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Need a job? Consider a career in cyber security | NCSAM at Synopsys

Now more than ever, deciding on a career is a daunting prospect. Yes, unemployment’s at a record low, and new jobs will inevitably replace whatever jobs are lost to “progress.” But those seeking new careers now have to consider that their next career will probably not be their last one. Between artificial intelligence, robots, and […]

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Open Source Security Research Group gets a new office

Synopsys is well-known for our software integrity portfolio: integrated testing tools, managed services, professional services, and developer education. But products, services, and training aren’t all we offer. We also perform hundreds of Black Duck On-Demand open source audits every year. And all that audit data fuels the open source security research and vulnerability analysis we […]

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What’s so special about zero-day vulnerabilities?

You may have heard about the zero-day vulnerability in the Tor Browser that was disclosed yesterday. It’s a big deal, and not just because of the ethics of buying and selling undisclosed vulnerabilities. Many people who use Tor Browser do so because of the privacy and security protections it offers—protections that the vulnerability had threatened […]

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NetSpectre: An ominous Spectre variant, but no immediate danger

NetSpectre sounds like it could be Spectre on steroids. Then again, it sounds like it could be more like a lab mutation of probably the most serious design flaw in CPUs (central processing units) or computer chips in a generation—interesting, but not much of a threat in the real world. At least not yet. So […]

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6 months later, Spectre still haunts

It’s now more than six months since the major design flaw in computer chips labeled Spectre became public. And as predicted, it is still haunting the world of information technology. That’s largely because, as experts explained at the time, Spectre is not a software bug that can be fixed by rolling out a patch or […]

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What’s being done about the growing software security talent gap?

As we continue to face a staffing shortage in security, many companies are scratching their heads as to why new graduates are simply not starting careers in cyber security. According to TechRepublic’s Alison DeNisco Rayome, only 9% of millennials are interested in pursuing careers in cyber security, perhaps because it’s a relatively new field. Similarly, […]

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We’re a 2018 NEVY Awards finalist for Cybersecurity Company of the Year

New England is a crowded space when it comes to cyber security, technology, and innovation, which is why we’re so honored to be named a finalist for the Cybersecurity Company of the Year Award in the 2018 NEVY Awards, hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Believe me, […]

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Happy 3rd birthday to the Black Duck

Happy Birthday Hub! Black Duck was born from customer feedback 3 years ago and has come a long way since. To celebrate this milestone, some of the Black Duck crew share their favorite moments. If you watch to the end Ducky might even have a special message!

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What and who are the Open Source Rookies of the Year?

We’re delighted to continue the decade-long tradition established by Black Duck of recognizing outstanding projects in the open source community that were created over the last year. These are the 10th Annual Open Source Rookies of the Year awards, recognizing the top new open source projects initiated in 2017. Last year we saw a focus […]

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What are the women of Synopsys celebrating on International Women’s Day 2018?

In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, we asked the hard-working, dedicated professional women within the Synopsys Software Integrity Group to tell us what’s on their minds. From tips and advice, to the importance of role models and how they feel about working at Synopsys, here’s what they had to say. What advice would you […]

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