How is defending your network and users from sophisticated cyber attacks like fending off a zombie invasion? Funny you should ask! In an interview with Threatpost Editor Paul Roberts, Josh Corman, the Research Director in the Enterprise Security Practice at the 451 Group reprises a 2011 RSA Conference presentation, with security luminary Alex Hutton, “Metrics are Bunk: The Zombie Apocalypse, Baseball, and Security Metrics.” Enterprises, Corman argues, are too focused on pleasing auditors, and not focused enough on practical steps that will actually improve the security of their networks and insure their survival. Check it out!
For at least the third year in a row, the number of serious vulnerabilities per website has fallen. That sounds like good news until you look at the numbers and realize that the average website carried an astonishing 56 holes in 2012, according to statistics compiled by WhiteHat Security and based upon data gathered from tens of thousands of websites.
If you’ve ever sat in on a cybersecurity hearing on Capitol Hill or attended a
Dennis Fisher talks with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi about how he got his start in security, the value of learning by doing, how he got root on his high school’s server and why his shellcode for a Windows vulnerability ended up in one of the more infamous Internet worms of the last 10 years.