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February, 2011

February 23, 2011  2:34 PM

HBGary Federal hack highlights botched authentication, SQL injection vulns

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Website errors and poor authentication processes appear to be the biggest technical lessons learned from the HBGary Federal hacking fiasco, according to Bojan Zdrnja of Croatia-based security consultancy INfigo. Writing in the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center Diary, Zdrnja highlights...

February 17, 2011  10:49 PM

Computers for non-profit organizations hit hard by malware

cgibney Carolyn E.M. Gibney Profile: cgibney

SAN FRANCISCO -- While it may not be a security pro's worst nightmare, it certainly wouldn't be considered a pleasant dream. In 2009, David Compton, system administrator for Aspire of Western New York, a non-profit that serves people with developmental disabilities at over 50 group homes and field...

February 17, 2011  12:44 AM

HP’s risk equation combines security, IT ops

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

SAN FRANCISCO -- When HP announced last September its intent to acquire SIM leaders ArcSight, it was a pretty startling $1.5B deal. Not only had another security company fallen off the map into...

February 15, 2011  11:22 PM

Defense secretary outlines Pentagon cyber strategy

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

In the face of heightened cyberthreats, the Pentagon is pursuing a multi-pronged defense strategy that includes a reliance on private sector participation, William J. Lynn, III, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, said in a keynote Tuesday at RSA Conference 2011. "To this point, the disruptive...

February 15, 2011  6:05 PM

RSA Conference 2011: R, S and A win Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's pretty tough to get a cynical, often paranoid, group of people to rise in unison in approval. It's pretty tough, however, not to extend a standing ovation to cryptography and security pioneers Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Len Adleman, the R, S and A in RSA Security. The trio...

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