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

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

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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7 Things to Ask Yourself About Software Security

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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The WikiLeaks CIA Dump Dominates AppSec News Coverage

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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Crash Testing your Connected Stuff — Before you Get Hacked!

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

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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3/16 WEBINAR: Scaling Rugged DevOps

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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PRESS RELEASE:  Contrast Security Recognized on CRN’s 2017 Security 100 List

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

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

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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PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Named Rookie Security Company of the Year by SC Awards 2017

Contrast Security’s New Era of Self-Protecting Software Honored with an Excellence Award

Los Altos, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2017Contrast Security was named Rookie Security Company of the Year at the SC Awards dinner and presentation. Contrast, the..

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