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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

MIT launches bug bounty program and invites affiliates to find vulnerabilities on its domains [Read More]
Microsoft’s Windows AppLocker, a feature introduced in Windows 7 to specify which users can run apps within an organization, can be bypassed to execute remote scripts on a machine, a researcher has discovered. [Read More]
Adobe patches important DOM-based XSS vulnerability in Analytics AppMeasurement for Flash library [Read More]
Facebook awarded a researcher $10,000 after he reported a vulnerability and found a malicious backdoor on a server [Read More]
Crowdsourced security testing company Bugcrowd has closed $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Blackbird Ventures. [Read More]
Oracle’s Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2016 fixes several remotely exploitable vulnerabilities, with seven carrying a rating of a 10.0 using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). [Read More]
A recent survey conducted by Bastille found that more than 80 percent of organizations are vulnerable to the MouseJack flaw. [Read More]
Google conducted a study to determine which methods are the most effective for notifying webmasters that their websites have been hacked [Read More]
Mousejack could allow an attacker to hijack the users’ wireless mice to execute malicious commands on the affected computer. [Read More]
VMware has released security updates to patch a critical vulnerability in the Client Integration Plugin [Read More]

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Jim Ivers's picture
Developers are not trained in security and security is not yet an adequately integrated component of the development process. We are not applying good, or even minimal, security practices.
Emily Ratliff's picture
Writing yet another “security” paper isn’t going to do the trick. Security practitioners need to do a better job of getting our messages integrated into core developer documentation.
Jim Ivers's picture
The Internet of Things (IoT) will result in billions of connected devices coming on line in the next ten years, and the associated software will be built by industries that traditionally have not emphasized software security.
Emily Ratliff's picture
When you run an application, how can you verify that what you are running was actually built from the code that a trusted developer wrote?
David Holmes's picture
A determined attacker could almost certainly find another, easier (non-SSL) vulnerability much faster and cheaper than by using DROWN.
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.
Torsten George's picture
The benefits of automatic patching far exceed the risks, but with differing risk perceptions and tolerance levels, the decision must be made by each organization.
Jim Ivers's picture
What is missing from the conversation is how large a role software plays in the IoT equation. Plugging something into the Internet does not make it work -- it just makes it vulnerable.
Simon Crosby's picture
Attackers return again and again to vulnerable components like Flash because they can keep tapping into perennial vulnerabilities.
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.