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Security Squad: Security pros face troubles

The SearchSecurity editorial team discusses how the poor economy affects security pros, cybersecurity for the next president, vendor security transparency and the job market.

Mozilla security chief, Window Snyder was at the IT Security World conference in San Francisco last month when...

she suggested that most security vendors aren't transparent enough. Security pros should pressure their vendors to be more transparent about security, Snyder said at the conference. In this episode of Security Squad, the SearchSecurity editorial team discusses whether vendors are being transparent enough. As the race for the Oval Office comes to a close, security pros wonder what kind of cybersecurity issues will the next president face? The editorial team tries to answer the question and in the process reviews President Bush's record on cybersecurity. In addition, the editorial team mulls over how the poor economy affects security pros and what the security job market will look like in an uncertain economy.

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  • Mozilla's Snyder says security pros should press vendors on security: Mozilla security chief Window Snyder says security pros should pressure their vendors to be better and more transparent about security.

  • Anti-cybercrime legislation sent to president: New legal provisions tackle botnets and give law enforcement more tools to fight online crime.

  • Certification still pays for CISSPs, CISMs: New survey results from Foote Partners, finds security pros who have earned their CISSP, CISM or GIAC Security Expert certification are among those whose salaries continue to rise.

  • IT security not valued at many firms, study finds: A study conducted by research firm IDC found that IT security is seen as an obstacle to business innovation.

  • Information Security podcasts: Visit SearchSecurity's podcast archive.

  • Dig Deeper on Security industry market trends, predictions and forecasts

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