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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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Click2Gov breaches show the power of zero-days

Patching issues fast is a step toward software security. But as the Click2Gov breaches show, zero-day vulnerabilities resist even the most persistent patchers.

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President’s ‘cybersecurity moonshot’: Transformational or pie in the sky?

Making the internet safe and secure in 10 years isn’t going to be easy, if it’s even possible. And that’s why NSTAC’s new proposal is a cyber security moonshot.

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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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US vows to go on cyber offense

The original version of this article was published in Forbes. We’re all familiar with saber rattling. But this is the digital age. Welcome to the world of cyber rattling. This version of it comes in two policy papers from the U.S. government: the White House Cyber Policy and the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Strategy. One of […]

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Porous portals, Newegg is a broken egg, and Mirai’s creators have new hats

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Porous payment portals lead to government data breaches, Magecart pwns Newegg, and the Mirai creators trade in their black hats for white ones. Watch this week’s […]

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CamuBot malware, SonarSnoop hacking, and government backdoors

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? CamuBot malware is the new kid on the block, the sounds of hacking (SonarSnoop), and back to the government’s wish for chat backdoors. Watch this […]

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SamSam ransomware keeps striking—victims still unprepared

“You can pay (a little) now or you can pay (a lot) later” is a very old line—a pitch for oil filters almost 40 years ago. Unfortunately, it remains relevant in cyber security, especially when it comes to ransomware. And especially when that ransomware is the potent, pernicious SamSam. The “trade-off” is stark: You can […]

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Another inside job, Gmail privacy, and UK cyber crime court

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Another inside job, or perhaps it should be described as an “insider job.” A former NSO employee has been accused of stealing spyware. Who is […]

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Ex-CIA employee insider threat, FlightTrader24 hack, and RedHat licenses

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup episode. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup episode, you ask? Ex-CIA employee insider threat and how he was outed, insight into the FlightTrader24 hack, and what you need to know about the RedHat […]

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