Topic: cybersecurity

Microsoft reveals new cybersecurity issues in a remote world

Microsoft has released new data to show how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. According to the data, 58% of respondents report that they have increased their security budgets due to COVID-19, 82% plan on adding more security staff, and 81% feel pressure to lower security costs.  “The role of security in … continue reading

New open-source reverse engineering tool released to fight against malware

BlackBerry announced new efforts to fight against cybersecurity attacks at this week’s Black Hat USA 2020 conference. The company’s new open-source tool PE Tree is designed to significantly reduce the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware.  According to the company, with the use of PE Tree, reverse engineers can view portable executable (PE) … continue reading

Open Cybersecurity Alliance announces new language for connecting cybersecurity tools

The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) announced the availability of OpenDXL Ontology, its open-source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework.  “With open source code freely available to the security community, OpenDXL Ontology enables any tool to automatically gain the ability to communicate and interoperate with all other technologies using this language,” the … continue reading

Microsoft releases Threat Protection with support for iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its cybersecurity solution. Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) is designed to provide security checks across users, emails, applications, and endpoints. The solution alerts users and takes action using AI so that security professionals can automatically detect, investigate, and stop coordinated multi-point attacks, Microsoft explained In addition, it weeds out … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ForgePoint Capital to fund cybersecurity startups, Swift standard library preview package, and DataRobot’s new Snowflake integration

ForgePoint Capital announced that it closed its second fund with $450 million in capital commitments.  “Fund II, the industry’s largest fund focused exclusively on cybersecurity, enables us to continue to invest in early-stage and select growth companies addressing the most pressing security challenges facing individuals, businesses and governments,” ForgePoint wrote in a post.  With $750 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Magic Leap developer access program, WhiteSource extends its open-source security tool, and OutSystems app dev research

Magic Leap announced Access Hardware, a new program to get Magic Leap devices into the hands of developers, and the two-day LEAP Developer Days dedicated to developers.  “Access is the staple of our programs as a whole – it’s how we help empower developers with resources they need, no matter where they are in their … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mastercard acquires cybersecurity company, XR Association updates developers guide, and Nim’s gc:arc feature

Mastercard announced an agreement to acquire RiskRecon to help financial institutions, merchants and governments to secure their digital assets.  With RiskRecon’s AI and data-driven technology is designed to help organizations proactively manage cyber risks and better safeguard intellectual property and consumer and payment data.  “By becoming part of their team, we have an opportunity to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState adds Python packages, Apache Software Foundation on .org registry, and Coralogix joins the cybersecurity market

ActiveState announced that it added more than 50,000 package versions covering the most popular Python 2 and 3 packages to its ActiveState platform.  “In order to ensure our customers can automatically build all Python packages, even those that contain C code, we’re designing systems to vet the code and metadata for every package in PyPI. … continue reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month highlights growing problem

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is observed every October as a way to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, but despite the efforts to provide a safer and more secure Internet — problems still remain.  In 1998, a group of computer hackers went in front of the Senate to warn them about cyber security. The … continue reading

Sonatype builds automated malware prevention for open-source libraries

New versions of open-source components are being released every day at an overwhelming and alarming pace. According to the open-source governance company Sonatype, approximately 20,000 component updates are made per day, making it near impossible for teams to manually manage dependencies. In addition, open-source projects that are impacted by attacks are difficult to detect because … continue reading

Report: The costs of data breaches are rising

The costs of data breaches are continuing to rise. A new report has found the cost has risen 12 percent over the last five years and now costs $3.92 million on average per breach. Last year, the average cost was $3.86 million.  According to the report, the formation of an incident response team, extensive use … continue reading

Top roadblocks to securing web applications

In recent weeks, data breaches seem to have suddenly become more widespread and far reaching across the globe. In Australia, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) revealed more than 10 million individuals had their information compromised in a single incident. In Singapore, thousands of Red Cross blood donors had their personal information leaked. … continue reading

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