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Vicious CryptoLocker Ransom Trojan Will Lock You Out & Throw Away The (Decryption) Key

Nov 19, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | A spam campaign first discovered in late October is picking up speed. CryptoLocker, fast becoming the malware story of the year, has hit victims in the US and UK en masse, responsible for millions of tainted emails sent to its intended victims.

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The Week in Application Security News: November 11-17, 2013

Nov 17, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Been too busy changing all your overused passwords to read the security news this week? We’re here to catch you up on the past week’s news from an #AppSec point of view, from Loyaltybuild’s massive breach of trust as well as credit card details, to the Adobe exposure that keeps on giving, to remembering the last of the living Enigma code-breakers – it was quite a busy week in the world of security.

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When It Comes To Battling Cybercrime, Better Safe Than Sorry

Nov 13, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Globally, upper-level management in corporations big and small have a conundrum when deciding what to do about their information security strategy. It’s a hassle; it’s another expense; it’s unnecessary, they say. Do information security correctly, though, and you could save millions of dollars and headaches; when it comes to data breaches, it’s better safe than sorry.

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Checkmarx and Specialist IT Consultancy Firm Ballintrae Team Up To Reduce Software Risks

Nov 13, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | The companies will jointly work on Application Security.
(CBR) –November 13, 2013 — IT consultants Ballintrae and Checkmarx, an application security testing, have joined forces to reduce software risk. With risk high on the boardroom agenda, it is hoped that the partnership will help financial services organisations minimize software risk when developing and upgrading internal and client-facing applications.

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Join Checkmarx at AppSec USA 2013 in NYC, November 18-21

Nov 11, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | We’re gearing up for another great AppSec USA conference in New York! With an expected 2,500 attendees heading to NYC next week to take part, it is the largest AppSec conference to date, and between keynote speakers, bug bounty group hacks, Open Mic sessions and a Lock-pick Village, it’s going to be a full week.

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Checkmarx Raises $8M In Latest Funding Round

Nov 11, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Checkmarx started the week off with exciting news: After experiencing 2,200% growth over the past five years, Checkmarx closed a $8 million financing round on Monday.
From the Globes article: “According to IVC, Checkmarx previously raised $6.5 million. It was founded in 2006 by CTO Maty Siman at Ofer Hi-Tech’s Naiot Venture Accelerator. Emmanuel Benzaquen is the CEO.

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The Week in Application Security News: November 4–11, 2013

Nov 10, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Before you get hit with the next flood of security news, catch up on the big stories that caught the AppSec community over the past week. From pre-Cyber Monday safety tips to the ground-breaking revelation that ‘12356’ is a really popular password to the untraceable Bitcoin robbery of $1.2M, we’ve got you covered.

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4 Ways To Protect Your eCommerce Site This Holiday Season

Nov 07, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | It’s already a week into November and that means one thing: the holidays – and the mad rush that is holiday shopping – are fast approaching. With Cyber Monday numbers expected to be at an all-time high this year, it’s crucial for companies to get their ‘digital ducks’ in a row before the big rush begins.

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Checkmarx: Challenging The Application Security Field

Nov 05, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | This article originally appeared in Israeli publication The Marker. Read it in Hebrew here. 
By Jonathan Raveh
In a world where security breaches can cause enormous daily losses of up to millions of dollars, companies have started to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to protect and secure the digital side of their operations as tightly as possible.

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