Heading off hackers

Friday, 4 February 2005, 12:49 AM EST

As the chief information security officer at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Bruce Bonsall is acutely aware of the need to keep one step ahead of the bad guys. That's why he has subscribed to a cyberthreat assessment service from iDefense Inc. in Reston Va.

IDefense alerts customers about possible attacks on their networks, using information gathered from a global network of security researchers, original vulnerability research, product vendors, national incident-response teams, underground hacker rooms and chat sessions.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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