ZaCon call for papers closes 20th August 2010 (17 days folks)

Posted on August 03, 2010

Just a reminder that the free (low cost) security conference ZaCon is being held on Saturday 9th October 2010 at the University of Joburg.

The call for papers went out some time ago and closes on the 20th August. If you are interested in attending, diarise, if you have something to share then write up that abstract and send it through.

More details here

Sophos mid-year 2010 Security Threat Report

Posted on August 03, 2010

IT security company Sophos has released its mid-year 2010 Security Threat Report. The report provides some insight into Cybercrime as well as other IT security trends and developments for the first half of 2010.

The report provide a short history and background into the cybercrime economy, then covers some noticeable arrests and sentences over the last 12 months, making for interesting reading. Of particular interest is the particularly “tolerant” attitude of those survyed to government cyber-crime activities.

Some thoughts around social media as an attack vector are also explored, as well as some insights into the threats to the major mobile platforms (iPhone, Blackberry, Android).

The report also provides details on the top malware/spyware hosting countries for January to June 2010.

Download the PDF copy of the full report here.

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