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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Microsoft finally announces decision on WoSign and StartCom certificates: new certificates issued after September 2017 will not be trusted [Read More]
Following its agreement with Google, Symantec has decided to sell its certificate business to DigiCert for $950 million plus stock [Read More]
Google releases final proposal in the case of Symantec’s CA business – all certificates must be replaced by Chrome 70 [Read More]
A security issue related to a VMware API allows vSphere users with limited privileges to access the guest OS without authentication [Read More]
IBM X-Force Red launches new security testing services for connected cars and Internet of Things (IoT) devices [Read More]
Researcher tricks Symantec into revoking certificates based on forged private keys – Comodo did not fall for the same trick [Read More]
Human error led to the personal details of millions of Verizon customers being exposed online, but the telecoms giant has downplayed the incident [Read More]
Apple establishes first data center in China to comply with new cybersecurity law, but promises not to build any backdoors into its systems [Read More]
While the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) regulation is European in origin, American and other global banks should not -- and perhaps cannot -- ignore it. [Read More]
Google warns websites using WoSign and StartCom certificates - they will no longer be trusted by Chrome starting in September [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Chris Hinkley's picture
For security professionals, PCI DSS 3.0 means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.
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.