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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 04:32:41 CDT
By Lucian Constantin
IDG News Service
April 25, 2013
Adobe Systems has appointed Brad Arkin, the company's senior director of
security for products and services, to become its first CSO. With a
mature product security program already in place, the top priorities for
Adobe's new security chief are to strengthen the security of the
company's hosted services and its internal infrastructure.
For the past several years, Arkin has overseen Adobe's software product
security efforts as leader of the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team
(ASSET) and the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT).
During this time, Adobe Reader and Flash Player, two applications that
are frequently targeted by attackers due to their large user base, have
received significant security improvements including anti-exploitation
mechanisms like sandboxing and silent automatic updates.
While the secure software engineering work will continue, Arkin's focus
is strengthening the security of the company's hosted services, like the
Adobe Creative Cloud and the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
"I think that our secure product lifecycle and the work we've been doing
with our shrinkwrapped products is very mature," Arkin said. "We've been
doing this for years now."
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