"Heartbleed" - a severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption software - currently worries the IT scene. At SerNet and in the verinice team we looked into the matter intensively and found corresponding solutions. We will keep you updated about all possible developments.
Information for verinice customers:
UPDATE for SerNet customers with firewall systems:
All measures to be taken have been completed. Affected customers were informed and the vulnerability is closed. If necessary, the SSL certificates were exchanged.
If you have specific questions about your systems and Heartbleed, please call us at +49 551 37 0000 0 or send an e-mail to heartbleed@ or contact the verinice support directly. sernet.de
A case study from Greenbone Networks GmbH shows how to make automated vulnerability management possible in combination with verinice: LEONI AG, automotive supplier headquartered in Nuremberg, relies on a combination of Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) and verinice.PRO
As it stands out, LEONI was able to increase the elimination of vulnerabilities significantly as well as raise the efficiency of globally distributed IT teams. Success factor is the close integration of the two components - made possible by Greenbone Networks and SerNet working together closely. As a result LEONI achieved time savings and reduced the number of vulnerabilities to one tenth of the previous value.
You want to know more about GSM and verinice? Please feel free to send us a mail to verinice@. sernet.de
From March 10th - 14th, our verinice-Team and SerNet relocate to Hannover to take part in the CeBIT 2014. You'll find us ins hall 6, stand G10 – visit us there and get to know all the developments regarding our ISMS-Tool.
Exchange your ideas and your future requiremets for verinice with us, learn more about the verinice roadmap and have a look at verinice.PRO. Or just enjoy a cup of coffee with us.
You need an eTicket? We've got one for you! Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're looking forward to meet you in Hannover!
The verinice team will be present at the IT security fair it-sa in Nuremberg (8 - 10 October 2013). You will find us in Hall 12, Booth 333.
Find out the latest news about our ISMS software in version 1.6.3 - it provides security managers with simplifications for their daily tasks and furthers the development of the workflow engine which started with version 1.6 consistently. Of course, we can also advise you in all matters relating to information security standards such as BSI IT-Baseline Protection and ISO 27001, data protection and risk management.
We're free for individual appointments!
Want to visit us at the it-sa? Then redeem voucher number 27069 on www.it-sa.de/en/visitors/tickets/voucher/ - you'll receive a free e-ticket. Or contact us at email@example.com.
Change the working directory - Notes:
If you have changed the path for the working directory of verinice in the file "verinice.ini", please check the information in the full release notes.
These can be found at:
verinicepro.org/release-notes/ (German only at the moment.)
Download verinice in version 1.6.2 - new in this release:
With verinice and Greenbone / OpenVAS, you're well prepared when ISO 27001:2013 is published, come the end of 2013! It increases the importance of the detection and removal of software with known technical vulnerabilities with the (extended) section A.12.6 "Technical Vulnerability Management" and the new A.18.1.3 "Technical Compliance Inspection"!
You can import your scan results from Greenbone GSM / OpenVAS directly into verinice and use it there as part of your risk analysis. Users of IT baseline protection benefit from the new automated import of GSM IT Baseline Protection scans via the verinice webservice.
With verinice.PRO you can go further in tracking vulnerabilities: Do you know the problem, that you're faced with hundreds or thousands of identified vulnerabilities and now you have to evaluate and aggregate them by topic and responsibility? Can you still manage the timely fix of these vulnerabilities if you use distributed responsibilities - maybe even worldwide - that have to be considered in patch management?
Verinice.PRO brings a new type of workflow specifically designed for this purpose. Identified weak spots are packed in compact groups for individual managers, are communicated via e-mail notification and web frontend and the prompt correction is monitored by the workflow enginge of verinice.PRO. The configurable, regularly scheduled transfer from the scanner to verinice confirmes the adjustment as final instance - or uncovers the patching of vulnerable software left undone.
Please check the general instructions for the update and the release notes (German only at the moment).
As of now the manual for the free open source tool verinice. is available at the verinice Online Shop. verinice helps you to handle the management of information security.
Over 150 pages explain the operation of the Client for Windows, Mac and Linux, describe the web frontend and give many instruction for the operation of the verinice.PRO server.
Separate chapters deal with the topics "Methods for Risk Management",
working withe the different perspectives, "Privacy", "Basic protection", "ISM / ISO" and "VDA" especially for the users in the Automotive sector.
The manual is only available as subscription and is distributed as PDF. For 49.98 Euros, customers get a one-year-access to the documentation maintained by SerNet. The manual is free for users of verinice.PRO.
We do not sell paper that is already outdated at the time of delivery. Rather, customers have the opportunity to download the current PDF up to the last day of their subscription.
With the manual SerNet tries to transfer the successful open source distribution model of the update subscriptions to the documentation as well.
Visit http://shop.v.de to shop the offer.
Yesterday, the BSI released the metadata update for the 12th supplemental set of the IT-Baseline Catalogs (German only). As of now, this update is available for verinice users.
For users of the free version of verinice the catalog can be found on our download server: it-grundschutz_el12_html_de.zip.
After downloading, the file has to be selected in the settings of verinice:
Menu -> Einstellungen -> BSI IT-Grundschutz -> ZIP-Datei mit GS-Katalogen
Please note: Unlike before, the version that is available on the BSI website for download cannnot be used in verinice directly. Please use the above mentioned file only.
For users of verinice.PRO a new RPM package is ready in the repository. It can be installed using the normal update command. After updating the RPM package verinice.PRO the configuration of the server has to be changed in order for the new file to be processed. In the file:
change the property
Please note the list of changes of the 12th supplemental set compared to the previous version. In particular, changes in individual actions, that have to be considered as part of your basic security check. Changes such as discontinued measures are represented by verinice after the import. Changes in the content of individual measures must be reviewed by the security officer and possibly be re-evaluated.
When transferring the existing results to revised modules the verinice consolidation feature can be of help.
The complete description of all changes can be found in the PDF document provided by the BSI, see chapter "New": IT-Grundschutz-Kataloge-12-EL.pdf
Here is a short list of the main new features:
Note for verinice.PRO installations: In order to include the new Grundschutzkatalog immediately, the cache of the application server needs to be emptied. Proceed as followed.
1. Stop the Tomcat-Server.
2. Delete all files in the folder /var/cache/tomcat/temp/ .
3. Deploy the changes in the file "veriniceserver-plain.properties". It is located in the directory /usr/share/tomcat6/webapps/veriniceserver/WEB-INF/ and contains the properties and preferences of the Baseline Catalogs to be used.
4. Restart the Tomcat-Server.
The new version 1.5.3 of verinice is available in our download area.
The VDesigner 1.5.2 is available for all users of verinice.PRO. As a standalone software package, it provides advanced users with the ability to customize the verinice report templates and enables them to create own report templates.
The VDesigner allows:
The VDesigner is based on the open source BIRT framework. Users who already have experience using the BIRT report designer will find their way in VDesigner quickly.
The Designer is downloadable from the repository in the verinice.PRO VDesigner folder. There you can also find a quick guide with some examples as well as the templates of the reports contained in verinice.