Dennis Fisher talks with long-lost Threatpost editor Ryan Naraine about the intricacies of the disclosure of the identities of the alleged Koobface gang members, whether we’ll see more of that kind of action and whether the recent trend toward disclosing 0-days in SCADA systems will continue.
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Shari Lawrence Pfleeger wrote the book on cyber security – or should we say “books.” The longtime researcher and expert has authored numerous textbooks on everything from software engineering, to the application of metrics in software development, to computer security. The head of research for the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) at Dartmouth College, Pfleeger says that many of the biggest challenges facing organizations in the realm of cyber security are social, and not technological.
Dennis Fisher talks with Adam Shostack of Microsoft about the taxonomy he helped develop for classifying how PCs are compromised, what he would and wouldn’t change in The New School of Information Security and who he’s learned the most from.
Dennis Fisher talks with Paul Judge of Barracuda Networks about the company’s Clicks For Meals program, which is aiming to provide 10,000 meals during the holidays through the World Food Programme.
Dennis Fisher talks with malware researcher Costin Raiu about the investigation into Duqu, the likelihood that it was written by the same team as Stuxnet, whether a government is behind its development and what mistakes the authors made.
Dennis Fisher talks with Ted Julian of CO3 about why even the more enlightened organizations still find themselves unprepared when hit with a data breach, the need for more public data to help analyze the nature and effects of breaches and how third-party breaches affect organizations.
Dennis Fisher talks with Kaspersky Lab Researcher Tillmann Werner about the takedown of the Kelihos botnet, the network’s unique multi-tiered architecture, its custom protocol and the ethics and legality of pushing updates to disable bots on users’ machines.
Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the release of the data collected during the BSIMM 3 software security measurement project, the most pressing challenges facing companies involved in software security programs and the reasons that the US government is falling farther behind on this front.
Dennis Fisher talks with Mark Russinovich of Microsoft about his novel Zero Day, the idea of a coordinated cyber attack by terrorists and the difficulty of writing a technical novel for a mainstream audience.
Dennis Fisher talks with Katie Moussouris of Microsoft about the company’s new Blue Hat Prize for innovative defensive security technology, why Microsoft didn’t start a bug bounty program and whether this will become an annual contest.