RB2: SPONSOR PODCAST: Vincent Weafer on software safety rankings

Sorting good from bad with a rankings approach to malware...
17 Dec 2009 » Risky Business Extra

In this sponsored podcast, Symantec's VP of security response joins RB2 to talk about some novel new approaches to the malware problem.

We don't normally talk to sponsors about their own technology, but this is just where the conversation went, and it's pretty interesting stuff!

Symantec's vision for the future is to gauge the level of risk posed to systems by building up a database that ranks executables according to their reputation. It's sort of like eBay's system of ranking buyers and sellers. I'd heard of this approach a while ago, but Vincent drills down into a bit of detail here. It's good stuff.