Soon, I will be moving the securitymetrics.org website to a simpler, secure and more usable system—the same platform that powers Markerbench. It should be done in time for Mini-Metricon (March 1st, 2013).
Perhaps you’ve heard about the recently disclosed Java 7 zero-day exploit. The flaw allows a remote attacker to take complete control of a computer. It has been incorporated into many exploit kits.
A few weeks ago I put together my annual Predictions blog post for the coming year. In that post and accompanying webinar, I suggested five emerging risk areas that CISOs need to pay attention to in the coming year.
I’ve noticed that sometimes it takes two or three “pings” for an idea to seep into my consciousness. I just got my second “ping” on a potentially Big Idea: site-specific browsers (SSBs).
Last week my Yankee Group research report “The Web 2.0 Security Train Wreck” went live on the Yankee website, and is available to our customers. Douglas Crockford, a very smart and informed web application expert at Yahoo, who I interviewed for the report, gave it a generally positive review. I sent him a courtesy copy, as is our practice.
Last week’s shutoff of this website’s self-registration system was something I did with deep misgivings. I’ve always been a fan of keeping the Web as open as possible. I cannot stand soul-sucking, personally invasive registration processes like the New York Times website. However, my experience with a particularly persistent Italian vandal was instructive, and it got me thinking about the relationship between accountability and identity.