CIS Benchmark Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on CIS Benchmarks from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Whole Foods, the popular grocery chain that was recently acquired by Amazon, released a statement Thursday claiming to have suffered from a payment card breach.

Researchers at GuardiCore discovered that a VMWare API can be abused by vSphere users with limited privileges to access the guest operating system without authentication.

A new kind of malware with the ability to take down an entire city’s electrical and power grid has been detected.

A new report released by Kaspersky Lab shows that the number of cyber-attacks using flaws in software increased by nearly 25 percent, to over 702 million attempts last year.

Given the recent revelation regarding InterContinental Hotel Group and the breach of 1,200 of its locations, it’s time for the hospitality industry to follow suit and conduct a top to bottom review of their security defenses.

The home improvement supplies retailer who experienced a massive data breach in 2014, resulting in the exposure of more than 50 million customers personal information, has agreed to pay a settlement of $25 million for damages.

According to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research, security frameworks are seeing an increase in adoption rates, with the Center for Internet Security CIS Controls ranked as the leading framework in use.

NNT recently hosted a webinar and published a series of educational resources on the predicted 2016 Cyber Security Threat Landscape. To that end, NNT would like to provide you with a brief overview of our findings.

According to a recent audit report by the Western Australian Auditor General, Colin Murphy, seven different government agencies are not adequately protecting sensitive information from attack.

Every day there seems to be a new victim of a massive data breach, making them seem more normal than ever before.

Patch management - two words that are vital to cybersecurity, but that rarely generate enough attention.

CIS Benchmark for 2012R2

Good news - NNT Change Tracker Enterprise version 7 has satisfied the requirements of CIS Security Software Certification and has now been awarded CIS Security Software Certification for the following CIS Benchmarks:

United Airlines MileagePlus breach

Those enrolled in United Airlines' MileagePlus program should change their password as a precaution against hackers. It's a reminder that multiple uses of the same username and password combination may be storing up trouble for the future.

CIS Benchmarks Certified Vendor

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has now awarded NNT new Security Software Certifications for the following CIS Benchmarks.

OVAL - Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language

NNT becoming an OVAL Adopter now means Change Tracker Enterprise V6.5 can not only use OVAL checklists to run Compliance Reports and score a device for compliance but that a monitoring Template can also be generated to provide continuous compliance monitoring.

XP Support ended

XP support has ended – How long have you got before your systems are hacked?

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