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Meet Stefan Frei, Secunia Research Analyst Director At DDCSW2 Workshop

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9:00 CET on the 12th August 2010
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Event: 2nd Data Driven Collaborative Security Workshop for High
Performance Networks (DDCSW2)
Location: Knight Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Internet2 will hold an invitational workshop on "Collaborative Data-Driven Security for High Performance Networks" at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) on Tuesday August 17th and Wednesday August 18th, 2010. This is a follow on to the Collaborative Data-Driven Security for High Performance Networks workshop held in May 2009.

Stefan Frei, Secunia Research Analyst Director will be presenting at this workshop on the topic "The security of end-user PCs – an empirical analysis" at, August 17, 9 a.m.

Following is an abstract of his presentation.

Stefan looks at the evolution of the security threat posed by vulnerabilities in the programs of typical end-user PCs over the last five years, and provide an outlook for 2010 based on the data of the first six months of this year. The study is based on data from more than 2.6 million private users of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI), which provides unique insights into the distribution and types of programs typically present on end-user PCs. Further data analysis shows an alarming development - vulnerabilities affecting the portfolio of the Top-50 programs typically present on end-user PCs almost doubled from 2005 to 2009; and an almost four-fold increase is expected to the end of this year. A breakdown of the vulnerability contributions by operating system, Microsoft programs, and 3rd party programs (non-Microsoft) clearly identifies the primary source of the increased trend, and quantifies the complexity of keeping an average PC secure.

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