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  • Flaw disclosure debate polarizes SOURCE Boston panel

    Security researchers and vendors tackle the issue of full and partial disclosure of vulnerability information during a panel discussion at the SOURCE Boston conference. 

  • Penetration tester explains secrets to accessing corporate systems

    Chris Nickerson is your worst nightmare. He's the guy you never see coming, the one who can slip into your data center, install malware on any server he chooses and ease back out without so much as a shadow on your security cameras. Nickerson, CEO of... 

  • IBM's Watchfire halts network research, focuses on Web apps

    Watchfire is halting its network and host-based research to focus solely on Web application security as part of its integration into IBM. The Waltham, Mass-based penetration vendor was acquired last year and become part of IBM's Rational development ... 

  • Core Security selects former Sophos exec as new CEO

    Core Security Technologies is selecting Mark Hatton as its new CEO to boost interest in its penetration testing products. 

  • RE:trace framework aids in OS X, Unix flaw discovery

    The new Ruby-based framework gives security professionals and reverse engineers the ability to find flaws in both the stack and the heap 

  • Cyber insurer hopes to boost business with pen testing

    Hoping to ramp up sales of its cyber insurance policies, commercial insurer, Chubb is offering a discount for companies that deploy a penetration testing tool. 

  • Core Security to offer Web application pen testing

    Penetration testing vendor Core Security Technologies announced it will start offering testing for Web applications, which are becoming the number-one attack vector of choice. 

  • Will new Sulley framework take fuzzing to next level?

    Pedram Amini, head of TippingPoint's security research group, has been busy with Aaron Portnoy, touting a new tool for functional protocol testing (also known as "black-box testing" or "fuzzing,"). He co-wrote the recently-released book "Fuzzing: Bru... 

  • Core Security CEO to step down

    Paul Paget, the CEO of penetration testing software vendor Core Security Technologies said he is better-suited for start-ups. 

  • Testing security of apps could put pressure on vendors

    Gartner IT Security Summit: Companies should shoulder some of the responsibility for testing applications to put pressure on vendors to create more secure software, say panelists.