News Spotlight: Experts comment on the end of worms and spam

Experts address the security industry's fight against worms and spam, and who is likely to win.

On Monday, May 12, the SearchSecurity News Spotlight featured guest analyst Pete Lindstrom and spam expert Daniel Klein.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to the recorded event at your convenience: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/webcasts/0,289675,sid14,00.html

Pete Lindstrom is the research director for Spire Security, an industry analyst firm focused on information security issues. Pete combines Fortune 500 corporate security experience with technology audit and consulting work for Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

As our guest analyst on the SearchSecurity News Spotlight, Pete helped our listeners prioritize industry headlines and answered user-submitted questions. Listen to the webcast and find out:

  • The likelihood of a "Digital Pearl Harbor"
  • The move from best-of-breed security solutions to integrated appliances
  • If enterprises have finally caught up to malware writers and have put an end to the era of the e-mail worm
  • The number of crackers holding legitimate jobs with access to user networks

Our guest expert was Daniel Klein. Daniel is vice president of technology development with Pittsburgh-based Lone Wolf Systems. Daniel is an outspoken advocate for the cessation of spam and argues that spammers are violating recipients' First Amendment rights.

In the SearchSecurity News Spotlight, Daniel offered some insight on spam and answered audience-submitted questions. He addressed:

  • What can be attributed for the increase in spam
  • Security risks associated with spam
  • Whether spam is a security issue
  • Tips on addressing spam in the enterprise

If you missed our News Spotlight, we hope you'll listen to the recorded broadcast. And, as always, please give us your feedback on this new feature. We'd like to know what topics you'd like addressed in the future.

Mark your calendar for next week's SearchSecurity.com News Spotlight, when news editor Mike Mimoso highlights the top security headlines and addresses open source security with the help of Marty Roesch, developer of the popular open-source intrusion-detection system Snort and CTO of Sourcefire.

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