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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

It took Equifax 76 days to detect the massive data breach in 2017, despite the attackers running 9,000 unauthorized queries on its databases, according to a GAO report [Read More]
Phishing attack on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database was actually part of a simulated phishing test, researchers and the DNC confirmed [Read More]
Semmle, a company whose software engineering analytics platform is used by Microsoft, Google, NASA and others, launches globally with $21 million in funding [Read More]
Critical vulnerabilities discovered in smart city systems can be exploited by hackers to cause panic, researchers warn [Read More]
Researchers discovered 23 vulnerabilities in OpenEMR, including critical flaws that can be exploited to gain access to medical records [Read More]
Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy [Read More]
Mobile fitness app Polar suspended its location tracking feature after security researchers found it had revealed sensitive data on military and intelligence personnel from 69 countries. [Read More]
Facebook notifies 800,000 users that people they had blocked were temporarily unblocked due to a bug. The company also detailed new API restrictions designed to protect user information [Read More]
Twitter has shared some details on new processes designed to prevent spam and malicious automation [Read More]
CERT/CC announced this week that the CERT Tapioca network traffic/MitM analysis tool has been updated with new features and improvements [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!