Massive data breaches have become the new reality, and they confirm that one of the biggest challenges companies face when it comes to security: a company’s biggest shortcomings are often not apparent until data breaches or other emergencies occur. As a result, adequately preparing for the worst and getting employees at every level of the company to give security…

Chief Information Security Officers are feeling less confident than ever about cyber-risk and data security this year, according to a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute in late 2017. As today’s climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 67% of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018….

Privilege escalation is one of the key components of any attack that involves penetrating a system. If threat actors have limited access due to a current user’s privilege levels, they will naturally aim to escalate their privileges before expanding the scope of the attack. How can security professionals detect malicious escalation techniques before adversaries get…

One of the smartest moves we can make to protect ourselves online is to use a password manager. It’s one of the easiest too. We’ll help you find the best password manager for you. A password manager is an excellent first step in securing your online identity, helping you increase the strength of the passwords…

Designing your security information and event management (SIEM) strategy can be very challenging, particularly in complex environments that depend on many systems and stakeholders. For security leaders, it may seem as though this work is never complete. Indeed, maintaining an effective SIEM program requires a cyclical approach of reviewing business objectives, planning detection and response…

If you are a chief information security officer (CISO) in a midsized or large organization, you might be familiar with this problem: The marketing department just launched a campaign and is collecting customer information on an unverified partner system. In addition, another business unit is launching a digital sales channel and has established its own…

Randy Kilmon, VP of Engineering at Black Duck Software, takes a look back at the enhancements and improvements we’ve made to Black Duck Hub over the last 365 days based on the feedback we’ve gotten from our customers. One of my favorite improvements we did this year was Hub Detect. It made it a lot…