IT Security Audits
- November 19, 2019
A CrowdStrike study revealed it takes enterprise security teams almost seven days of nonstop work to detect, investigate and contain the average incident.
- December 20, 2018
Two Twitter bugs led to questions about the platform's user privacy and security, while the company said one of the bugs opened the door to possible state-sponsored attacks.
- December 11, 2018
Another Google Plus data exposure -- this time potentially affecting more than 52 million users -- will cause the service to be shut down four months earlier than scheduled.
- October 11, 2018
A U.S. Government Accountability Office report gave failing grades to military weapon systems cybersecurity, but some experts say the report should be a source of encouragement.
- October 10, 2018
A Google security audit uncovered a glitch in Google Plus that exposed data from nearly 500,000 accounts, causing the company to shutter the social network and spur a German data protection probe.
- October 18, 2016
A cybersecurity audit of the U.S. Secret Service found 'unacceptable vulnerabilities' that leave the possibility of insider-threat activity and privacy violations.
- June 10, 2016
Mozilla created the Secure Open Source Fund to help developers perform security audits on software in an effort to reduce the potential of another Heartbleed or Shellshock.
- January 27, 2016
Congressional oversight committee wants to know which U.S. government agencies used firewalls that may have been affected by the recently uncovered Juniper backdoor vulnerability.
- 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.
- March 06, 2012
Too often, organizations jam all their compliance tasks into the quarter when the audit is due. Read advice for reducing compliance fatigue.
- January 31, 2011
A study by the Ponemon Institute found that the average total cost of compliance is more than $3.5 million.
- June 29, 2009
Company now requires merchants that process one million to six million transactions annually to have onsite assessment by a PCI QSA. Visa says it won't follow suit.
- April 08, 2009
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) expert Ed Moyle of CTG recently joined SearchSecurity.com for a live Q&A to address your ...
- March 05, 2009
Two firms certified to conduct PCI assessments have been placed into the PCI Council's remediation program for violating the QSA Validation Requirements.
- April 02, 2008
As Executive Editor Dennis Fisher explains, the Hannaford supermarket breach illustrates how too much emphasis on compliance puts critical data at risk.
- September 13, 2007
IBM has been on a shopping spree over the last several years to beef up its Tivoli identity and access management suite. Over the summer, Big Blue rolled out the results of its acquisition with Consul Risk Management, launching the Tivoli Compliance...
- August 02, 2007
Database security researcher, David Litchfield of UK-based NGS Software will release a free Forensic Examiners Database Scalpel, he says could aid data breach investigations.
- May 22, 2007
While more organizations are seeking database authentication and encryption technologies, others are turning to database monitoring to secure data.
- May 17, 2007
Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council explains that education is crucial to getting more merchants to comply with the standard.
- December 19, 2003
Federal regulations help boost some organizations' security efforts, but they shouldn't be the sole driver of security.
- April 08, 2002
Companies shouldn't fear security auditors, but embrace their help and advice in order to make their organizations more secure. That is the message from Neil Jackson, business manager, internal audits, E*TRADE Financial. Recently, Jackson talked to ...