Weekend news review: January 20-23

PCI compliance not synonymous with security, panel says

PCI compliance not synonymous with security, panel says

A panel held during the annual NRF conference discussed ways that retailers could bolster security. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/pci-compliance-not-synonymous-with-security/article/393403/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Roughly 40 percent of orgs are patching, annual Cisco report shows

Roughly 40 percent of orgs are patching, annual Cisco report shows

The "Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report" explores what's trending with regard to attackers, users, and defenders. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/cisco-report-finds-attackers-are-expanding-their-tactics/article/393457/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

The President urged Congress to pass law that would better protect the nation from emerging cyber threats. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/president-uses-sotu-to-press-legislators-for-cyber-law/article/393713/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Study: Lack of planning and resources leads to persistence of 'shelfware'

Study: Lack of planning and resources leads to persistence of 'shelfware'

In its "Security on the Shelf" report, Osterman Research found that for every $115 a company spends per user on security-related software, $33 of the investment is "not working as well as it can" or is never used at all. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/study-finds-companies-waste-33-out-of-every-115-on-improperly-used-software/article/393722/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Adobe plugs Flash zero-day, investigates separate exploit reports

Adobe plugs Flash zero-day, investigates separate exploit reports

Adobe said it is aware of reports that an exploit for the bug exists. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/adobe-issues-emergency-fix-for-flash-player-vulnerability/article/393977/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

The National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent Congressional leaders a letter calling for the creation of a bipartisan working group to shape breach legislation. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/credit-unions-want-input-in-development-of-national-breach-law/article/394006/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Analysts detail spying tool Regin's malicious modules

Analysts detail spying tool Regin's malicious modules

Two stand-alone modules, dubbed Hopscotch and Legspin, were analyzed by Kaspersky Lab. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/analysts-detail-spying-tool-regins-malicious-modules/article/394241/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Proposed CFAA revisions agitate IT security community

Proposed CFAA revisions agitate IT security community

The security community is voicing concern over proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking to Twitter and personal blogs. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/security-community-unhappy-with-obama-administration-proposals/article/394257//" target="_blank">Read more</a>

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech this week and allotted some time to cyber security endeavors. In response to the Administration's proposed revisions to CFAA, the security community voiced dissent online. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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