Items from security-related news (November 15, 2003)

This was contributed by Sven Dietrich:


What's Up at the CERT Coordination Center

The director of the CERT Coordination Center, Richard D. Pethia, gave testimony on September 10, 2003 to the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census regarding viruses and worms. In particular, he discusses such threats as Code Red, Slammer, and Blaster, and what we need to do about them.

The full testimony is available online.

The CERT Coordination Center is an active participant in the Center for Communications Security (C3S), a multi-disciplinary research program at Carnegie Mellon University that was started a year ago. For more info on the research efforts, see