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The Importance of Application Security Awareness Training – Interview with Maty Siman

The third in our series of 2016 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) interviews is with Maty Siman, founder and CTO here at Checkmarx.    Maty is passionate about secure programming and moving secure development education and awareness away from the “back seat” that security has traditionally taken for programmers. Read Maty’s advice for organizations who want to scale

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7 Point Plan for Sustainable Secure Coding Practices

Gartner estimates that through 2020, 99% of vulnerabilities exploited will continue to be ones known by security and IT professionals for at least one year. Month after month, major organizations face major hacks and breaches which often involve security vulnerabilities that are well known to security professionals. From SQL injections to weak encryption, the astronomical

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AppSec 2016 Playbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Secure Development

AppSec 2016 Playbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Secure Development

As a part of our ongoing initiative to help “Developers Vote Security” for 2016’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Checkmarx has published our Application Security Guide for Beginners as a detailed and concise resource that covers the key concepts and top keywords in the field of application security. From what is needed to create a secure software development

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How to Accelerate Application Security: Interview with Dan Cornell, Denim Group CTO

2016 Cybersecurity Awareness Month: How to Accelerate Application Security – Interview with Dan Cornell

This October 2016, Checkmarx is celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with content focused on educating and empowering developers about secure coding practices under the slogan “Developers Vote Security.”   As more and more organizations across all verticals speed up their development and adopt DevOps, the responsibility of security is increasingly falling into the hands of

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Securing the Online Financial Sector with Source Code Analysis

The financial sector is under constant attack by cyber criminals. In fact, banks are attacked four times more than other industries. Large bank hacks and exploits continually made headlines over 2015 and that trend continues as we progress into Q4 of 2016. What are the major cyber threats facing organizations in the financial and banking sectors,

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Is Your Site Secure? CMS Security Tips from a Canadian Forum Hack

In June 2016, news of a massive hack on the Canada-based forum hosting company VerticalScope spread swiftly around various security blogs and tech news websites. In this attack, hackers were able to steal and leak 45 million records from over 1,000 forums and websites that were included in the VerticalScope network. Amongst their biggest websites,

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APEX CODING LANGUAGE

ABC’s of Salesforce’s Apex Coding Language [Infographic]

With Salesforce’s giant annual conference, Dreamforce, fast approaching in early October, now’s the time to brush up on their proprietary programming language, Apex. As a strongly typed, object-oriented programming language, Apex allows developers to execute flow and transaction control statements on the Force.com platform server while performing calls to the Force.com API.

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August 2016 Hacks: 8 of the Largest Hacks, Breaches and Cyber Incidents

Summer 2016 has been a hot one for hackers, and August continued the trend of persistent attacks and breaches seen in June and July. This August, American institutions across all levels were hit particularly hard as the Democratic Party was hacked again by Guccifer 2.0, the National Security Agency had one of their sophisticated cyber

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2016 US Election Hacks in Arizona and Illinois Brief [INFOGRAPHIC]

In late August 2016, news broke that the FBI was investigating two hacks against the Board of Elections in Illinois and Arizona. With the fervor of the 2016 US elections reaching a tipping point as November nears, the possibility of a hack has raised serious concerns by both voters and voting officials especially as the

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