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dstuart | 09 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

by David Stuart, Manager of Symantec MSS Product Marketing

Symantec’s Managed Security Services (MSS)EMEA Security Operations Centre (SOC) was recently highlighted in a 10-minute BBC Newsnight special on the subject of cyberwar.  As part of the feature, specifics are shared regarding the need for governments worldwide to call for ‘rules of engagement’ for cyber conflict and the new dimensions the Internet creates for international politics.

In preparation for this special, a Newsnight producer had an initial conversation with Symantec’s Liam O’Murchu on his analysis of Stuxnet. Following that conversation, three...

symc_seanm | 13 Feb 2011

In spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, many of the enterprise security leaders with whom I speak seem to still be living in a world where the greatest threat to their enterprise was the “hacker” trying to breach their firewall.  When the MSSP industry was born in the late 90’s, this may have been the case.  The entire industry rose in part as a result of the development of intrusion detection (IDS) technologies.  The earliest IDS sensors were signature-based and focused on, as the name implies, detecting intrusions to the network.  Because many enterprises were ill-prepared to deal with the volume of alerts and high rate of false positives, Managed Security Service providers emerged to provide a means to validate and evaluate the alerts generated by these sensors.  Over time, the IDS industry matured to incorporate technologies such as protocol anomaly...