Tag: Application Security

Checkmarx: Challenging The Application Security Field

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

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“It will never happen to me”- thoughts about security awareness

Today’s targeted cyber-attacks force organizations to act rapidly and involve more and more security professionals in order to secure their software. Security education awareness focuses on the need to involve developers in the security testing process. These are great blog posts surrounding security awareness and education; we thought it’s worth a share.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #40

Shape Security: Getting Down to the Root of Hacking When treating an illness, it is generally more effective to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptoms. Shape Security is trying to do the same in the field of website security. While all other products are geared towards a faster, cheaper, and better

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Wishing you a Season’s Greeting and a Happy New Year!

[slideshare id=15656023&doc=happynewyear-121216025521-phpapp01] For the first time ever, Checkmarx conducted a comprehensive survey of security professionals, their peers and family to see exactly how this profession is perceived… View full screen & Enjoy! Download poster:   Happy New Year!

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #39

2013 Threat Predictions This past week, one of the frontrunners in high-performance network security announced their predictions for the top threats of 2013. The following are highlights of the top 3. 1. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) – Generally known to target specific classified information by using various methods and vectors, this coming year they are

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #38

Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ attacks Syrian Government websites In Response To Syrian Internal Internet Blackout In response to a Syrian government move which has closed all fax, phone and Internet lines coming out of the troubled country, the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ started last Friday to attack and shut down government and affiliated pro-Syrian websites.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #37

Hacktivists reach a new level of cyber terror in Israel Since the outbreak of hostilities between Gaza and Israel, several Israeli companies as well as those doing business with them have absorbed quite a few cyber attacks. According to various sources, 44 million attacks have been prevented since rockets began falling.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #36

EU Official hacked at an Internet Security Conference A European Union Official has come out in a statement which declared that her staff was hacked when they attended an internet Security conference last month in Azerbaijan. EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, released a statement about the ironic hack in her blog last week, where she

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #35

Securities and Exchanges Commission leaves sensitive data vulnerable to hackers  Staff of the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) have left highly sensitive information from exchanges open to hacking and other cyber attacks because they miserably and negligently failed to secure their data  and devices to the required standards. This statement came after inside information was leaked to the News Agency

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #34

Foreign Hacker Steals 387,000 Credit Card Numbers From South Carolina’s Department of Revenue A foreign hacker has managed to steal nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers as well as 3.6 million Social Security numbers from the South Carolina’s Department of Revenue. While most of the stolen credit card details were encrypted, 16,000 had no

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