SecOps Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Tue, 22 May 2018 07:47:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SecOps Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 To Patch or Not to Patch: The Latest on Fighting the Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:49 +0000 A few months ago, we wrote about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors and how to address them: primarily, by deploying software patches. But recently, the plot thickened. Microsoft’s Meltdown patch actually made the original vulnerability worse, creating the new “Total Meltdown” vulnerability that puts its predecessor to shame. While the original […]]]> Cryptojackers Are Stealing Your Electrons Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:32 +0000 Currency, in all its forms, has thieves that take what is not theirs. Cryptocurrency is no different. The fact that bitcoins are not a physical currency does not stop cybercriminals from stealing them, but these are not the same as cryptojackers. Cryptojackers are out to steal your electrons. Hijackers are bad guys that overtake something […]]]> How SecOps Improves IT Security Through A Shift-Left Approach Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:12 +0000 Most of the time when we talk about SecOps, we are really implying DevSecOps. If you aren’t familiar with the DevSecOps concept, I suggest reading Rick Bosworth’s article on What is DevSecOps? DevSecOps Explained. However, not all organizations have completely transitioned over to DevOps. In today’s technology environments, there is still a mix of modern […]]]> 6 Practices IT Operations Can Learn from Enterprise Security Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:38:48 +0000 Introduction At this point, most IT leaders have realized that security must be integrated into every aspect of the organization. No longer can we leave risk management to a separate group that works in isolation from the rest of the IT groups. Nor can security be an afterthought. In my experience, the best way to […]]]> What is DevSecOps? DevSecOps Explained Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:28:24 +0000 The explosive growth of public cloud spending — $128 billion in 2017, reaching $266 billion by 20211 — coupled with the continued adoption of DevOps continues to shape how organizations deliver innovative solutions to their customers. The ability to design, build, and deploy iteratively at an ever-increasing velocity has not only transformed responsiveness but also […]]]> Prevent Cryptojacking by Securing Kubernetes Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:23:31 +0000 A disturbing new trend is on the rise in public cloud security breaches. Attackers are not just stealing sensitive data, but now they’re also hijacking compute power in insecurely configured Kubernetes clusters to mine for cryptocurrency. Tesla, Aviva, and other companies had their Kubernetes clusters on AWS used for cryptocurrency mining, in addition to potential […]]]> Top 20 IT Security Conferences of 2018 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:50:56 +0000 Last updated: 4/18/2018 Whether you are a security pro, software developer, security administrator, or any other role in the IT security fields, attending a conference is an excellent way to network with other professionals and extend your knowledge base. These IT security and cybersecurity conferences provide exclusive access to some of the newest innovations and […]]]> Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities: Avoid the War Room Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:57 +0000 Researchers have discovered a new way that hackers can potentially exploit systems to expose passwords, keys, and other sensitive data – and this time it involves the physical hardware. (Source: NYTimes) These new vulnerabilities, called Spectre and Meltdown, were discovered in Intel processors, and more specifically the way that the processors anticipate requests and cache […]]]> Resolutions to Improve Security in 2018 (Part 1) Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:56 +0000 I first read Dr. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People over 25 years ago and, despite the technological revolutions in that period, it is as relevant today as it was when the earth cooled. As we look to the new year for opportunities to improve our IT operations and security, let’s remember to begin […]]]> What is Threat Remediation? Threat Remediation explained Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:55 +0000 With the recent onset of ransomware plaguing the Internet, threat remediation has become an important piece of the cybersecurity puzzle for businesses who wish to protect their digital assets. But what exactly does threat remediation mean? What are the most effective methods for successful threat remediation? And how can organizations know if they have adopted […]]]>