Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has announced that it is temporarily removing a Windows protection defect from its Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog because of a risk of authentication failures after the recent Microsoft patch update.
Google will offer customers access to the same technology it uses to lock down developer workflows to ensure open-source dependencies are addressed. Assured Open Source Software will allow clients to ensure third-party software they're using is scanned, analyzed and fuzz-tested for vulnerabilities.
Many organizations struggle to understand how to approach application security program maturity. Caitlin Johanson and Dan Cornell of Coalfire share why AppSec maturity is important and offer strategies for how enterprises can evaluate their AppSec maturity levels and build a robust response.
In the latest "Troublemaker CISO" post, security director Ian Keller discusses the issue of supply chain security and whether you should disclose information about your supply chain to companies as part of the effort to secure it. His conclusion: Build your defenses and trust no one.
According to a recent survey conducted by Noname Security, 41% of
organizations experienced an API security incident in the last 12 months and
63% of the incidents involved a data breach or data loss. Filip Verloy, technical
evangelist, EMEA at Noname Security, says that “tighter integration of API
Noname Security has released its new API Security Trends Report and - no surprise - API usage has grown exponentially. The bad news: So have API attacks by opportunistic adversaries. Karl Mattson of Noname discusses the report and some new ways of approaching API security.
An exploit has been created using critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2022-1388 in BIG-IP network traffic security management appliances. F5 BIG-IP admins are advised to immediately implement the patches for this vulnerability, which were released last week.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for organizations to counter supply chain risks. The new document addresses how to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of an organization.
Synopsys has agreed to buy WhiteHat Security from NTT Security for $330 million to defend web applications in production environments in an automated, scalable fashion. WhiteHat will provide continuous security testing for hundreds or thousands of apps on live websites in a production-safe manner.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is titled "Recognize Their Attacks."
SonarSource has raised $412 million on a $4.7 billion valuation to establish a physical presence in Asia and increase its wallet share with existing customers. The company wants to open an office in Singapore and pursue opportunities in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
In light of research saying 41% of organizations had an API security incident in the last year and 63% of the incidents involved a data breach or loss, Filip Verloy of Noname Security discusses how tighter integration of API security testing and other "shift left" strategies can mitigate breaches.
Australian software firm Atlassian has issued fixes for a critically rated vulnerability in its Jira software that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely bypass authentication protections in place. Both Jira and Jira Service Management are vulnerable to this bug.
Gartner heaped praise on Synopsys for having the most complete vision and strongest execution ability around application security testing, while Checkmarx took the silver. Veracode was awarded bronze for its execution ability, while HCL Software took the bronze for completeness of vision.