Organizations must grapple with software development happening at a faster pace than ever as well as an exponential increase in attacks on the software layer. Contrast Security has therefore developed new technology to secure code that's deployed quickly to the cloud, CEO Alan Naumann says.
Darknet markets offering illegal drugs and fraudster tools and services are thriving, despite the constant threat of law enforcement infiltration, disruption, takedown and arrests. In response, multiple drug markets have launched customized Android apps to handle buying, selling and fulfillment.
Snyk hauled in nearly $200 million just weeks after laying off 198 employees but had to slash its valuation by $1.1 billion to seal the deal. The company intends to use the Series G proceeds to enhance and expand its developer security platform through both organic investments and acquisitions.
Software has increasingly relied on components developed by third parties or from open-source libraries, which Aqua Security CEO Dror Davidoff says injects additional risk. On-premises environments are still managed in more traditional ways, with the development and production phases totally siloed.
Palo Alto Networks will make its first major acquisition in nearly two years, scooping up application security startup Cider Security for $250 million. The Silicon Valley-based platform security behemoth will fork over $194.6 million of cash as well as $55.4 million of replacement equity for Cider.
The traditional application development model that puts security checks at the end of the process creates needless friction that slows down organizations, says Snyk solutions engineer Matt Mintzer. Application security specialists need to build tracks rather than guardrails for development, he says.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers - including big-name groups - have been collectively shooting themselves in the foot by resorting to "amateur" tactics, including decryptors that fail to decrypt as well as gangs re-extorting the same victims. Cue fewer victims opting to pay a ransom.
CISOs have enough tools to identify security weaknesses, says Yoran Sirkis, but they need a way to make the information those tools gather more accessible and to streamline the remediation process. The CEO of Seemplicity discusses how its platform can help security leaders manage remediations.