Mar 2, 2011

RSA update

Like most, I'm recovering from the annual pilgrimage to the RSA conference in San Francisco two weeks ago. As usual, it was a great mecca in which to reconnect with friends, clients, business partners and new folks in the community. I'd especially like to thank all the supporters in our enterprise and vendor advisory boards. The NSS team is grateful for getting 60 of the busiest people in the biz to actively participate in discussions about how to improve information security through testing. It’s a topic that’s garnering momentum. I thank all of you for your input and suggestions on how we can improve and continue to deliver meaningful, actionable information services.

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New Research
  • We have a number of endpoint protection platform (EPP) and network security reports we are rolling out, including EPP evasion, multi-vector attack protection, next generation firewall (NGFW), and firewall (FW). There will be a subsequent post on each of these.
  • We have been busy coordinating remediation of an important security issue with a number of firewall vendors. Stay tuned for the full report.
  • As Anti-malware continues to fail to protect endpoints, we have been investigating alternatives such as application control (application whitelisting), and secure browsing. While much of this has been performed for private clients in the financial services industry, we are gearing up for a proper group test of these technologies in Q2. Vendors, submit your products. Enterprise buyers, let us know what challenges you’re facing, your criteria and experiences. Contact us

Also New from NSS Labs
  • We rolled out a new video explaining the use cases for our services and how we can help organizations make informed infosec decisions.
  • We also have new collateral which goes into greater detail. See the services overview, or dive into our
  • Finally, NSS is actively expanding to meet the demands of our growing Fortune 2000 client base. If you’re a talented, hands-on infosec professional who understands the value of testing and ethical hacking, and is passionate about improving information security, we should talk. Contact us about career opportunities.