Trending Security News
- Mark this phrase – “trusted supply chain.” It is not in Wikipedia yet, but it is an important discussion point for managing cybersecurity and risk that looks at the question of where your software came from and who touched it before it was deployed on your platforms. There were a few stories this week and go directly to this issue in a way that people have personally experienced.
- Google removes 21 apps infected with malware from its Android Market, Los Angeles Times
- Malware infects more than 50 Android apps, msnbc
- Amazon announces plans to security-check Android apps, Infosecurity Magazine
- Bing news search for other related stories
- Rethinking Cyber Threat. It is not just about cybercrime anymore. I’m continuing to see what I consider a “good thing” with respect to news coverage of cyber threat – not treating it all as “cybercrime.” That doesn’t mean everybody agrees on the definition of Cyber War yet either, as emphasized recently in the panel discussion at RSA 2011 between Chertoff, Schneier, and Michael McConnell.
- Mergers & Acquisitions.
Microsoft Security Blog Picks
- Advance Notification Service for the March 2011 Security Bulletin Release
- Photo Gallery: Arrival to RSA 2011
Industry Security Blog Picks
- UK Government Agency wants your email scams – but is it doing it the right way?, Naked Security blog
- FireStarter: Risk Metrics Are Crap, Securosis
- When 0.02% Is A Big Number…, View from the Bunker
- 2011 Becomes the Year of Mobile Malware, ZeroDay Labs blog
Research, Papers and Media
- Battling the ZBot Threat (paper)
- Collective Defense: Applying Public Health Models to the Internet (paper)
- Rethinking the Cyber Threat (paper)
- Imagine Video: Microsoft Trustworthy Computing (video)
- Video: Collective Defense: Enabling Healthy Devices (video)
Security News Round-up for Microsoft Security
- Is it time to trust automatic software updates?, CNET
- MS Patch Tuesday heads-up: Critical flaws in Windows, Office, ZDNet
- Microsoft Gives IT Staff Break with Light March Patch Update, Redmond Magazine
- Microsoft to fix four holes in Windows, Office, CNET
I’d love your views on what else happened in the industry this week that I didn’t mention here – drop me a note with your feedback and suggestions.
Best regards, Jeff