Topic: security

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

SD Times news digest: AngularJS LTS extended, Snyk announces Infrastructure as Code security, and HackerRank’s skills platform

In response to COVID-19, the Angular team announced that it will extend AngularJS LTS by 6 months until the 31st of December 2021. After the LTS ends, the AngularJS package will still be available on npm, bower, and CDNs. “With the release of version 10 of Angular we continue to move the platform forward with … continue reading

Report: A 430% increase in next-generation supply chain attacks in last year

The past year saw a 430% increase in next-generation cyber attacks aimed at actively infiltrating open source software supply chains, according to the 2020 State of the Software Supply Chain report.  In the past 12 months, 929 next-generation software supply chain attacks were recorded. By comparison, 216 such attacks were recorded between February 2015 and … continue reading

Datadog brings security, performance monitoring together with four product releases

Datadog today is revealing its vision for bringing security and performance monitoring into a single platform in the form of updates and new product features for its cloud infrastructure monitoring platform. At its virtual DASH conference this week, the company announced Error Tracking, Incident Management, Compliance Monitoring and Continuous Profiler, rounding out its platform to … continue reading

Capital One fined $80 million for 2019 data breach

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) assessed an $80 million civil money penalty against Capital One for its role in the 2019 hack of 100 million credit card applications.  The OCC reached the decision due to “the bank’s failure to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations … continue reading

Linux Foundation to improve open-source security with new initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration effort to improve open-source security. The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) aims to consolidate industry efforts with targeted initiatives and best practices.  According to the Linux Foundation, OpenSSF is committed to collaboration and working both upstream and with existing communities to advance open source security for all … 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

SD Times news digest: OpenTelemetry .NET beta released, Julia 1.5, and Google announces new security features

The OpenTelemetry .NET SDK has reached beta. Developers can now begin integrating the OpenTelemetry .NET SDK into their applications and libraries to capture and export metrics and traces. The beta release also includes instrumentation libraries for ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, HTTP client, SQL client, and gRPC client. While functional, beta components have not gone through thorough … continue reading

Veracode Security Labs Community Edition launches to close the security gap

Security company Veracode has announced it will be offering a Security Labs Community Edition as a free-to-use alternative to its Enterprise Edition. This new edition will allow developers to hack and patch real applications, allowing them to learn new tactics and best practices in a controlled, safe environment. The company had recently partnered with Enterprise … continue reading

Cloudflare releases new developer serverless solution

Cloudflare has unveiled a new serverless solution to compete with AWS Lambda. The release of Cloudflare Workers Unbound offers a serverless platform for developers to run complicated computing workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what they use. According to the company, the new solution can save users up to 75% for the … continue reading

Apple launches Security Research Device Program

Apple launched the Security Research Device (SRD) Program this week to help improve security for iOS users and to bring more researchers to the iPhone.  It features an iPhone dedicated exclusively to security research, with unique code execution and containment policies. According to Apple, it is not meant for personal use or daily carry, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GrammaTech acquires JuliaSoft, Snyk announces prioritization capabilities, and TigerGraph makes updates to GSQL

Software assurance and cybersecurity company GrammaTech announced it will be acquiring code analysis company JuliaSoft. According to GrammaTech, the acquisition will help it expand the reach of the CodeSonar SAST platform to Java and C#. The new language support extends the automated detection of software vulnerabilities to enterprise use cases where safety and security are … continue reading

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