Software supply chain attacks are on the rise, and they can have devastating consequences for organizations of all sizes. A single breach can compromise hundreds or even thousands of applications, leading to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage.
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Check Point Software will buy a SaaS security startup founded by former Armis leaders to anticipate and block threats from malicious applications. The deal will give clients a better understanding of the SaaS platforms - such as Office 365, Salesforce and GitHub - that power their business.
Multiple hackers are minting newer capabilities from an open-source information stealer to spawn new variants. The malware steals sensitive information such as corporate credentials, which are resold to other threat actors for attacks, including operations related to espionage or ransomware.
In today's evolving digital landscape, application security is crucial. That’s why it is increasingly important to normalize the use of two-factor authentication in the developer community to the point that it is "effectively ubiquitous," said John Swanson, director of security strategy at GitHub.
Third-party targeting by attackers has intensified due to the interconnectedness of the business world, enabling adversaries to exploit intermediaries for access. With the surge in cloud adoption, visibility in the cloud is paramount, advised Levi Gundert, chief security officer at Recorded Future.
Organizations engaged in software production often run their applications and services within cloud environments. CEO Ganesh Pai advocates the "shift-up" approach for enhanced cloud security, which focuses on operational visibility extending from software composition to production workloads.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Mike Baker, VP/IT CISO at DXC Technology and a CyberEdBoard member, and Chris Hughes, co-founder and CISO at Aquia, join ISMG editors to explore the state of the software supply chain, MOVEit breaches and the role of SBOMs and transparency in software development.
A finalist in RSA Conference's prestigious Innovation Sandbox contest completed its first major funding round to extend its capabilities from code security to pipeline security. Endor Labs got $70 million to move beyond protecting open-source software and get into locking down the CI/CD pipeline.
The rapid pace of API development has created major risk for companies given the amount of data that's being exposed, said Salt Security CEO Roey Eliyahu. The security industry hasn't adapted quickly to address these problems since it's still used to relatively static APIs that were easy to guard.
A startup led by former AWS and Oracle AI executives completed a Series A funding round to strengthen security around ML systems and AI applications. Seattle-based Protect AI plans to use the $35 million investment to expand its AI Radar tool and research unique threats in the AI and ML landscape.
A surging Sonatype and Snyk joined stalwart Synopsys atop Forrester's software composition analysis rankings, while Mend.io tumbled from the leaders category. SCA historically didn't get as much attention as application security testing but that’s changing, said Forrester's Janet Worthington.
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.
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."
Organizations have long been using software from open-source ecosystems without fully realizing how much software they actually pull from these libraries, but the potential downstream effects of security flaws could have a major impact, said Pete Morgan, co-founder and CSO at Phylum.
Developers want to move quickly and they want security to be "a natural part" in every step of the software development life cycle. Generative AI can play a pervasive role in helping cybersecurity keep up the pace, according to Brian Roche, chief product officer at Veracode.