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Dino Dai Zovi, one of the men behind the MacBook hack at last year's CanSecWest conference, is a respected researcher, and that's just in his spare time. By day, Dai Zovi is a security professional in the financial services industry, where he's knee-deep in the movement toward quantifying risk in an organization. DINO DAI ZOVI What can you share about the risk scoring system you're working on? It's based mainly on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. I previously had a homebrew system, but I found having things standardized, with vulnerabilities coming pre-rated from vendors, made my life easier. What I really cared about was scoring them for my environment. Doing the research into a vulnerability provided a flexible framework for me to model less specific vulnerabilities, as opposed to specific security product vulnerabilities. It allowed me to model larger vulnerabilities in that same system. Are you seeing security moving toward a risk management function in the financial services community? I've seen a fair amount of financial institutions adopting ... Access >>>
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