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March 2017: The month in hacks and breaches
April 3, 2017

March came in like a lion with news breaking on March 6 that spamming operation River City Media exposed 1.34 billion email accounts, some of which included personal information including full names and addresses. How did this happen? The company failed to properly configure their Rsync backups, wrote CSO’s Steve... Read More

Free learning resources and tools for security savvy developers
March 31, 2017

Developers will never be responsible for all of security in an organization, but if they keep up with best practices, resources, and find new ways to secure and deliver good... Read More

Leading Global Bank Implements Checkmarx Source Code Analysis to Strengthen Security
March 30, 2017

Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that a leading American international banking and financial services holding company is implementing the Checkmarx solution to further strengthen its... Read More

Security resolutions and trends companies need to consider this year
March 28, 2017

From LinkedIn to Yahoo, companies fell into the hands of hackers and identity thieves in 2016. Each year, companies seem to make the same security resolutions, only to face roadblocks... Read More

THE EU GDPR: what does it mean for application security?
March 6, 2017

With four out of every five businesses using 10 or more business applications, securing those applications should be paramount in the run up to March 2018. There continues to be a... Read More

February 2017: The month in hacks and breaches
March 1, 2017

On February 5, an anonymous hacker kicked off February’s breaches, taking down a dark web hosting service that the hacker claimed was hosting child pornography sites. In the process, the hacker showed just how easily the dark web can be compromised. Then, on February 10, as many as 20 hackers... Read More

Guest View: Cybersecurity education isn’t a game. Or is it?
February 28, 2017

Security, specifically application security, has become a huge challenge for IT companies worldwide. Actually, most companies in any vertical nowadays have some sort of IT platform they maintain. An increasing... Read More

Checkmarx announces Open Beta for Scala Programming Language Vulnerability Detection
February 16, 2017

New York: Checkmarx has announced open beta support of the Scala programming language. The new capability adds the ability to analyze and remediate security risks and vulnerabilities exposed in projects... Read More

A Modern Day Love Story: Security and DevOps
February 13, 2017

It’s a tale as old as time, the last person you ever thought you would love becomes the one person you can’t live without. Enter – software security and developer teams, did you see that one coming? While these teams may not always see eye to eye, one cannot succeed... Read More

Executive Viewpoint 2017 Prediction: Checkmarx – Spotting Software Trends and Beyond
February 6, 2017

Software is now embedded in every aspect of modern day business, making it critical for organizations to understand how the industry is evolving and where it’s headed. The internet, with... Read More

January 2017: The month in hacks and breaches
February 6, 2017

Then, on January 19th, internet account passwords for 14 Trump appointees, including Rudy Giuliani and Michael Flynn, were leaked online, the result of “mass breaches of websites like LinkedIn, MySpace, and others between 2012 and 2016,” according to a report by Britain’s Channel 4. But that wasn't all the news... Read More

J is for Java Script
February 6, 2017

J is for JavaScript. JavaScript is a core component of and present in almost every element of the web browsing experience. Because of the prolific nature of JavaScript on the web, any JavaScript vulnerabilities that are identified are valuable to cybercriminals and can be exploited to attack websites, individuals and... Read More

Checkmarx opens beta support for Scala programming language
February 1, 2017

Checkmarx, an application security testing company, has announced open beta support of the Scala programming language. The new capability adds the ability to analyze and remediate security risks and vulnerabilities exposed in projects written using Scala code.   Click here to continue reading.  Read More

Trump, Twitter and Hackers? Don’t Just Use Passwords
January 31, 2017

“A Twitter account probably has no financial value by itself but depending on the account owner, it could be used to spread false information and create wrong impressions,” Amit Ashbel,... Read More

Report: malicious ‘fake’ news links used to socially engineer
January 31, 2017

Amit Ashbel, cyber-security evangelist at Checkmarx told SC: “I think that it's not exactly the fake news that create these excellent lure tactics but rather the targeted news.” “Modern social... Read More

Shift Left – how to improve security in your developers’ code – do it earlier
January 27, 2017

There was a pretty simple premise behind last week's Shift Left conference, organised by Checkmarx at the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge.  If you look at the software development cycle, it... Read More

Checkmarx appoints Shmuel Arvatz as Chief Financial Officer
January 16, 2017

NEW YORK: Checkmarx has announced Shmuel Arvatz as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Mr. Arvatz will report to Checkmarx CEO Emmanuel Benzaquen, and will have global responsibility for leading the company's financial operations, as well as legal and other various operational departments. Along with these... Read More

Predicting a soft future for the security world in 2020
January 11, 2017

Paul Curran, Content Specialist for 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... Read More

Greatest Hits Of 2016: Readers’ Picks For The Years’ Best Commentary
December 27, 2016

The hacking thriller Mr. Robot may have been snubbed by the 2017 Golden Globe Award nominating committee this month, but security researcher Sarah Vonnegut’s blog -  5 'Mr. Robot' Hacks... Read More

Should CIOs Be Certified to Practice Data?
December 19, 2016

Asaph Schulman, vice president, marketing, for Checkmarx, an application security firm, says “the threat landscape is constantly evolving and in an era where every department of every company seems to be developing software, it is difficult to manage what one doesn’t understand.”   The full article is available on The... Read More

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