SBW, ASC, NCSA launch Chain of Trust initiative

Today at the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) public workshop in DC, StopBadware, the ASC, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) launched the "Chain of Trust" initiative. From the press release:
Developed by the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and, the Chain of Trust Initiative will link together security vendors, researchers, government agencies, Internet companies, network providers, advocacy and education groups in a systemic effort to stem the rising tide of malware.
The first order of business in the Chain of Trust Initiative is to map the complex, interdependent network of organizations and individuals that make up the chain. Only by identifying all the vulnerable links and understanding how they connect to one another can malware fighters get a handle on the problem and begin to develop consensus solutions.
For those interested in ideas coming out of the workshop, feel free to follow the tag #asc09 on Twitter, flickr, and other tag-enabled sites.

Don't forget the ASC public workshop

There's still time to register for the Anti-Spyware Coalition public workshop next week in Washington, DC. And, best of all, press, government, ASC members, educational and nonprofit attendees attend free! (Corporate attendees pay only $250 for a great all-day workshop.)
Complete details and registration links can be found here.

Register for the ASC public workshop

Register now for the Anti-Spyware Coalition public workshop on May 19 in Washington, DC. The workshop should be excellent, with keynotes from U.S. cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway, Consumer's Union security specialist Jeff Fox, and Washington Post security columnist Brian Krebs. It will also feature several interesting panels, including one that I'll be facilitating on the topic "Who owns the problem?" That panel will feature:

  • Jeffrey Troy, Chief of the Cyber Criminal Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Sam Fleitman, Chief Operations Officer, SoftLayer Technologies, Inc
  • Bob Bruen, KnujOn
  • Kevin Haley, Director of Product Management, Symantec Security Response
  • Alissa Cooper, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Andy Steingrubel, Manager of Secure Development, PayPal Information Risk Management

 I hope to see you there!