Recent security breaches
Top 5 Java frameworks in 2022
Selecting the right Java framework will help you get the most out of Java and build applications quickly and securely. In this guide, you’ll learn about the different types of Java frameworks, how to choose the best one for your project, and some of the advantages of using each.
Best practices to prevent IDOR vulnerabilities
Learn about Insecure Direct Object Reference and the steps you can take as a developer to make sure your applications are safeguarded against cyberattacks.
Interview with Davide Balzarotti
Having the right security mindset is important, so we asked an expert about learning security and building security awareness!
Vulnerabilities in authentication and authorization
Authentication and authorization both can be associated with common security vulnerabilities. Here are some ways to prevent them!
NFT: Setting new security standards in blockchains
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) set a new standard for data security and identification. Learn how to quickly and effectively implement them at your company today.
Interview with Tamás Lengyel, Intel
Security research plays a vital role in the development lifecycle. But how does it help to ensure application security? We asked an expert!
Deserialization vulnerabilities in Java
Understanding serialization and deserialization vulnerabilities is the first step toward building secure applications. For most developers, it’s a challenge to find the right balance between coding securely and meeting other objectives like tight deadlines. This often results in products that are vulnerable to deserialization attacks which would be otherwise difficult to stage.
JWT handling best practices
The purpose of this post is to present one of the most popular authorization manager open standards JWT. It goes into depth about what JWT is, how it works, why it is secure, and what the most common security pitfalls are.
Interview with Christian Martorella, Skyscanner
Software development and application security go hand-in-hand. We asked the CISO of Skyscanner about this crucial relationship.
Ruby needs security
Every year, Ruby is becoming more and more popular thanks to its elegance, simplicity, and readability. Security, however, is an issue we can’t afford to neglect.
Understanding the importance of vulnerability management
New security vulnerabilities are discovered every day. The common goal of everyone, including attackers, is to detect these security vulnerabilities.
Interview with Gábor Molnár, Google
Being up-to-date with the latest information security trends is not easy. Deploying them on a regular basis is even harder. We asked an expert for best practices!
Cybernews: Interview with Márk Félegyházi, Avatao
Cybernews asked our CEO Mark about the importance of secure coding training, current security challenges, and more!
Source code under attack: the Samsung breach
The hacker group Lapsus$ claims to have breached Samsung and stolen 190GB of data, including the source code. Here is everything you need to know!
Zero trust security
Zero Trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether inside or outside your organization, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated. This allows for security configuration to happen before granting or keeping access to applications or data.
4 API testing methods
Understanding the importance of API security is just the beginning of an extensive process to secure your APIs from attacks.
Automotive security – Interview with Jozef Szakál, Audi Hungaria
Today’s vehicles are equipped with software to make driving a safer and more enjoyable experience. But what about the cybersecurity risks? We asked an expert!
The new OWASP Top 10 list has been released to show us the new priorities of security risks that web applications face.
The main benefits of CTF competitions
Capture the Flag competitions are one of the best ways to equip your developers with the secure coding skills they need. Learn about the benefits of CTF events in our blog post!
Top Cybersecurity Threats in 2021
2021 is coming to a close, and it’s time to take stock of the security lessons we’ve all learned this year. This way we can better understand and prepare for the security threats we’ll face next year.
The Media Markt attack: Dangers of ransomware
Ransomware attacks have been on the rise lately. Europe’s largest electronic supply store is the latest victim of this growing threat.
Why is Cloud Data Privacy Important?
The cloud data system has numerous advantages as well as many dangers. 80% of companies have had at least one data breach in the past months.
Why you need SOC2 compliance as a third party vendor
Companies understand the way you handle data security has a direct impact on their bottom lines. This has led to most companies requiring all vendors to have a special compliance certificate called an SOC2.
Secure coding training for ISO 27001 compliance – Avatao
ISO 27001 belongs to the set of security standards that explicitly requires the security training of all employees, including developers responsible for building the products and operating the business infrastructure.
Hacktivity 2021 – Our experiences
Our team attended Hacktivity, the biggest IT security conference in Central and Eastern Europe – a whole day full of interesting presentations and workshops. Click to see how we liked it!
Best practices to prevent a password breach
Most employee passwords fail to follow even the simplest anti-theft precautions, such as creating passwords with a minimum of 12 characters. In a recent study of 15.2 billion passwords, only 2.2 billion were found to be unique.
Are my coins safe? Cybersecurity in cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies have been a popular trading asset in recent years. But what are the possible security risks that come with this technology?
Why cybersecurity is important for business
Cybersecurity is, by nature, a negative asset. As with any protective measure, one of the biggest challenges is to measure the value (or return on investment, ROI) of cybersecurity. It is even more difficult to get stakeholders – customers, users, and decision-makers – in the company to understand its value.
Security breaches then and now
The increasing threat of security breaches mostly has to do with the increasing amount of information being stored. Although individuals are responsible for most data creation, 80% of all data is stored by enterprises.
Coding vs secure coding: 6 rules to live by
Security breaches can impact any organisation. Insecure coding practices may result in increased security risk, and put businesses in jeopardy. Click to read our post about 6 secure coding rules to live by!
Teaching security: Interview with Cybrary’s Jonathan Meyers
What are the best ways to teach cybersecurity to teams and individuals? How can you motivate developers to improve their security skills? We asked Jonathan Meyers, Head of Cybersecurity at Cybrary.
Max out your developers’ potential with relevant security training
Even though security has started to become a growing concern, the immense pressure to ship applications on time means that instead of being an integral part of the development process, for most teams it’s still an afterthought.
How I got started with IT security – Gábor Pék, CTO at Avatao
How do you start learning IT security? What’s the difference between the offensive and the defensive way?
Our CTO, Gábor, shares how he got involved in the world of cybersecurity and gives you some useful tips.
Secure coding training for PCI DSS compliance
In payment transactions, security is critical, and any weakness does not only compromise the data, but can result in credit card fraud that causes huge losses for the stakeholders.
Most common software vulnerabilities during COVID-19
The pandemic has spread through the word, affecting almost every industry. We discuss the aspects of CODIV-19 on cybersecurity.
IT security in finance: Interview with FNZ’s Kevin Fielder
Banking information, login credentials, insurance numbers. A few of the data stored by many financial institutions. We asked an expert about the best practices to protect these information.
Sensitive data exposure – It’s in your hands
Exposing data, especially sensitive data, is a long-time-coming threat. Since personal information such as addresses, payment details, non-hashed passwords, config files, and so on are very popular targets among attackers, it’s obvious that sensitive information is supposed to be protected from unauthorized access.
Compliance training – Security awareness by design
Compliance standards are a valuable but mostly misunderstood part of the corporate culture. Like any other certificate, a compliance certificate demonstrates that the entity/business operates according to a commonly accepted standard and signals trust towards third parties. A successful compliance certificate eases regulatory processes, opens new markets, and in general speeds up revenue generation, which is the key metric for businesses.
Don’t just look for security issues, discover root causes!
Application security is one of the cornerstones of cybersecurity, and it is critical to defend a successful business operation. To strengthen cybersecurity defenses, businesses have to apply rigorous testing and remediate the issues that were found.
Python best practices and common issues
Python is a high-level, flexible programming language that offers some great features. To be as effective as possible, it is important to possess the knowledge to make the most out of coding with Python.
Where the money is: Financial cybersecurity
Money management moves towards complete automation, and the evolution of cybercrime follows along. The money heist has changed, we all know that. Cyberspace takes more and more of that cake, but the reason behind attacks remains the same: money, in any form.
Network compromised: Security Issues in Telecommunication
Telecommunications is everywhere. Hence, this area is more exposed to external threats than others. It is crucial to ensure a strong line of defense in this industry, so your entire organization has up-to-date protection and is aware of best practices.
Security Champions: Interview with Alexander Antukh, Glovo
Security champions represent an essential part of any security programs. They lead their teams on security projects, ensure internal security and help keeping security on the top of your mind. But how exactly they operate in a business? We asked Alexander Antukh, Director of Security at Glovo for professional insights.
How to turn your developers into security champions?
Security champions play a vital role in establishing and maintaining a security culture in an engineering organization. See how to turn your developers into security champions!
Why do you need a security champions program?
As the company grows the leadership wants to establish a security program to ensure the solid and undisrupted operation of the business. Security at this point is essential, especially when calculating the loss from a halted business, even for a few hours.
What’s next? – OWASP Top 10 2021
OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities in 2021 based on the non-official proposal of Ivan Wallarm. Here is what we know.
5 Steps your security program should include
For most companies, security is considered a side quest, which is partly related to the daily processes. In reality, security ought to be a strong foundation of any organization. To ensure the defense of the enterprise, the relevant teams need strong security knowledge and abilities.
5 Key Challenges Of Building a Security Training Program – Avatao
To build an enterprise security program, one has to go back to the well-known fundamentals of organizational change: People, Process, and Technology (originates from Harold Leavitt’s “Applied Organization Change in Industry”, 1964).
Getting started with Kotlin
If you are working on Java projects you might have heard about other languages that run on the JVM, like Clojure, Kotlin, or Scala. Programmers like to try new things out but is it worth it to pick one of them over Java?
Tutorial Framework: Containerizing Cybersecurity Knowledge
How can we make security education a whole lot more accessible and fun? The tutorial framework is the answer. In this article we dive into how to create interactive learning environments running inside containers.
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