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From CNET: “Symantec’s CEO Enrique Salem stepped down today after the company’s board of directors designated chairman of the board Steve Bennett as the new president and CEO.
This executive switch-over comes as the security software giant reported an abysmal year for revenue — second-quarter growth was just 1 percent to $1.67 billion, and profits decreased by 10 percent to $172 million, according toBloomberg.”
There is also some rumors that Symantec may be reassessing its presence in the Enterprise Security market. This could interesting.
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While it is certainly not new the fallout from the Wikileaks postings continue to come to light. As companies have decided not to be involved with Wikileaks and have distanced themselves from Wikileaks they have become the target of attackers that feel they are the bad guys. There have DDOS attacks against Mastercard, PayPal, Visa and others. Many of these attacks have been carried out by a group that call themselves “Anonymous”. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) for those that want to join Anonymous in their “hacktivisim” they are not truly anonymous.
Below is a link to an excellent paper that analyzes these DDOS attacks and the tool used to generate it. It is a good read.
Nessus has joined other security vendors in creating a Iphone app. They are the first vendor I know of though that allows you to manage their product. Up to this point the Iphone apps have only provided information and not allowed you to manage a product. Yes, you could get an SSH client for the phone and use that to connect to a product and scan but this is the first one I know of that allows you to manage their product. I would think companies like Qualys would have already done this since they are cloud based. It is nice to see Nessus continue to innovate and evolve.