Security Experts Panel Discussion: Security for Hackers (BYOD)

Play Security Experts Panel Discussion: Security for Hackers (BYOD)

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    Everyone wants their own device now. What about the Apple folks?

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    Seems like a can't miss for IT security folks

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    Definitely interested in this session

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    Security is always a hot topic.

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    I've attended a few of these type of sessions in the past and have always come away with something I didn't know before.

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    Listen at about 23:30 to the MS rep (Mark Simos) say that Malware "may not matter" and that you can never get to 100% clean.  Leave malware on low priority systems?  Are you insane?

    I have lost all respect for Microsoft security and Mark Simos especially.  I thought that Marcus was going to rip Mark's head off but he kept his response very professional.

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    @stevecorreia: You misunderstood Mark's point.  He's not saying you should deliberately leave malware on systems.  If your anti-malware recognizes malicious software and can remove it, then it should.  Mark's point is about prioritizing efforts and recognizing which systems are more important than others.  Trying to achieve a continuous 100% perfectly malware-free environment on the systems of thousands or hundreds of thousands of internet-connected end users who browse random web sites and read personal email on relatively low-value systems that do not have access to the organization's most critical data is not practical today given the nature of malware and anti-malware and the higher costs needed to protect higher value systems (e.g., via isolation) may not be worth the effort for those lower value systems.  It doesn't make sense to treat all systems in your organization as being of equivalent value.  Mark also clarifies that organizations need to segment and isolate where the "crown jewels" are held.  Otherwise, as Marcus implies, knocking over any box in the environment makes it too easy to own the entire organization.

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    Is the link still available that was on those cards they've shown?
    Does anyone have that link? Please share...

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