Microsoft's 'Secret' Security Summit

It was the best and worst kept secret in the security industry this week: A closed door summit held today and yesterday at Microsoft's headquarters that brought together representatives from antivirus and other security vendors, CERT organizations, the military, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, SANS, ISPs, Cisco, academia and Microsoft, of course.

The objective: finding a way for the good guys to win the Internet security battle. Gadi Evron, a botnet expert with Beyond Security and coordinator of the Internet Security Operations and Intelligence II Workshop, says the bad guys have control of the Internet today. "And if they want to take someone out of the game, they can do it," he says, via botnets and other means of attack.

"We've already lost the war, in my opinion," he says. "This is a good start for us to start winning some battles... We can do this." Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Microsoft's 'Secret' Security Summit - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 27th January 2007 9:50PM