Applications

The latest security technology and best practices to secure software applications, vulnerabilities and code.

  • Application Security: Complete Definition, Types & Solutions

    Application security is the practice of securing software and data from hackers, whether that application comes from a third party or was developed in house, regardless of where it resides or how it’s accessed. As that definition spans the cloud and data centers, and on-premises, mobile and web users, application security needs to encompass a… Read more


  • GitHub Adds New Security Features for Open Source Community

    GitHub has announced new features that could improve both developers’ experience and supply chain security. The “private vulnerability” reports announced at GitHub Universe 2022 will allow open-source maintainers to receive private issues from the community. Maintainers will be able to receive reports and collaborate with security professionals and all other issuers to patch vulnerabilities. Also… Read more


  • Is the Answer to Vulnerabilities Patch Management as a Service?

    Patch management is all about helping organizations manage the process of patching software and applications. It encompasses functions such as testing patches, prioritizing them, deploying them, verifying that they are installed in all endpoints, and in general looking after every aspect of patching. But patching can be a time-consuming – and ineffective – task. There… Read more


  • Behavioral Analytics in Cybersecurity: Does It Work as Advertised?

    In the ever-evolving fight against data loss, data breaches, and data theft in the 21st century, organizations worldwide have turned to a number of cybersecurity solutions, services, and software in an attempt to keep their data safe and secure from threats. One such solution is behavioral analytics, more specifically User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA).… Read more


  • Okta ‘Breaches’ Weren’t Really Breaches

    With two high-profile breaches this year, Okta, a leader in identity and access management (IAM), made the kind of headlines that security vendors would rather avoid. After seeing headlines like these, some executives and customers lose faith that multifactor authentication (MFA) technology, particularly Okta’s, will protect their organizations, but should they? The tech world defines… Read more


  • The Challenges Facing the Passwordless Future

    For years the tech industry has promised a shift toward a passwordless future. In 2013, for example, the FIDO Alliance was created to solve the world’s password problem by replacing login technology. Google, Paypal, and Lenovo were among the original FIDO founding members. By 2015, Microsoft joined, and in 2020, Apple followed. The road to… Read more


  • Software Supply Chain Security Guidance for Developers

    Whether it’s package hijacking, dependency confusing, typosquatting, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) compromises, or basic web exploitation of outdated dependencies, there are many software supply chain attacks adversaries can perform to take down their victims, hold them to ransom, and exfiltrate critical data. It’s often more efficient to attack a weak link in the… Read more


  • CI/CD Pipeline is Major Software Supply Chain Risk: Black Hat Researchers

    Continuous integration and development (CI/CD) pipelines are the most dangerous potential attack surface of the software supply chain, according to NCC researchers. The presentation at last week’s Black Hat security conference by NCC’s Iain Smart and Viktor Gazdag, titled “RCE-as-a-Service: Lessons Learned from 5 Years of Real-World CI/CD Pipeline Compromise,” builds on previous work NCC… Read more


  • Security Considerations for Data Lakes

    Many of the basic principles for securing a data lake will be familiar to anyone who has secured a cloud security storage container. Of course, since most commercial data lakes build off of existing cloud infrastructure, this should be the case. However, data lakes add additional elements such as data feeds, data analysis (data lake… Read more


  • Exfiltration Can Be Stopped With Data-in-Use Encryption, Company Says

    Even the most advanced and sophisticated security tools are failing to protect against ransomware and data exfiltration, according to a new report from data encryption vendor Titaniam. The State of Data Exfiltration and Extortion report says that despite heavy investments, more than half of organizations that experienced ransomware attacks ended up paying the ransom. The… Read more


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