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Samsung SwiftKey: The latest AppSec vulnerability highlights

The Samsung smartphone SwiftKey security slip-up grabbed headlines in mid-June when it was discovered that 600 million Samsung smartphones were vulnerable to remote code execution (RCE) attacks.

Synopsys security experts were all over the issue, providing analysis of the problem and guidance to help organizations avoid the same common software design flaws.

This Samsung SwiftKey issue underscores why the depth and quality of your application security testing (AST) matters, and why organizations need to ask hard questions when evaluating AST vendors.

Jim Ivers

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Jim Ivers

Jim Ivers

Jim Ivers is the senior director of marketing within Synopsys' Software Integrity Group where he leads all aspects of SIG's global marketing strategies, branding initiatives, and programs, as well as product management and product marketing. Jim is a 30-year technology veteran who has spent the last ten years in IT security. Prior to Synopsys, Jim was the CMO at companies such as Cigital, Covata, Triumfant, Vovici, and Cybertrust, a $200M security solutions provider that was sold to Verizon Business. Jim also served as VP of Marketing for webMethods and VP of Product Management for Information Builders.

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