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Taylor Armerding

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Taylor Armerding is an award-winning journalist who left the declining field of mainstream newspapers in 2011 to write in the explosively expanding field of information security. He has previously written for CSO Online and the Sophos blog Naked Security. When he’s not writing he hikes, bikes, golfs, and plays bluegrass music. Follow him on Twitter @tarmerding2.


Posts by Taylor Armerding:

 

Both consumers and retailers need to up their cyber security to make holidays happy

We’ve got some Black Friday advice for retailers and shoppers who want to keep everyone’s data safe and secure, for a truly happy holiday season.

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Posted in Application Security, Security Training & Awareness

 

Don’t expect jailed CEOs, but Wyden at least puts consumer privacy on the table

The Consumer Data Protection Act (as outlined in the CDPA draft circulated in early November by Sen. Ron Wyden) might not send CEOs to jail, but it will certainly help protect Americans’ data.

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Posted in Software Compliance, Quality & Standards

 

Threats obvious, but electronic voting systems remain insecure

Election security requires that voters trust the results. But many U.S. electronic voting systems are clearly insecure, and untrustworthy. What are we doing about it?

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Posted in Application Security

 

Rachel Tobac explains how ‘polite paranoia’ can derail social engineering attacks

Rachel Tobac thinks people are the first line of cyber security defense, not the weakest link. She talks about social engineering attacks and how to be “politely paranoid” with us.

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Posted in Security Training & Awareness

 

‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ unlikely, but critical infrastructure needs a major upgrade | NCSAM at Synopsys

Officials have been warning us for decades that we need to improve critical infrastructure security nationwide to prevent a “cyber Pearl Harbor” attack.

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Posted in Application Security

 

Want to close the software security skills gap? Tanya Janca says start mentoring!

Tanya Janca believes that those who know should teach those who don’t. She discusses mentoring in the software security industry with us.

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Posted in Security Training & Awareness

 

Lance Spitzner: How to secure the human operating system | NCSAM at Synopsys

It’s everyone’s job to ensure online safety at work. Lance Spitzner, director at SANS Security Awareness, tells us how to secure the human operating system.

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Posted in Security Training & Awareness

 

Better passwords in California won’t help much

The new California password law demonstrates lawmakers’ misunderstanding of how connected devices work, how the internet works, and even how passwords work.

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Posted in IoT Security, Software Compliance, Quality & Standards

 

Cyber security: Not just ‘a’ job but many jobs of the future | NCSAM at Synopsys

Cyber security jobs are dynamic, stimulating, and in high demand as cyber threats multiply out of control. What can we do to make sure these jobs are filled?

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Posted in Security Training & Awareness

 

Make your home both smart and secure | NCSAM at Synopsys

Smart devices are terrifyingly insecure, and industry and government have failed to fix the issue. Here are seven tips to secure your smart home.

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Posted in IoT Security