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Hackers target cryptocurrency exchange, new Spectre vulnerabilities, and healthier healthcare

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. Watch the episode below:   What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Cryptocurrency exchange Bancor gets targeted by hackers and loses $23.5 million, two new subvariants of Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered, […]

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Posted in Blockchain Security, Ethical Hacking, Medical Device Security, Security Standards and Compliance, Weekly Security Mashup


OpsSight Container Security 2.0, Integrating SAST into DevSecOps, building hacker-proof voting

Black Duck by Synopsys announces OpsSight 2.0. Abbott strengthens pacemaker software against vulnerabilities. A year after disclosure, the Struts vulnerability is still a danger to thousands of companies. And the new Synopsys Security Mashup video is up. Software Integrity Insight is your resource on the cyber security and open source security news that made headlines […]

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Posted in Application Security, Blockchain Security, Containers, DevOps, Medical Device Security, Static Analysis (SAST)


Behavioral security at RSA Conference 2018

Wednesday, RSA 2018: On any given day, there are more than 150 sessions to choose from here. Good luck getting to even 5% of those. The good news is that attendees can get access to most of the sessions they missed after the fact, since the slide presentations are posted and videos are made of […]

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Posted in Automotive Security, Medical Device Security, Red Teaming, Security Conference or Event


6 recommendations for healthcare cybersecurity

Early last year, in response to the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This month the task force published its recommendations to improve healthcare cybersecurity. While non-binding (today), the recommendations should be considered a heads up to health care organizations, “covered […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security


Sobering thoughts when a connected medical device is connected to you

Originally posted on SecurityWeek.  I recently had reason to spend an overnight visit in the hospital. When friends and family left me late in the evening I was confronted with a subject that I had considered professionally but never had to face personally: the connected medical device. When software security gets personal The device that […]

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Posted in Embedded Software Testing, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security


Synopsys report finds the medical device industry vulnerable to attack

In a new report, Synopsys found that 67% of medical device manufacturers and 56% of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organization is likely to occur over the next 12 months. The Synopsys report, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to […]

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Posted in Application Security, Medical Device Security


Fault Injection Podcast .001: Paging Dr. McCoy

Fault Injection is a podcast from Synopsys that digs into software quality and security issues. This week, hosts Robert Vamosi, CISSP and Security Strategist at Synopsys, and Chris Clark, Principal Security Engineer at Synopsys, go into detail about a new report from Synopsys and the Ponemon Institute on medical device security. You can always join […]

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Posted in Application Security, Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security


Howard Schmidt, the United States’ first Cybersecurity Czar, has died

Howard A. Schmidt, a friend to many in the security community, has died. A statement on his Facebook page says that he died today “in the presence of his wife and four sons … following a long battle with cancer.” Schmidt served as the White House Cybersecurity Advisor to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. […]

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Posted in Fuzz Testing, Government Security, Medical Device Security, Network Security, Software Security Testing


Medical device manufacturers and open source security vulnerabilities

On December 28, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its guidance on the “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” The release of the guidance was accompanied by an official blog post, which points out that as medical devices become increasingly sophisticated and connected, they become more prone to attack. Successful attacks can […]

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Posted in Medical Device Security, Open Source Security


What to look forward to at the 2017 Medical Device Security 101 Conference

This year’s Medical Device Security 101 Conference is just days away. We’re looking forward to meeting attendees January 15-17 in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Identify, prevent, recover. We’d like to thank the University of Michigan’s Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security for hosting the two-day educational workshop. This synergistic environment explores how to identify, […]

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Posted in Healthcare Security, Medical Device Security, Security Conference or Event