A groundbreaking study from RAND Corporation quantifies the stakes around how zero-day software vulnerabilities get discovered and persist, bringing hard facts to bear on related - and contentious - debates surrounding vulnerability disclosure and public safety.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million cash, to offer SaaS-based application security testing. The move signals that secure coding - and agile-inflected DevOps - is hot. But will it come in time to secure the internet of things?
The cost upsides of writing code that's as free from bugs as possible has long been known, says Veracode's Chris Wysopal, but bugs continue to plague production code. Thanks to the rise of agile programming, however, there are new opportunities to eradicate flaws during development.
For too long, ensuring that code is securely written - and bug free - has been a business afterthought. But there's been new hope for building security into the development lifecycle, thanks to the rise of DevOps, aka rugged software, says Chris Wysopal, CTO of the application security firm Veracode.
A researcher claims WhatsApp has dismissed his finding that there's a backdoor in the application that could allow attackers to unlock encrypted messages. But the controversy is more nuanced - and for most of us, much less threatening - than it might first appear.
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
President-elect Donald Trump will review the nation's cyber vulnerabilities at the start of his presidency, just like Barrack Obama did. But Trump hasn't demonstrated the deep understanding of cyber that Obama did when he took office nearly eight years ago.
The proposed guidance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focuses on hardening a vehicle's electronic architecture against cyberattacks and to ensure vehicle systems take appropriate actions even if an attack succeeds.
As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.