Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Globenewswire | July 21, 2023
ZeroFox (Nasdaq: ZFOX), an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity, highlights its recent contributions to the OWASP Amass Project in an ongoing effort to give businesses and government entities better visibility to their full external attack surface asset ecosystem. The recent additions to the project from the ZeroFox team provide more advanced tool sets for analysts to discover and catalog their internet-facing assets and exposures. The contributions create a new standard framework to lead the industry in a more cohesive approach to attack surface management.
As organizations face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, understanding and managing their external attack surface has become paramount. By leveraging its expertise in external cybersecurity, ZeroFox identified a critical gap in the attack surface management landscape and responded by spearheading the development of the Open Asset Model and Asset Database within the OWASP Amass Project.
The Open Asset Model and Asset Database contributions offer security analysts a unified and structured approach to identifying and managing potential vulnerabilities outside the perimeter. The Open Asset Model provides a new standard for asset definitions, representing a comprehensive framework for describing and categorizing diverse internet-facing assets. The Amass community can quickly adapt the model to include new types of assets exposed on the Internet, and their relationships to each other, for more accurate discovery, tracking, monitoring, and management. The Asset Database implements this model, offering the database interaction layer to store discovered assets in the popular sqlite3 and PostgreSQL database management systems. The Asset Database will foster the development of an ecosystem of scanning and analysis tools, allowing them to store and analyze assets from the Open Asset Model and their relationships.
These contributions directly benefit both existing Amass users and the broader attack surface management community in an effort to standardize asset definitions. The new standards now provide the information security community with a consistent and predictable format when transferring data describing external attack surfaces.
"We are thrilled to contribute to the OWASP Amass Project and provide the security community with cutting-edge tools for Attack Surface Management," said Jeff Foley, VP of Research at ZeroFox. "By leveraging the power of open source, we aim to expand access to advanced cybersecurity capabilities, helping organizations proactively defend against emerging threats."
These engineering contributions represent a continued commitment by ZeroFox to the open source community, OWASP, and the Amass Project. ZeroFox will continue to contribute to the Amass Project in an effort to enable the discovery, management, and protection of the external attack surface. By sharing its expertise and resources, ZeroFox aims to foster collaboration and innovation within the information security community, ultimately making the digital landscape safer for all users.
ZeroFox (Nasdaq: ZFOX), an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity, has redefined security outside the corporate perimeter on the internet, where businesses operate, and threat actors thrive. The ZeroFox platform combines advanced AI analytics, digital risk and privacy protection, full-spectrum threat intelligence, and a robust portfolio of breach, incident and takedown response capabilities to expose and disrupt phishing and fraud campaigns, botnet exposures, credential theft, impersonations, data breaches, and physical threats that target your brands, domains, people, and assets. Join thousands of customers, including some of the largest public sector organizations as well as finance, media, technology and retail companies to stay ahead of adversaries and address the entire lifecycle of external cyber risks. ZeroFox and the ZeroFox logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeroFox, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Visit www.zerofox.com for more information.
Oracle | September 20, 2023
Oracle to participate in an industry-wide initiative to design a new open network and data security standard.
Oracle and Applied Invention are assisting to developing and promoting a novel network and data-centric security standard to tackle distributed cloud deployment challenges.
This standard will enable organizations to protect their data throughout its entire lifecycle without requiring modifications to their distributed cloud environments' underlying architecture.
Oracle, one of the world's largest database management companies, announced that it will participate in an industry-wide initiative to design a new open network and data security standards that will assist organizations in protecting their data in distributed IT environments. Oracle will collaborate with Applied Invention, a significant technology provider, and other industry leaders, including Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a global leader in consulting and system solutions. This new standard will enable networks to enforce shared security policies collectively, thereby augmenting the security architecture organizations already employ without requiring modifications to existing applications and networks.
Oracle plans to launch the Oracle Zero-Trust Packet Routing Platform, based on the new standard, to support this new initiative. This platform will assist organizations in preventing illegal access or use of their data without imposing additional obstacles on legitimate activities.
Executive Vice President of Security and Developer Platforms at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Mahesh Thiagarajan, said,
Over the last 20 years, the cybersecurity industry has produced many incremental changes, but we need a fundamentally novel approach to protect our data in the increasingly complex cloud era. Organizations require a way to describe their data security policies in one place where they can be easily understood and audited, and they need a way to make sure those policies are enforced across their entire computing infrastructure, including their clouds.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
As the adoption of cloud technology rises and IT landscapes become more intricate with distributed cloud deployments, organizations face escalating challenges in safeguarding their data using conventional methods and tools. For example, many existing systems necessitate security teams to orchestrate disparate solutions across various facets, including database, application, network, and identity security.
This complexity is further compounded when applied across diverse environments. Ensuring seamless collaboration among these solutions becomes a formidable task due to the dynamic and independent changes in applications, environments, and user profiles. Additionally, current security systems demand extensive configurations to accurately distinguish between different user categories, such as full-time employees and contractors, without compromising security or restricting access.
Research Vice President of Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services at IDC, Dave McCarthy, said,
The new standard Oracle develop has the potential to change all of that by adding a unified layer of security on top of existing solutions. Building data protection policies into the network itself will assist users get the access they require while ensuring the data remains secure behind the scenes.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Oracle and Applied Invention are assisting in designing and promoting a novel security standard, focusing on network and data-centric security, which aims to tackle these challenges. This innovative standard will empower organizations to safeguard their data across its entire lifecycle, including distributed cloud environments. To accomplish this, the standard will implement an intent-based security policy that is designed to be understandable, auditable, and interpretable by humans. This intent-driven approach will be put into practice at the network layer, ensuring that every data transmission contains authenticated attributes concerning the sender, receiver, and the nature of the data in transit.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Prnewswire | July 24, 2023
Checkmarx, the global leader in application security solutions, has introduced Codebashing 2.0, its latest developer AppSec learning solution, equipping development teams with all the right skills to write secure code based on their roles and needs. Now offering an enhanced integration within the Checkmarx One™ Application Security Platform, Codebashing makes learning and developer adoption of application security (AppSec) frictionless and fully integrated into the development life cycle.
With digital transformation increasing demands on software development teams, AppSec has become a critical area for large enterprises to reduce business risk even as less time is available for finding and fixing vulnerabilities in applications. In the interest of productivity and speed, most development teams work within integrated development environments (IDEs) and require security teams to prioritize and focus them on fixing key vulnerabilities.
"The competing pressures of application time-to-deployment and AppSec risk reduction have long plagued and challenged development teams and CISOs," said Sandeep Johri, CEO at Checkmarx. "This new version of Codebashing is a game-changer for security teams to enable and provide knowledge and trust in handling vulnerabilities fixes. Its updated integration to the Checkmarx One platform solves some of the main challenges we constantly hear from CISOs and security teams seeking to improve the developer experience while also ensuring a secure and rapid pipeline of applications. These are critical elements of a successful digital transformation as enterprises continue their migration to the cloud."
Learning key concepts within their familiar workspaces and applying those concepts from the first line of code to the last across all applications can significantly lower AppSec risk while boosting productivity.
Codebashing 2.0 integrates fluidly into a developer's daily routine and workflow by offering "bite-sized" learning modules through Checkmarx One plugins within the developer's IDE. Designed by some of the industry's leading AppSec security researchers and engineers, Codebashing modules upskill developers' ability to write secure code from the very first line.
Codebashing 2.0 offers a new way for security teams to better engage developers for AppSec adoption through a whole new experience and new gamified user interface. It includes a new Learning Path, which is a tailored professional skill tree that enables developers to continuously cultivate their expertise, stepping beyond the confines of one-time training sessions. The Learning Path is designed to be adaptive and personalized. Developers can select their unique path based on their specializations: Back-end, Front-end, or DevOps. This custom-tailored approach ensures that each developer is guided through the secure coding learning most pertinent to their specific role and responsibilities.
Security Champion Program
With Codebashing 2.0, Checkmarx has introduced the first in-market program to allow large enterprises to scale its AppSec program by training and certifying personnel from the engineering team as security champions. This certificate is backed by almost 20 years of AppSec expertise and includes a predefined training and certification including:
Hours of gamified and comprehensive content such as quizzes and assessments to obtain and measure knowledge transfer
Best practices critically needed by Security Champions.
"The CISOs of global enterprise companies among our clients have repeatedly told us that two things are critical to building trust and collaboration between security and development teams: implementation of a proper framework of AppSec skills and methodologies and creating security champions among their developers. This is why we developed the first Security Champion Program in the market," said Ramon Herzlinger, General Manager of Codebashing at Checkmarx. "We invested extensively to ensure that all the relevant aspects are taught, including front-end, back-end, and DevOps-related knowledge and certification and based on feedbacks with customers who trailed it already, we are confident it is a major breakthrough in generating trust between security and development teams."
Codebashing 2.0 includes a completely revamped user experience, new learning paths, and the most up to date AppSec learning content on the market covering the latest challenges and needs of development and security teams. With Codebashing 2.0, CISOs can identify gaps in knowledge about secure code capabilities fixes within their developers and help drive secure code awareness. For more information and to request the latest Codebashing 2.0 demo, visit this page.
Checkmarx is the leading application security provider, offering the industry's most comprehensive and innovative cloud-native platform, Checkmarx One™. Fueled by intelligence from our industry leading AppSec security research team, our products and services enable enterprises to shift everywhere in order to secure every phase of development for every application while simultaneously balancing the dynamic needs of CISOs, security teams, and development teams. We are honored to serve more than 1,800 customers, including 60 percent of Fortune 100 organizations, and are committed to moving forward with an unwavering dedication to the safety and security of our customers and the applications that power our day-to-day lives. Checkmarx. Make Shift Happen.