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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Recorded Future launches an in-house initiative that sets aside $20 million to invest in seed-stage and Series A startups in the nascent threat-intelligence space. [Read More]
Late-state SIEM startup adds a new chief executive and banks a $200 million “growth round” investment at a $2.4 billion valuation. [Read More]
A group of online privacy activists said Monday it is taking action against hundreds of websites over their use of pop-up banners asking users to consent to "cookies", the files that track users' activity. [Read More]
Cloud-native security analytics provider Uptycs has closed a $50 million Series C funding round, bringing the total raised by the company to date up to $93 million. [Read More]
A look at Cyber Ninjas, the small Florida-based cybersecurity firm in charge of running the audit of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona. [Read More]
Security researchers with Tencent Security Keen Lab documents five vulnerabilities in the Mercedes Benz infotainment system, four of which could be exploited for remote code execution. [Read More]
Panaseer banks $26.5 million in Series B funding to build out a Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform to help organizations identify assets and manage security controls. [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Defense has put all public-facing websites and applications in scope for an expanded vulnerability disclosure program. [Read More]
The embattled VPN vendor provides cover for CVE-2021-22893, a major security flaw being exploited by advanced threat actors. [Read More]
CISA warns of a new cyber-attack in which both a Pulse Secure VPN appliance and the SolarWinds Orion platform were abused for malicious purposes. [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!