The cost upsides of writing code that's as free from bugs as possible has long been known, says Veracode's Chris Wysopal, but bugs continue to plague production code. Thanks to the rise of agile programming, however, there are new opportunities to eradicate flaws during development.
For too long, ensuring that code is securely written - and bug free - has been a business afterthought. But there's been new hope for building security into the development lifecycle, thanks to the rise of DevOps, aka rugged software, says Chris Wysopal, CTO of the application security firm Veracode.
A researcher claims WhatsApp has dismissed his finding that there's a backdoor in the application that could allow attackers to unlock encrypted messages. But the controversy is more nuanced - and for most of us, much less threatening - than it might first appear.
Rajendra Pawar, chairman of NASSCOM's Cyber Security Taskforce, discusses how to build India as a global cybersecurity hub and develop a skilled workforce. He describes his vision for the next five years
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.
The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) issued a new directive to catch up with evolving payment processing trends for financial institutions around the world. These changes will allow banks to make clearance of payments faster, improving the customer experience, but open the door to potential fraud....
A developer warns that Dropbox gains wide-ranging access to Apple's OS X operating system using a SQL trick that some equate to hacking users' systems. Here's why giving a desktop app unusual access to Apple's privacy settings poses a security risk.
Microsoft has released a slew of security fixes to patch critical vulnerabilities, including in its IE and Edge browsers. One zero-day flaw, fixed via a Microsoft Office patch, has been exploited in the wild for more than two years.
The process of managing software vulnerabilities inside the enterprise is complicated by the sheer number of patches that must be assessed, applied, tested and rolled out, says Wolfgang Kandek of Qualys, who offers suggestions on how to better focus those efforts.
Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has once again found major vulnerabilities in Symantec's security products. Symantec has released updates, but not all will install automatically - some vulnerable products must be manually updated.
Apple has removed from its App Store a $0.99 security tool developed by well-known researcher Stefan Esser that he says could quickly detect if an iPhone may have been hacked. What is the back-story behind this move?