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Review: How ShiftLeft catches vulnerabilities during code development

This combination traffic analysis tool and dynamic application security testing tool works with nearly any language and CI system, is very easy to use, and integrates directly into the development process.

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RSA 2020: 7 trends and takeaways

Attendance down, costs up, and lots of tech talk

IDG Tech Spotlight  >  Containers + Virtualization [ CSO / March 2020 ]

How Visa built its own container security solution

The homegrown solution takes advantage of the native capabilities that already exist on container orchestration platforms and is primarily built on top of open-source tools and libraries.

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APIs are becoming a major target for credential stuffing attacks

New research shows that attackers use APIs to automate credential stuffing attacks. The financial sector is particularly vulnerable.

RSA 2020's hot new startups

12 hottest new cybersecurity startups at RSA 2020

Cybersecurity startup companies use the RSA Conference to make their public debut and showcase their products. These are some of the more interesting startups coming out of stealth.

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Cybersecurity spending trends, 2020

Spending is up, but perhaps not in the most needed areas, increased business leader involvement brings new challenges, while vertical industries have different requirements and priorities.

IDG Tech Spotlight  >  Security  >  Cybersecurity in 2020: From secure code to defense in depth

Cybersecurity in 2020: From secure code to defense in depth

CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World tackle the hot security issues, from prioritizing risk to securing digital transformation.

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What is a buffer overflow? And how hackers exploit these vulnerabilities

A buffer overflow or overrun is a memory safety issue where a program does not properly check the boundaries of an allocated fixed-length memory buffer and writes more data than it can hold. This causes data to overflow to adjacent...

mobile security / threat detection / traffic analysis

Inspecting TLS-encrypted traffic with mitmproxy

The free, open-source mitmproxy tool makes it easy to inspect TLS-encrypted app and web traffic to see exactly who your phone is talking to.

tools / toolkit / binary code

9 top fuzzing tools: Finding the weirdest application errors

Fuzz testing tools root out odd programming errors that might result in dangerous unexpected application errors that attackers can exploit.

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8 common pen testing mistakes and how to avoid them

Penetration testing is vital, but are you doing it right? Here are some common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them.

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What you need to know about the new OWASP API Security Top 10 list

APIs now account for 40% of the attack surface for all web-enabled apps. OWASP has identified 10 areas where enterprises can lower that risk.

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What is application security? A process and tools for securing software

Application security is the process of making apps more secure by finding, fixing, and enhancing the security of apps. Checking for security flaws in your applications is essential as threats become more potent and prevalent.

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9 top SAST and DAST tools

These static application security testing and dynamic application security testing tools can help developers spot code errors and vulnerabilities quicker.

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The Complete Guide to Open Banking

The fundamentals of open banking as it happens here in the UK: its origins and what key industry players need to consider when it comes to the opportunities and threats the regulation brings.

cloud migration

The Complete Guide to Cloud Migration

A selection of real-world stories of enterprise cloud migrations, from all-in moves to key databases or applications.

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3 DevSecOps success stories

Learn how three very different companies — Microsoft, Verizon and the Pokemon Company — got their development and security teams to work together smoothly.

network security / network traffic scanning

3 ways to improve PC security

Insider Pro columnist Jack Gold writes that organizations must focus on three key areas if they want to protect their PCs -- and ultimately the entire organization -- from security breaches.

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