Application Security Trends

Traditional security is well past its expiration date. Learn about the latest trends in AppSec in these posts, from DevOps to SAST and everything in between.
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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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Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Embraces SAST

Nov 15, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Application security in Financial Information Systems (FIS) has become a must in today’s malicious cyberspace. Due to the wide range of solutions in the market, many software executives find it hard to pick the right defense strategy for their systems, which contain highly sensitive details and valuable information.

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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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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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Microsoft releases Security Advisory, Windows Users at Risk

Nov 08, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | In a sudden turn of events, Microsoft has released a Security Advisory regarding vulnerability in some of its most common software versions. This security flaw can allow hackers to execute codes remotely by gaining full access to user’s computers.

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Adobe Website Hacked, Millions of Passwords Stolen

Nov 06, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Web hacking was considered an ostracized field just a few years ago. These days it’s a subculture, with more and more average programmers learning the basics of the trade and pulling off impressive “conquests”.

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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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Wiredrive.com uses Checkmarx as its first line of defense

Oct 21, 2013 By carolineb | The Requirements Wiredrive is preparing for SSAE16 compliance and needed a suite of tools to validate secure coding best practices.
Wiredrive’s Enterprise clients required recurring penetration tests and static code scans to audit the platform’s security.
Wiredrive needed an internal solution that integrates with its Continuous Integration (CI) SDLC process, which uses Atlassian’s Bamboo and GIT as the source repository.
The solution needed to scan a large web application consisting of PHP, JavaScript, and Python.
Wiredrive needed to scan its WordPress plugin and sample code.  

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