Posts by Arden Rubens:

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The ABCs of AppSec Testing: IAST & SAST

Jun 15, 2017 By Arden Rubens | With cybercrime on the rise, application security remains a massive challenge for organizations and governments across the globe. When it comes to the safety of applications, Penetration Testing (Pen Testing) and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) both remain standing as capable solutions, but both come with a fair share of inherited weaknesses which raise significant limitations within today’s development landscape.  
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May 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 05, 2017 By Arden Rubens | It’s only May, and 2017 is well on its way to set a new cyberattack record. As new statistics show, there have been over 1,200 reported data breaches and around 4,800 discovered vulnerabilities released in the first quarter of this year. So, while this post may focus on the month of May – and some of the hacks and breaches that came with it, including one of the largest cyberattacks of all time – we should brace ourselves for a wild ride as the year continues.  
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What You Need To Know: Security Vulnerabilities Found in Major Media Players

May 29, 2017 By Arden Rubens | Major security vulnerabilities have been found in several popular media players – including Kodi, PopcornTime, Streamio, and VLC – have been uncovered in new research released by Check Point. Around 200 million users could potentially be at risk.  
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A Closer Look: OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks

May 22, 2017 By Arden Rubens | Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an organization filled with security experts from around the world who provide information about applications and the risks posed, in the most direct, neutral, and practical way. Since 2003, the OWASP Top 10 releases a list every four years consisting of the top biggest Application Security Risks.  
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INFOGRAPHIC: OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks

May 19, 2017 By Arden Rubens | The OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks 2017 has just been released for public comment. The list takes a good look at the most critical application security risks facing organizations and developers today, with the big goal of raising awareness, upping the knowledge, and helping security teams and developers release secure applications. 
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Takeaways from the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report

May 15, 2017 By Arden Rubens | The annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released earlier this month to much anticipation, hitting a big milestone with its tenth-anniversary edition. And once again, it’s proving to be one of the most referenced data breach reports in the cyberworld and a must-read for industry leaders and security professionals across the globe.     For this year’s DBIR, data was collected from nearly 2,000 confirmed breaches and 42,000 security incidents from 20 different industries, spanning across 84 countries. Verizon security experts analyzed the submitted data and put together an extensive look at today’s cyber-universe.  
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WannaCry? Ransomware Is Everywhere

May 12, 2017 By Arden Rubens | A malicious software called ‘WanaCryptor’ hit the NHS this past Friday. The ransomware caused hospitals across England and Scotland to cancel operations, delay routine practices and divert ambulances, while patient records were made unavailable as infected computers were on lockdown until ransom was paid.   Other high profile targets included FedEx, Germany’s national railway, Telefónica along with many of Spain’s largest companies, and private and personal computers across the world. Once infecting the PC, the software locks up the data and the device, and holds it for ransom.
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April 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 08, 2017 By Arden Rubens | April showers bring… hacks and breaches? Our list of April cyber-events begins with Dallas residents getting quite the fright as a hacker triggered the city’s emergency sirens. In early April, users of Wonga, a payday loan firm, were alerted about a data breach. The breach is said to affect 245,000 accounts in the UK and an additional 25,000 accounts in Poland. The stolen information includes full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of credit cards.  
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Brexit & Its Impact on Cybersecurity

Apr 27, 2017 By Arden Rubens | The United Kingdom leaving the European Union – aka Brexit (shorthand for British Exit) – is a decision which has generated much gossip and speculation within the cybersecurity community. In general, there is no doubt that the result of the Brexit referendum, held in June last year, will have an impact on many industries and sectors; and in today’s connected landscape, the effect will also be felt in the cyber-world. So what will Brexit mean in terms of cybersecurity?
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