Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Ex-NSA Agents' Security Startup Lands $8 Million In Funding
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ODA155
100%
0%
ODA155,
User Rank: Ninja
12/11/2014 | 10:41:11 AM
Re: Pro or con?
"Area 1 does this through behavioral analysis. It collects data from a platform of sensors and looks for any abnormalities -- timing, content, user interaction, method of delivery, or anything else that might raise eyebrows or red flags."

Am I understanding this correctly, the computer you're using, as well as other "sensors" around the network would be spying on me... and I would have to agree to that as part of my job? It's hard enough to find a competent candidate for any specific job, good luck findin one who wants to work under those conditions.

Maybe they should have had that at the NSA then maybe GB's of data would not have walked out the front door.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
12/11/2014 | 9:23:02 AM
Re: Pro or con?
Why is 'ex-NSA' considered a selling point?
Not necessarily a selling point, just a point of information. It's up to the customer to make the judgement of valuable or not, @geriatric. Then again, perhaps even the world's most notorious ex-NSA'er (Edward Snowden) will one day have a comeback in a commercial venture, a la Kevin Mitnick! Stranger things happen.
geriatric
50%
50%
geriatric,
User Rank: Moderator
12/11/2014 | 7:27:50 AM
Re: Pro or con?
Ha-ha! My thoughts exactly. And just exactly why is 'ex-NSA' considered a selling point?
Thomas Claburn
100%
0%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
12/10/2014 | 6:15:30 PM
Pro or con?
So does the involvement of former NSA employees mean this software will be more secure, less secure, or about the same?


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 7/6/2020
Russian Cyber Gang 'Cosmic Lynx' Focuses on Email Fraud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/7/2020
Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Stephen Ward, VP, ThreatConnect,  7/1/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
This report describes some of the latest attacks and threats emanating from the Internet, as well as advice and tips on how your organization can mitigate those threats before they affect your business. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-3931
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-08
Buffer overflow exists in Geovision Door Access Control device family, an unauthenticated remote attacker can execute arbitrary command.
CVE-2020-15600
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
An issue was discovered in CMSUno before 1.6.1. uno.php allows CSRF to change the admin password.
CVE-2020-15599
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
Victor CMS through 2019-02-28 allows XSS via the register.php user_firstname or user_lastname field.
CVE-2020-8916
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
A memory leak in Openthread's wpantund versions up to commit 0e5d1601febb869f583e944785e5685c6c747be7, when used in an environment where wpanctl is directly interfacing with the control driver (eg: debug environments) can allow an attacker to crash the service (DoS). We recommend updating, or to res...
CVE-2020-12821
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
Gossipsub 1.0 does not properly resist invalid message spam, such as an eclipse attack or a sybil attack.