Looking ahead to 2024, cybersecurity professionals and experts in artificial intelligence shared with ISMG their hopes for strong, responsible regulations and new partnerships with private sector stakeholders and international collaborators to keep pace with the evolving threat landscape.
Marta Rybczyńska, technical program manager at Eclipse Foundation, discussed best practices for reporting vulnerabilities, adopting AI and bridging the gap between developers and security researchers to adhere to cybersecurity best practices for open-source software.
Enterprises have struggled to strike a balance between speed and security and stability, said Sean D. Mack, author, speaker and former CIO and CISO at Wiley. DevSecOps is the superpower that resolves this long-standing conflict and allows organizations to deliver software faster and more securely.
Zombie APIs are becoming more common, just because of the sheer number APIs and third-party vendors that organizations rely on. Joshua Scott, head of information security and IT at API platform Postman, says businesses need to identify "what is critical to the business and map backward."
A software supply chain security startup led by a longtime Google Cloud engineer closed a Series B round to help protect more open-source software. Seattle-area Chainguard said it can secure approximately 80% of the open-source software existing customers run in their enterprise today.
Snyk purchased a Portuguese startup founded by SonarSource and European Parliament veterans to help developers contribute to code bases more quickly. The Boston-based developer security vendor said its buy of Porto-based Reviewpad will help developers secure pull requests.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," DXC Technology IT CISO and CyberEdBoard member Mike Baker and Chris Hughes, co-founder and CISO of Aquia, join ISMG editors to discuss benefits, challenges and misconceptions of adopting open-source software in modern code bases - plus best practices for securing them.
Maintainers of the widely used open-source command-line tool cURL and libcurl library that supports key network protocols said two upcoming vulnerabilities are set to be disclosed this week. One flaw is probably "the worst curl security flaw in a long time," said curl founder Daniel Stenberg.
Check Point Software will buy a SaaS security startup founded by former Armis leaders to anticipate and block threats from malicious applications. The deal will give clients a better understanding of the SaaS platforms - such as Office 365, Salesforce and GitHub - that power their business.
Multiple hackers are minting newer capabilities from an open-source information stealer to spawn new variants. The malware steals sensitive information such as corporate credentials, which are resold to other threat actors for attacks, including operations related to espionage or ransomware.
In today's evolving digital landscape, application security is crucial. That’s why it is increasingly important to normalize the use of two-factor authentication in the developer community to the point that it is "effectively ubiquitous," said John Swanson, director of security strategy at GitHub.
Third-party targeting by attackers has intensified due to the interconnectedness of the business world, enabling adversaries to exploit intermediaries for access. With the surge in cloud adoption, visibility in the cloud is paramount, advised Levi Gundert, chief security officer at Recorded Future.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Mike Baker, VP/IT CISO at DXC Technology and a CyberEdBoard member, and Chris Hughes, co-founder and CISO at Aquia, join ISMG editors to explore the state of the software supply chain, MOVEit breaches and the role of SBOMs and transparency in software development.
A finalist in RSA Conference's prestigious Innovation Sandbox contest completed its first major funding round to extend its capabilities from code security to pipeline security. Endor Labs got $70 million to move beyond protecting open-source software and get into locking down the CI/CD pipeline.
The rapid pace of API development has created major risk for companies given the amount of data that's being exposed, said Salt Security CEO Roey Eliyahu. The security industry hasn't adapted quickly to address these problems since it's still used to relatively static APIs that were easy to guard.