Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cisco 'Cover Up' Ignites Black Hat Controversy

#136 In a sign of the times that infrastructure security issues will become increasingly important and elevated, and further to my two previous blog entries Cisco warns of serious flaws and Hackers to target Cisco next, a highly controversial deal between Cisco and Internet Security Systems to pull a talk about Cisco vulnerabilities at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas Wednesday has attendees crying cover up and led to the resignation of a prominent researcher, Michael Lynn, a member of ISS’ X-Force R&D team.

Buzz of the controversy first started when attendees arrived at the conference to find Lynn’s 30-page presentation ripped from the conference materials. Despite the conference materials being removed, Lynn delivered the talk unchanged,but he did so only after resigning from ISS.
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