise that LogLogic acquired Exaprotect. The two partnered up in February to add Exprotect’s SEM engine as a module riding atop LogLogic’s log management/analysis platform. The pending deal, announced Wednesday at RSA, is something of an indication that the log...

April 23, 2009  4:19 PM

Security bloggers, podcasters get day in sun

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

These days, you can't log onto Twitter or do a Google search without crashing headfirst into something information security related. Security pros have embraced social networking in a big way, and they're contributing a lot more to the blogosphere and Twitter arena than updates on where they're...

April 17, 2009  2:56 PM

Citrix XenApp may seem complex, but streamlines security management

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Editor’s Note: Eric Ogren, a frequent contributor to, is guest blogging today. Ogren is founder and principal analyst of the Ogren Group, which provides industry analyst services for vendors focusing on virtualization and security. He can be reached by sending an email to...

April 16, 2009  10:07 PM

Proof the Conficker worm not a major threat

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Kaspersky Lab researchers found a small number of unique IP addresses on the peer-to-peer network, suggesting the worm isn't as large as previously thought. It seems that Conficker/Downadup isn't all that it was cracked up to be. Dennis Fisher of Kaspersky Lab’s confirms...

April 14, 2009  1:37 PM

Twitter worm attack highlights social network flaws

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

A worm attack designed by a 17-year-old hoping to promote a rival social network wreaked havoc on Twitter, but also highlighted the importance of finding and repairing Web application flaws. A 17-year-old hacker claimed responsibility for attacking the Twitter microblogging...

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