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Botnet Takedown: Researcher Describes How Kelihos Fell

Categories: Compliance, Malware, Podcasts

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.


Gary McGraw on the BSIMM3 Data Release

Categories: Government, Podcasts

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.


Podcast: Culture of Lax Security Prevails Among Medical Device Makers

The news last week was that the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee has asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate the security of the software that runs medical devices. But a prominent researcher says that security flaws in such devices are common, and that more federal oversight is necessary to change what he describes as a culture of lax security among medical device makers.


Anup Ghosh on Targeted Attacks and the Need for Security Innovation

Dennis Fisher talks with Anup Ghosh of Invincea about the current wave of targeted attacks against high-profile companies such as RSA, the IMF and Citigroup and how the lack of innovation on the defensive side of the fence has made life easier for the attackers.


Dennis Fisher and Paul Roberts on the Sony Data Breach and National Cybersecurity

Dennis Fisher and Paul Roberts talk about the data breach of the Sony PlayStation Network, Sony’s response to the attack and whether the recent legislation proposed by the White House and its new cyberspace strategy will have any effect.


Alex Hutton on the 2011 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Categories: Data Breaches, Podcasts

Dennis Fisher talks with Alex Hutton of Verizon about the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, the massive decrease in the number of records breached, the increase in the number of incidents and the clues to the cover challenge that may or may not be embedded in the report.