Using these risky snippets of code has become standard for developers, but what do they actually think about them?
Cryptocurrency exchanges and apps aren’t just among the most valuable targets for hackers, they also remain among the most vulnerable. That’s the warning Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security-tools firm Veracode, offered during a talk at the Collision conference here on May 1. It’s something that should be at the top of concerns for people looking to trade or invest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, which are generated through increasingly complex mathematical “mining” and allow pseudonymous transactions online and across international borders — and have increased in value wildly, even after recent plunges.
An investigation carried out by Veracode, a leading company in the security market and acquired by CA Technologies, clarifies the differences between the security and hygiene of open source components. According to the survey, almost half of programmers (48%) do not update developed solutions that use open source or commercial components, even when the market discloses a new security vulnerability. This and other data highlight the lack of awareness of security organizations, placing them at risk.
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Open source components are often part of other software in the company. This can cause security problems. The following best practices provide more security.
Using open-source software is now the norm for most development teams, but with this usage comes several associated security risks. Chris Eng, VP of research for Veracode, chatted with SC Media's Online Editor Doug Olenick on the security issues surrounding the use of open-source software and what can be done to ensure that the code being used has been vetted and is safe.
Security teams have worked quietly in the background of software quality projects for years. The DevSecOps process puts the long-lost co-worker, security, front and center.
DevSecOps isn’t yet as widely known or practiced as DevOps, but that could be changing. 2018 has been a wake-up call for enterprises that haven’t deeply integrated security practices throughout their IT organizations. In just a few short months, news has broken about major attacks and/or breaches at Sears and Delta Air, oil and gas pipelines, Panera Bread, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, European financial institutions, MyFitnessPal, at least 1,000 Magento-based ecommerce sites, Orbitz, FedEx, Boeing, the city of Baltimore, and the city of Atlanta.
Organizations are increasingly incorporating open source code elements into their development to accommodate agile development methodologies and swift go-to-market requirements, but not many are addressing the security concerns that follow this decision, says Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal.
Only half of developers using open source components in their software update them to use the most secure version, according to Veracode.
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Organisations often unaware of the inherent security risk of using third-party components in their applications.
Study found less than 25 percent of developers test components for vulnerabilities at every release
Shift left testing is an increasingly popular approach to testing applications and software, where the testing is generally performed earlier in the development project timeline (hence ‘shifted left’) and is a fundamental aspect of the DevOps approach.
“There is a lot of inherent risk in leveraging open source libraries to assemble software,” said Sam King, general manager for CA Technologies’ Veracode unit, SourceClear’s new home which specializes in application security, in a statement emailed to Fortune. One recent consequence of that risk: last year’s Equifax data breach, which was caused by the big three credit bureau using a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, a popular open source software project.
Using open source components saves developers time and companies money. In other words, it's here to stay. Here's a look at what it will take to improve open source security.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and the penalties are stiff for failing to comply. Many are still unsure whether their companies are safely out of harm’s way. The regulation is long and full of terrors, to be sure. However, resistance is futile.
Web applications for the interaction of companies with their customers or prospects today play a central role in many industries. Often, personal data is used to initiate and process the contract. Often there is a lack of application security. Compulsory tests in the development process of such apps are omitted, although just in Java libraries or other code snippets again and again new gaps of cyber criminals are discovered. After all, 88 percent of Java applications contain at least one component that makes them vulnerable to cyber attacks. This was the result of the State of Software Security Report 2017 ( SoSS Report) by VeracodeProvides unique insights into application security status from more than 1,400 customers based on data and software scans.
Veracode has announced the expansion of Veracode Verified, which provides third-party validation to a company’s software development process. According to the company, 30 percent of security breaches are a result of problems in the application layer, so software purchasers are now wanting more insight into what software they are buying.
Even with the most sophisticated cloud security tools in play, human error -- both from end users and IT teams -- can open up your enterprise to numerous kinds of attacks.
A Firefox bug exposing the browser's master password to a simple brute force attack against inadequate SHA-1 hashing is still on the books after nearly nine years.
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Paul Farrington, Manager: EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode, says that, with the 2017 State of Software Security report demonstrating that 77 percent of applications have at least one vulnerability on initial scan, it is not surprising that large organizations, such as Google and Apple, are setting up their own bug bounty programs, which employ or incentivize ethical hackers to find vulnerabilities in their software applications.
Program provides software buyers with a standard for understanding any vendor’s security posture
Application security company Veracode was acquired last year by CA Technologies and became a business unit within CA. Now, the company has released Veracode Verified, a new program that provides third-party validation of a company’s security software and DevOps process.