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David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

David is an experienced application security professional with over 20 years in cybersecurity. In addition to serving as the chief information security officer, David leads the Contrast Labs team that is focused on analyzing threat intelligence to help enterprise clients develop more proactive approaches to their application security programs. Throughout his career, David has worked within multiple disciplines in the security field—from application development, to network architecture design and support, to IT security and consulting, to security training, to application security. Over the past decade, David has specialized in all things related to mobile applications and securing them. He has worked with many clients across industry sectors, including financial, government, automobile, healthcare, and retail. David is an active participant in numerous bug bounty programs.

MUST-FIX VULNERABILITIES PER APPLICATION JUMP IN MAY–JUNE

High-profile, damaging cyberattacks continued unabated in May and June of this year. Many American consumers felt the impact of ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS USA—especially those on the East Coast. Both incidents caused..

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CONTRAST CUSTOMERS HIT REMEDIATION MILESTONE NEARLY 29X FASTER THAN TRADITIONAL APPROACHES

Application Security Observability Report Finds Median Time To Remediate Is 3 Days Versus 86 Days

Security debt—the backlog of known and unresolved vulnerabilities in an organization’s applications—is a real burden on organizations when it gets..

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CONTRAST STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT APPLICATION SECURITY RISK AT FINANCIAL SERVICES ENTERPRISES

Only 25% Can Successfully Triage All Security Alerts, and 98% Have Had 3+ Successful Attacks

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CONTRAST STUDY FINDS THAT LESS THAN 10% OF APPLICATION CODE IS ACTIVE THIRD-PARTY LIBRARY CODE

2021 State of Open-source Security Report Examines Real-world Software Supply Chains

Prompted by the devastating SolarWinds attack, the White House is reportedly preparing an executive order on software security to be released in the next several..

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Contrast Labs: Blocking Spring View Manipulation Attacks

 

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Remote Code Execution Deserialization Vulnerability Blocked by Contrast

On May 20, 2020, the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) published a new CVE—CVE-2020-9484. The vulnerability associated with CVE-2020-9484 allows any anonymous attacker with internet access to submit a malicious request to a Tomcat Server that..

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Contrast Labs: Mapping Risk Profiles for Select OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities to Understand Their AppSec Risk

At Contrast Security, the Contrast Labs team is charged with numerous things. Part of this charter includes looking at threat intelligence and understanding the true threat landscape. This encompasses risks that different vulnerabilities may pose..

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Contrast Labs: CVE-2020-11444: Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager

In this time of COVID-19, social distancing, stay at home, shelter in place, and all the other things that force us to really do nothing outside the home, I have spent more time bug hunting.

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Videoconferencing Is Being Weaponized, Tips on Making Your Meetings More Secure

Zoom, the videoconferencing application that has grown from 10 million users in December to over 200 million today (an increase of 1,900%), is easily the most popular virtual meeting service for businesses, nonprofits, schools, and social groups..

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How I Made $600 in Bug Bounty in 15 Minutes with Contrast CE – CVE- 2019-8442

We live in a dynamic economy that is constantly developing new ways to generate revenue. An area that fascinates me are the bug bounty programs such as Atlassian on BugCrowd. Generating tangible rewards from these programs is not an easy..

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