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Governance, Risk and Compliance

August 06, 2020 Twilio Breach and Cloud Security

By exploiting a five-year-old configuration error, a hacker was able to access Amazon’s S3 cloud storage buckets on which Twilio’s code was loaded. As a result, customers were able to unknowingly download the modified code for twenty-four hours.

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

August 05, 2020 Qualys and Ivanti Partnership Boasts an Incredibly Robust Vulnerability Management Platform

Qualys VMDR and Ivanti have announced a new partnership dedicated to improving the detection and patching of vulnerabilities. Announced July 30, the Qualys and Ivanti Partnership have already gone live as an integrated component of the VMDR solution.

July 23, 2020 RiskSense Releases a Unified Infrastructure Security Risk Management Program

RiskSense announced on July 13 its new version of the cloud-delivered RiskSense risk management platform. The main draw of the program is its holistic risk calculation across CVEs and CWEs.

July 20, 2020 Address the Root of Your Vulnerabilities in a Resource-Tight Period

Cyberthreats are omnipresent for any enterprise. Monitoring ingress and egress points while still conducting business is a balance security professionals attempt to strike. Couple this with the continued security issues around remote work during the pandemic, and security teams have their hands full.

July 17, 2020 CORL Technologies Launches Its Vendor Risk Management Resource Center

Navigating the vendor risk management space, particularly in the current environment that consists of a mix of cloud, managed services, and critical supply chain, is key to ensuring that you don’t inadvertently introduce new risks through this dynamic channel.

July 15, 2020 Kenna Security Releases Tool for the Custom Benchmarking of Vulnerability Management Programs

On May 26, Kenna Security released its new Prioritization to Prediction Benchmark Survey. This free tool provides organizations with the ability to compare their vulnerability management programs to industry averages Kenna Security has compiled over the years.

July 10, 2020 Oxial – How Coronavirus Has Impacted Risk Management

From employee management through leadership and communication, increased cyber threats, logistics and operations to post-pandemic planning and risk mitigation, the threat landscape has experienced enormous change. These noticeable shifts force us to consider rethinking and retooling how we address risk.

July 10, 2020 Onspring Interview

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jason Rohlf, VP Solutions, Mark Scheinkoenig, VP Commercial Sales, and Emily Figg, VP Marketing about their GRC solution at Onspring to discuss the product audience and upcoming features.

July 10, 2020 LogicGate GRC

LogicGate is a governance, risk and compliance automation platform offered by LogicGate Inc., headquartered in Chicago, that helps organizations to automate their risk processes.

July 10, 2020 CyberSaint Interview

In an interview with Allison Furneaux, VP Marketing at CyberSaint Inc., developers of CyberStrong Integrated Risk Management platform in June 2020, Allison indicated that its focus has been on cybersecurity from the beginning.

July 10, 2020 How Will Work From Home Change Vulnerability and Patch Management for Businesses in the Future?

COVID-19 has changed a great deal about how businesses operate. From a security perspective, however, COVID-19 caught many businesses off guard. The shift from working in the office to working from home has made it difficult for security measures to keep pace. Specifically, how are businesses meant to maintain the same secure networks when their employees are no longer working in the office? Outside of the security of the IT departments, IT and security have a tough time ensuring that patching and vulnerability management remain at the forefront of a business’s priorities.

June 26, 2020 FBI Looking to Implement a Governance Risk Compliance Tool

The Department of Justice is looking to acquire a GRC tool for the Office of the CIO within the FBI’s Enterprise Information Security Section.

June 17, 2020 IAPP’s 2020 Privacy Tech Vendor Report Highlights Data Subject Request (DSR) Feature

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has released its 2020 Privacy Tech Vendor report, reviewing key software solution vendors within the space. This year’s report highlighted the recent addition of Data Subject Request (DSR) to the feature categories.

June 08, 2020 Titus’ Timely Release of Illuminate 2020 Pushes Privacy Angle

In early March, Titus released Titus Illuminate 2020, which was the company’s answer to the question of analyzing data at rest. This latest version of Illuminate leverages machine learning and AI in an effort to manage data that contains potentially sensitive or high-risk personal information.

May 29, 2020 PHEMI: A Data Privacy Tool for Healthcare Providers

PHEMI is a data privacy solution focused on keeping data-processing activities secure by redacting information based on the role of the accessor. Thus, allowing such data to be used for multiple use cases without compromising privacy.

May 27, 2020 Kenna Security Offers Vulnerability Management Options: Kenna.VM & Kenna.VI

Kenna Security deployed their new data driven vulnerability management program, Kenna.VM and accessory program, Kenna.VI. Released on April 28th, Kenna.VM was created with the purpose to set service-level agreements (SLAs) with risk tolerance in mind.

May 13, 2020 Workiva and CFGI to Collaborate in the SOX and GRC Space

“Connected reporting capabilities, control testing, real-time collaboration, cloud-based access, stringent security measure and permissions controls” are considered the leading factors behind CFGI offering Workiva to its clients.

May 11, 2020 Rapid7 Penetration Tests Show That Businesses Are Getting Better at Network Security

We often hear that businesses are continually cyber insecure or under attack. However, recent penetration testing from Rapid7 shows that businesses are getting better at securing their networks against cyberattacks. While organizations continue to have exploitable weaknesses, attackers are having greater difficulty penetrating deeper into businesses’ networks.

April 30, 2020 IBM Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Leave Enterprises Open to Remote Execution Attacks

Four zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in IBM’s Data Risk Manager. While the vulnerabilities are concerning, more so is IBM’s response when addressed. The company simply stated, “It’s out of scope.” – meaning it had no intention to rectify or address the issue.

April 30, 2020 Will New IoT Security Frameworks Push Compliance Obligations to the Forefront of Security Discussions?

The Internet of Things is increasingly embedded with our daily lives. While these devices make life more accessible, for every new device, a new attack vector for cyberattackers is created.

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