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IoT will only ever be as secure as its application code

27 Apr 2017 | By Amit Ashbel

The Internet of Things offers a beautiful, interconnected vision of the future. However, secure code has to underpin all things IoT because just one chink in the armor leaves us all vulnerable.

The pace at which the Internet of Things (IoT) is entering our homes and workplaces is phenomenal. This proliferation brings lots of potential benefits to users but it also presents numerous security risks. There is currently no common IoT platform; instead there are various tech giants competing to own the IoT platform of choice with securing that platform seeming to be a lesser consideration. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s top ten IoT list of vulnerabilities gives recommendations on how to develop IoT applications that will help fight off hacking attempts. In the IoT space, releases are generally quick and often so OWASPs top ten is certainly helpful but they can only have a positive affect if the underlying application code itself is secure.

 

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The Internet of Things offers a beautiful, interconnected vision of the future. However, secure code has to underpin all things IoT because just one chink in the armor leaves us all vulnerable.

The pace at which the Internet of Things (IoT) is entering our homes and workplaces is phenomenal. This proliferation brings lots of potential benefits to users but it also presents numerous security risks. There is currently no common IoT platform; instead there are various tech giants competing to own the IoT platform of choice with securing that platform seeming to be a lesser consideration. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s top ten IoT list of vulnerabilities gives recommendations on how to develop IoT applications that will help fight off hacking attempts. In the IoT space, releases are generally quick and often so OWASPs top ten is certainly helpful but they can only have a positive affect if the underlying application code itself is secure.

 

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6 Ways to Be Your CISO’s Security Team MVP

20 Apr 2017 | By Arden Rubens

Security maturity, as cliché as it sounds, is a journey – not a destination. Security isn’t something that can ever be considered “done” because there will always be new technologies, business objectives or processes to secure and align with.
The good news is you don’t have to be a CISO to affect changes in an organization. If you’re a dedicated security professional, you can absolutely help guide how security is implemented in your organization, as well as how security is perceived to the larger organization. Incorporate the following 6 tips into your professional role and make yourself and the security team look like total pros!

 

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Security maturity, as cliché as it sounds, is a journey – not a destination. Security isn’t something that can ever be considered “done” because there will always be new technologies, business objectives or processes to secure and align with.
The good news is you don’t have to be a CISO to affect changes in an organization. If you’re a dedicated security professional, you can absolutely help guide how security is implemented in your organization, as well as how security is perceived to the larger organization. Incorporate the following 6 tips into your professional role and make yourself and the security team look like total pros!

 

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German, Israeli companies to cooperate on cybersecurity

12 Apr 2017 | By Tova Cohen

The Cyber-Security Council Germany said on Wednesday it opened its first international chapter with security firm Checkmarx in Israel, establishing a bridge between German and Israeli cybersecurity communities.

"Cyber threats are not bound to national borders, so that transnational cooperation and networking is inevitable for the exchange of know-how and best practices," said Philipp von Saldern, president of the council, whose members include companies, experts and policymakers in cybersecurity.

 

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The Cyber-Security Council Germany said on Wednesday it opened its first international chapter with security firm Checkmarx in Israel, establishing a bridge between German and Israeli cybersecurity communities.

“Cyber threats are not bound to national borders, so that transnational cooperation and networking is inevitable for the exchange of know-how and best practices,” said Philipp von Saldern, president of the council, whose members include companies, experts and policymakers in cybersecurity.

 

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Essential Steps to Become Agile – Part 3

7 Apr 2017 | By DevOps Digest

In my opinion, shifting to Agile is easier than what some organizations may think. Overall, making deliveries smaller is key for a successful Agile workflow, it's easier to steer a small boat and fix its course than changing a huge ship's course which requires much more preparations and resources. The main technological challenge is to identify what pieces of technology hinder the Agile process and replace them with modern solutions. A great example from my point of view would be source code analysis. SCA used to be a long process designed purely for waterfall concepts, however, not many solutions have adapted their products to work in fast paced Agile environments so making sure your SCA solution can keep up with short development cycles is critical for your Agile development process.
Amit Ashbel
Cyber Security Evangelist, Checkmarx

 

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In my opinion, shifting to Agile is easier than what some organizations may think. Overall, making deliveries smaller is key for a successful Agile workflow, it’s easier to steer a small boat and fix its course than changing a huge ship’s course which requires much more preparations and resources. The main technological challenge is to identify what pieces of technology hinder the Agile process and replace them with modern solutions. A great example from my point of view would be source code analysis. SCA used to be a long process designed purely for waterfall concepts, however, not many solutions have adapted their products to work in fast paced Agile environments so making sure your SCA solution can keep up with short development cycles is critical for your Agile development process.
Amit Ashbel
Cyber Security Evangelist, Checkmarx

 

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Leading global bank implements Checkmarx Source Code Analysis to strengthen security

5 Apr 2017 | By Dawn Nicholls

Checkmarx has announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

Following an extensive search and testing period of various solutions, the company concluded that only Checkmarx’s unique and extensive coverage of programming languages met its requirements. The company based its decision on the strength of Checkmarx’s features, such as the incremental scan, the seamless integration with DevOps toolchain, and the flexibility and accuracy delivered through customizable code analysis queries.

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Checkmarx has announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

Following an extensive search and testing period of various solutions, the company concluded that only Checkmarx’s unique and extensive coverage of programming languages met its requirements. The company based its decision on the strength of Checkmarx’s features, such as the incremental scan, the seamless integration with DevOps toolchain, and the flexibility and accuracy delivered through customizable code analysis queries.

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Source code analysis strengthens bank’s security

4 Apr 2017 | By Digitalisation World

A leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers.

This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

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A leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers.

This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

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Global Bank Implements Checkmarx Source Code Analysis to Strengthen Security

4 Apr 2017 | By Marc Jacob

Checkmarx announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

 

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Checkmarx announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

 

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March 2017: The month in hacks and breaches

3 Apr 2017 | By CSO staff

March came in like a lion with news breaking on March 6 that spamming operation River City Media exposed 1.34 billion email accounts, some of which included personal information including full names and addresses. How did this happen? The company failed to properly configure their Rsync backups, wrote CSO’s Steve Ragan.

And that wasn't all the news from March. Scroll down to see a timeline of last month’s hacks and breaches, compiled by application security provider Checkmarx.

 

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March came in like a lion with news breaking on March 6 that spamming operation River City Media exposed 1.34 billion email accounts, some of which included personal information including full names and addresses. How did this happen? The company failed to properly configure their Rsync backups, wrote CSO’s Steve Ragan.

And that wasn’t all the news from March. Scroll down to see a timeline of last month’s hacks and breaches, compiled by application security provider Checkmarx.

 

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Free learning resources and tools for security savvy developers

31 Mar 2017 | By Madison Moore

Developers will never be responsible for all of security in an organization, but if they keep up with best practices, resources, and find new ways to secure and deliver good code, they could play a key role in developing resilient software.

Today, most firms have a software security group (or SSG) or a product security group, and they are the team that is responsible for making software security happen. However, they work alongside developers to make sure they too are aware of security best practices, like how to write secure code and do threat modeling.

 

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Developers will never be responsible for all of security in an organization, but if they keep up with best practices, resources, and find new ways to secure and deliver good code, they could play a key role in developing resilient software.

Today, most firms have a software security group (or SSG) or a product security group, and they are the team that is responsible for making software security happen. However, they work alongside developers to make sure they too are aware of security best practices, like how to write secure code and do threat modeling.

 

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Leading Global Bank Implements Checkmarx Source Code Analysis to Strengthen Security

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Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

 

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Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its security posture and deliver secure applications to its customers. This means that four of the largest American banks have adopted Checkmarx to enhance their application security. By working with Checkmarx, the financial institution is prioritizing the security of its assets and customers’ financial and personal data, while also advancing its static code coverage by integrating application security testing and remediation.

 

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