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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Dig Security’s latest financing comes as venture capital investors rush to place bets on startups jostling for space in the cloud data security space. [Read More]
Microsoft says its security teams have detected zero-day exploitation of a critical vulnerability in its flagship Windows platform. [Read More]
Adobe has rolled out security fixes for at least 63 security vulnerabilities in a wide range of widely deployed Windows and macOS software products. [Read More]
Israeli startup Opus Security has banked $10 million in seed round funding to build technology for cloud security orchestration and remediation. [Read More]
Microsoft security teams share details on ransomware attacks linked to DEV-0270, a subgroup of Iran-linked Phosphorus. [Read More]
The U.S. government's CISA, NSA, and ODNI have released the first part of a three-part joint guidance series on securing the software supply chain. [Read More]
Security researchers at Rapid7 discover multiple vulnerabilities in Sigma Spectrum infusion pump battery units, including the storing of WiFi credentials on non-volatile memory. [Read More]
A group of academic researchers have designed an open source Node.js vulnerability hunting tool that has already identified 180 security flaws. [Read More]
Password management software firm LastPass has suffered a data breach that led to the theft of source code and proprietary technical information. [Read More]
Texas startup BalkanID scores additional financing for technology in the Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) space. [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!