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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Synaptics to remove debug tool from its touchpad drivers after it was described by a security researcher as a keylogger [Read More]
Severe vulnerability found by researchers in Fortinet’s FortiClient endpoint protection product can be exploited to obtain VPN authentication credentials [Read More]
US President Donald Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018, which bans the use of Kaspersky products by government agencies [Read More]
Microsoft used the same certificate for all instances of its Dynamics 365 ERP product and it took more than 100 days to take action, but the company claims the issue posed little risk [Read More]
New functionality added by Onapsis to its security platform allows SAP customers to check if they are GDPR-compliant [Read More]
The most common infiltration and exfiltration methods used by attackers are successful much of the time, according to SafeBreach’s latest Hacker’s Playbook report [Read More]
PayPal suspends operations of its subsidiary TIO Networks after the discovery of a data breach that affects 1.6 million customers [Read More]
An analysis of US government websites, including their use of HTTPS and DNSSEC, shows only slight improvement [Read More]
Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Lenovo, Intel and Panasonic working on patches for recently disclosed vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs [Read More]
Intel finds several vulnerabilities in management and security technology shipped with processors present in millions of devices [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!