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Week in security: hackers and government working together Print E-mail
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Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Governments and hackers may not have always seen eye-to-eye, but NSA head Keith Alexander bridged that gap by asking hackers at the Defcon conference for their help in securing the Internet. As he should: with Defcon over and another Black Hat conference now concluded , new idiot-proof hacking tools on the market; new malware that can compromise your BIOS without leaving a trace; a live WiFi hack that some thankfully say will have zero effect on enterprise WLANs; and new critical vulnerabilities in Huawei routers (Huawei is looking into it ); and debate over whether companies should hire criminal hackers to help them; security threats remain a moving target. (click here for a Black Hat slideshow and here for shots from Microsoft's BlueHat Prize contest).

Closer to home, the Cyber Security Summit 2012 kicked off in Sydney, with experts warning the best security offence is a good defence and a CSO photo gallery capturing the ongoing events. Among other happenings, Visa Australia outlined plans to introduce EMV capabilities by April 2013 and one expert " http://www.cso.com.au/article/432598/focus_business_security_compliance_cso/">argued that businesses must focus on security rather than tick-the-box compliance.

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