WhiteSource has renamed itself Mend as the company pushes beyond software composition analysis to become a broad application security platform with automated remediation. The name WhiteSource didn't have any negative connotations when the company was founded, but some people today find it offensive.
Many organizations struggle to understand how to approach application security program maturity. Caitlin Johanson and Dan Cornell of Coalfire share why AppSec maturity is important and offer strategies for how enterprises can evaluate their AppSec maturity levels and build a robust response.
Noname Security has released its new API Security Trends Report and - no surprise - API usage has grown exponentially. The bad news: So have API attacks by opportunistic adversaries. Karl Mattson of Noname discusses the report and some new ways of approaching API security.
The U.S. OMB recently released its latest deliverable as part of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order. Former federal CISO Grant Schneider discusses this guidance and shares best practices for agencies and organizations to improve the security of their software supply chain.
Attackers continue to employ commercial penetration testing tools as well as "living off the land" tactics - using legitimate tools or functionality already present in a network - to exploit victims. Accordingly, organizations must monitor for both, to better identify potential intrusions.
Some 26 million passwords were exposed in a 1.2 terabyte batch of data found by NordLocker, a security company. It's workaday botnet data, but it highlights a hostile malware landscape, particularly for people still inclined to download pirated software.
The SolarWinds supply chain compromise has raised questions over how to detect software that has been tainted during the vendor's development and build process. A concept called verified reproducible builds could help, says David Wheeler of the Linux Foundation.
Vulnerabilities due to "coding errors" in a number of mobile banking applications make them all too susceptible to hacking and customer account data theft, the security firm Positive Technologies warns.
The number of reported vulnerabilities found in open source software more than doubled in 2019 to almost 1,000, with projects such as Magento, GitLab, and Jenkins posting the largest increases, according to security firm RiskSense.
Robotic process automation aims to use machine learning to create bots that automate high-volume, repeatable tasks. But as organizations tap RPA, they must ensure they take steps to maintain data security, says Deloitte's Ashish Sharma.
Code reuse kills - software quality, that is, according to a new study of C++ code snippets shared on Stack Overflow that were reused in more than 2,800 GitHub projects. But there's help for organizations that want to support their developers' urge to cut and paste prewritten code snippets.