Security Bytes

March 2008

  • DHS takes a chance with new cybersecurity chief Beckstrom

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 25 Mar 2008
  • The cybersecurity group at the Department of Homeland Security has had a hard time hanging onto its leaders, for various reasons, since the department started five years ago. DHS officials have ...

  • The data breach that hit home

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 20 Mar 2008
  • Covering the security breach at Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets this week was a particularly interesting experience for me. Unlike the other breaches I've written about, this one really hit me where I ...

  • Lockdown Networks shuts its doors

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 19 Mar 2008
  • We've been reporting for some time that the NAC market is on shaky ground, with demand for the technology failing to meet the expectations of a couple years ago. We saw more proof of that this ...

  • Hannaford and the evolution of the data breach

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 18 Mar 2008
  • As the rash of large data breaches and thefts continues unabated, it's important to resist the urge to lump them all together. Not all breaches are created equal, and the latest one, at Hannaford ...

  • Supermarket chain discloses breach

    Marcia Savage - Editor 17 Mar 2008
  • East Coast supermarket chain Hannaford Bros. Co. said Monday that its network was broken into and customer credit and debit card numbers were stolen. The Associated Press reported that company ...

  • How to ask a VC for money

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 14 Mar 2008
  • I'm listening to a panel discussion right now featuring six former members of the L0pht hacking collective and Mudge, perhaps the most famous member of the group, just told a great story about the ...

  • Researcher: Beware of massive IFrame attack

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 14 Mar 2008
  • Security researcher Dancho Danchev has raised the red flag in his blog about a new scam the bad guys are using to corrupt hundreds of thousands of websites with IFrame redirects. Visit one of these ...

  • Trend Micro site compromised

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 14 Mar 2008
  • The last thing a person expects is to have their computer exposed to malware during a visit to a security vendor's website. But those visiting the site of Tokyo-based Trend Micro may have ...

  • The wit and wisdom of Dan Geer

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 13 Mar 2008
  • Here's a mindbender for you: Not only have all of the security products that we've installed on our desktops and servers not made those machines secure, they have, in fact, made them less secure. ...

  • McAfee discovers 10,000 malware-laced sites

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 13 Mar 2008
  • McAfee is ringing the alarm bell over its discovery Wednesday of some 10,000 Web pages attackers have rigged with PC-hijacking malware. The security vendor says it's one of the largest attacks to ...

  • Virtualization, cloud computing and the race to deploy

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 12 Mar 2008
  • To answer my own question from the earlier post on the Source conference, yes, it has turned out to be a really useful conference so far. The most interesting talk so far has been the Rich ...

  • Can Source Boston save us from boring security conferences?

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 11 Mar 2008
  • Most security conferences--aside from perhaps Black Hat and Defcon--are pretty much interchangeable. Various industry executives/researchers/consultants get up and talk about the hot issues of the ...