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The Road to DevSecOps: Addressing the Challenges of AppSec Awareness

Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Kurt Risley and ask him about his experiences and observations when working with organizations who desire to develop a comprehensive AppSec Awareness Program. The Q&A is as follows: Stephen: Since our world relies heavily on software, today more than ever before, software must equal security. In

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It’s Time to Update Your Drupal Now!

As part of our ongoing mission to help organizations develop and deploy more secure software and applications, and in light of Checkmarx’s expanded insight into the open source security landscape with its recently launched SCA solution, the Checkmarx Security Research Team analyzed

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Bringing Your Retail Application Security Strategy Up to Par

It’s no secret that retail has been in the midst of a massive digital transformation over the past few years, largely driven by emerging software and technology, as shoppers seek out new experiences, increased level of conveniences, and exciting loyalty-based perks and rewards. And due to current circumstances, this has been amplified even further, forcing

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The Road to DevSecOps: Addressing the Challenges of Open Source Software

Although software is significantly changing our work, home, and personal lives, many don’t realize that today’s software is made up of numerous ingredients. Some of the software we use daily contains pieces of custom code that’s developed internally by an organization, while other pieces of code come from community-driven open source projects that end up

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AppSec, the developer way: Transforming security from a “dirty word” to a common practice

In a world where one data breach is all it takes to destroy a business, only the prepared and vigilant ones that embrace security in their operations can prevent disaster. Yet, if you ask most developers about security, they will crease up their faces into an irritated frown. Security is seen by developers as the

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Solidity Top 10 Common Issues

In 2018, we performed our initial research about the current state of security in the context of Smart Contracts, focusing on those written in Solidity “a contract-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts“. At that time, we compiled a Top 10 list of the most common Smart Contracts security issues based on publicly available Smart

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Checkmarx Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Today marks the much-anticipated release of the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST)*, and we’re thrilled to announce that Checkmarx has been named a Leader for the third consecutive year, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Checkmarx continues to advance its leadership position in the AST market and we’re

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Kudos to the Unsung Heroes in our Current Times: Software Developers

As the world duly salutes our front-line medical professionals, first responders, military and police, factory workers, delivery drivers, construction teams, repair technicians, store clerks, farmers, truckers, pharmacists, cooks, and millions of other people who continue to put themselves front and center of today’s conditions brought on by COVID-19, we cannot forget the others who are

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Why “Shift Left” in DevOps is really “Shift Center”

In an industry full of acronyms and buzz words, the term “shift left” surfaced as a result of organizations waiting to perform software security testing until the end of the development process. The problem here is that the industry still tends to think of developing, testing, and delivering software as if someone was reading a

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Recommendations for Friends and Family on Staying Cyber Safe While Working Remotely

The world as a whole is coming together to quell the spread of COVID-19 by limiting social interaction, and in some instances, initiating full quarantines. Schools are closed for weeks, if not longer. Organizations have initiated very strict work from home policies to keep employees safe, and many restaurants and bars are only open for

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