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…

All this week, Salted Hash will be on location at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. We’ll be updating the blog multiple times a day with news and other content from the show – so check-back often. Yesterday, we mentioned a lawsuit filed by CrowdStrike, which attempted to prevent NSS Labs from releasing test results…

RSA CONFERENCE 2017 – San Francisco – The data-hostage crisis isn’t going away anytime soon:  In fact, it’s starting to get a lot scarier and destructive, and with a more unpredictable outcome. Security experts long have warned that ponying up with the ransom fee only plays into the hands of ransomware attackers; it doesn’t necessarily…

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work forever. It makes us more productive, healthier and happier, and it enables businesses to work smarter, more efficiently and with greater agility. There’s just one problem: from a security perspective IoT devices are fundamentally flawed. And the bad guys are getting pretty…

From a cybersecurity perspective, 2016 was a very devastating year for companies, schools, government agencies, organizations and even presidential campaigns. What we’ve learned from a record year for breaches, hacks, phishing, malware, and ransomware is what we’ve known all along: cyber criminals are clever and they are not bound by any rules or real strategy….

2016 was a big year for cyber-security news, most of it not terribly encouraging. Still, the year did present the cyber-security industry with several teachable moments that I believe all security professionals should heed as we move into a new year. Accordingly, I’ve made four New Year’s resolutions for the cyber-security industry in 2017. If…

Ransomware can be likened to global warming. It’s been around for years, but it’s now becoming an epidemic which needs serious attention. According to a recent survey conducted by Osterman Research, nearly 50% of U.S. companies experienced a “ransomware incident” over the last year. Without taking into account the number of unreported ransomware incidents, the…

Dishwashers are a great invention; they use automation to do a repetitive, high-value task that does not require much skill. It is time to bring your security team out of the 1970s and stop making them wash the cybersecurity dishes by hand. The addition of automation to washing dishes has several benefits, besides eliminating the…

As we close out 2016 and look forward to 2017, it seems appropriate to pause a moment and provide some grid security predictions for the new year. Predictions based on trends, insight, and understanding can arm security programs with the knowledge needed to test policies, exercise physical protection systems, and allocate corporate funds for resources….