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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Redmond ships fixes for 114 documented security problems, including four new gaping Exchange Server holes and a Windows bug that's already being exploited in live attacks. [Read More]
Microsoft's new 'CyberBattleSim' research toolkit supports the high-level abstract simulation of computer networks and cybersecurity concepts. [Read More]
In a new pilot program, the U.S. DoD invites the HackerOne community to remotely test the participating DoD contractors’ assets and report on any identified vulnerabilities. [Read More]
A third-party audit financed by the New York Times discovers a high-risk vulnerability but overall gives Securedrop Workstation a positive security bill of health. [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's CISA is directing federal agencies to scan their Microsoft Exchange environments for four weeks and report if they find any compromised servers. [Read More]
The sensitive information of over 235 million customers of EU mobile providers could be at risk due to website vulnerabilities. [Read More]
A serious security bug in the 'netmask' npm package leads to misinterpretation of IP addresses. [Read More]
HD Moore’s network and asset discovery provider Rumble closes $5 million venture capital founding round. [Read More]
The high severity flaws were introduced in the Linux kernel since November 2019 and affect all major distributions. [Read More]
Following speculation that Microsoft services served as an initial entry point for the SolarWinds hackers, the tech giant has provided some clarifications. [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!