Kaspersky recently conducted a study based on anonymized OS metadata provided by consenting Kaspersky Security Network users. The survey found that almost one quarter (22%) of PC users are still using the end-of-life OS Windows 7, which stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020 by way of the vendor no longer sending software updates including critical security fixes.
Building security and privacy into product development is more critical today than ever before. First introduced through the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative in the early 2000s, the well-known security development lifecycle (SDL) is a framework designed to do just that. It was originally devised to enhance software security, but an SDL process can and should be applied to all types of products to help root out security and privacy vulnerabilities, while establishing long-term resilience in the rapidly evolving threat landscape.
StackRox released the findings of the State of Containers and Kubernetes Security Report, Fall 2020. Security incidents remain high (90 percent), and nearly half of respondents have delayed rolling out applications into production because of security concerns (44 percent). At the same time, organizations have progressed in developing DevSecOps initiatives (83 percent have some form in place) and in maturing their container and Kubernetes security strategies (only 25 percent lack a strategy).
The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.
A new from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that a majority of the typical computer users experienced security fatigue that often leads users to risky computing behavior at work and in their personal lives.
In a special report to the Security magazine Blog, IBM has unveiled the eighth annual IBM 5 in 5, a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.
One thing is clear, successful help desks need to be highly focused on customer service, yet they can present a security risk for the same reason they are in business, helping a user, says Barb Filkins, SANS analyst and author of a report based on a recent survey. The only real way to solve the problem is to build security into the business of help desk.