10 posts from August 2010

August 31, 2010

Today marks the first post in a series of four discussions that will explore the Tao of Data Security. This series will delve into data security and cover the following four topics: Risk Homeostasis and...Read More
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August 27, 2010

Best security article this week--maybe from the past several months. I can't figure out who is more complacent: developers and hackers... Anyways, highlights below http://www.zdnet.com.au/hackers-accidentally-give-microsoft-their-code-339305548.htm When hackers crash their systems while developing viruses, the code...Read More
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August 26, 2010

New IBM X-Force report is out. One interesting statement: “For the first time in the report’s history, web application vulnerabilities have reached 50 per cent of all code flaws reported.” This reminded me of "back...Read More
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August 24, 2010

While Google and MS are bashing each other over whether we should have a responsible/coordinated/full disclosure policy, it seems were might be heading to 'no disclosure.' RSnake (Robert Hansen) predicts that since the industry is...Read More
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August 19, 2010

Customer sent an email with the following signature: "In God I trust. For everyone else I keep log files."Read More
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Oracle buys Secerno. IBM buys Guardium. Now, Intel buys McAfee. The lesson is simple: security has become a business process. In the past, the objective of security was all about keeping the bad guys out...Read More
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August 18, 2010

HP buys Fortify and the rumor mill says it’s for ~$250M. Fortify’s bookings in 2008 were $43M and not much more 2009, so they got around a 5x multiple. Fortify went through five rounds of...Read More
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August 17, 2010

TOPIC: Five Signs Your File Data is at Risk SPEAKER: Raphael Reich, Director File Security Solutions, Imperva DATE: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 TIME: 11:00 AM (PDT) / 2:00 PM (EDT) REGISTER: Click Here With unstructured...Read More
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August 11, 2010

In January of this year, Imperva’s ADC published a report on the most commonly used passwords. Of the 32 million, nearly 2 million were in Spanish. Agua Marketing—a firm that specializes in marketing to Spanish...Read More
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August 09, 2010

New report from Technavio (sorry, you need to pay) highlights the growth in the WAF market. Summary: "As more applications are being added to Web, the need for better security management arises. Hence, the Web...Read More
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