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IT security audits and audit frameworks News
October 28, 2016
SecOps is among the most daunting frontiers of DevOps transformation, but banks and the U.S. federal government are forging ahead using Puppet IT automation.
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.
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Security gap analysis is a strong, reliable technique for enterprises looking to assure HIPAA compliance. Expert Mike Chapple explains how to perform the analysis. Continue Reading
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The long-awaited HIPAA audits conducted randomly by HHS are finally supposed to happen in 2015, but with stricter requirements. Here's how organizations can get ready. Continue Reading
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Colorado will implement a new system for auditing electronic voting systems. Post-election audits have been proven to help, but are they enough to boost public trust in the systems? Continue Reading
Enterprises can use SOC 2 reports to evaluate cloud service providers. Expert Matthew Pascucci discusses the effectiveness of doing so, and what else companies can use. Continue Reading
Gartner analyst Avivah Litan discusses how Gartner clients are reacting to the changes in PCI DSS 3.0, and whether the increased rigor in the standard will prove beneficial to enterprises. Continue Reading
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OWASP released a draft of new guidelines for creating secure code within embedded software. Expert Judith Myerson discusses best practices, pitfalls to avoid and auditing tools. Continue Reading
Security audits vs. security assessments solve different needs. Organizations may use security audits to check their security stature while security assessments might be the better tool to use. Expert Ernie Hayden explains the differences. Continue Reading
Dealing with external security auditors can make IT professionals uncomfortable. Here are some ways to handle and make the most of the audit process. Continue Reading
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The annual FISMA audit is designed to ensure companies need to have consistent security standards. Here's how to prepare for the audits. Continue Reading
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