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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Threat hunters at Kaspersky have spotted a well-known Chinese APT actor using an UEFI implant to maintain stealthy persistence across reboots, disk formatting or disk replacements. [Read More]
Google researcher documents a pair of Zoom security defects and chides the company for missing a decades-old anti-exploit mitigation. [Read More]
A vulnerability in Box's implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA) allowed attackers to take over accounts without needing access to the target's phone. [Read More]
Security researchers document vulnerabilities in AWS CloudFormation and AWS Glue that could be abused to leak sensitive files and access other customer’s data. [Read More]
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposes strengthening rules around telecom providers’ reporting of data breaches. [Read More]
Apple ships iOS fix for a persistent HomeKit denial-of-service flaw but only after an independent researcher publicly criticized the company for ignoring his discovery. [Read More]
The non-profit group says companies that ship open-source code should do much more to help with security audits and fixes. [Read More]
The U.K.’s National Health Service warns that an unknown threat actor is successfully hitting vulnerable VMWare Horizon servers with Log4j exploits. [Read More]
VMware ships patches for heap-overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution attacks. [Read More]
Recorded Future snaps up SecurityTrails for a direct entry into the booming attack surface management business. [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!