IEEE S&P and Cigital Introduce Silver Bullet Podcast
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 15 May, 2006 — IEEE Security & Privacy magazine and Cigital Inc., a leading software quality management consulting firm, today announced that Cigital Chief Technology Officer Gary McGraw, Ph.D., will host a series of podcasts. The first is available now on both the Cigital and IEEE Computer Society websites.
The Silver Bullet Security Podcast with Gary McGraw will initially feature a series of in-depth interviews with security gurus. The first features a 20-minute conversation with Johns Hopkins University professor Avi Rubin, who is best known for his groundbreaking work in electronic-voting security.
In addition to the audio podcasts and associated RSS feeds, excerpts of the interviews will be published in each issue of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. “The podcast interview medium is a fun and entertaining way to get to know more about prominent security experts,” said McGraw. “Avi and I had a great time putting the first edition of Silver Bullet together. The entire series will be a blast.”
McGraw is a renowned security expert himself, having authored a number of best-selling books in computer security, including his latest, Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley). His perspective as a veteran security expert gives the Silver Bullet podcasts a unique twist.
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, published by the IEEE Computer Society, addresses a broad range of topics related to securing information and computing resources. Its primary goal is to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Published six times a year, the magazine provides a combination of research articles, case studies, tutorials, and regular departments and columns for the information security industry. For more information, visit www.computer.org/security.
Cigital is a leading consulting firm, specializing in software security and software quality. By aligning technical depth with business acumen, Cigital enables clients to deliver reliable software faster—gaining insight and control over software processes, products, and policies. For repeatable delivery and deployment of secure and reliable software on time and under budget, go to Cigital. Software Confidence. Achieved.
Founded in 1992, Cigital is headquartered in Northern Virginia with offices in Boston and Los Angeles. For additional information about Cigital and its services, please contact Cigital at 800.824.0022 or at www.cigital.com.
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With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.