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New Threats Outflank IT Defenses

February 28th, 2006

Thomas Noonan is president and CEO of Internet Security Systems Inc., an Atlanta-based vendor of IT security products and managed services. ISS reported revenue of $330 million last year, and its customer base includes 17 of the largest banks worldwide. In an interview with Computerworld at RSA Conference 2006 here this month, Noonan spoke about what he described as the continuously changing security threats faced by corporate users.

The threat spectrum changes continuously. We´ve seen the threat spectrum changing from loud and disruptive to quiet and very, very insidious in many ways. Five years ago, you saw the advent of self-propagating worms, you saw lots of denial-of- service attacks. Today, you are seeing the threats becoming much more [targeted], which makes traditional, signature-based defenses completely outmoded.Read Full Story

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