Weld Pond


How I Got Here: Chris Wysopal

Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Wysopal of Veracode about his journey from a teenage BBS user to member of the L0pht to respected security researcher. Known as Weld Pond since his days at the L0pht, Chris also discussed his time at @stake and how the L0pht’s road trip to DC to testify before Congress almost went very wrong.

Ten Years Later, Rethinking Microsoft’s Vuln Ratings

Microsoft’s vulnerability Severity Rating System is closing in on its tenth birthday. While the security landscape has been transformed during that time, the Ratings have endured. But do they still work? Threatpost asked prominent vulnerability researchers to give us their opinion. You may be surprised at what they had to say.  

After A Decade, Time To Rethink Microsoft’s Vulnerability Ratings?

Security Experts will tell you that one year is a lifetime in the world of online threats and attacks. But eight years after Microsoft introduced its innovative severity rating system for software vulnerability, the company says its original definitions of what makes a software hole important still apply. Security experts aren’t so sure.

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