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Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and early deployments of it are already under way. TLS, the successor to SSL, is used to negotiate […]

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Siemens and ICS-CERT published advisories this week to alert users of improper authentication and privilege escalation vulnerabilities affecting some SIMATIC and XHQ products. The SIMATIC communication processor (CP) of the Redundant Network Access (RNA) series, which is designed for connecting S7-400 CPUs to industrial ethernet, is affected by a critical vulnerability that allows a remote, […]

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Consumer products companies, retailers and restaurant businesses may be operating with a false sense of security, according to a new Deloitte study. The study captures input from more than 400 CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and other senior executives about cyber risks and response plans affecting customer trust, payments, executive level engagement, human capital and intellectual property.

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New US government report: “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry.” It’s pretty scathing, but nothing in it will surprise regular readers of this blog. It’s worth reading the executive summary, and then skimming the recommendations. Recommendations are in six areas. The Task Force identified six high-level imperatives by which to organize its recommendations and action items. The imperatives are:

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