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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.


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The False Claims Act: 156 years old and newly relevant to software security

We recently saw the first settlement by a company charged under the False Claims Act for failing to meet cyber security standards. Is there more to come?

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Awash in regulations, companies struggle with compliance

The list of regulatory compliance challenges facing companies grows longer every time a new regulation is introduced. But do security regulations even work?

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Software quality: It can be a matter of life and death

Safety-critical software powers everything from airplanes to power plants, defib machines, and seatbelts. And quality issues can lead to injury and death.

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Apple’s $1 million bug bounty could launch arms race for zero-days

Experts have given kudos to Apple for expanding its bug bounty program to all researchers. But is the $1 million top prize enough to turn black hats white?

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Synopsys adds more awards to its 2019 winning streak

Seeker IAST won a Gold International Stevie Award for DevOps Solution, and our Polaris platform won for Software Development Solution.

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Mobile apps: Insecure by default

There’s a lack of robust mobile app security on billions of devices people carry around. Why is it such a problem, and what can developers do to solve it?

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Report: Financial services can do cyber security better with the right tools

The financial services industry is falling behind in cyber security. A new report shows where organizations should focus their software security efforts.

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Apollo 11 software lessons still relevant today

What did Apollo 11 teach us about software development? Coding practices have changed since 1969, but the lessons learned from the moon mission still hold.

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Ransomware versus cities: Sowing chaos as well as cost

Ransomware attacks on cities are on the rise. The latest ransomware attacks of 2019 suggest that international organized criminals are behind the epidemic.

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Securing software development: NIST joins the parade

The NIST Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) is the latest standard aimed at improving software security. Can its novel approach help it succeed?

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