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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

New study shows that companies in the US, UK and Germany are increasingly interested in taking out cyber insurance [Read More]
Former U.S. government contractor Harold Thomas Martin III indicted for stealing top-secret materials [Read More]
VMware has patched important vulnerabilities in some of its AirWatch applications for Android [Read More]
Symantec revokes over 100 misissued certificates, including for domains such as example.com and test.com [Read More]
Western Union admits failing to maintain anti-money laundering program and facilitating wire fraud, and agrees to pay $586 million to settle charges [Read More]
Oracle gives Java developers more time to ensure that their JAR files are not signed with MD5 [Read More]
The DHS has improved its information security program, but an OIG evaluation still uncovered problems at the agency and its components [Read More]
DHS publishes the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), which describes the role of federal agencies when dealing with cyber incidents [Read More]
GoDaddy has revoked nearly 9,000 certificates after discovering a bug that caused the domain validation process to fail [Read More]
D-Link has hired government accountability organization Cause of Action Institute to defend it against “baseless” FTC charges [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Chris Hinkley's picture
Compliance is a byproduct of a solid security program – but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Compliance can involve technical architecture and operational processes that many organizations simply don’t understand or don’t want to bother with.
Gant Redmon's picture
The CSO is so critical for the CPO’s success that I guarantee that if you send this article to your CPO, they will take you out for a free lunch the next day.
Nick Cavalancia's picture
In the era of the public cloud, when employees are frequently using consumerized applications to share and store data, it's time for security and risk professionals to adopt a new security thought paradigm that focuses on the insider threat that employees create, not solely on protecting data itself.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The Omnibus Rule that updated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has the potential to be a game changer because of the things it says in writing, as well as some of the things that it doesn’t say.
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
2012 was an interesting year in security – publicity around breaches led to greater awareness than we’ve seen in years, encouraging many in the Federal sector to look into our corner of IT. So what will happen in IT Security 2013?
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.
Gant Redmon's picture
You can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security. To have privacy, you must have security to protect things you wish not to share from those who are interested...
Gant Redmon's picture
Data breach notification laws are confusing and ever changing. Legislators trying to harmonize all the different state breach notification laws are going to have three big political challenges.
Chris Hinkley's picture
As e-commerce ramps up again in advance of the holiday season, businesses need to take mobile payments security seriously. Here are three ways to protect your customers’ information when accepting mobile payments.
Marc Solomon's picture
To combat the risks associated with web applications, one of the most significant evolutions in network security over the last few years has been the advent of application control.