RealNews

Software security start-up aims to pre-empt hackers

A pair of small U.S. technology firms said on Monday they have struck a deal to market software intended to defend corporate computer networks by scanning for possible security flaws before they can be targeted by hackers and viruses. Privately held Cigital Inc. and Fortify Software Inc. said the aim is to protect computer systems by heading off security threats before they appear. That is a break with the industry’s past practice of patching software in response to virus-like outbreaks such as last week’s Sasser worm attack. Cigital will help customers implement Fortify’s code-scanning technologies with its consulting services. The two companies will also sell and market each other’s services to Internet service providers and other large companies. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.