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This Week's AppSec News Roundup

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By Eric Seymour March 25, 2016  | Security News

Our weekly application security news roundup for March 21 to 25 2016 features Badlock, the security of hospitals and federal agencies, and a new Android vulnerability. Read on for details on the following headlines:  The Badlock bug will be disclosed in April Verizon’s breach division attacked Federal agency security incidents are on the rise New report shows federal agencies fall... READ MORE

Vulnerability Hype: No Longer Helping Improve AppSec Awareness

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By Chris Wysopal March 25, 2016  | Security News

It used to be a vulnerability was disclosed, a few people who paid attention to such things blogged about it, patches were made, and we went about our day. During this time, not enough people understood the importance of application security and remediating vulnerabilities. It wasn’t mainstream, and it certainly wasn’t considered major news. Application security just wasn’t... READ MORE

Today's AppSec News: Bangladesh Bank Hack, NJ Town Victim of Ransomware

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By Eric Seymour March 21, 2016  | Security News

In today’s news, we have an interim investigative report on the Bangladesh Bank hack, a flaw discovered in Apple’s iMessage encryption, the town of Plainfield N.J. gets targeted in a ransomware attack, research finds 24 vehicle keys vulnerable to unlocking, and Google has made its binary code analysis tool BinDiff free for security researchers. The Investigation Continues on the... READ MORE

Today's AppSec News: New Android Vulnerabilities

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By Eric Seymour March 17, 2016  | Security News

In today’s news, millions of Android users may be at risk from another "Stagefright" security flaw, Islamic State hackers posted a "kill list" of Minnesota cops and an Android vulnerability could allow for “easy” root access. New 'Metaphor' Android Virus Can Hack Samsung, LG and HTC Phones in 15 Seconds Millions of Android users may be at risk... READ MORE

Today's AppSec News: NY Times hit with malvertising, XSS in some VMware products

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By Eric Seymour March 16, 2016  | Security News

Major News Websites Hit by Malvertising Attacks Major websites including the BBC, Newsweek, The New York Times and MSN ran malicious online advertisements on Sunday that attacked users’ computers, a campaign that one expert said was the largest seen in two years. "Researchers at Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, and Trustwave each reported a spike in malicious traffic over the... READ MORE

AppSec News Roundup: March 15, 2016

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By Eric Seymour March 15, 2016  | Security News

Bangladesh Central Bank Chief Resigns After Funds Stolen by Hackers In the latest development on the Bangladesh hack, Atiur Rahman, governor of the bank, resigned Tuesday after more than $100 million was stolen from the bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month. The WSJ reports, "Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said Tuesday... READ MORE

RSAC 2016 Final Reflections

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By Jessica Lavery March 4, 2016  | Security News

I am thrilled I was able to attend so many sessions at RSA this year. I learned a lot about the state of the industry, and the things people outside of CA Veracode are talking about. The expo hall was bustling as usual, and the sheer number of vendors vying for attention tells me this problem isn’t going away anytime soon. Below are my overall impressions from the conference. I am... READ MORE

RSA: Cybersecurity by the Numbers

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By Jessica Lavery March 3, 2016  | Security News 4

RSA conducted a survey with the assistance of ISACA to help determine the current state of cybersecurity and what the implications for the future will be. First, Jennifer Lawinski from RSA provided information on the top topics for this year’s conference. There were 10 common phrases used in RSA speaking submissions for 2016: Internet of Things Industrial controls Encryption AI and machine... READ MORE

RSA: … But Now I See - A Vulnerability Disclosure Maturity Model

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By Jessica Lavery March 3, 2016  | Security News

In the application security world, we are all familiar with the BSIMM Maturity Model for determining what areas you need to invest in for application security.  Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer at HackerOne, has created a maturity model for vulnerability disclosures. We aren’t talking about a model to determine your preparedness for a public vulnerability disclosure, like... READ MORE

RSA: Myth Busting the Security Landscape and Development Cycle

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By Jessica Lavery March 3, 2016  | Security News

This RSA session was actually two separate presentations dealing with the misconceptions in the security industry. The first, by Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at IT-Harvest, focused on some of the misconceptions in the industry and used data from his analyst research to demonstrate why these beliefs are not true. The second part was given by Gary McGraw, CTO Citigal, and dealt with the... READ MORE

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