Gary McGraw on the IEEE Center for Secure Design

Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the IEEE’s new Center for Secure Design program, the difficulty of defeating large classes of bugs and the collaborative effort it will take to solve the software security problem.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), one of Britain’s top intelligence agencies, has admitted it sometimes emails passwords in plain text to those who apply for jobs on its site.It was revealed in the last week that those who apply for jobs through the GCHQ’s recruitment portal are emailed their password in plain text after filling out the forgotten password feature on the site.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and IEEE are joining forces to ensure
that best practices and standards are developed and available to
provide security assurance for cloud computing.
As a result of this collaboration, CSA and IEEE have been conducting a
survey to identify and define the most critical security concerns
surrounding enterprise cloud computing. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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