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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

The surge in venture capital investments in the attack surface management space continues with Israeli risk management firm CyCognito announcing a new $100 million funding round. [Read More]
Soveren is building technology for businesses to detect and resolve privacy incidents and stay compliant with GDPR and other regulations. [Read More]
Cryptocurrency trading powerhouse Coinbase has announced plans to acquire Unbound Security, an Israeli startup providing protection for cryptographic keys and credentials. [Read More]
Security experts warn that the 'Sabbath' ransomware group is targeting organizations in education, health and natural resources in both the United States and Canada. [Read More]
Axiado raises $25 million to build a new class of security processors that provide platform root-of-trust for large enterprise customers. [Read More]
Google Project Zero's Natalie Silvanovich reports a pair of Zoom security defects that expose Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android users to malicious hacker attacks. [Read More]
The newly discovered Android banking trojan targets international banks and five different cryptocurrency services. [Read More]
Microsoft's threat hunters have caught Iranian threat actors breaking into IT services shops in India and Israel and stealing credentials for downstream software supply chain attacks. [Read More]
Public cloud data protection provider Laminar has emerged from stealth with $32 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners. [Read More]
Google paid roughly $60,000 in bug bounty rewards to the external security researchers reporting high-severity vulnerabilities in Chrome. [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!