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SECURITY INFLUENCERS BLOG

Security influencers provide real-world insight and “in-the-trenches” experiences on topics ranging from application security to DevOps and risk management

Thought Leaders

How Can CISOs Create A Balanced Portfolio Of Cybersecurity Products?

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 28, 2017

We’re entering a world of deepening complexity when it comes to security for the modern enterprise. With companies integrating legacy data centers, manufacturing facilities, and networks with the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT), all..

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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

US Needs a Federal CISO — A Response to the Appointment of a US Cybersecurity Coordinator

Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer | March 28, 2017

In response to the Trump administration announcement of the appointment of a White House cybersecurity coordinator. Contrast Security Co-founder and CTO, Jeff Williams, was ask to provide his thoughts in a recently published CSO article, "US Needs a..

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Application Security

7 Things to Ask Yourself About Software Security

Cathy Lemeshewsky | March 22, 2017

Software affects virtually every aspect of an individual – finances, safety, government, communication, businesses, and even happiness. Vulnerable software applications are a leading cause of enterprise data breaches,[1] creating headaches for IT..

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Hacked- Contrast News

The WikiLeaks CIA Dump Dominates AppSec News Coverage

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | March 21, 2017

WikiLeaks has been dominating recent news when it released "Vault 7", a new series of leaks it claims came from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). WikiLeaks delared that Vault 7  "is the largest ever publication of confidential..

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Application Security- Contrast News

Crash Testing your Connected Stuff — Before you Get Hacked!

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | March 13, 2017

People have to pay to subscribe to Consumer Reports. But you may benefit from a new wave of security testing — for free. According to Archer News you may soon be able to tell if that "thing" you want to buy will keep you safe from hackers or..

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Hacked

CVE-2017-5638 – Struts 2 S2-045 Exploit Released – Protection Offered

Arshan Dabirsiaghi, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist | March 10, 2017

On March 6, a new remote code execution vulnerability was disclosed1 against Struts 2 (2.3.5-2.3.31 and 2.5-2.5.10.) Most likely, if you're using Struts 2, you are vulnerable to a one-shot attack which can run arbitrary system commands.

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Contrast News

3/16 WEBINAR: Scaling Rugged DevOps

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | March 7, 2017

Attend a live webinar on Thursday, March 16th and hear how Tim Chase of Nielsen is scaling their DevOps function by:• Instrumenting their software application portfolio• Assessing and protecting applications in parallel• Deploying Integrations that..

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Contrast News

Contrast Security Recognized on CRN’s 2017 Security 100 List

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 6, 2017

Los Altos, Calif. – March 6, 2017Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them to its annual Security 100 list. This project recognizes the..

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Contrast News

PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security Named the Only Visionary in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 2, 2017

Company growth, innovative technology and fit with DevOps strengthen Contrast in a fast growing market

Los Altos, Calif. – March 2, 2017Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, today announced it was named the..

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Application Security

It’s Still Flu Season: Get a Flu Shot! Masks Won’t Help — Same Goes for AppSec — Read a WAF Comparison

Mahesh Babu | February 24, 2017

Come flu season, you have two options – cover your face with a mask and hope you don’t catch anything. Or, do the responsible thing: get a flu shot and protect your entire body and immune system from within. For your software applications, it’s..

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Security Testing Manager
Testing IT, Ltd.
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