IT Security Audits News
September 18, 2015
An internal audit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been completed, detailing areas where its cyber mission has failed and what plans are in place to make improvements.
August 12, 2014
Discussing the state of PCI DSS compliance, Gartner's Avivah Litan says the industry still struggles with PCI auditors who both identify PCI problems and sell remediation services to fix them, causing a conflict of interest.
October 31, 2013
A veteran QSA believes PCI DSS 3.0 will help both QSAs and enterprises, but says further clarifications are needed to avoid PCI assessment disputes.
July 25, 2012
Don Weber of InGuardians is releasing his smart meter hacking tool, but only to utilities, vendors and vendor-vetted researchers.
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Learn about a potential audit concern when transitioning from a traditional firewall to a next-generation firewall. Continue Reading
Expert Mike Chapple explains how two descoping techniques can help many organizations reduce their regulatory compliance burden. Continue Reading
One QSA offers pre-audit planning advice to ensure a smooth, successful enterprise IT security audit for both the organization and the auditor. Continue Reading
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