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RSAC 2011: RSA Conference Live - Day 3

by Steve Ragan - Feb 16 2011, 23:30

This week The Tech Herald will bring you live coverage of events as we attend RSA Conference 2011. Wednesday is the day where most of the booth meetings happen and the bulk of the “hot” talks take place. We'll be working off the show floor and send back updates all day long.

8:30 a.m.

This morning, while I was walking to the press room, someone on the street spotted my conference badge and asked me if I had seen what happened to HBGary's booth on the expo floor. I had not, but Robert McMillan at IDG news covered the topic, you can see his story here. The image he references in the story is the same one tweeted by Anonymous, which is here.

There has been a lot of discussion about HBGary. Here in California, as the news that they had pulled out of the RSA Conference started to spread, some were surprised and others were not. We've covered the HBGary saga since it started. If you were interested in the B-Sides talk that HBGary Federal's Aaron Barr was to give, we posted some details on Monday.

If you want the original story that started the HBGary saga, that is here. The story about HBGary and others working to target WikiLeaks and supporters can be found here, and the aftermath of our breaking that story is here and here.

Crowdleaks.org has been doing more digging into the emails leaked by Anonymous. There are hints of a rootkit project and Stuxnet research. In other RSA Conference news, endpoint security vendor, Bit9, released a Cloud-based reputation platform said to assess the trustworthiness of software. Called Global Software Registry (GSR), the new tool is available via API for quick integration.

Earlier this morning, Symantec announced the launch of Norton Cybercrime Index, a free tool that essentially tells you what your online risk is for today. The information presented feels like a stock ticker, and shows a given threat's highs and lows for the day. The Cybercrime Index is available online or it can be downloaded to a PC. More information is here.

We'll update with more information later this afternoon.

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