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COO, Bluebox
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Adam Ely is the founder and COO of Bluebox. Prior to this role, Adam was the CISO of the Heroku business unit at Salesforce where he was responsible for application security, security operations, compliance, and external security relations. Prior to Salesforce, Adam led security and compliance at TiVo and held various security leadership roles within The Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for security operations and application security of Walt Disney web properties including ABC.com, ESPN.com, and Disney.com.

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Misguided Security Leads To Insecurity

2/7/2010
It's once again travel time. Full disclosure: I was the first to publish an exploit against travel systems. Co-released with iDefense (since acquired by Symantec) this simple denial of service exploit was capable of halting operations at most airlines and airports in the United States.

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Websense To Monitor Facebook Pages

1/21/2010
Today Websense released what is touted as the first security application for Facebook, developed via its recently acquired Defensio brand. Facebook users can now monitor their pages for unwanted content, including spam comments, profanity, and links to malware. This could be valuable for companies that want to control their online images and brands.

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Education: It's That Simple

1/20/2010
I'm at 35,000 feet in the air on a Virgin America flight from New York to San Francisco as I type this. The in-flight entertainment center just went out, and we're all left wondering what to do now. Then the really bad news hits: With the entertainment system down, the flight crew can't process food orders. We're trapped on a six-hour flight, we can't eat, we can't do anything. We are prisoners to failed technology.

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Blue Coat Identifies Halloween Trick

10/30/2009
Blue Coat has identified a new malware trick just in time for Halloween. Unsuspecting victims are redirected to one of two malware sites after searching for Halloween related sites. These distribution sites are typically used for hosting of warez, pirated digital content, but have been switched to malware distribution in the past 12 hours.

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Black Hat: Fighting Russian Cybercrime Mobsters

7/29/2009
McAfee and the FBI teamed up at Black Hat to discuss Russian online organized crime. The standing room only presentation was part fact and part hype. With a mission to publicize the FBI's work, Russians were made to be some of the most organized and threatening of all cybercriminals. While this could be true, the connections to American and other hackers around the world were drawn and cannot be ignored.

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Veiled: A Browser-based Darknet - Not for Porn, Says HP

7/29/2009
For those living in a box, Black Hat is currently underway in Las Vegas. The first talk of the day I attended was by Bill Hoffman and Matt Wood from HP's Security Labs. They discussed their browser-based darknet called Veiled. Billy is best known for his web security research while working for SPI Dynamics, acquired by HP, and authoring a book on AJAX security. Matt leads development on HP's Scwaler and SWFScan security tools.

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