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vint-cerf-et-al-on-internet-security

I had the pleasure to attend the recent security summit at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (webcast is available, but only if you have quicktime and IE7 apparently, which ain't me) and getting to hear Vint Cerf and a very strong group of panelists. Here are my take-aways:

  • When you sell your company for big bucks, you get to be on panels at colleges. Maybe this is because the event was held in the Chris Klaus building.
  • The internet needs better, stronger authentication - and not just the user, but better Damballa a local Atlanta start-up spun out of Georgia Tech to help ISPs address the bot problem. Good luck to those guys. Seems like cool technology.

visibility-and-pci-security

I'm a fan the PCI security standard from Visa, Mastercard and American Express. It is a tight in all the right ways and loose in the right ways. It tells credit card processors and merchants explicity that they must use two-factor authentication for remote access, but nothing more. If PCI has a problem, it is that it will be too little too late to protect card holder data and stave off regulation. The structure of the credit card industry makes it tough for it to be otherwise. Will making retailers liable for credit card breaches help? I'm not sure.

web-application-insecurity-statistics

Security geeks who like to chew on numbers will enjoy the WebAppSec Statistics. Lots of pretty pictures too.

when-phishing-and-stolen-customer-database

Check out this phish email from Virus List

We fully appreciated not only the expert social engineering and well-written text, but also the fact that the phisher included not only the email of the intended victim, but also the postal address.

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