Like many large enterprises, financial services giant Visa has embraced containerization technologies that enable companies to move from legacy monolithic apps to microservice-based application architectures that are easier to maintain, update and deploy at scale on cloud infrastructure. But splitting apps into microservices also comes with the challenge of ensuring the containers hosting the various…

Facebook recently pledged to improve its security following a lawsuit that resulted from a 2018 data breach. The breach, which was left open for more than 20 months, resulted in the theft of 30 million authentication tokens and almost as much personally identifiable information. A “View As” feature that enabled developers to render user pages…

Open-source software projects continue to struggle with handling sensitive information, according to automated scans of hundreds of millions of commits to code repositories. Software-security toolmaker DeepCode found that four of the seven vulnerabilities classes with the greatest impact on the security of software projects had to do with failures to protect data. The categories of…

The latest edition of Veracode’s annual “State of Software Security” study released this week shows that many enterprise organizations are at increased breach risk because of aging, unaddressed application security flaws. Veracode recently analyzed data from application security tests on more than 85,000 applications and found that, on average, companies fix just 56% of all…