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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

The new iOS 15.2 makeover fixes security vulnerabilities in multiple components, some serious enough to lead to code execution attacks if iPhone or iPad users open image or audio files. [Read More]
A group for ex-Google software engineers has raised $5 million in seed funding to tackle software supply chain security. [Read More]
German security researchers document the of a drive-by code execution vulnerability in Windows and criticized Microsoft for botching its response to the security problem. [Read More]
Israeli startup that helps organizations securely adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) has closed a $19 million Series A funding round led by Intel Capital. [Read More]
Kasada has closed a $23 million Series C funding round led by StepStone Group. [Read More]
Security problems at enterprise software provider Zoho multiply with confirmation of a new critical authentication bypass vulnerability -- the third in four months -- being exploited in the wild. [Read More]
Panther Labs, a startup that specializes in detection and response analytics, has raised a whopping $120 million in a new round of funding. [Read More]
Citing evidence of active exploitation against five specific vulnerabilities, the U.S. cybersecurity agency warned that further delays in applying fixes “pose significant risk to the federal enterprise. [Read More]
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]

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!