A new OAuth-related vulnerability in an open-source application development framework could expose Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter users to account takeover, personal data leakage, identity theft, financial fraud and unauthorized actions on other online platforms, security researchers said.
The "shift left" movement puts "unrealistic" expectations on developers, said Gayatri Prakash, vice president and general manager of compliance at CloudBees. She said installing new tools to manage various parts of the SDLC is not necessarily "going to solve our problem for security."
Akamai will shrink its workforce by 3% as its shifts resources from its shrinking content delivery business to growth areas in cloud computing and security. The company will shrink its 9,960-person staff by 299 positions as it looks to sustain its profitability levels despite economic headwinds.
Researchers found Android malware masquerading as a legitimate application available and downloaded over 620,000 times from the Google Play store. The apps have been active since 2022, posing as legitimate photo-editing apps, camera editors and smartphone wallpaper packs.
The trend of bring your own device has boosted global businesses, but as new smartphones, tablets and portable storage devices emerge, the challenge of securing these devices intensifies. With organizations increasingly adopting BYOD, the question remains: How can we secure these devices?
A key problem in organizations is that security and development are treated as two disparate processes instead of part of the same system. Executives deal with security issues after the fact and don't make it part of the development pipeline, said Nick Durkin, field CTO at Harness.
The fundamentals of protecting against application-based malware attacks are no different from infrastructure-based attacks, and it is all about having threat intelligence, context and the capability to really understand these applications, said Mariano Nunez, co-founder and CEO at Onapsis.
Organizations are faced with the security challenges presented by the combination of custom and open-source code. Sandeep Johri, CEO of Checkmarx, suggests treating all open-source code as an unknown source and conducting security checks using software composition analysis to identify vulnerabilities.
The U.S. national cybersecurity strategy released by the Biden Administration is part of a larger effort to draw attention to the pervasive issue of cybersecurity liability on the part of vendors. The strategy also calls for ramping up the adoption of software bill of materials, or SBOMs.
APIs are delivering huge business value, but people don’t know how many APIs they have in their organization, what they do or who controls them. And that causes massive security vulnerabilities, according to CyberEdBoard panelists Chase Cunningham and Richard Bird.
A startup cybersecurity strategy should be akin to a Russian doll: It should be built to preserve core elements of business. In most cases, this is a product offering, which needs to be secure, said Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT at Aryaka Networks.
Cybersecurity professionals are stressed out, overworked, underpaid and working on short-staffed teams, said Candy Alexander, president of the ISSA International Board. She advised organizations to look for the right indicators of a good cybersecurity culture.
How do we manage the risk of global supply chain attacks? Will a shift in cybersecurity liability to software providers help improve the problems of software vulnerabilities? Adam Isles, principal of The Chertoff Group, said mandating software bill of materials measures has its own challenges.
Application security and delivery vendor F5 will shrink its workforce by 9% due to customers delaying purchasing decisions amid macroeconomic uncertainty. The Seattle-based firm will lay off 623 of its 7,100 employees as part of a cost-cutting effort that includes reducing F5's facilities footprint.
Akamai Technologies has agreed to purchase a finalist in last year's RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest to get more visibility into the API threat landscape. Silicon Valley-based Neosec will help customers discover all their APIs, assess their risk and respond to vulnerabilities and attacks.