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.

Australia’s Mandatory Breach Notification Bill – 3 Ways to Prepare Your Organization

Jul 03, 2017 By Sarah Vonnegut | Governments are increasingly taking control of cybersecurity issues for the citizens and organizations they serve. Just last year, Europe passed the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which requires businesses who handle European citizen’s data to notify customers if they experience a data breach, as well as report it to the regulatory body. In the US, 47 out of 50 states have established state legislature touching on data breach notification requirements, and Canada requires hacked organizations to notify both customers and the Privacy Commissioner.  

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June 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 30, 2017 By Arden Rubens | As we dive into June’s biggest hacks and breaches, we begin with OneLogin – a company which allows users to access multiple websites, applications, and services with just a single password. An attacker got hold of highly-sensitive keys for OneLogin’s cloud instance, and successfully in using its front-door key. In a statement released by the company, it was said that the attacked may have “obtained the ability to decrypt some information”.  

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An A to Z Guide to Continuous Integration

Jun 25, 2017 By Sarah Vonnegut | The race to improve software quality and innovation has been around since the 1970s. Many processes and workflows have been created to help address the historical issues that prevent teams from developing high-quality applications quickly and reliably, yet enterprises continue their struggle to keep up.  

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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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How to Raise Cybersecurity Awareness at all Levels of Your Organization

Jun 15, 2017 By Sarah Vonnegut | We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: an organization is only as secure as its weakest link. Most, if not all, of your employees are online and on their mobile devices in your workplace, whether you have a BYOD policy in place or not. Developers release software with millions of lines of code, your management discuss and share privileged information, and the rest of the organization opens emails regardless of whether they know the sender or not.  

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Why Your Enterprise Needs DevOps

Jun 12, 2017 By Sarah Vonnegut | The buzzword of the decade is far from just a trend as organizations struggle to keep up with competition. There’s a reason DevOps is so often discussed and highly regarded. As organization after organization makes the switch and reaps the rewards offered by the DevOps culture, it’s time for all those who could enjoy DevOps to at least try it out. By improving software development at every stage, successful organizations have found, they can also improve on quality, stability, and business benefits. Curious? Let’s find out why your enterprise needs DevOps.

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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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5 Steps to Stand Out with your AppSec Routine

Jun 01, 2017 By Sarah Vonnegut | In most organizations, Application Security is sadly behind in adoption, especially when compared to Network Security. And yet, with 84% of attacks aimed at the application layer, we need to turn our focus more towards AppSec. As we use and deploy more and more apps, the interdependencies between them complicate internal infrastructures, leading to more opportunities for misconfigurations and holes that could be used by attackers.  

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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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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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