September 18th, 2004, 04:57 AM
The worm Turned
Considering thier back ground, this must be some sort of ground breaking news
The full article is here:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09..._buys_atstake/
IT security giant Symantec yesterday announced an agreement to acquire security consultancy @stake for an undisclosed amount. Symantec said the deal, expected to close in October, will allow it to expand its existing security services and consultancy businesses.
@stake supplies security auditing and analysis products alongside its core digital security consulting services. Its SmartRisk services address various aspects of IT security, including application security, critical infrastructure, wireless and wired networks, storage systems, and education. @stake's customers include six of the world's top ten financial institutions, four of the world's top ten independent software companies and seven of the world's top ten telecommunications carriers. @stake was founded by members of hacker group l0pht back in 2000.
What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry
September 18th, 2004, 08:04 AM
Wow I didn't realise exactly who employed @stake ... I didn't realise they were doing that well