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Earlier this week, NIST released a Recommended Minimum Standard for Vendor or Developer Verification of Code. I want to talk about the technical standard overall, the threat modeling component, and the what the standard means now and in the future. To summarize: new requirements are coming to a project near you, and getting ready now…

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If everyone agrees on what we should do, why do we seem incapable of doing it? Alternately, if we are doing what we have been told to do, and have not reduced the risks we face, are we asking people to do the wrong things? Read Mike Tanji’s full article, From Solar Sunrise to Solar…

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There’s a new report out from the UK Government, The UK Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. One of the elements I want to draw attention to is: The use of IoT devices by perpetrators of domestic abuse is a pressing and deeply concerning problem that is largely hidden from view. Collecting data (and…

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Earlier this year, I helped to organize a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl on Empirical Evaluation of Secure Development Processes. I think the workshop was a tremendous success, we’ve already seen publications inspired by it, such as Moving Fast and Breaking Things: How to stop crashing more than twice, and I know there’s more forthcoming. I’m…

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The House Oversight Committee has released a scathing report on Equifax. Through the investigation, the Committee reviewed over 122,000 pages of documents, conducted transcribed interviews with three former Equifax employees directly involved with IT, and met with numerous current and former Equifax employees, in addition to Mandiant, the forensic firm hired to conduct an investigation…

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