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May 16, 2013

Adobe uses crises to drive security change

When Adobe was hit with a break-in to one of its code-signing servers last September, chief security officer (CSO) Brad Arkin used the crisis to drive security change and improvement.

Attackers exploited an insecure configuration on a server in the company and initiate code-signing requests for malicious software to infiltrate the corporate network.

The attack was quickly detected and shut down, but it revealed weaknesses in the security processes which Arkin set about changing, using a five-step plan.