At RSA 2019, SANS Security Insights talked with Dr. Anita D'Amico, Director of Secure Decisions, about DHS-funded startups. "DHS S&T wants people to adopt good cybersecurity practices, so they're trying to get innovative cybersecurity technologies into operations as quickly as possible," says D'Amico, who has commercialized DHS application security R&D through Code Dx. In April of 2018, D'Amico, through the R&D group Secure Decisions, where she is the director, released a new product, Attack Surface Detector (ASD). The free tool has had nearly 30,000 downloads. Matt DeLetto, the lead developer of ASD for Secure Decisions says: "ASD appealed to the DHS because it fills in flaws with conventional brute force and black box application testing... That includes unconnected endpoints and optional parameters left behind by coders and administrators [such as a debug parameter] that can be [...]
Secure Decisions Researcher, Chris Horn, was requested to give a presentation about Application Security at the 2019 Information Security Community of Practice (IS-CoP) monthly meeting on April 4th, 2019.
Read full text Comic-BEE has received the Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate’s Funded Performer Awards. DHS S&T awards this honor to a funded project that best helps develop the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The award ceremony took place on March 19th, as part of the 2019 DHS S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Comic-BEE, attended the ceremony and accepted the award. “I am deeply honored by this acknowledgement of Comic-BEE’s broad potential on the cyber workforce pipeline, from K12 students to adults already in the workforce, including those reskilling for cyber work roles,” Ms. Buchanan said. “I am grateful for all the support and encouragement Comic-BEE has received from Doug Maughan [...]
Secure Decisions Demonstrates Newest Software Penetration Testing Technology at Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Showcase
Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and a leader in cybersecurity research, will be participating in the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, March 18-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
A case study done by MWR on the ASTAM ASD technology. The Challenge In the realm of application security, penetration testing organizations are faced with many serious testing challenges. Organizations developing software are continuously creating larger, more complex software systems, and, as a result, increasingly rely upon penetration testers to devise comprehensive testing strategies and detailed testing scenarios to ensure the security of the web applications they are responsible for testing. Download the full text
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently completed the integration of more than 9,700 real-world software test cases from the Static Tools Analysis Modernization Project (STAMP) into the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).
Secure Decisions releases new technology to help streamline and enhance web application penetration testing
Secure Decisions, has developed a new application security testing technology, the Attack Surface Detector (ASD), that enhances and streamlines software penetration testing. Developed under the DHS S&T Directorate’s multi-year funded ASTAM (Application Security Technologies and Metrics) program.
BSidesLI is an information security conference that’s completely volunteer operated and organized. By bringing a BSides conference here to Long Island, it helps to form a community of like minded people who share similar attributes. It promotes the ability to expand their knowledge or strength by organizing with others of a shared affinity. The event is on Saturday, January 26 at 9:30—4:00pm. (Breakfast and registration starting at 8:30–9:20am.) Schedule for Saturday, January 26 9:45–10:25am – Kickoff Keynote – Dr. Anita D’Amico, Ph.D., Director of Secure Decisions/CEO of Code Dx Human Factors that Influence Secure Software Development 10:30–11:05am – Sam Fahnestock, SD Solutions Continuous Security: Delivering Valuable & Secure Software 2–2:20pm – Matt DeLetto, AVI/Secure Decisions Attack Surface Detector: New OWASP Tool to Aid Application Pen-testing Register to attend the event
Secure Decisions Researcher Chris Horn to participate in DARPA workshop on AI in cyber security teams
Chris Horn was invited to participate in a two-day workshop organized by the DARPA ISAT Study Group. The purpose of the workshop is to explore the requirements for AI systems that act as a functioning member of a cyber security team.
A recent Newsday article by Ken Schachter titled "Progress slow in adding women in the boardrooms" includes Secure Decisions Director, Dr. Anita D'Amico.