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Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 7/1/2015
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Android Malware On The Rise
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
By the end of 2015, researchers expect the number of new Android malware strains to hit 2 million.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/1/2015
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CSA Announces New Working Group For Cloud Security API Standards
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
CipherCloud, Deloitte, InfoSys, Intel Security and SAP all on board to start developing vendor-neutral guidelines that could further accelerate CASB growth
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/29/2015
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What Do You Mean My Security Tools Donít Work on APIs?!!
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
SAST and DAST scanners havenít advanced much in 15 years. But the bigger problem is that they were designed for web apps, not to test the security of an API.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 6/25/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, CloudNews
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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User Monitoring Not Keeping Up With Risk Managers' Needs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Biggest concern is negligence, but monitoring capabilities can't detect this type of activity within most applications.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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Government, Healthcare Particularly Lackluster In Application Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode's State of Software Security Report lays out industry-specific software security metrics.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/23/2015
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What You Probably Missed In Verizon's Latest DBIR
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Tune in to Dark Reading Radio at 1pm ET/11am Pacific on Wednesday, June 24, when Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report co-author Marc Spitler discusses some of the possibly lesser-noticed nuggets in the industry's popular report on real-world attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2015
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9 Questions For A Healthy Application Security Program
Patrick Thomas, Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security SolutionsCommentary
Teams often struggle with building secure software because fundamental supporting practices aren't in place. But those practices don't require magic, just commitment.
By Patrick Thomas Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security Solutions, 6/19/2015
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Houston Astros' Breach A 'Wake-Up Call' On Industrial Cyber Espionage
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The St. Louis Cardinals' alleged breach of the Astros' proprietary database raises concern over the possibility of US companies hacking their rivals for intel.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/18/2015
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Cyberspies Stole Legit Digital Certificates To Mask Their Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Duqu 2.0 nation-state attackers used pilfered Foxconn hardware driver certs to sign spying malware that hit negotiators in Iranian nuclear pact discussions, Kaspersky Lab -- and now, an ICS/SCADA hardware vendor.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/15/2015
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White House Calls For Encryption By Default On Federal Websites By Late 2016
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Just 31% of federal agencies today host HTTPS websites and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has now given the rest of the government a deadline for doing so.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/9/2015
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Shared Responsibility A Key To Effective Cloud Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Former Walmart security architect talks shared responsibility in the cloud and the reason security architecture needs to change in cloud environments.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/8/2015
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Web App Developers Putting Millions At Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
German security researchers find 56 million data records lying unprotected in cloud back-end databases.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/4/2015
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Shaping A Better Future For Software Security
Kevin E. Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology DirectorateCommentary
Industry and government leaders discuss ways to improve practices, awareness and education around secure software development. Hereís a recap of what you missed.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, 6/2/2015
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How I Would Secure The Internet With $4 Billion
Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board MemberCommentary
In an open letter to President Obama, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project tells why pending legislation on threat-intel sharing doesnít go far enough.
By Jim Manico OWASP Global Board Member, 5/29/2015
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Why We Can't Afford To Give Up On Cybersecurity Defense
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
There is no quick fix, but organizations can massively reduce the complexity of building secure applications by empowering developers with four basic practices.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 5/18/2015
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Beginning Of The End For Patch Tuesday
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft will introduce Windows Update for Business, issuing patches as they're available, instead of once a month.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/7/2015
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Rapid7 Picks Up NTObjectives
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Adds 25 new employees and further diversifies testing capabilities.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/4/2015
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BBVA CISOs Give Tips For Securing 'Digital Bank'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At RSA conference today, CISOs at the multinational financial organization describe security strategy.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/21/2015
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