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Cybersecurity Execs Voice Concern over Trump Travel Ban

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | January 31, 2017

Last Friday President Trump signed executive orders that banned nationals of seven countries that included all people hailing from: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The executive order also bans entry of those fleeing from..

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DevOps Security: Turn Security into Code [RSA Preview]

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | January 31, 2017

The San Francisco edition of the annual RSA security conference is just around the corner. DevOps security is a hot topic right now, and the RSA schedule includes a day-long seminar dubbed "DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Edition."

The list of security..

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Ditch Your Web Application Firewall (WAF) — 3 Reasons Why

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | January 27, 2017

It’s time for change. It’s the start of a new year, there’s a new President in office, and we are still committed to those resolutions for self-improvement made as 2016 drew to a close. So, what better time to ditch our old habits and rethink..

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An Executive Viewpoint in 2017: Fighting an Uphill Battle for Cybersecurity

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | January 26, 2017

This week, Virtual Strategy Magazine posted Jeff Williams' 2017 cybersecurity predictions as part of its executive viewpoint roundup. Jeff’s predictions focus on cybersecurity’s uphill battle and the explosions we can expect to see along the way.

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Where the Industrial IoT Vulnerabilities Lurk in Your Plant

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | January 9, 2017

When you connect manufacturing machinery to the internet, you've created a potential gateway for hackers to exploit. Here's a look at the risks you might be facing.

Who would have thought a bunch of DVRs could slow down -- and in some cases, bring..

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What to Do about Latest Yahoo Data Breach

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | December 16, 2016

On Wednesday Yahoo disclosed a data breach that affected one billion accounts. Yahoo said that it believes an "unauthorized third party accessed the company's proprietary code to learn how to forge cookies." It was not clear which incident the..

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Obama Orders Review of Election Hacking

Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer | December 13, 2016

BACKROUND - President Obama recently ordered a “deep dive” into the cyberattacks of this year’s election and he wants the report before he leaves office on January 20. This request comes as President-elect Trump has again dismissed the intelligence..

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New Guide Available: Application & Data Security Volume II

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | November 30, 2016

A new guide, published by DZone and entitled "Application and Data Security" is now available for free. This Guide offers a deeper look into challenges and solutions for implementing secure practices. Dive into building applications that..

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What Happens to Application Security When Your Apps Go to the Cloud?

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | November 15, 2016

This article discusses the pros of applications moving to the cloud, the security dilemma’s surrounding the move, and the explosion of software defined networks and tools. It first appeared in App Developer Magazine on November 9th, 2016. Below..

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The Impact of Fake Retail Apps Hitting the Apple App Store this Year

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | November 14, 2016

Last week, App Developer Magazine, in an article titled "The Impact of Fake Retail Apps Hitting the Apple App Store this Year" prominently features Contrast Security Co-founder and CTO Jeff Williams. The article discusses how counterfeiters have..

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