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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- Thought Leaders

What is OWASP, and Why it Matters for AppSec

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | February 23, 2017

Vulnerability research conducted by Contrast Labs was referenced in an article "What is OWASP and Why it Matters for AppSec." The Network World article, written by Michelle Drolet, discusses OWASP and why it proves the need for modern,..

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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

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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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

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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Application Security- Thought Leaders

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

Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing | January 27, 2017

It is time… time to ditch traditional approaches to the way we have managed application security. Specifically, it’s time to ditch your Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). Ten to fifteen years ago, WAFs were revolutionizing the way we thought of..

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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

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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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

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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Contrast News- Thought Leaders

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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Thought Leaders

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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Testing IT, Ltd.
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