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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Home Depot has agreed to pay banks $25 million as part of a settlement over the 2014 data breach [Read More]
New study shows that companies in the US, UK and Germany are increasingly interested in taking out cyber insurance [Read More]
Former U.S. government contractor Harold Thomas Martin III indicted for stealing top-secret materials [Read More]
VMware has patched important vulnerabilities in some of its AirWatch applications for Android [Read More]
Symantec revokes over 100 misissued certificates, including for domains such as example.com and test.com [Read More]
Western Union admits failing to maintain anti-money laundering program and facilitating wire fraud, and agrees to pay $586 million to settle charges [Read More]
Oracle gives Java developers more time to ensure that their JAR files are not signed with MD5 [Read More]
The DHS has improved its information security program, but an OIG evaluation still uncovered problems at the agency and its components [Read More]
DHS publishes the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), which describes the role of federal agencies when dealing with cyber incidents [Read More]
GoDaddy has revoked nearly 9,000 certificates after discovering a bug that caused the domain validation process to fail [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Danelle Au's picture
You’ve handed over controls to a third-party, so how do you implement the right levels of security in a cloud environment, trust the provider to take care of the rest, and still meet compliance initiatives?
Chris Poulin's picture
Part 1: Why the Star Trek Medical Tricorder Didn’t have an App Store. The future of information security is looking brilliant: by the 23rd century there will be no computer hacks—at least according to Star Trek.
Jeff Hudson's picture
The latest iteration of PCI compliance regulations adds to the already increasing burdens of the typical IT security professional. For example, exposing cryptographic key management information to more than those that need to know creates a compliance violation.
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.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Cloud infrastructures can be secure, and they must be for the need is growing quite fast. In this vein, organizations don’t have to be fearful of public clouds. They just need to better understand them.
Oliver Rochford's picture
To a security guru, GRC feels like a waste of time. It will provide artificial challenges that make a difficult task even harder, with very little gain or advantage in return other than a report containing lists of items with a marked checkbox.
Michael Goff's picture
In 2011 we were reminded that software piracy cannot be stopped. Despite the best efforts of software vendors, industry watchdog groups and government, software piracy continues to proliferate.
Mandeep Khera's picture
Merchants who are required to be PCI-DSS Compliant will have to get their validation under provisions of PCI-DSS 2.0 by December 31st, 2011. What are some of the key changes in PCI-DSS 2.0? Are you ready?
Chris Hinkley's picture
Mobile applications and the platforms they are built on make PA-DSS compliance difficult due to the rapidly evolving threat landscape. With increased attacks and their tragic affects on businesses and consumers, it's important to make make sure your mobile operations properly secured.
Chris Hinkley's picture
2011 has been a monumental year for hackers. Businesses as well as consumers felt the brunt of cybercrime by the millions, some of them a few times over. Here’s a look at the top hacks so far this year, and what we can learn from them.