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Security: What IT can learn from botnets

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"Josh Corman is the host protection architect for Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS), with more than eight years of experience in security and networking software. What was refreshing was Corman’s out-of-the-box thinking on the distributed networks currently being used by online criminals. Of the most popular of these networks, he said "Storm did a lot of things right; in some ironic sort of way, you could argue that Storm is itself a blueprint for fighting (botnets)."

But Corman’s most incisive comments are reserved for the security community itself. We know that botnets as a platform for launching attacks are here to stay. Where they go next–say, toward launching a "digital Pearl Harbor"–remains debatable and, after talking with Corman, perhaps misses the point. Storm and other botnets have shown themselves to be agile and adaptable; so, too, must the security community become agile and adaptable, says Corman. "It’s our turn to evolve."" – Content courtesy of Security Watch: What IT can learn from botnets – CNET reviews

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