Germany Publishes New Broadband Router Security Guidelines

The German government Federal Office for Information Security published technical security guidelines for broadband routers commonly used in Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) environments. The new guideline provides recommendations to manufacturers on designing and ...
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TLS 1.3 is officially standard

TLS 1.3 has officially become standard last week, offering improved privacy, security and performance to the internet security protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) made version 1.3 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol ...
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Wi-Fi Alliance introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3

The Wi-Fi alliance announced a new and improved next-generation Wi-Fi security for personal and enterprise networks dubbed "WiFi CERTIFIED WPA3." The new security protocol, WPA3, brings improved authentication and encryption to wireless networks at home ...
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“Operation Main Street” aims to stop small business scams

The  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams, a coordinated joint effort with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), law enforcement and state/federal partners, to help stop scams that target small businesses ...
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Medical devices get a new safety action plan

In an effort to protect patient safety and promote public health, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new Medical Device Safety Action Plan.  The FDA regulates over 190,000 different medical devices that are manufactured ...
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WPA3 – new WiFi standard

The Wi-Fi Alliance introduced on Monday at CES a new WiFi protocol and standard WPA3 that will enhance Wi-Fi network security protections and simplify Wi-Fi security configuration for users and service providers. The Wi-Fi Alliance organization sets the standards ...
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OWASP Top 10 2017 Application Security Risks: What’s Changed?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released the OWASP Top 10 – 2017 this past month. The new standard includes the ten most critical web application security risks, the first update since the 2013 ...
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DOJ Framework for vulnerability disclosure

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division Cybersecurity Unit has developed a framework to assist organizations interested in creating a formal vulnerability disclosure program. An abstract from the DOJ Framework: "An increasing number of organizations in the public ...
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How to Establish a Framework, Platform Security and Data Protections for IoT

The global network of Internet of Things (IoT) is estimated in the billions and has greatly enhanced consumer's lives and productivity. We can now use our smart phones to control everything from thermostats, home appliances, ...
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