Security vs Compliance | Hacking In To Cybersecurity

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Welcome back to another iteration of Hacking In To Cybersecurity! Our previous posts in this series have focused on informing you, the reader, on how to land a job in the cybersecurity career field , but we’re going to switch gears in this episode and talk about something that every security professional needs to understand: Does Compliance equal Security? Compliance Defined. Let’s start off by defining compliance.

Puppet Adds CIS Benchmark Compliance Service

Puppet this week announced it has added a service that makes it easier to achieve compliance with benchmarks defined by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The post Puppet Adds CIS Benchmark Compliance Service appeared first on

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Security & Compliance the MongoDB Way


Perhaps the biggest reason to modernize your legacy system is that its elements are no longer able to keep your agency safe from criminals or up-to-date with compliance requirements. MongoDB’s Security Suite Keeps Your Enterprise Safe .

Information Security Spending: Don’t Be Fooled by Overconfidence

The New Stack

Spending on information security continues to increase, but those gains may decelerate as companies become more confident in their security posture. Sentiment about security may be due to increased spending in previous years.

How automation can boost your security compliance


With every day seeming to bring news of fresh security breaches, protecting the enterprise seems like an impossible task. Security, Information Security, Information Security (Info Sec

Cybersecurity Q&A with Dave Elfering, VP information security at Werner Enterprises


Dave Elfering, currently Vice President of information security has also witnessed a considerable amount of growth and change over his career when it comes to information security. In 1997, Elfering began working at Werner as a project manager to help the company build its online presence and secure its data. Tell us how you got interested and eventually started in information security? I started writing a lot of security policies.

Introducing Continuous Compliance

Cloud Tamer

In this blog post, I'll introduce the latest functionality in continuous compliance. Enhancing our Compliance Pillar. Compliance Automation - the orchestration of applying baselines and configurations across all of your cloud accounts. Compliance Best Practices.

Achieving Full Disk Encryption and PCI Compliance

Full disk encryption (FDE) is a critical security measure in today’s modern networks. With data security being more critical than ever, many IT admins are wondering how they can enforce full disk encryption across their fleets of cross-platform systems.

Chef Achieves Multiple Compliance Mandates

Chef today announced it will make it easier for organizations that adopt its IT automation framework to stay compliant with mandates such as the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) certification.

Software Compliance Teams Can Learn a Lot from DevSecOps

Many argue that application security should be the responsibility of a security team. However, while security professionals can contribute, developers are usually the only ones with the technical ability to fix software security vulnerabilities.

How to End the War Between Information Security and IT Operations

The New Stack

Currently leading Puppet’s interest in helping DevOps teams with secure digital transformations by automating away mundane parts of work, freeing humans and computers to both do what they are good at. All of these barriers can understandably cause friction between security and IT operations.

Red Owl Analytics: Enabling information security and compliance teams to proactively tackle insider risk


Red Owl Analytics is a highly regarded provider of a software solution that enables security and compliance teams to proactively tackle their most pressing problem-- insider risk. Guy finished his Army career as a special assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency.

Here's a better way to do compliance and risk management


As government regulations spread around the globe, geopolitical, regulatory, legal, and compliance risks continue to present challenges in the enterprise. Security, Information Security, Compliance & Regulation, IT Risk Management

Get security and compliance with DevSecOps: 4 key components


To keep up, organizations are "shifting-left" on security and compliance by building these features into the development process early, rather than addressing them through later reviews. DevOps, Secure DevOps, Compliance & Regulation

Achieving SOC 2 Compliance in DevOps

Dzone - DevOps

Information security is even more important nowadays with more and more companies operating in the cloud than ever before. While there are a lot of security measures that can be deployed to better protect data stored in the cloud, there is no specific guidance on how to achieve maximum security; increasing (and ever-changing) cyberattacks are partly to blame for this, too.

Q&A with John Masserini, Chief Information Security Officer at Millicom


In this Q&A we spoke with John Masserini, chief information security officer at international telecommunications provider Millicom. Masserini talks with us about his interesting career path in information security, cloud security, and identity management.

Cybersecurity On Call: Balancing Connectivity and Cybersecurity with Paul Roberts


LockState learned a hard lesson around cyber and IoT security –as well as customer trust. To learn more about how the industry is balancing connectivity with cybersecurity, we have invited Paul Roberts to join us. Paul is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger, an independent security news website that explores the intersection of cyber security with the Internet of Things.

How Certifications Can Help You Land a Position | Hacking In to Cybersecurity

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Welcome to Hacking In to Cybersecurity, an all-new series dedicated to helping you, the reader, get a leg up on the competition when trying to break into the cybersecurity career field. The blogs will consist of introducing you to some techniques you can use to help to land a security position, as well as covering some concepts that anyone considering joining the career field should know about. How Hiring Managers Find the Best Candidates for a Cybersecurity Position.

Fugue: Autonomous Cloud Security and Compliance


Fugue automates enterprise cloud security and compliance enforcement to prevent data breaches, policy violations, and system downtime. Fugue ensures cloud infrastructure stays in continuous compliance with enterprise security policies.

Regulatory Compliance and Red Hat Security

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In today’s interconnected world, data security has never been more important. Failure to meet regulatory compliance spells serious trouble for your business. By training your IT staff to keep your systems secure, you can prevent harmful or costly data breaches. PCI DSS deals with credit card data, and HIPAA regulates the use of healthcare information. Security policies. Compliance scanning. Compliance Scanning.

The Governance/Compliance Relationship: Strategy and Tactics


We hear a lot about governance in relation to developing regulatory compliance processes and procedures, but do you really know what it is and the role it plays in achieving compliance with governmental and industry mandated IT security and privacy requirements?

Compliance as Code and Applied DevOps

Dzone - DevOps

Compliance as code is an important form of applied DevOps. For example, banks use DevOps to deploy applications to help improve compliance and insurance companies want applications that they can derive insights from. You may also enjoy: Towards Compliance as Code.

Cloud Compliance Security, Part 1: Understanding Expectations & Building Requirements


Most organizations associate their cloud compliance programs together with governance and risk. Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) programs represent a collection of controls designed to ensure that your organization manages their information security risks appropriately and that your security controls operate effectively. GRC programs work to identify gaps in your cloud security controls and also [.].

Cybersecurity On Call: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! Top Five Tips from 2017


This was an amazing year for our inaugural “Cybersecurity On Call” season. It was truly an honor hosting amazing guests as we explored the world of cybersecurity. From industry thought leaders, to New York Times best sellers, to hackers, I learned a ton about the future of cybersecurity and I hope you did as well. Cybersecurity in Government with Dr. Ron Ross. Information Warfare with Bill Gertz. Securing the Fourth Platform with Peter Tran.

Cybersecurity on Call: Nation-State Cyber Operations with Patrick Tucker


If you enjoyed this podcast, click here to hear other cybersecurity industry influencers on their take on the latest trends. Like us on SoundCloud and follow us so you’re always up on current events in the world of cybersecurity. The post Cybersecurity on Call: Nation-State Cyber Operations with Patrick Tucker appeared first on Cloudera Blog.

The Compliance Ropeway

The Daily WTF

Afterall, no one envied his job or his idealistic quest for actual compliance. If had he been at the bank as long as his team had, Derrick would have learned that there's compliance. and then there's "compliance."

Auditing Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit Baselines


Security baselines are helpful but to be sure of their effectiveness you need to perform regular audits. and Nessus Professional to audit the security baselines included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit. What is Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit?

Cybersecurity On Call: Information War with Bill Gertz


With countless articles discussing the recent Equifax hack where thousands of social security numbers were compromised to organizations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter coming forward with Russian accounts that were buying ads to influence US elections. Bill has joined us to discuss his most recent book on how nation-states are using the digital front to begin information wars. He is an award-winning national security journalist and the senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon.

Why secure data analytics is critical for CCPA compliance


IT and security leaders have difficult roles: They must support business initiatives, manage large numbers of vendors, maintain hybrid IT infrastructure, and defend against cyber-attack. Security, Data Security, Data Security, Encryption, Analytics, Big Data

Chef Turns Its Focus to Security with Compliance, Desktop Additions

The New Stack

Built on top of Chef InSpec, Chef Compliance intends to help enterprises maintain compliance and prevent security incidents across infrastructures, and the primary new features being introduced this week include Chef Compliance Audit and Chef Compliance Remediation.

Does GDPR compliance reduce breach risk?


Compliance can be costly and often feels more like red tape and a barrier to business than anything that provides a benefit. A report by EY and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) estimates that organizations have spent an average of $3 million to achieve compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation […]. Cyber Security News

Six Ways To Improve In-House Cybersecurity Compliance


Keeping both customer information and internal information safe is a major concern for every company. Not only does hacked information potentially put clients and employees at risk, but it also makes the company and its security seem untrustworthy — fallout from which can severely impact an organization’s future. Despite the serious nature of maintaining cybersecurity measures, […]. Cyber Security News

Achieving PCI Compliance


Achieving PCI Compliance PCI scans should be quick, easy, reliable, insightful and actionable reports to achieve PCI compliance, complete your SAQ, or to start getting serious about cybersecurity. PCI scans should be quick, easy, reliable, insightful and actionable reports to achieve PCI compliance, complete your SAQ, or to start getting serious about cybersecurity.

Effective Compliance Requires a Security-First Approach


In the cloud, compliance and security are highly reliant upon one another, and they share a common goal: responsibility for keeping an organization’s data, users, resources, and intellectual property safe and usable. Blog cloud security compliance compliance

3 ways to boost your security with role-based security compliance training


Minimum compliance with security standards allows you to run the race, but to win against attackers, you’ll need role-based security compliance training. Security Training & Awareness Software Compliance, Quality & Standards

Developing a Security-First Model for Cloud Compliance


Compliance looks for proof that organizations do what they say they do. Security requirements come in many forms beginning with your organization’s own information security policy. The post Developing a Security-First Model for Cloud Compliance appeared first on Lacework.

Cloud Compliance Security, Part 2: The Importance of Security Controls


In our previous blog on compliance security, we looked at the importance of an organizations’ security approach and how to effectively build requirements that meet cloud compliance security demands. Security teams [.].