Big data analysis has become a very powerful weapon in the hands of security companies: the ability to process in real time a huge amount of information collected by a global network of sensors allows to build predictive models (in contrast to traditional static signature/blacklist-based approaches) and to distribute the countermeasures at an unprecedented speed.... Read More
The year is gone, and here it is the last Cyber Attack Timeline for 2012 (first part here).
The most important cyber-events of this second part of December can be considered: the third phase of the operation Ababil carried on by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters against U.S. Banks, the attacks of the Anonymous collective against the Westboro Baptist Church, and, last but not least the Cyberwar echoes coming from Iran.
The second half of November has confirmed the trend seen in the previous report covering the first half of the month. The period under examination has confirmed a remarkable increase in Cyber Attacks from both a quality and quantity perspective.
Although the month has been characterized by many small attacks, several remarkable events have really made the difference.
Today the Information Security Arena has been shaken by two separate, although similar, events: IBM and McAfee, two giants in this troubled market, have separately decided to make a decisive move into the Security Information And Event Management (SIEM) market by acquiring two privately held leading companies in this sector.... Read More
The intention by UK-headquartered company Sophos to acquire Astaro, the privately-held security company co-headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and Wilmington, Massachusetts (USA) is simply the last effect of the process of vendor consolidation acting in the information security market. It is also the trigger for some random thoughts…... Read More
Il 2011 sarà l’anno dei pad, per tutti i gusti, tutte le esigenze, tutti i sistemi operativi e (speriamo) per tutte le tasche.... Read More
Se immaginassimo per un attimo che non esista Antitrust, concentrandoci ad immaginare il framework di sicurezza ideale, potremmo suddividere un offerta completa di sicurezza in 6 domini:... Read More
Il titolo di questo post riporta alla memoria la frase prinicipale del bel film “Higlander, L’Ultimo Immortale”, il capolavoro fantasy di Russel Mulcahy che nell’ormai lontanto 1986 rapì la mente di noi geek adolescenti con i suoi improbabili duelli tra le montagne scozzesi, duelli avvolti tra la bruma e la bellissima colonna sonora dei Queen (Who wants to live forever?). Se ripenso al film e guardo il mercato della sicurezza informatica direi che la frase essenza si adatta perfettamente alla situazione attuale, con la sola non trascurabile differenza che ai tempi di Connor MacLeod, non esisteva l’Antitrust.... Read More