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Cybersecurity Trends to Prepare for in 2022

Table of Contents: Common Misconceptions Putting Organizations at Risk 1. Our Company is an Unlikely Target 2. Cybersecurity is Expensive. 3. We Don’t Need to Worry Because We Have Security Tools to Alert Us Immediately Take Action to Protect Software Infrastructure   Cybersecurity remains an imperative issue as cyber attacks continue to soar. The number…

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Cybersecurity Trends to Prepare for in 2022

Table of Contents: Recap of Cybersecurity and Cyber Attacks in 2021 Security Monitoring  Embedded Device Security Open Source Software Security Cloud Workload Security Recap of Cybersecurity and Cyber Attacks in 2021 Dare I say that the past year has been…drumroll…unprecedented…in the realm of cybersecurity and cyber attacks?  Here are some statistics to showcase what the…

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The Ransomware Threat: Reflections from the Billington Cybersecurity Summit

The Ransomware Threat   RunSafe Security founder and CEO Joe Saunders recently sat down with an expert panel for the Billington Cybersecurity Summit. The event featured three days of high-level networking and knowledge-sharing to advocate the cyber mission in the U.S. government and among allied countries.  The panelists included the following government and private sector leaders:…

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Prioritizing Software Security in the Changing Linux Landscape

In a recent webinar hosted by RunSafe Security, moderator Nick Rea, Customer Engineering Leader at Google Cloud, guides a discussion on changing Linux distributions. Learn how containers and cloud services impact security from panelists with expertise in linux, software security, and technology research: Greg Kurtzer, CEO of Ctrl IQ, original CentOS author, and founder and…

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How to Address Threats with Security Monitoring

It’s clear from the recent attacks on big business that cybercriminals are escalating their attacks and exposing our weaknesses. From malware to ransomware, malicious actors are finding their way through our defenses.

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An Embedded Devices “Doomsday” is Upon Us: How to Prevent Jackware

It’s no secret that despite our best efforts to eliminate exploits in today’s enterprise applications and software, they’re still finding a way in. In order to begin fighting these exploits and immunizing your software, the first place to start is identifying their avenues of attack.

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How to Harness the Power of Software Security Monitoring

How to Harness the Power of Software Security Monitoring

It’s no secret that despite our best efforts to eliminate exploits in today’s enterprise applications and software, they’re still finding a way in. In order to begin fighting these exploits and immunizing your software, the first place to start is identifying their avenues of attack.

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Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

In response to recent major cyber events, including the SolarWinds supply chain attack and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order “to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks.”

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Enterprise Application Security: Let’s Do Better

WAFs and SAST/DAST don’t provide adequate security for enterprise applications. There, I said it. Let’s dig into this assertion and see how we can improve the state of enterprise application security. Before we begin, let’s look at an example enterprise webserver using NGINX, Node.js, and Redis. Users access the application via NGINX, which acts as…

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Profit Driven Cyber Defense

Cyber defense for embedded systems is justified using a total cost of ownership approach I admit it. Cyber defense is not eye catching, especially effective cyber defense, which is automated and transparent to the operator. An air platform’s range and a control system’s user interface are given the spotlight. However, cyber defense has financial benefits,…

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Paul Rosenzweig: 5G Networks and Cybersecurity Metrics

Paul Rosenzweig recently made an appearance on the Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks podcast to discuss his current work, his theories of trust, 5G network technologies, and the importance of cybersecurity metrics with RunSafe’s CEO Joe Saunders. Currently, Rosenzweig is a cybersecurity consultant, practicing attorney, Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute,…

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Embedded Systems Need Embedded Security

All critical infrastructure is under cyber attack, all the time. The attack on the Oldsmar, FL water supply is a recent known example. And it’s getting worse; vulnerability to cyber attack is increasing as the embedded devices controlling these critical infrastructures become more connected. The DevOps approach to software development offers an antidote—an opportunity to embed run-time…

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Shared Security in a Cloud Environment

Cloud providers provide network and infrastructure, here is a way for you to protect the software and cloud workloads across all your cloud [and hybrid] environments Shift Left for Shared Cloud Security Cloud deployments introduce major new shared security considerations for organizations. This changes some key operational imperatives for development, security, and IT professionals. On…

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Security Scanning for Software Vulnerabilities

Current strategies of scanning for and patching vulnerabilities in software leave a huge and highly-exploitable security gap. Recent research by RunSafe Security partners show that current strategies of scanning for and patching vulnerabilities in software leave a huge and highly-exploitable security gap. When measured against NIST CVEs (Common Vulnerability Enumerations from the National Vulnerability Database),…

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Software Supply Chain Risk: Lessons from Solar Winds

By now everybody is aware of the extent of the SolarWinds security attack, but it is worth saying that this massive compromise enables bad actors to gain entry to hundreds of thousands of companies and government agencies via the SolarWinds backdoor. Unfortunately, this software supply chain risk could happen to any software maker exposing not…

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The Devil in the Details: How The Caching Daemon Keeps Our Yocto Customers Running Safe

-It’s not always enough to just be safe, sometimes you need to be fast too. RunSafe is in the business of helping developers – and the organizations that employ them – to reduce risk. A key part of purpose is making sure our customers have the right tools that work in an optimal way, which…

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Securing Cloud Workloads

How to Spend Less on Remediation Resources and More on New Features for Cloud Deployment The migration to the cloud continues to accelerate, as public cloud spending will grow by 18% to over $300B in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 did not slow this migration, and 2021 will see an even more rapid move…

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Why Improv Training at RunSafe Security

With the release of “Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks” podcast, I have been reminded of the importance of learning from our mistakes as a core pillar of our company culture at RunSafe Security. Through internal training sessions, every employee takes a two-hour course I offer called “Lessons from the School of Hard…

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Systemic Software Risk in the Enterprise Supply Chain Part 3

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 information on threats and priority focus areas…

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Systemic Software Risk in the Enterprise Supply Chain Part 2

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 information on threats and priority focus areas…

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CyberWeek Trivia Tournament Hosted By RunSafe Security

RunSafe Security has decided to hold a trivia tournament during CyberWeek and the winner will receive the coveted RunSafe Trivia Cup and earning the moniker, “The Smartest Cybersecurity Company in the World.”     Every week, as part of our internal team social activities, our team competes in individual trivia competitions. The competition is fierce,…

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Register Now for RunSafe’s CyberSecurity Bashes at Cyber Week October 19-23

RunSafe Security is excited to announce a full lineup of cybersecurity bashes for CyberWeek 2020, held virtually October 19-23, 2020. All of these events will feature cybersecurity heavy hitters and respected industry thought leaders. CyberWeek is a digital experience featuring hundreds of national community events to exchange information, share best practices, and discuss the many…

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Combating 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:Code into your Yocto environment! RunSafe Security’s Alkemist:Code 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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Security Stack Vulnerabilities: Blame it on Insecure Open Source Code

Article originally published on DevPro Journal. The debate surrounding open source code is sure to continue for years to come, and we’ve previously detailed both the high-level pros and cons to utilizing it. But one thing for sure is that the usage of open source is nearly unavoidable today and it’s becoming an integral part of any software…

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