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  • Episode 190: 20 Years, 300 CVEs. Also: COVID’s Lasting Security Lessons
    by Paul Roberts on October 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    In this episode of the podcast (#190), sponsored by LastPass, Larry Cashdollar of Akamai joins us to talk about how finding his first CVE vulnerability, more than 20 years ago, nearly got him fired. Also: Katie Petrillo of LastPass joins us to talk about how some of the security adjustments we’ve made for COVID might not go away any time soon. The post Episode 190: 20 Years, 300 CVEs. Also: COVID’s Lasting Security Lessons appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Opinion: Staying Secure Through 5G Migration
    by Brian Trzupek on October 8, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    To achieve their 5G transformation, telecommunications providers require security solutions and platforms built from the ground up for modern, dynamic business models. The post Opinion: Staying Secure Through 5G Migration appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Report: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attacks A Global Crisis
    by Jack Monahan on October 7, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    The systems we rely on to keep the lights on, heat our homes, make our medicines and move our goods are increasingly connecting to the Internet, and increasingly vulnerable to devastating cyber attacks in what a new report calls a looming “global crisis.” The post Report: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attacks A Global Crisis appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Security Ledger Turns 8!
    by Paul Roberts on October 2, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Today marks eight years since the first Security Ledger post went live back on October 2, 2012. We’re celebrating with a new look and exciting plans for 2021! The post Security Ledger Turns 8! appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Podcast Episode 189: AppSec for Pandemic Times, A Conversation with GitLab Security VP Jonathan Hunt
    by Paul Roberts on September 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    The pandemic isn’t the only thing shaking up development organizations. Application security is a top concern and security work is “shifting left” and becoming more intertwined with development. In this podcast, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks about it with Jonathan Hunt, Vice President of Security at the firm GitLab. The post Podcast Episode 189: AppSec for Pandemic Times, A Conversation with GitLab Security VP Jonathan Hunt appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Public Sector Mega-Vendor Tyler Technologies Says It Was Hacked
    by Paul Roberts on September 24, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Tyler Technologies, the U.S.’s largest provider of software and services to the public sector said on Wednesday that it was hacked by unknown assailants, who gained “unauthorized access” to the company’s IT and phone systems. Tyler, which sells software that supports a wide range of public sector functions such as permitting, inspections, 311 systems and utility billing said that it has hired independent IT experts to investigate the incident. The company’s MUNIS ERP (enterprise resource planning) technology is widely used by local governments across the U.S. “We are treating this matter with the highest priority and working with independent IT experts to conduct a thorough investigation and response,” wrote Matt Bieri, the company’s Chief Information Officer in an email obtained by The Security Ledger. Tyler is also working with law enforcement. The company’s web page displayed a message saying it was “temporarily unavailable” Wednesday evening. In the email message to The post Public Sector Mega-Vendor Tyler Technologies Says It Was Hacked appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Spotlight Podcast: Intel’s Matt Areno – Supply Chain is the New Security Battlefield
    by Paul Roberts on September 18, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by The Trusted Computing Group, we speak with Matthew Areno, a Principal Engineer in the Intel Product Assurance and Security (IPAS) group about the fast-changing landscape of cyber threats including attacks on hardware and software supply chains. The post Spotlight Podcast: Intel’s Matt Areno – Supply Chain is the New Security Battlefield appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire
    by Jack Monahan on September 14, 2020 at 1:33 am

    The DOJ indicted a Russian national for his role in a campaign to undermine the U.S. election…and mine some cryptocurrency along the way. It is the latest evidence of Russia’s willingness to use cyber criminals to conduct state-sponsored espionage. The post As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • PKI Points the Way for Identity and Authentication in IoT
    by Brian Trzupek on September 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Modern enterprise networks are populated by both people and, increasingly, “things.” But securing the growing population of Internet of Things devices presents unique challenges. In this thought leadership article, Brian Trzupek, the Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets at DigiCert discusses what is needed for effective IoT security. The post PKI Points the Way for Identity and Authentication in IoT appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Spotlight Podcast: Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan on RSA’s Next Act: Security Start-Up
    by Paul Roberts on September 2, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Thirty eight years after it was founded, RSA Security is embarking on what may be its most challenging journey yet: cybersecurity startup. In this Spotlight podcast we’re joined by RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan about the company’s path forward as an independent company. The post Spotlight Podcast: Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan on RSA’s Next Act: Security Start-Up appeared first on The Security Ledger.

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