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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

New rules require critical information infrastructure operators in China to conduct cybersecurity reviews when purchasing tech products and services. [Read More]
Researchers noticed that the keys used to encrypt and decrypt Zoom meetings may be sent to servers in China, even if the meeting participants are located in other countries. [Read More]
Australia's privacy watchdog announced legal action against Facebook Monday for alleged "systematic failures" exposing more than 300,000 Australians to a data breach by Cambridge Analytica. [Read More]
Microsoft is testing its election-focused security solution ElectionGuard in Wisconsin at Supreme Court elections. [Read More]
All ProtonVPN applications have been made open source after undergoing independent security audits. [Read More]
Hundreds of Internet-accessible, unprotected medical imaging systems expose data on millions of patients worldwide, a cybersecurity firm has discovered. [Read More]
OpenSSL has evolved a great deal in terms of security since the disclosure of the Heartbleed vulnerability back in 2014. [Read More]
Mastercard has a team working on an initiative aiming to ensure a more sustained security even beyond the letter of the PCI compliance requirements. [Read More]
The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it. [Read More]
The DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week announced the release of an open source post-election auditing tool in preparation for the 2020 elections. [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!