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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Samsung has released a new version of its SW Update utility to address a privilege escalation vulnerability [Read More]
Connected third-party cloud apps can pose a serious risk to enterprises, CloudLock warns [Read More]
Software update tools preinstalled by major OEMs on PCs expose users to remote code execution attacks [Read More]
New report offers advice on each of the SANS critical security controls aimed specifically at providing security for SAP implementations. [Read More]
Pastejacking attacks allow hackers to add arbitrary data to the clipboard and trick users into executing malicious code [Read More]
In a legal brief, Mozilla warns that “the security of millions of individuals using Mozilla’s Firefox Internet browser could be put at risk by a premature disclosure of the vulnerability. [Read More]
Onapsis warns that there are indicators of exploitation against 36 large-scale global enterprises around the world. [Read More]
Malware actors are exploiting the Flash Player vulnerability, which affects machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS. [Read More]
Researcher Matthew Bryant has published details on a Blind XSS Vulnerability that would allow an attacker to compromise of GoDaddy customer support functions and modify accounts. [Read More]
Adobe plans to address critical vulnerabilities in its widely deployed software for viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. [Read More]

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Jim Ivers's picture
Hackers are human. Hopefully that doesn’t surprise you too much. Being human means that they are subject to human tendencies, like taking the path of least resistance.
Jim Ivers's picture
Aside from tools, there are many types of application security testing that can be used to find vulnerabilities in software. An organization must consider multiple software security testing methods to really manage its risk.
David Holmes's picture
Considering that you can find vendors, startups, and specialists in any of these 28 application security technologies, is it realistic to expect any one person to be a subject matter expert in all of them?
Jim Ivers's picture
Experienced organizations learn that security is not a drag on performance, but can provide productivity gains by eliminating security vulnerabilities early in the development process.
Jim Ivers's picture
Built in or bolted on? When have you ever seen “bolted on” as the first choice of anyone in just about any imaginable scenario? Yet for software security, “bolted on” is certainly the norm.
Jim Ivers's picture
Hackers are creative by nature, so you have to use your imagination to think like one. Once you can see your organization from a hacker’s point-of-view, you will be equipped to defend your organization like a security pro.
Danelle Au's picture
When it comes to SaaS applications versus on-premise, there are three characteristics that define the need for a different approach to data governance, risk management and security in the cloud.
Adam Firestone's picture
Security requirements for information assurance, risk management, and certification and accreditation constrain Government organizations with respect to software allowed on Government networks.
Wade Williamson's picture
As we build more accessible, scalable, and efficient computing models, we likewise open ourselves up to attacks that are likewise more accessible, scalable and efficient.
Danelle Au's picture
Cloud service providers play a key role in delivering security, but as part of the shared responsibility model, they are not liable for access to and usage of the cloud application.