In-brief: The weekend hack of civil defense sirens in Dallas, Texas is similar to two incidents in Illinois in 2012. The underlying problem? Woeful security for emergency alerting and other civil defense systems in the U.S., according to security experts.
In-brief: Google’s security team on Thursday announced the release of a new tool, OSS-Fuzz that it says will improve the security of the Internet by providing realtime, automated secruity testing of common open source components.
In-brief: GE Healthcare’s Chief Technology Officer said his company is modeling its product security program on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing program – and tapping the Redmond company for experts to help them do it.
In-brief: A White House-backed effort to develop a system for rating software security is set to launch at this week’s Black Hat briefings with famed hacker Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”) at the helm.
In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously.