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it-sa 2016: Learn all about verinice!

01.09.2016

verinice booth @ it-sa2016From October 18th - 20th 2016 Nuremberg (Germany) hosts the annual it security fair it-sa. SerNet, the verinice.TEAM and verinice.PARTNERS will be present at booth 12.0 / 12.0-339.

The verinice.TEAM is accompanied by the verinice.PARTNERS Cassini, SILA Consulting, IT-InfoSec und neam. Together they’ll present verinice in version 1.13 and demonstrate the possibilities of the ISMS tool for ISO 27001, VDA ISA etc. as well as specific scenarios. The partners will also inform about their individual services such as the design, implementation and optimization of a management system for information security, as well as certification and trainings. In addition Greenbone will demonstrate the option to combine verinice and the Greenbone Security Manager to enable efficient vulnerability management.

You want  to learn more about verinice or certain functions? You want to know if verinice is the right tool for you? Or just give us feedback on the software? You want to get to know some verinice.PARTNERS and their services? We look forward to welcoming you at our booth. For appointments send us an email to itsa@remove-this.sernet.de.

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Infosecurity Europe: Meet verinice in London

16.05.2016

7-9 June 2016 marks the date of the Infosecurity Europe in Olympia (Kensington, London). SerNet will present the ISMS-Tool verinice there for the first time. You can find the SerNet team and the verinice.PARTNERS from Sila Consulting at the verinice booth S70 on the 2nd level.

Together we will introduce verinice in its current version 1.12, demonstrate the potential of the ISMS tool and give an outlook on the future development steps. In addition, Sila informs about partner services such as the design, implementation and optimization of a management system for information security as well as certification and training.

You're interested in certain functions of verinice? You want to know if verinice is the right tool for you? Or just give us feedback about the software or report feature requests?

We look forward to welcoming you at our booth. We also arrange appointments in advance! Just send us a mail to sales@remove-this.sernet.de


A New Privacy Law for Europe: The General Data Protection Regulation

13.05.2016

On 4 May 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It replaces the national sectoral data protection regulations in the 28 EU Member States. Thus, after a a two-year transitional period, national regulations will not be valid anymore. 

With the reform, a EU wide unified legal framework with a high standard of data protection should be ensured in the member states. For companies, the basic regulation has major implications since they state further demands on businesses alongside the existing obligations.

Future fines could face up to 20 million Euros, or up to four percent of the total worldwide annual turnover achieved. It is advisable to familiarize yourself and make the necessary adjustments to the new legal requirements in time.

The appointed date for the new rules to be legally binding is 25 May 2018. Up to this date, companies need to have their entire data protection organization, security concepts, contracts and business processes adapted to the new legal framework.

In the transitional period, the national legislature is required to act as well. Their task will be to adopt national rules.

All interested in privacy and "concerned" in one way or another are facing an exciting time.

Take advantage of the two-year transitional period. The verinice team is currently doing the same: When the GDPR comes into force, the relevant new rules will be implemented in verinice.


Important Notice: Fixing the glibc flaw

18.02.2016

On February 17th, 2016 a critical bug in the Linux library glibc was made public. verinice.PRO users should patch their operating systems with the updates released.

The command

 

yum update 

 

updates the whole system to the latest version.

If only the operating system should be updated without updating to a newer  verinice version, the following command can be used:

 

yum update --exclude=verinice*

verinice 1.12 released

18.02.2016

verinice 1.12 is out. The new version of the open source tool for the management of information security (ISMS) is an efficient companion for companies, government agencies, consultants and auditors.  A perspective for working with vulnerability scanners is just one of many new features. verinice is published by SerNet.

verinice 1.12 introduces the Greenbone GSM perspective. This allows an easy start into managing vulnerabilities by intertwining verinice with the vulnerability scanner Greenbone GSM (OpenVAS). Two new tutorials explain step-by-step, how the results of vulnerability scans are imported and processed. When working with an IS-management system according to ISO 27001 the scanned systems and weaknesses can be used in a risk analysis.

verinice.PRO offers additional advantages: The workflow helps in assigning responsibilities and fixing vulnerabilities while in operation mode. An intelligent adjustment ensures that even after repeated scans duplicates are avoided and only fixed vulnerabilities are removed from the risk database.

Another big change: the whole development process moved to Github. The verinice source code remains open source – and GitHub helps to make the development more transparent. 

There are also numerous improvements and bug fixes. More detailed information about features and improvements are listed in the release notes for verinice 1.12. verinice 1.12 is available at verinice.org.


Get to know SerNet and verinice at ISSE 2015

20.10.2015

On November 10th & 11th 2015 it's time for the Information Security Solutions Europe Conference (ISSE) in Berlin. SerNet and verinice are Gold Supporter and will be present at the conference location Hotel Palace Berlin (Budapester Str. 45, 10787 Berlin). 

On November 11th verinice team lead Alexander Koderman will give a talk on "1001 Vulnerabilities: removing the breeding ground for cyber threats". More about the content in the Session Details

Visit us and chat with us about verinice and information security at our booth. If buying your ticket your welcome to redeem the voucher code "ISSE15SP" at http://www.isse.eu.com/.


verinice at work: General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

10.09.2015

The verinice.TEAM is pleased to announce, that the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (GSC) joined the active and intensive verinice.PRO users. The GSC supports the European Council and the Council of the EU and helps to organize their work. verinice.PRO now contributes to this task. 

verinice gains popularity as a tried and tested tool for the management of an information security system. Other users include more and more companies, institutions and authorities at local, state and federal level. The verinice.TEAM is happy to extend to extend the group of users to the European level with the GSC.


Update to verinice 1.11.1

09.09.2015

verinice 1.11 received a minor update: With verinice 1.11.1 the verinice.TEAM fixes two small bugs. verinice clients now start correctly in English if they are installed on non-English operating systems. In addition, own measures with descriptions that are longer than 255 characters can be created in the basic protection perspective when conducting a risk analysis.

The verinice download page has been adapted to the current version 1.11.1; verinice- and verinice.PRO users are automatically alerted to the new version.


verinice 1.11 released

28.08.2015

Version 1.11 of the ISMS tool verinice has been released. verinice now implements the open source framework Elasticsearch, which enables full-text search. verinice- and verinice.PRO users are automatically alerted to the new version; manual download is available. 

With version 1.11 verinice and verinice.PRO received a search function, and all objects can be found quickly now. The framework Elasticsearch is employed for the full-text search, which is also used e.g. by Wikimedia. Search results can also be exported as a CSV file. 

The verinice.TEAM has made extensive improvements on the GSTOOL import. Speed and memory consumption were enhanced, thus optimizing the support for large GSTOOL databases. With some of the biggest GSTOOL databases in Germany already imported, verinice now even accepts those with sizes of 1 gigabyte and more "in one go". The GSTOOL was the official but now deprecated software tool published by the German BSI for its IT-Baseline standard.

 

For details on the new features and improvements please see the release notes to verinice 1.11 Please note the listing of changed configuration files under the heading "How to Update".


Update for verinice 1.10

05.06.2015

Our newly published verinice 1.10 unfortunately suffered from a small mistake: On Windows, the startup screen (splash screen) did not appear. While the application started and ran without problems - a longish period passed until the actual program window opened. That could result in multiple clicks and accordingly repeatedly opened verinice instances.

The verinice.TEAM quickly published a solution. Through an online update of the verinice client the error can be eliminated:

"Help" -> "Check for Updates"

We apologize for this inconvenience.


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