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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps affected by serious flaws. Patches coming only next year [Read More]
TunnelBear commissioned an audit of its VPN product and only few vulnerabilities were found in recent versions [Read More]
An unnamed company is offering up to $250,000 for virtual machine (VM) hacks as part of a secret bug bounty program [Read More]
Fuzzing tests conducted by Synopsys customers show industrial protocols are the least mature and the most risky [Read More]
Vulnerabilities found by a researcher in solar panels may allow hackers to disrupt power grids, but the affected vendor says his claims are greatly exaggerated [Read More]
Researchers warn that hackers can abuse GitHub and other Git repo hosting services for stealthy attacks on software developers [Read More]
Google releases final proposal in the case of Symantec’s CA business – all certificates must be replaced by Chrome 70 [Read More]
FireEye releases FLARE VM, a free Windows-based security distribution designed for malware analysis, incident response and penetration testing [Read More]
Several remote code execution and denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities have been found and patched in FreeRDP [Read More]
IBM X-Force Red launches new security testing services for connected cars and Internet of Things (IoT) devices [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Audits

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Marcus Ranum's picture
To communicate about our metrics, we need ways that we can ground our experience in terms of “normal” for us; Otherwise, we really can't communicate our metrics effectively with anyone who isn't in a similar environment.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Security is a creature of habit. Security likes things to stay the same. Change brings chaos. Chaos is bad for security. But, we can help control the security of our environment by following good security habits.
Gant Redmon's picture
A new amendment to Texas' breach notice law is designed to make it easier for Texas entities to comply with Texas law by giving those entities the choice of notifying under Texas law or the law of residents of other states.
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
While regulations and ensuing IT audits go beyond firewalls and firewall policies, these devices are often a good place to start when it comes to becoming "audit-ready" and gaining continuous visibility of what's going on in your network.
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
Santa doesn’t care if you were naughty or nice on Christmas Eve – what matters is how you did all year. Security is much the same.
Steve Ragan's picture
For most CISOs, the pain of an audit is part of the job, but it doesn’t have to be the nightmare that most of the IT community envisions.
Jeff Hudson's picture
Too many IT and risk managers are surprised by security breaches, compromised keys or operational failures that occur from sheer neglect that result when you leave your valuable keys as exposed as a password on a post-it. Hefty, potential fines for failing to comply with regulations are risk enough, but the risks of ignoring these vulnerabilities extend even further.
Michael Goff's picture
The vast majority of ISVs are focused on prospecting and lead generation while overlooking potential sales funnel leakage due to piracy. Any vendor that is serious about its longevity needs to know if it has a software piracy problem.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!