When worlds collide: head banging in IT security presented at Virus Bulletin 2002

by Martin Overton (Ibm global services),

Tags: Security

URL : http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2002/abstracts/head_banging.xml

Summary : "
This paper will investigate the differences in the way security issues are approached in both camps (Security and Anti-Virus). It will also include the thorny issues of:

Disclosure.
Employment of miscreants (virus writers/hackers).
What each side can learn from the other.
Issues of trust and accountability.
Ethics.
Co-operation with competitors.
As well as the inevitable co-operation that is now (or soon will be) required to tackle the new 'Blended' or 'Automated hacking' worms (such as CodeRed, Nimda, Goner and Gokar) and other malware which are starting to appear.This paper aims to supply solutions for the above scenario and answer the questions below that many companies are asking:What benefits will the end-user (customers) see?
How will this affect the effectiveness and size of the products?
Will this co-operation improve end-user (customer) protection?
How will this affect the underground (Hackers, Malware Authors)?"