SAN FRANCISCO–The discussion about information sharing has been going on in the security community since before there was a security community, but the tone and shape of the conversation have changed recently thanks to an executive order from the Obama administration and the relentless drumbeat of attacks and data breaches. The benefits of sharing threat intelligence are[…]
SAN FRANCISCO–The more things change, the more they stay the same. Thirty years ago, Adi Shamir, one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm, was asked to do a keynote speech at a conference and spoke about his laws of computer security. They were a set of principles that he developed over the years relating[…]
CERT researcher Will Dormann presented an update on his research looking at Android apps that fail to validate SSL; Google meanwhile, says it will get stricter with enforcement.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass an information sharing bill this week and that bill is just as likely to become law in the coming months, according to a panel of Experts at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO–One of the downsides to being a software company with a huge customer base is that your products are going to be prime targets for attackers. But the flip side to that coin is that you’re going to gather a lot of data about vulnerabilities and attacks. Microsoft has been collecting that data for[…]
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson pitched RSA Conference attendees on working for the department’s NCCIC initiative, as well as providing help on solving the NSA’s frontdoor problem.
An issue with the content-control software NetNanny could open users’ systems up to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks, HTTPS spoofing and intercept, researchers warned Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO–Encryption is the hot new topic in security at the moment, as it has been any number of times in the last few decades. And, as in the past, the notions of key escrow, mandated legal access to encrypted systems and other ideas for helping governments defeat cryptosystems have followed right along with the latest crypto[…]
Cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy have won the NSA’s annual hacking contest for the third time in fifteen years.
Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman of WhiteHat Security about his RSA Conference talk on the coming change in the security industry regarding guarantees, security insurance and how it will all affect customers.