Application security is not keeping pace with evolving attacks, says Prasenjit Saha, a CEO at the consultancy Happiest Minds Technologies. One problem: lack of a standard, secure coding process in the application development life cycle.
In an application-driven economy, security is not just about deploying controls for protection. It's about being a business enabler, says Steve Firestone, general manager of the security business at CA Technologies.
With white-hat security researchers gaining increasing mainstream recognition, hacking as a vocation is no longer taboo - and Indian researchers are flocking to the profession, says HackerOne's Katie Moussouris
Adobe confirms that a zero-day flaw exists in its Flash browser plug-in and promises to soon release Windows, Mac and Linux fixes for affected versions of Flash Player. The vulnerability is reportedly already being targeted by in-the-wild attacks.
The OpenSSL Heartbleed bug hasn't died, with recent scans still finding 250,000 Internet-connected systems that remain vulnerable. Security experts recommend enterprises expand their patching efforts to find devices with embedded firmware that contain the flaw.
Last year, a number of application vulnerabilities led to compromises of many organizations' systems, serving as an important reminder that application security is vital to any breach prevention effort. Here, experts offer four app security tips.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
A year after Facebook received a bug report regarding a loophole in its app architecture, the vulnerability remains exploitable, says the researcher who discovered this potential threat to user privacy.
As news of the Shellshock bug continues to spread, CISOs in all sectors are taking steps to mitigate the risks posed by the vulnerability. Likewise, regulators and industry groups have ramped up dissemination of alerts.
Attackers have exploited the Shellshock vulnerability - a.k.a. Bash bug - to infect at least 700 Linux systems with malware that includes the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Users of Unix systems are vulnerable.
To mitigate the newly discovered Bash bug - AKA Shellshock - which may make millions of systems vulnerable to remote takeover, organizations must take several key steps, says security expert Alan Woodward.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.