Security Bites 101: Tackling vulnerabilities

CNET's Robert Vamosi speaks with Ari Takanen of Codenomicon about whether companies do a good job of finding and fixing their own vulnerabilities.

CNET's Robert Vamosi speaks with Ari Takanen of Codenomicon about whether companies do a good job of finding and fixing their own vulnerabilities.
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Last week, an independent security researcher announced that it was possible to install a rootkit on the Cisco IOS network , which is used for routers and voice over Internet Protocol.

This week, CNET's Robert Vamosi spoke with Ari Takanen, co-founder and chief technology officer of Codenomicon. While Takanen's company doesn't engage in vulnerability research, it creates the tools by which enterprises can check their own software for vulnerabilities.

That raises a question. Previous Security Bites episodes have featured independent researchers who, outside of a given company, have identified and made public serious vulnerabilities. One would think an independent voice might be better than one located inside a company.

Takanen disagrees. He thinks companies are doing a good job finding and fixing their own vulnerabilities outside the public's attention.

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