Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: SecureAuth
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
A penetration test, or pen-test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
This eBook provides a simple guide to explain both penetration testing's purpose and a basic guide to getting you there. Download now and start testing your network today.
Delivering a hit PC game isn’t easy. You’ve got to worry about frictions like slow downloads, unstable connections, and security flaws — any of which can cause players to abandon for good and doom your game to failure. Akamai’s Quick Start Guide: Global Game Launch, PC Edition can take some of the complexity— and anxiety— out of your next game launch. You’ll learn how Akamai can help you succeed at each of the four key steps of game release — Develop, Promote, Deliver, and Play — so you can keep your players engaged with a seamless, secure game experience.
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Rapid7's CSO and Chief Architect of Metasploit leads this webcast which covers the most critical java-based security flaws and demonstrates the use of Metasploit in exploiting them. The target list includes web browsers, mobile platforms, embedded devices, application servers, and RPC services.
Patching is a key strategy for managing vulnerabilities and ensuring enterprise-wide security. Unfortunately, there are often so many flaws in software that patching becomes an overwhelming process.
This white paper describes an approach to patch management that allows you to prioritize vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk and accelerate the speed at which patches are applied. Also inside, find ten steps to improve patching – read on to learn more.
Using open source code is not necessarily a problem, but not knowing what open source you’re using can be extremely dangerous, particularly when so much open source contains security flaws. In fact, the latest Future of Open Source Survey found that:
- 55 percent of respondents had no formal policy or procedure for open source consumption
- 98 percent were unaware of the open source code they were using
"Application Security in 2016," a complimentary report from Black Duck Software, considers the key application security challenges your organization will face, with a special focus on staying both agile and secure with open source. Download the report today!
New network vulnerabilities appear constantly and the ability for IT security professionals to handle new flaws, fix misconfigurations and protect against threats requires constant attention. However, with shrinking budgets and growing responsibilities, time and resources are at constrained. Therefore, sifting through pages of raw vulnerability information yields few results and makes it impossible to accurately measure your security posture.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.