Postcard from RSA

Filed Under: Malware, Spam

Dear Clu-blog reader,

Having a lovely time in San Francisco at the RSA Conference. It's really rather unseasonably sunny - you'd like it! I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like as Christina (who ensures discipline on booth 1817 with a fur-lined whip) doesn't let me log in when I'm supposed to be talking to customers all day long.

Graham Cluley at RSA Conference 2009

On Tuesday I gave a talk at the conference all about threats on social networks describing how the bad guys are increasingly using these Web 2.0 sites to spread infections and spam, steal identities and scam you out of your hard earned groats. A good crowd showed up and laughed in all the right places.

I celebrated successfully completing my talk by letting the North American Sophos salesoids pressgang me into an evening of lively entertainment at The Mint, San Francisco's premierer karaoke lounge.

For the record I sang "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and "Copacabana" (someone else grabbed "Fly me to the Moon" before I had a chance to slaughter it).

Anyway, I'm also giving regular presentations on the booth with Paul Ducklin (aka "Duck"), who is giving a fantastic demonstration of a live malware attack. Not something you often see in a show dominated by ponderous PowerPoint.

Duck will be presenting his own paper, "Malware in the Rue Morgue", on Friday, at 10:10 am - 11:00 am PST (HT2-402).

See you at Infosec in London next week.

Be seeing you,
Graham xx

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, and veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Send Graham an email, subscribe to his updates on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and App.net, and circle him on Google Plus for regular updates.