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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Based on the Adore-Ng rootkit, a new, under-development Linux rootkit dubbed Syslogk is hiding the Rekoobe backdoor on infected systems. [Read More]
A pair of high-risk flaws in a third-party library exposes Drupal-powered websites to remote takeover attacks. [Read More]
Backup-as-a-service firm HYCU has raised $53 million in a Series B funding round led by Acrew Capital. [Read More]
Despite soaring valuations, several well-capitalized cybersecurity startups with 'unicorn' valuations are cutting staff to weather macroeconomic storms. [Read More]
Whistic raises $35 million to help organizations make informed decisions by learning more about vendors’ security posture. [Read More]
Tech giant IBM plans to acquire early-stage attack surface management startup Randori in a deal that signals a major expansion of Big Blue’s cybersecurity ambitions. [Read More]
Apple’s App Store prevented more than 1.6 million risky applications and app updates from defrauding users. [Read More]
Ten Eleven Ventures has joined a growing list of cybersecurity-focused venture capital firms raising new funds to invest in startups solving information security problems. [Read More]
Sequoia is leading a massive $50 million early-stage investment in Chainguard, a startup created by a team of ex-Google software engineers to "make software supply chain secure by default." [Read More]
Devo Technology, a late-stage startup building technology for data logging and security analytics, has closed a new $100 million funding round that pushes its valuation in the $2 billion range. [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!