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RSA 2010: Taking on cyberthreats

roundup Everyone who's got cybersecurity on the brain--politicians, Web giants, and security vendors alike--are descending on RSA this week.

These days, it seems everyone has cybersecurity on the brain--the White House, Web and software giants, and vendors specializing in products designed to stomp out online threats. They've all descended on San Francisco this week for the annual RSA security conference.

Symantec exhibit makes cybercrime tangible

In a highly visual, hands-on display at RSA, the security firm shows tools and methods used for cybercrime and identity fraud.
(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
March 4, 2010 3:52 PM PST

Study lauds IE for blocking Web's social attacks

The study, funded by Microsoft, concludes that Microsoft's browser bests competitors in blocking socially engineered malware attacks.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
March 4, 2010 7:55 AM PST

Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring

Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official tells CNET that Einstein network-defense system, which exchanges data with the NSA, could be extended to private sector.
• Video: Homeland security secretary outlines latest online efforts
(Posted in Politics and Law by Declan McCullagh)
March 4, 2010 4:00 AM PST

McAfee: Source code is easy target within corporations

McAfee's analysis of Perforce software, which is used to house source code, finds numerous security weaknesses.
(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
March 3, 2010 1:01 PM PST

Microsoft exec: Infected PCs should be quarantined

q&a Under Scott Charney's plan, Internet access providers would keep infected PCs off the Internet much like doctors quarantine sick people and governments ban smoking in public areas.
(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
March 2, 2010 3:42 PM PST

White House outlines secret cybersecurity plan

Obama administration's summary of the still-classified 2008 directive, announced at RSA, boosts involvement of National Security Agency in federal intrusion prevention.
• Video: Obama's latest cybersecurity plans
(Posted in Politics and Law by Declan McCullagh)
March 2, 2010 1:45 PM PST

Microsoft working with Germans on electronic ID

Microsoft's Scott Charney says company's identity management system can give consumers the power to control where their data ends up.
(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
March 2, 2010 10:28 AM PST