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Microsoft's security response team late Thursday acknowledged a new, unpatched bug that exposes Windows users to privilege escalation attacks. [Read More]
A security flaw in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software could allow a remote attacker to trigger a denial-of-service condition. [Read More]
Kaspersky issues a report on an advanced threat actor that has hit approximately 1,500 entities in Myanmar and the Philippines, including government entities. [Read More]
The German software maker has released patches for a pair of high-severity Netweaver vulnerabilities. [Read More]
Microsoft’s embattled security response unit uses Patch Tuesday to respond to a new set of Windows zero-day attacks. [Read More]
The deal will give Redmond an automatic entry point into the lucrative attack surface management and third party risk-intelligence space. [Read More]
SolarWinds said a single threat actor exploited flaws in its Serv-U Managed File Transfer and Serv-U Secure FTP products to launch malware attacks against “a limited, targeted set of customers.” [Read More]
Phishing links were used for initial access in nearly half of CISA’s FY2020 Risk and Vulnerability Assessments. [Read More]
Commercial insurer CNA has started notifying customers that threat actors did access some personal data during a ransomware attack in March. [Read More]
Microsoft insists the latest Windows Print Spooler security update works as intended but researchers show code execution demos if certain capabilities are enabled. [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!