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The role of testing in securing applications
December 19, 2016

Adopting a DevOps culture is becoming increasingly discussed with a HP Enterprise report recently claiming that 99 per cent of operations professionals agreeing that it can improve application security but unfortunately the report also highlighted that only 20 per cent of respondents test during the development process. But testing is... Read More

Ashley Madison forced to pay for deceptive security practices
December 15, 2016

Amit Ashbel, cyber-security evangelist at Checkmarx told SC Media UK, “on a day that Yahoo admits that one billion account credentials have been stolen. The fine that Ashley Madison got... Read More

Checkmarx 2017 Predictions: Predicting a Soft Future
December 15, 2016

Society, having moved from an industrial age to the birth of the internet is now truly an era where software has become the most critical aspect of our modern world. In earlier times, manufactured products left the factory with just a single purpose, now, through updates via the internet, products... Read More

2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 2
December 13, 2016

In my opinion the biggest trend in software development for 2017 will be the continued shift to agile based software development methodologies. Our current social media driven society is pushing organization to release new feature filled web and mobile applications at a lighting pace. Traditional Waterfall software development methodologies are... Read More

Predicting a Soft Future
December 8, 2016

Paul Curran, Content Specialist, Checkmarx looks at several major trends to provide insight on what the software security world will look like in 2020. Society, having moved from an industrial age to the birth of the internet is now truly an era where software has become the most critical aspect... Read More

November 2016: The month in hacks and breaches
December 7, 2016

For a timeline of other notable hacks and breaches from last month, see the following infographic from application security provider Checkmarx.   Click here to view the full article and infographic.  Read More

Report: Mirai ‘is just the tip of the iceberg’
December 7, 2016

Amit Ashbel, cyber-security evangelist at Checkmarx told SC that Mirai throws threw the security of the IoT into sharp relief: “Security experts have brought up the concern of IoT vendors... Read More

Paul Curran, Content Specialist for Checkmarx, looks at the major security trends which will affect the software security moving forward
December 6, 2016

Society, having moved from an industrial age to the birth of the internet is now truly an era where software has become the most critical aspect of our modern world.... Read More

Android app security tested by malware and vulnerabilities
December 2, 2016

Matt Rose, global director of application security strategy at Checkmarx, said he was wary about Zimperium releasing the exploit code. "The reasoning here is that it is a real issue and consciously being ignored then by the vendor and releasing the actual code would push them to acknowledge and remediate... Read More

WordPress Plugins could leave Online shoppers and businesses vulnerable on cyber Monday
November 23, 2016

As American shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year – the perfect storm of Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday - more and more shoppers... Read More

Most Organizations Around the World Are Unprepared to Respond to Cyberattack
November 17, 2016

Matt Rose, global director of Application Security Strategy at Checkmarx Ltd., an app security testing company, said ‘‘the problem is that cyberattacks are not just a technology issue but a... Read More

New plugin allows DevOps teams to rapidly embed security into software development lifecycles
November 17, 2016

NEW YORK: Checkmarx has announced a new Checkmarx plugin for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services platform. The new Checkmarx (CxSAST) Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services Plugin allows organizations with... Read More

New VS plugin from Checkmarx lets DevOps teams to rapidly embed security
November 16, 2016

Checkmarx just announced a new Checkmarx plugin for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services platform. The new Checkmarx (CxSAST) Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services Plugin allows organizations with agile development... Read More

​Checkmarx adopted by allPay to reduce software vulnerabilities and increase security
November 4, 2016

Checkmarx, a global leader in software application security, and allPay, a financial technology enterprise with a third-party payment platform, has announced allPay’s full implementation of Checkmarx solutions to increase its security posture.... Read More

The State of U.S. Federal Cybersecurity in 2016
November 3, 2016

One malicious email can, and has, jeopardized the sensitive data of countless U.S. civilians. How? Federal agencies collect and store some of the most sensitive and top secret data. This data ranges from top secret defense IP’s in the Department of Defense (DOD), current and former federal employee personal records... Read More

Why don’t developers have a ‘spellchecker’ for security’?
October 31, 2016

Built-in security education Checkmarx is one of several vendors looking to address that very issue. "We take source code, and do the analysis on 10 or 100 lines of code,... Read More

Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality – Part 2
October 26, 2016

The most important culture change required to embrace DevOps in an organization is to forget about the traditional silo approach. Departments are no more responsible for their own delivery but... Read More

13 IT leaders confess their scary stories and deep, dark fears
October 25, 2016

Doomed to repeat mistakes “In my many years of experience helping some of the largest organizations in the world roll out effective application security programs utilizing SAST the scariest trend... Read More

The state of testing within application security
October 21, 2016

Testing is an integral part of application security (AppSec) but according to the recent SANS State of Application Security report recently commissioned by Checkmarx, how organisations test is very diverse. The report identifies how organisations test, who is responsible for testing, what organisations are finding and how they are remediating those... Read More

Top Factors That Impact Application Performance 2016 – Part 4
October 17, 2016

APP DESIGN: SECURITY I think application performance is a huge subject but with what the world of software is going through today a lot has to do with security. I believe that the ability to deliver applications which have been developed with security in mind from the start will have... Read More

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