Stories by Robert Layton

First Look: Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector

The Inspector is an offline discovery tool, taking a network feed from a mirror port on a switch, and examining traffic for patterns matching suspicious behaviour. Trend Micro identifies this “listen-only inspection of all network traffic” as a key feature of its system as it reduces strain on devices, which can occur with in-line products and end-point security programs.

Robert Layton | 23 Sep | Read more

Opinion: Breadth First Hacking

Recent publicity for online hacking groups such as Anonymous and Lulzsec has seemed to show that nobody is immune from attack on the Internet. Once targeted, it seems that these groups are capable of breaching security systems and retrieving data, including identity information, from the most secure systems.

Robert Layton | 13 Aug | Read more