The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), and StopBadware.org led a public workshop yesterday to launch a new collaborative effort to combat malicious software. The "Chain of Trust" initiative is built on the fundamental principle that the only way to combat a global problem like this is to bring everyone involved to the table and create a united front against a growing threat. The workshop featured discussion from representatives from government agencies, Internet companies, network providers, security vendors, researchers and advocacy groups. Keynote speakers included Shawn Henry, assistant director of the FBI's computer crime unit, Jeff Fox, editor, Consumer's Union, and Brian Krebs, reporter, Washington Post, where he writes the Security Fix blog. The discussion focused on how best to identify, educate and combat today's cyber threats. Once again, CDT provided live coverage online through our Twitter live event feed (@CDT_LIVE under the hashtag #asc09), and UStream channel, CDT TV.Â Users were able to weigh in on their thoughts about the conference live through the web, something that lead to a truly collaborative discussion about a growing global concern.
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