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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

The Department of Defense lacks visibility into software inventories, a review of Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force commands and divisions reveals. [Read More]
Super Micro says it has conducted a thorough investigation following the recent Bloomberg report, but claims it has found “absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware” on its motherboards. [Read More]
Malicious actors could abuse machine-to-machine (M2M) protocols such as MQTT and CoAP in attacks aimed at IoT and industrial IoT systems. [Read More]
MITRE's ATT&CK framework has been used to evaluate enterprise security products from Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, CounterTack, Endgame, Microsoft, RSA and SentinelOne against a simulated attack launched by APT3 [Read More]
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has improved its security posture since the data breaches disclosed in 2015, but many issues are still unresolved, GAO says in a report [Read More]
Super Micro tells customers and SEC that Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chips story is wrong [Read More]
Cyberbit launches SCADAScan, a portable solution for assessing the security of ICS/SCADA networks [Read More]
Mozilla commissioned a security audit of the Firefox update system. No critical vulnerabilities were found and the high severity flaws were not easy to exploit [Read More]
In a letter to Congress, Apple says the Bloomberg story on Chinese spy chips is "simply wrong" [Read More]
Researchers have been seeing improvements in vehicle cybersecurity – local interfaces are increasingly hardened and there are fewer critical and high-impact vulnerabilities [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!