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Open Security News Overview

Cyber security is a process, not a destination to arrive at. Openness and transparency builds trust. Good simple cyber security solutions are open and transparent. Cyber Security is a complex field. Keep it simple. Keep learning.


  • Open Security News week 5-2023
    Threats develop constantly as criminals advance their techniques and new vulnerabilities are discovered every day. Therefore, mitigation measures should be continuously developed and updated. However many organisations are depending too much on vulnerable vendor solutions that over promise but under deliver. Taking simple measures at scale, such as applying a security by design approach for all new projects is often lacking. …
  • Open Security News week 1-2023
    This is an unusual post. This time, I want to emphasize the urgent need for reducing cybersecurity risks. We are on a tipping point. Security is required for safety and privacy. We are increasingly dependent on IT: Cars, trains, hospitals, medicines, energy, transportation are not possible today without IT. Without digital technology our world stops. But cyber security has become complex …
  • Open Security News week 49-2022
    We are all humans. For severe cyber security problems we fall in love with so called ‘Holy Grail’ products. The product capabilities of these product are outlined with vague and difficult marketing buzz. So perfect for managers who lack a solid technical background. But deploying these products can be compared with deliberately installing a large backdoor in your trusted environment. Security …
  • Open Security News week 44-2022
    Today all software is under continuous attack. So focus on practical simple steps to improve cybersecurity. Increase the effectiveness of your current cybersecurity measurements and tools. Do not fall in the trap of buying another security defense application that promise to reduce cyber risks with lower costs and lower effort. A magic solution to reduce your cyber security threads does not …
  • Open Security News week 35-2022
    Our lives heavily depend on software. So software should be open, secure and safe. But the reality is, unfortunately, that most software is malware and steals your private data. That is why I advocate FOSS and love to share cyber security knowledge and lessons learned so we can our world a bit nicer.