Change management is a critical part of a robust API management program, said Shaam Farooq, vice president of technology at Atlas Energy Solutions and a CyberEdBoard member. Team members must review and approve changes as they happen and communicates those changes across IT and OT security teams.
Synopsys stands head and shoulders above the competition in Gartner's application security testing rankings, with Snyk rising and HCL Software falling from the leaders category. Longtime app security players Veracode, Checkmarx and OpenText joined Synopsys and Snyk atop the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Supply chain is critical for application security because most firms rely on third-party software components. The ease of injecting vulnerabilities into open-source components makes software bill of materials a critical need, said Minatee Mishra, director of product security at Philips.
A new OAuth-related vulnerability in an open-source application development framework could expose Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter users to account takeover, personal data leakage, identity theft, financial fraud and unauthorized actions on other online platforms, security researchers said.
Researchers have identified two legitimate-looking malicious npm packages that concealed an open-source info stealer for two months before being detected and removed. Developers downloaded the TurkoRat malware about 1,200 times from open-source repositories.
The "shift left" movement puts "unrealistic" expectations on developers, said Gayatri Prakash, vice president and general manager of compliance at CloudBees. She said installing new tools to manage various parts of the SDLC is not necessarily "going to solve our problem for security."
Akamai will shrink its workforce by 3% as its shifts resources from its shrinking content delivery business to growth areas in cloud computing and security. The company will shrink its 9,960-person staff by 299 positions as it looks to sustain its profitability levels despite economic headwinds.
Researchers found Android malware masquerading as a legitimate application available and downloaded over 620,000 times from the Google Play store. The apps have been active since 2022, posing as legitimate photo-editing apps, camera editors and smartphone wallpaper packs.
A key problem in organizations is that security and development are treated as two disparate processes instead of part of the same system. Executives deal with security issues after the fact and don't make it part of the development pipeline, said Nick Durkin, field CTO at Harness.
The fundamentals of protecting against application-based malware attacks are no different from infrastructure-based attacks, and it is all about having threat intelligence, context and the capability to really understand these applications, said Mariano Nunez, co-founder and CEO at Onapsis.
Organizations are faced with the security challenges presented by the combination of custom and open-source code. Sandeep Johri, CEO of Checkmarx, suggests treating all open-source code as an unknown source and conducting security checks using software composition analysis to identify vulnerabilities.
The U.S. national cybersecurity strategy released by the Biden Administration is part of a larger effort to draw attention to the pervasive issue of cybersecurity liability on the part of vendors. The strategy also calls for ramping up the adoption of software bill of materials, or SBOMs.
The recently published U.S. national cybersecurity strategy has sparked a positive conversation, but questions remain about regulation and its implementation, said Grant Schneider of Venable. He said the industry needs more clarity about short-term and midterm regulatory changes.
APIs are delivering huge business value, but people don’t know how many APIs they have in their organization, what they do or who controls them. And that causes massive security vulnerabilities, according to CyberEdBoard panelists Chase Cunningham and Richard Bird.
A startup cybersecurity strategy should be akin to a Russian doll: It should be built to preserve core elements of business. In most cases, this is a product offering, which needs to be secure, said Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT at Aryaka Networks.