Security Bytes

August 2007

Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

  • TJX and the power of plunging profits

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Aug 2007
  • TJX was back in the news this week, reporting that its bottom line took a second-quarter beating because of the massive security breach that exposed more than 45 million customers to identity ...

  • Former CA chief Kumar headed to jail today

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 14 Aug 2007
  • After several years of legal wrangling, civil suits, asset sales and negotiations, Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO of CA, finally will report to jail on Tuesday to begin serving a 12-year sentence for ...

  • Changes afoot at Kaspersky Lab

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 14 Aug 2007
  • With a lot of security vendors being acquired and merged into the operations of larger IT infrastructure companies these days, Kaspersky Lab appears to be making plans for a slightly different ...

  • Defcon organizers mishandled outing of NBC reporter

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 10 Aug 2007
  • There's been a lot of back and forth in the blogosphere this past week about the outing of a Dateline NBC reporter at Defcon, and some of the more interesting reaction has been among various ...

  • Rutkowska releases code for New Blue Pill rootkit

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 02 Aug 2007
  • Joanna Rutkowska has released the source code for a new version of her Blue Pill hypervisor rootkit. The updated software was written mostly by her collaborator Alexander Tereshkin and New Blue ...

  • Social networking or social engineering?

    Michael Mimoso - TechTarget 02 Aug 2007
  • Do you MySpace? You know your kids do--and chances are that a good percentage of the twenty-somethings at your company do too. And that’s a potential problem that not enough security managers are ...

  • Granick on the move

    Michael Mimoso - TechTarget 02 Aug 2007
  • Noted cyberlaw attorney Jennifer Granick announced today at Black Hat that she's leaving her post at Stanford University and is headed for a position with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). ...

  • The ballad of Richard Clarke, Part 2

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 01 Aug 2007
  • Two months ago, I sat at a breakfast during the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington D.C., listening as former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke described a bleak future in which ...

  • Core Security’s Caceres joining Matasano Security

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 01 Aug 2007
  • Max Caceres, a key member of Core Security's product team for 10 years, is joining Matasano Security as the director of research and development. Caceres, along with Ivan Arce, Core's CTO, has been ...