The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking to acquire a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tool for the Office of the CIO within the FBI’s Enterprise Information Security Section.
In a bid for software, service management, and customization (partnered with the FBI’s internal Enterprise Developer Services), the FBI is looking for a solution to support its risk management activities.
Source: SoftwareReviews’ Governance, Risk and Compliance Data Quadrant. Accessed June 26, 2020.
Understanding your risk tolerance and capacity is an integral part of any overarching security strategy. Selecting a suite of tools that capably meets your needs for collection, assessment, reporting, and workflow of key metrics, as well as controls and documentation, is key.
Even large government agencies such as the FBI recognize that disparate systems or worksheets for tracking risk, compliance, and security activities quickly become ineffective or result in limited or time-consuming reporting and insight. Though the GRC space is large and evolving, finding the right fit for the organization’s needs and core competencies is imperative.
This public procurement will close at the end of June 2020, following what promises to be an eventful selection process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.