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PayPal CISO: DDoS One Big Security Threat Among Many

Tim Greene | March 1, 2011
Stung by a high-profile denial-of-service attack in December, PayPal's CISO says application layer attacks remain a major threat to businesses in general, which need better defenses and actual testing of the DDoS tools they have.

The Convention on Cybercrime, an international treaty signed by the European Union and the U.S., sets encourages international cooperation in prosecuting cybercrime and setting up appropriate laws to do so. Signed in 2006, it doesn't yet have the teeth to be effective, Barrett says. "The mechanisms are 19th century," he says. "I've never seen a cyber investigator who asked for help [from another country] and got it in less than six months. The bureaucracy needs to be fixed."


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