This Week's Gurus

Synopsys Unveils Coverity Enhancements To Extend Breadth, Depth, And Scalability Of Enterprise Application Security Testing.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the availability of a new version of its Coverity® static application security testing (SAST) solution, which enables organisations to build secure applications faster. The latest release of Coverity addresses three increasingly important needs for enterprise application security teams: scalability, broad language and framework support, and comprehensive vulnerability analysis. “While application vulnerabilities continue to be the most common vector for cyberattacks, organisations are expanding their application portfolios and relying heavily...

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Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered By Tenable Research In Building Access Technology.

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that Tenable Research has discovered several zero-day vulnerabilities in the PremiSys™access control system developed by IDenticard. When exploited, the most severe vulnerability would give an attacker unfettered access to the badge system database, allowing him/her to covertly enter buildings by creating fraudulent badges and disabling building locks. According to its website, IDenticard has tens of thousands of customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, K-12 schools,...

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Goldman Sachs Leads $8m Investment In Immersive Labs Cyber Security Skills Platform.

Immersive Labs today announced that Goldman Sachs has led an $8m Series A investment round in its fast-growing cyber security skills platform. The funding, made alongside smaller private investors, will grow an offering which arms enterprise IT and cyber security teams with the latest skills by combining threat data with gamified learning. The award-winning Immersive Labs platform uses real-time feeds of the latest attack techniques, hacker psychology and technological vulnerabilities to rapidly build cyber wargames...

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Montagu Evans Chooses MobileIron Cloud To Keep Client Data Safe On Mobile Devices.

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the secure foundation for modern work, today announced that Montagu Evans has selected MobileIron unified endpoint management (UEM) cloud solution, including MobileIron Access and MobileIron Threat Defense. For nearly a century, Montagu Evans, a partnership and one of UK’s largest owner-managed surveying firms, has helped its clients shape some of UK’s largest commercial, residential and mixed-use property development projects. With increasingly sensitive client work, more employees on job sites using mobile devices, and...

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By Larry Trowell, principal consultant at Synopsys This Halloween season, in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I’d like to introduce you to a few unwelcome trick-or-treaters you may meet. But don’t look out the window for them; they may already be inside your home, hiding in the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is the entire network of devices that have the technology and protocols to collect and share data: smartphones, cars, thermostats,...

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By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director, A10 Networks  What makes a DDoS successful? I asked myself that question at the end of August when the central bank of Spain, Banco d’Espana, was hit by a DDoS attack that took its website temporarily offline. The bank issued a statement acknowledging the attack and stating that “no damage” had been done and its operations, as a central bank with no commercial arm, were not affected, implying that the...

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By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director, A10 Networks There has been a lot of talk in the first half of 2018 around how cloud is being adopted for mission critical applications and becoming mainstream. Right now, the impact of cloud services, cloud technologies and practices for organisations is rapidly accelerating as we enter the next wave of cloud adoption.  To this point, analysts at Forrester predict that the public cloud market will grow by 22 percent...

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In response to fake news becoming an increasingly pervasive issue affecting the global political climate, many countries have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, legislation to combat the online spread of false information. While it’s difficult to reach uniform conclusions about these different legislative acts, organisations with an online presence in countries with anti-fake news laws may be subjected to increased government scrutiny, as well as potential fines or sanctions. The following countries...

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Cybersecurity Robustness

It used to be difficult to discuss security within an organisation, terms like Phishing needed explanation, Denial of Service was when the local garage couldn't change the oil in your car, and forget about Botnets. However over the years, and at an accelerated pace it has become easier for us security professionals to communicate types of risks and vulnerabilities - why? Because they are now part of our everyday lives, and when they become normal...

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By: Paul Kraus, CEO, Eastwind Networks When it comes to IT security, the unknowns impose the greatest threat. Luckily, many types of threats are very much on the cybersecurity radar. Institutions and organizations who pay attention and take advantage of available threat information sharing are more likely to succeed in keeping their networks secure from hackers and attacks. Unfortunately, threat sharing isn’t a prevalent common practice and much available information isn’t the most complete or...

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