Secure Decisions announces the Comic-BEE ‘Cyber Savvy Educators Contest’

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.

2020-06-19T14:12:49-04:00May-2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

Dr. Anita D’Amico quoted from SANS about Cybersecurity Innovation

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 [...]

2019-04-18T14:25:02-04:00Apr-2019|Categories: News|

Comic-BEE Wins DHS S&T Funded Performer Award

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 [...]

2019-05-08T09:44:00-04:00Mar-2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

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.

2019-08-05T11:15:03-04:00Mar-2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Assessment of the Attack Surface Detector Burp Plugin

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

2019-02-28T16:42:33-05:00Feb-2019|Categories: Case Study, News|
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