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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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Advances in healthcare security since the Anthem data breach

The Anthem data breach in 2014–2015 was the largest healthcare data breach ever. But healthcare cyber security has improved since then.

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How to improve software security testing in the auto industry

In the automotive industry, security is safety. And auto software security testing, like all security testing, needs to shift left to be effective.

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New software standards aim to slow rampant credit card theft

With the new PCI standards, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council intends to reduce credit card fraud. But the new standards may not be enough.

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More resources needed to improve connected car security

Connected car security is a priority of the automotive industry, according to a recent report. But the shortage of resources and skills is a challenge.

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The IoT: Still feature rich, security poor

How to prevent IoT hacks: Secure your software before you release it. It’s not that hard. So why aren’t more IoT device manufacturers doing it?

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Study shows security challenges in the auto industry

Automotive cyber security is a high-stakes endeavor, as software vulnerabilities in connected cars can threaten lives. A new report reveals industry concerns.

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National Data Privacy Day is wishful thinking

The worst data privacy threat today isn’t data breach but data abuse. Organizations are using AI to learn more about us than we’d ever choose to tell them.

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The future of open source software: More of everything

The past decade charts the reach of open source into every industry. But what does the future of open source hold? Here are some open source predictions.

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Throwback Thursday: Whatever happened to Stuxnet?

Whatever happened to Stuxnet? Since it destroyed hundreds of centrifuges at a nuclear enrichment facility in Iran in 2010, the worm’s been quiet—but not idle.

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GAO report confirms major gaps in government cybersecurity

The September GAO cybersecurity report stated that there are about 1,000 outstanding recommendations for automotive, military, and IoT security, among others.

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