“Is there a way to build a better, smarter user?”

Humans are the most hackable item in the information systems bus. We can patch and anti-virus and firewall ourselves stupid, but one human clicking still trumps all that. Pete Herzog has a seminar called “Smarter Safer Better” (see http://www.isecom.org/seminars.html), a title that eerily presages this recent DarkReading article (thanks to Herbbie), When Will End Users …

Anti-Exploit Protection software: another layer for Windows?

So, should we add another layer of protection to Windows? CrystalAEP, and “anti-exploit protection” product, thinks we should, and they make a good case. You can see their product at http://www.crystalaep.com/index.html. The idea is good: prevent drive-by installation or execution from the web, similar to the old Execution Prevention strategy of Unix gone by. Not …