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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Security researchers worldwide are invited to hunt for vulnerabilities in the e-voting system as part of a bug bounty program on YesWeHack. [Read More]
Tenable makes its priciest acquisition to date and expands its product portfolio with capabilities to detect security problems in code before they become operational security risks. [Read More]
Cisco warns that these vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to reboot devices, elevate privileges, or overwrite and read arbitrary files. [Read More]
GitHub has published documentation on seven vulnerabilities in the Node.js packages and warned that exploitation could expose users to code execution attacks. [Read More]
The U.S. government's CISA and OMB are seeking the public’s opinion on draft zero trust strategic and technical documentation. [Read More]
Howard University closed its physical campus and canceled classes this week after experiencing a ransomware attack. [Read More]
The social media advertising giant has shared an updated payout guideline for vulnerability hunters to better understand its bounty decisions. [Read More]
Israel’s foreign minister has played down criticism of the country’s regulation of the cyberespionage firm NSO Group but vowed to step up efforts to ensure the company’s controversial spyware doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. [Read More]
Mozilla has made public the results of a VPN security audit conducted by Cure53, and only one issue has been assigned a “high severity” rating. [Read More]
Israeli software giant Check Point joins the cybersecurity shopping spree with a definitive deal to acquire Avanan [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!