I recently wrote an article for INSECURE Magazine (awesome mag BTW!) on the lack of protection given to one's sensitive information, ironically, by the very software that claims to protect it in the first place! These security companies seem to be riding on a new wave of PII protection - and the vendors are scurrying to come up with their own versions of a solution, forgetting all about secure software development practices. The importance of writing secure software cannot be stressed upon enough. Security vendors should know that. The article is at http://www.net-security.org/dl/insecure/INSECURE-Mag-18.pdf
Or read it online at http://issuu.com/insecure/docs/insecure-18/44?mode=a_p
Also - Jeremiah Grossman's nice article on the bitter reality of Web Browser security.
While on the topic of vendors - What vendor in his right mind would send something like this to a security contact in a company.. mind you - this vendor has NO NDAs with us - and I have had no prior contact with this guy.
I have no idea if a project like that even exists in the company, but it sounded like an important security project that should definitely be company confidential information. On quizzing the person, he replied that he got that information from his 'inside sales folks'.. riigggght. I asked for names. I haven't heard from him since.