Senior Researcher Chris Horn spoke this past Friday at AppSec California about a Secure Decisions research project to deliver unbiased measures of software static analyzer performance. Secure Decisions is creating a website called Kompar (pronounced “compare”) to catalog software analyzers and their capabilities.
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Laurin Buchanan will be presenting at the NYS Cyber Security Conference, hosted by the NYS Office of Information Technology Services, the University at Albany School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc. The conference will take place June 4th and 5th in Albany, N.Y.
Secure Decisions to Participate in 2019 NSF’s STEM for All Video Showcase to Highlight Innovations in STEM Education
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator at Secure Decisions, will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event will be held online May 13th -20th which will feature CyberMiSTS.
Secure Decisions launched the “Cyber Savvy Educators Contest,” which challenges middle school educators to create a branching web comic around the importance of strong passwords for their students. Branching web comics are graphic stories where a reader makes choices on behalf of a character, causing the story to follow a variety of branches that result in different outcomes.
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 and his [...]
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