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| TOP STORIES | MORE NEWS | VIDEO | PRODUCTS | and Information Security magazine editors were in San Francisco to bring you the most detailed coverage of RSA Conference 2008. Read all the biggest news stories, interviews, and blog tidbits, download podcasts and watch exclusive videos from one of information security's biggest annual events.



Security Wire Weekly: Data classification at RSA '08
In this special report from RSA Conference 2008, data security and privacy expert, Rena Mears, explains why data classification projects are important in reducing the risk of data leakage and ultimately a data breach.

RSA 2008: Firm makes log management a priority for compliance
Ira Hanson-Ralph of EnCana explains why the oil and gas exploration company made log management a priority as part of its compliance program. Hanson-Ralph is EnCana's group leader of IS compliance and controls monitoring.

RSA 2008: Sourcefire founder Roesch previews Snort 3
In this interview at RSA Conference 2008, Sourcefire founder and Snort creater, Martin Roesch, talks about the sudden departure of the company's CEO and the future of intrusion defense.

RSA 2008: Verizon, AT&T tout security at RSA (Part 1)
In part one of a two-part video series, Information Security magazine Senior Technology Editor Neil Roiter explores security services offered in the U.S. telecom market. Kerry Bailey, vice president of business security products at Verizon, discusses the role that telecommunications carriers play in information security.

RSA 2008: Verizon, AT&T tout security at RSA (Part 2)
In the conclusion of a two-part video series, Information Security magazine Senior Technology Editor Neil Roiter explores security services in the U.S. telecom market. In Stan Quintana, vice president of AT&T Security Services, discusses what makes carriers qualified to offer security services and some of the challenges facing the infosec industry.

Security Wire Weekly podcast, RSA Conference 2008: Defeating botnets
Ron Teixeira, executive director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance, talks about how a mixture of education and technology could defeat the botnet threat. Also in the news, Michael Chertoff, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, addresses RSA Conference attendees.

RSA 2008: Financial industry security challenges
In this video, (ISC)2 Executive Director Ed Zeitler talks about the unique security challenges facing the security industry and whether the current turmoil in the financial markets could put a strain on IT budgets.

RSA 2008: Hacking techniques
In this video, Yuval Ben-Itzhak chief technology officer discusses the tools and techniques hackers are using to conduct attacks and some of the latest threats to Web applications.

RSA 2008: Defeating botnets
In this video, Ron Teixeira, executive director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance, talks about how a mixture of education and technology could defeat the botnet threat.




Check out news, features and podcasts from's special coverage of RSA Conference 2007.




Fraudsters exploiting multiple financial-services channels
Crooks are using a combination of Web, phone and other means to carry out fraudulent transactions, say a panel of financial-services executives at RSA Conference 2008.

Panel: Firms can't manage DLP with products alone
Data protection is about fixing broken business practices rather than bolting on DLP products, three security officers said during an RSA Conference 2008 panel discussion.



Next version of PCI DSS due in September
PCI Security Standards Council GM Bob Russo says tweaks and clarifications are expected in the areas of wireless and application security.

RSA attendees see data classification, rights management projects stumble
Companies are starting data classification projects to minimize data leakage, but it's hard to find successful projects. In this Q&A an expert shares some effective strategies.

Google tries to nurture culture of security
Google's security director says the search giant's security team is primarily composed of engineers, part of an effort to safeguard applications and data from top to bottom.

At RSA, feds seek help to close widening cybersecurity gaps
Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, called on the private sector to do more to protect the Internet from serious attackers.

RSA's Coviello: Security professionals must spark innovation
Art Coviello, president of EMC's RSA Security division, reiterated his prediction of the end of the security industry as we know it and urged security pros to generate innovation.

Microsoft's Mundie at RSA: Let's talk privacy
Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer said industry must work together to address privacy and security challenges on the Internet.

Thompson calls for marriage of data and security management
Symantec CEO John Thompson urged security professionals at RSA Conference 2008 to become content aware and build systems that integrate data and security management.

Cisco, EMC to partner on data protection, PCI
Collaboration could boost Cisco's endpoint security product, analyst says.

Hitachi acquires M-Tech Systems for identity management
M-Tech will become Hitachi ID Systems under the deal. The M-Tech acquisition is part of a broader trend of companies aggressively acquiring IAM technology.

RSA Conference begins as companies tighten security budgets
Analysts say security pros attending RSA Conference 2008 are shifting priorities as a result of flat budgets and a dismal economy.

This was last published in April 2008

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