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Combatting the Rise in Open Source Vulnerabilities with RunSafe Security on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

This post, by Nick Rea, RunSafe Security’s VP, Market Development, originally appeared on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Blog: Managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for organizations of any size is no small task. For organizations that produce their own code, they’re a step ahead with access to the code itself. But what about organizations that use third-party code…

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Systemic Software Risk in the Enterprise Supply Chain, Part 1

About this Series of Three Blog Posts In July 2020 the Atlantic Council, a highly-respected international affairs leadership institute based in Washington, DC, published a wide-ranging, evidence-based report titled “Breaking Trust: Shades of Crisis Across an Insecure Software Supply Chain” from its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. The report provides vital…

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Announcing New Podcast Series: “Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks”

This blog post introduces a new podcast series hosted by CEO Joe Saunders. Here is a message from him with the backstory. Backstory: The School of Hard Knocks When I was a freshman in college, I was shocked when I received a low mark on my very first midterm exam. Ok, embarrassed. I had always…

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Two RunSafe Advisors Testify Before Congress On Remote Voting

On Friday, July 17, 2020, experts offered testimony on “Exploring the Feasibility and Security of Technology to Conduct Remote Voting in the House.”  In addition to former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Jon Green, Honorable Cheryl L. Johnson, Dr. Ronald Rivest, and Dr. David Wagner, two RunSafe Security advisors, William Crowell and Dr. Avi Rubin, offered expert…

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Insecure Open Source Code Means Software Stacks Are Vulnerable: Painlessly Fix the Problem with Alkemist:Repo

The debate surrounding the security of open source code is sure to continue for years to come, but given that 50% of vulnerabilities in open source code often go unmitigated (even after four years), organizations remain exposed.  The usage of open source is nearly unavoidable today and it’s becoming an integral part of any software…

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With RunSafe and JFrog Together, Immunize Code Directly in the Pipeline without Developer Friction

RunSafe Alkemist is a cybersecurity solution built to defeat an entire class of cyber attacks. It seamlessly integrates into software build toolchains to eliminate the threat of memory-based vulnerabilities. Through RunSafe’s unique User Plugin, Jfrog users can now automatically apply Alkemist protections directly to artifacts flowing through Artifactory repositories. With JFrog being the Universal DevOps…

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How to Produce Secure Embedded Linux Distributions and Reduce Attack Surfaces by 50-70% while Reducing Support and Patching Costs

You’re only a few steps away from deploying Alkemist:Source into your Yocto environment! RunSafe Security’s Alkemist:Source for Yocto reduces attack surfaces and costs associated with frequent security updates and releases of IOT and embedded systems.  Without changing a line of code – or slowing down product releases – you and your development teams can immunize…

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RunSafe Security Alkemist:Repo Launches on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

RunSafe Security taps the Oracle Cloud Marketplace as a strategic distribution platform for its pre-hardened IT Infrastructure Program known as Alkemist:Repo. Alkemist:Repo. is an exciting new program that offers pre-hardened Open Source IT Infrastructure software components with RunSafe protections built in. Using RunSafe’s patented Alkemist transformation engine, the Open Source images available on the Marketplace include…

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5-Minute Memory Threat Immunization for Yocto Build Environments

The yocto project is a game-changing developer environment that streamlines the creation of custom embedded linux distributions for any hardware architecture. yocto uses “layers” and “recipes” to provide easy configuration management and a reliable and reproducible build process. This toolchain has opened the door to inserting security easily into the build process, reducing operational burdens…

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Lockheed Martin Ventures and NextGen Venture Partners Invest in RunSafe Security

Lockheed Martin Ventures and NextGen Venture Partners Invest in RunSafe Security RunSafe’s patented process immunizes software across build and deploy toolchains MCLEAN, VA. – March 5, 2020 – RunSafe Security, the pioneer of a patented process to immunize software from cyber attacks without developer friction, today announced a second close of $3.5M in Series A…

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Supply Chain Economics and Security

Let’s face it, supply chains are complex and distributed. Operations matter, and for some it is truly a miracle how many coordinated parts come together into a seamless operation.  In fact, some manufacturers have tens of thousands of suppliers, from raw materials to hardware to firmware to software and everything in between.  As companies continually…

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VxWorks, DOD Weapons Systems and RunSafe

RunSafe Security’s Alkemist addresses the need for increased resilience, offering a proven solution for protecting software in aviation, weapons and support systems against memory corruption errors and buffer overflow exploits – the techniques attackers typically use to gain control of military systems.

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You Now Know that VxWorks is Vulnerable. Now What?

RunSafe Alkemist is an easy, proven method for cyberhardening legacy software and hardware by reducing the attack surface used to compromise firmware, operating systems, and applications within IT/OT environments. Alkemist protections are broadly applicable and suitable in power plants, utilities, data centers, communications networks, vehicles, medical devices, IoT and much more.

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Putting Sec in DevSecOps

At RunSafe Security, we have been busy developing ways to accelerate integrating security into the software development process by aligning with the DevSecOps push – and we think that it is time for us to step up to the table and once and for all put the “Sec” into DevSecOps.

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Why it’s time to fight back against cyber risk to cloud computing and virtual machines

At a time when cloud-based applications and virtual machines are critical to the operations of government institutions and private enterprises, we can no longer put all of our security in the perimeter security and detection tools basket.

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Embracing DevSecOps with Automated Software Binary Security

The automation of software tools, services, and standards through DevSecOps is enabling organizations and government agencies to deliver applications more rapidly while also incorporating security into the process. In fact, many engineers and security professionals believe that combining automation with security is the best way to scale effectively and achieve cyber resilience.

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Cyber security in the supply chain

Stop me if you have heard this before: as companies increasingly rely on third-party software applications, many are losing control over their software supply chain. As globalization continues to scale and geographic constraints loosen, a strong supply chain is necessary to compete in the worldwide marketplace.

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The Cyber Risk to a Critical Part of Our Economy and Supply Chain: Commercial Trucking

Fleets are often early adopters of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features that promote safety. The unintended consequence of ADAS adoption, however, are that computers are at the controls. Learn how we make connected fleets more resilient to potential attacks.

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3 Ways To Advance DoD Cyber Resilience

Learn how the DoD needs to take an incremental, measurable approach to increasing cyber resilience to cyberattack across weapons systems.

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The Lottery You Don’t Want to Win: Introducing the RunSafe Pwn Index™

To help enterprise security teams reduce risk, the RunSafe Pwn Index™, a proprietary score and methodology, tracks the average price of cyber exploits targeting enterprise and government agency software assets.

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Beating Vendor Fatigue: Considerations for Choosing the Right Cybersecurity Provider

Organizations often perceive cybersecurity as a necessary evil. They know that it’s critical to protect business assets but it’s seldom seen as a driver that helps move the business forward. It’s a checkbox, a requirement that is begrudgingly addressed to reduce risk and remain in compliance.

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Binary Randomized Security

RunSafe Security is a cybersecurity startup and Mach37 graduate focused on providing security solutions to firms and agencies in the domain areas of national security, critical infrastructure, data centers, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and, in the future, healthcare device manufacturers.

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How Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) Can Prevent Cyberattacks in Oil & Gas Environments

Like all sectors of critical infrastructure, the oil and gas (O&G) industry has emerged as a top target for cyberattack, yet most companies are not doing nearly enough to mitigate the risks.

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The Common Vulnerability That Fintech and Bananas Share

Fintech is defined by technologies that span the cloud, mobile devices, blockchain, and AI for financial applications ranging from virtual currencies, to payment processing, money transfers, equity trading, and regulatory compliance, among others.

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Looking into BugZ’s Crystal Ball: What the Industry’s First Coleopteran Chief Vulnerability Officer Predicts for 2019

Let’s not beat around the bug – 2018 was not a good year for my kind. As of now, nearly one in three computers was hit with a malware attack this year, and ransomware attacks were up 43% over 2017, with nothing to signal that these trends will decrease any time soon.

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Connectivity & Complex Supply Chains: Vulnerabilities of U.S. Weapon Systems

Bucking the trend of a cybersecurity blog beginning with bad news, we’re beginning this post with some positive news: the hunt for solutions to weapon systems vulnerabilities is finally underway. This thanks to The MITRE report, the GAO report, and Secretary Mattis’ recent launch of the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, which fully articulate the vulnerabilities in legacy DoD weapon systems.

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Endpoints Don’t Have to be the Weak Cybersecurity Link!

What you are about to read could be straight out of a horror movie. You would hear the eerie voiceover intoning…”In a world where endpoints are under constant attack, how do you protect yourself? Your critical infrastructure? Your data? Your business?”

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Data centers must look past perimeter security

While data centers have traditionally relied on detection and perimeter security solutions to reduce risk, the proliferation of new types of cyber threats has elevated the need for prevention.

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Chronicles of the Cyber-Newtonian Wormhole: A Cautionary Tale of an Exploited Vulnerability

Finding a vulnerability and then developing and launching an exploit is repeated many times every day. Companies must be aware of two perspectives: what a system is intended to do, and what a system can do.

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Emboldened Hackers & Vicious Malware: The Result of Our Failure to Learn From the Past

On an almost weekly basis, another organization or government agency owns up to having been “hacked” – admitting that its systems have been breached. For every company that discloses an issue, there are likely 20 – 30 more that keep it under wraps.

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