Cyber Security Institute

§ Current Worries

Top 3 Worries

  • Regulations
  • Old Firewall Configurations
  • Security Awareness

§ Listening

For the best information

  • The underground
  • Audible
  • Executive Excellence
  • Music (to keep me sane)

§ Watching

For early warnings

  • 150 Security Websites
  • AP Newsfeeds
  • Vendors

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Security consortium creates guidelines

A new consortium of security companies has established guidelines for defining spyware and testing anti-spyware products.  The guidelines could help consumers determine the risks posed by new software and the effectiveness of anti-spyware products.  At a time when the number of spyware applications doubles each year, security companies are banding together to find ways to eliminate confusion about how to test security products.

“Few product testers currently document their test samples or methodology,” the companies said in a statement.  “Many use very small sample sets in their testing environments.  As a result, there is no distinguishable benchmark for comparison.”  The software makers are part of a larger organization, called the Anti-Spyware Coalition, which is working to standardize industry terms and technology for battling spyware. 

Next on the group’s agenda: Defining threat-naming conventions, intelligence-sharing best practices, and emergency information distribution guidelines.  The group says it will use definitions already created by the Anti-Spyware Coalition.

http://www.zdnetindia.com/zdnet2005/mediaturf/top_728x90_1.html

Posted on 01/31
NewsPermalink