There’s always a lot happening in security news and as busy security professionals, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’ve grabbed some headlines from around the security world that we didn’t think you’d want to miss.
“Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula”:
This article published by The Guardian recounts the latest fallout from Edward Snowden’s intelligence disclosures. Storage company EMC’s security arm, RSA warns against using software that relies on a week formula developed by the National Security Agency. RSA’s report exposes how standard process and industry practices could leave users open to hacking for years to come. Get the whole story here.
“The Questionable Security System That Gave Felons Access to Navy Installations”:
In the wake of the September 16 shooting at the D.C. Naval Yard, this article published in the Atlantic on September 23rd takes a look at a system that granted temporary access to contractors at military facilities without background checks. Last week, an internal report at the Pentagon questions how the system gained widespread use and asked for its cancellation saying it gives a false sense of security to military personnel. Get the whole story here.
“Seven Questions About Security for Kleiner Perkins’ Ted Schlein”:
This headline comes from All Things Digital, a website dedicated to bringing you news, analysis and opinions on technology from a variety of sources. All Things Digital sat down with venture capitalist Ted Schlein, a general partener at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers http://www.kpcb.com/ and a founding CEO of Fortify Software to talk technology. Get the whole interview here.
“3 reasons why fall is the healthcare IT endpoint security time”:
HealthITSecurity.Com, published by Xtelligent Media, is a resource for the latest news and product information in Health IT security topics. A recent post applies to the healthcare industry, but is a great reminder for everyone working in IT security.
Summer can affect an organization’s IT security. Just because a data breach hasn’t taken place over the summer, that doesn’t mean systems are secure. Summer offers IT security personnel a variety of distractions and come fall, it’s time to check make sure everything is secure. Get the whole story here.
What else is happening? We know it’s a lot. Please share the most interesting stories you’ve seen recently in the comments below.