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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

VMware patches dangerous security flaw that allows malicious actor with network access to the UI to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate. [Read More]
Redmond's security research teams intercept multiple zero-day attacks attributed to DSIRF, a private cyber mercenary firm operating out of Austria. [Read More]
A global study of 550 organizations finds the average cost of a data breach reaching all-time high of $4.35 million as businesses struggle with ransomware and lack of zero trust principles. [Read More]
Reports say a Greek lawmaker in the European Parliament was targeted with malicious links trying to plant the Predator spyware program. [Read More]
A major security vulnerability in the open source PrestaShop software is being exploited in the wild and approximately 300,000 merchant shops are at risk. [Read More]
SonicWall ships urgent patches for a critical flaw in its Global Management System (GMS) software, warning that the defect exposes businesses to remote hacker attacks. [Read More]
A study of the evolution of cybercrime suggests the threat will only get worse as financially motivated malware gangs start to mimic the operations of legitimate businesses. [Read More]
Silicon Valley SOC startup Anvilogic has deposited $25 million in a new investment round led by Outpost Ventures. [Read More]
Apple's security response team has pushed out software fixes for at least 39 software vulnerabilities haunting the macOS Catalina, iOS and iPadOS platforms. [Read More]
British startup Push Security has banked $4 million in early-stage funding to help secure SaaS app deployments. [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!