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Looking back at information security in 2006 Staff

In the first part of our two-part special edition of Security Wire Weekly, senior news writer Bill Brenner reveals the top information security interviews of 2006. Audio clips in this program include Oracle's Darius Wiles, SPI Dynamic's Billy Hoffman, Dan Geer, vice president and chief scientist for security firm Verdasys and Randy Abrams of the Zero-Day Emergency Response Team (ZERT).

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  • Q&A with Oracle's Darius Wiles : Oracle's Darius Wiles discusses the database giant's vulnerability patching process and the criticisms levied against it. Plus the latest on Microsoft's plans to patch a PowerPoint problem and why Vonage may be driving spyware.

  • Q&A with SPI Dynamic's Billy Hoffman: SPI Dynamic's Billy Hoffman talks about the mood at this year's Black Hat conference and why Ajax Web applications are more dangerous than it seems.

  • Newsmaker podcast with Dan Geer: In this edition, luminary Dan Geer, vice president and chief scientist for security firm Verdasys, discusses the infamous 2003 research paper that caused him to lose his job, plus how Microsoft threatens IT security, the fatal flaw of client-based computing and the real reason behind so many publicized data breaches. Listen now on your computer or download to your favorite digital audio device. Runtime: 24:16.

  • Roundtable discussion: Security pros take part in a roundtable discussion on the month's biggest news stories, including Microsoft security after Bill Gates.

  • Q&A with Randy Abrams: Randy Abrams of the Zero-Day Emergency Response Team (ZERT) explains third-party patching.

  • Information Security podcasts: Visit SearchSecurity's podcast archive.

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