In the latest weekly update, the former federal CISO, Grant Schneider, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including advice for the next White House cyber director and liability concerns facing CISOs following SolarWinds and its CISO being accused of fraud.
How can generative artificial intelligence be adapted to automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities in critical code? Finding answers to that question is one of the "exciting prospects" tied to the AI Cyber Challenge recently announced by the White House, said NCC Group's Chris Anley.
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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.
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A Georgia-based firm that provides administrative services for health plans is among the latest firms reporting a major health data hack involving their use of Progress Software's MOVEit file transfer software. NASCO joined a growing list of health sector vendors hit by MOVEit hacks.
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.
In recent years, the adoption of public cloud infrastructures has surged, providing organizations with unparalleled flexibility and scalability. But this shift has also introduced a new set of challenges when it comes to protecting web applications and APIs that are hosted on these platforms.
Threat actors are exploiting another zero-day flaw in Cisco's IOS XE software to implant a malicious backdoor. The IOS XE operating system runs on a wide range of Cisco networking devices, including routers, switches, wireless controllers, access points and more.
Cisco has released urgent fixes to a critical vulnerability affecting an emergency communication system used to track callers' location in real time. A developer inadvertently hard-coded credentials in Cisco Emergency Responder software, opening a permanent backdoor for unauthenticated attackers.
Veracode, Synopsys and Checkmarx remain atop Forrester's static application security testing list, while Micro Focus fell from the leaderboard after the OpenText buy. Firms have gone beyond evaluating the security of code itself and now assess the safety of the infrastructure the code is running on.
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.
GrammaTech has separated its security software products and cyber research services divisions, and venture capital firm Battery Ventures has acquired the former and renamed it CodeSecure. The Washington, D.C.-area application security testing software business will pursue M&A in adjacent markets.
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.