SANS Institute

“Our (cyber) adversaries are well equipped and agile. Our defenses must be equal to the
threat, and they are not.”

So concludes a new report from a group of former Office of Management and Budget officials and cybersecurity experts who argue OMB and the administration “have ample legal authority to adopt reforms that would materially reduce risk and enhance response” in protecting federal systems. The report urges OMB to take steps that would result in spending scarce taxpayer dollars on security programs that work. Keep reading →

Last month, the Department of Homeland Security joined Mitre Corp. and the SANS Institute provided an important service in highlighting the top 25 most dangerous software errors that lead to today’s most common security breaches.

The newly revised ranking calls out many of the mistakes made by developers while creating new code, such as SQL injection, OS command injection and buffer overflow. Keep reading →