Topic: security

Industry leaders launch data security consortium

As computing moves from on-premises to the public cloud and the edge, protecting has data has become more complex, prompting Intel, Google, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and other technology partners to launch a cross-industry effort for organizations to safely share data insights through the Confidential Computing Consortium.  RELATED CONTENT: Microsoft tackles data sharing between organizations “The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Forecast now available, GitHub supports WebAuthn for security keys, and Qt for MCUs

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Forecast, which enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com for forecasting business conditions.  According to the company, Amazon Forecast automatically discovers how variables such as product features, seasonality and store locations affect each other and can make predictions that are up … continue reading

When does SCA replace SAST or DAST?

The short answer is never. There, I just saved you enough time that you can go and do the right thing and run SAST and DAST and work on hardening your code, instead of trying to test security into your application. Look, every time a new technology, process, or technique comes along there are some … continue reading

Report: Organizations fail to remediate app security vulnerabilities

Software security continues to be a top priority for organizations and development teams, but they are still struggling to address vulnerabilities in their applications. A recently released report revealed while organizations are beginning to increase their application testing efforts, their remediation rates are falling.  The 2019 WhiteHat Application Security Statistics report is based on data … continue reading

Microsoft launches new security lab and raises top bounty for Azure vulnerabilities

Microsoft is boosting its efforts to make Azure more secure with the launch of Azure Security Lab, a set of dedicated cloud hosts for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios. In addition, the cloud giant is doubling the top bounty reward for Azure vulnerabilities to $40,000. “To make it easier for security researchers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Azure Security Center for IoT, Armory announces funding for Spinnaker, and CodeStream approved for Slack

Microsoft announced the general availability for the Azure Security Center for IoT to protect the growing number of IoT deployments. According to IDC, IoT deployments will continue to grow at double digit rates until IoT surpasses $1 trillion in 2022. Azure Security Center provides threat intelligence, creates a list of potential threats and ranks them … continue reading

The future of application security

A crystal ball presentation on the future of application security at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit this year caught the eye of us in the software security space. In case you missed it, the top-line predictions were: By 2022, software composition analysis (SCA) will surpass traditional AST tools (SAST, DAST) as the primary … continue reading

Capital One data breach reaches 100 million users

Capital One is the latest company to suffer from a hack attack. A configuration vulnerability provided unauthorized access to a hacker who was able to obtain personal information of about 100 million U.S. individuals and 6 million Canadian individuals.  RELATED CONTENT: The costs of data breaches are rising “We believe that a highly sophisticated individual … continue reading

EFF has privacy concerns about Android Q

The upcoming version of the Android operating system is taking a strong focus on privacy, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes it could still do better. Despite Android Q’s efforts to protect users, the EFF says the operating system still favors ad trackers over users.  Android Q’s new privacy features include: user control over … continue reading

Facebook fined $5 billion over privacy breaches

The importance of data privacy is starting to get more serious. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today announced Facebook will be fined a record-breaking $5 billion penalty for violating its users privacy. This comes just days after the FTC and Equifax came to a $575 million agreement for its 2017 data breach.  RELATED CONTENT:  GDPR … 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

Equifax agrees to pay at least $575 million in data breach settlement

Equifax will finally have to pay for its 2017 data breach, which compromised up to 147 million users and exposed sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, names, birthdays and addresses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revealed Equifax has agreed to pay at least $575 million as part of a global settlement … continue reading

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