Interesting Information Security Bits for June 23rd, 2008

Hi folks. Lots of stuff today so let’s just get to it.

From the Blogosphere.

Alan over at Security Thoughts answers Dre’s post about the CISSP is on it way out. I tend to agree with Alan more that Dre, but understand Dre’s point also. How’s that for being wishy washy. Go read both.

Jeremiah asks 5 questions about webappsec in order to generate some conversation. Good reading in there.

By way of Zero Day, Sourcefire has released a free tool, OfficeCat, that attempts to scan Microsoft Office files for detection of possible exploits. Very nifty.

Rebecca has an article up that gives us Sixs Ways Organizations Can Lessen Mobile Computing Risks. Good collection of things to think about.

Matasano has some comments available about several vulnerabilities in Ruby. Everybody using Ruby has some patching to do.

Anton is happy about the release of their CEE (Common Event Expression) white paper.

Jeremiah is really on a roll with the asking of interesting questions that spark some great interaction. The question this time, “Day 1: Starting at the beginning“. Your a new hire in charge of security, what are your first steps. BTW – Congratulate him on achieving his purple belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu while you are there.

From the Newsophere.

Via Dark Reading, a researcher is going to be demonstrating a remote permanent denial-of-service (PDOS) attack at EUSecWest this week. Should be interesting.

Also from Dark Reading, Fortinet has been awarded four new patents for network virtualization and security related inventions.

Information Week
has a Reuters article up that informs us that the bill shielding U.S. telephone companies from lawsuits has passed the House.

Well that’s it. Have a great day.

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2 Responses to Interesting Information Security Bits for June 23rd, 2008

  1. Alan over at Security Thoughts answers Dre’s post about the CISSP is on it way out. I tend to agree with Alan more that Dre, but understand Dre’s point also. How’s that for being wishy washy. Go read both

    I already sent Alan a blog comment, but it’s waiting for approval. He must have mis-interpreted what I wrote (my guess is that he simply didn’t read it).

    I really dislike that you’ve included him as a retort to what I wrote, as there are lots of better comments on our own blog about it. Plus, it kind of just blows away or discounts what I’ve written. Of course, someone would have to read the posts to understand what is going on here, and it would help if Alan would approve and/or respond to my comment, which apparently he won’t do just to mislead people more. Great work, blog-world!

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