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  • Dec-2018
    Dr. Anita D’Amico quoted in Newsday article about Women Professionalism
    A recent Newsday article by Ken Schachter titled "Progress slow in adding women in the boardrooms" includes Secure Decisions Director, Dr. Anita D'Amico.
  • Dec-2018
    Secure Decisions receives new NSF award for cybersecurity education
    Secure Decisions has received an award from the NSF under the SaTC: EDU Program. One of only ten projects funded in 2018 under this highly competitive program from NSF, the CyberMiSTS project aims to provide middle school Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers with knowledge, skills, and tools they need to develop a cybersecurity curriculum that actively engages their students and exposes them to cybersecurity concepts and careers.
  • Nov-2018
    Dr. Anita D’Amico will speak on a panel about Defense Seed Funding at Columbia University on November 14
    Dr. Anita D’Amico will be on a panel about Defense Seed Funding at the Columbia University Startup Lab, 11/14. Dr. D’Amico will share her successes with SBIR awards. Register for the event now!
  • Nov-2018
    GrammaTech to work with Secure Decisions to Modernize Open-Source Software Analysis Tools
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded GrammaTech to continue into the next phase of the Static Analysis Tools Modernization Project (STAMP). GrammaTech will perform the work together with its subcontractor Secure Decisions of Northport, NY.
  • Nov-2018
    Anita D’Amico will be speaking at the InfoSecurity North America Conference on November 14th
    Dr. Anita D'Amico will be speaking on the panel about the subject topic "Are Women in Software Security from Venus or Mars" at 11AM on November 14, 2018.
  • Oct-2018
    Laurin Buchanan joins the CJS Editorial Board
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Comic-BEE, has joined the Editorial Board of Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research (CSJ), published by the National CyberWatch Center (NCC).
  • Oct-2018
    Visit Comic-BEE at the NICE Conference and Expo in Miami, FL
    Join us on November 6th & 7th in Miami for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo! Stop by our booth to see a live demo of Comic-BEE and learn how you can use Comic-BEE to create engaging content to educate or evaluate cybersecurity knowledge and skills at any level.
  • Sep-2018
    Chris Horn presented Managing Application Security at the annual Technology Day event on September 6, 2018
    AFCEA Oklahoma City Chapter hosted the 14th Annual Technology Day at Tinker AFB on Thursday 6th of September 2018. Chris Horn spoke on the topic of 'Managing Application Security.'
  • Aug-2018
    Comic-BEE Awarded Best Student Learning Aid
    We are pleased to announce that Comic-BEE was selected as the Best Student Learning Aid in the 2nd Annual Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards from the National CyberWatch Center. The awards were announced on August 2, 2018 at the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Mt. Hood Community College, in Gresham, Oregon.
  • Jul-2018
    Comic-BEE to exhibit at 3CS
    Secure Decisions will be exhibiting Comic-BEE at the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon from August 2-4, 2018. Come see a demonstration of Comic-BEE and learn about how you can use interactive branching comics for cyber security education!
  • May-2018
    Secure Decisions Researcher Chris Horn Joins UAlbany School of Business Cybersecurity Advisory Board
    Chris Horn, Secure Decisions Researcher, has joined UAlbany School of Business Cybersecurity Advisory Board. Chris joins more than a dozen cybersecurity professionals on the advisory board, which supports cyber innovation and economic development in the Capital Region.
  • May-2018
    Chris Horn will be speaking at OWASP AppSec Europe Conference in London on July 2-6, 2018
    Chris Horn, Researcher for Secure Decisions, will be talking about the paper he wrote entitled “Measuring Application Security” at the 2018 AppSec Europe Conference in London, England on July 2-6 of 2018. He is scheduled to speak on Friday July 6 between 10:15am - 11:00am.
  • Apr-2018
    Lenny Halseth will be presenting at the New York State Cyber Security Conference on June 5-6, 2018
    Lenny Halseth, Senior Software Engineer for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., will be presenting a cyber security session titled "The White Hat’s Advantage: Penetration testing tools for web application security" at the 21st Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference in Albany, NY. Register for the conference here.
  • Apr-2018
    Chris Horn will be presenting a paper at the 9th AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, July 21-25, 2018
    Chris Horn, Researcher for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., will be presenting a paper entitled “Measuring Application Security” at the 9th International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity in Orlando, Florida on July 21-25, 2018. Register for the conference.
  • Mar-2018
    Drew Kirkpatrick to speak at B-Sides Rochester Hacker Conference, April 14th, 2018
    Drew Kirkpatrick, Security Researcher for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., will speak at the B-Sides Rochester Hacker Conference (B-Sides Roc) on April 14th, at 3 PM. Mr. Kirkpatrick will discuss the ways web application penetration testers can enhance their white box testing process with two open-source tools—the Attack Surface Detector; and OWASP Code Pulse, a Code Dx, Inc. open-source technology.
  • Jan-2018
    Secure Decisions Featured in Newsday Article
    Secure Decisions was featured in a Newsday Article for securing a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to study the human factors that contribute to security vulnerabilities and code weaknesses in software.
  • Jan-2018
    Laurin Buchanan to speak at the 2018 CyberUSA Conference, Jan. 30
    Laurin Buchanan, was invited to speak at the 2018 CyberUSA Conference on January 30th, in San Antonio, Texas. You can learn more about the event and register for it here.
  • Dec-2017
    Secure Decisions wins DARPA R&D contract to discover human elements that contribute to software security
    Secure Decisions has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to research why some software developers write software that is secure and sound, while others write software applications fraught with security vulnerabilities and quality issues.
  • Dec-2017
    Comic-BEE featured in cyber security training article
    A recent article from Newsday investigated the exorbitant costs associated with cyber security breaches, and concluded that the majority of these breaches are the result of staff that is poorly trained to identify relevant cyber threats.
  • Nov-2017
    Laurin Buchanan to present at NICE K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, Dec. 4-5
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Secure Decisions and an industry leader in cybersecurity awareness, will speak at the NICE K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference on December 5th in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Oct-2017
    Comic-BEE to attend NICE Conference Expo
    The Comic-BEE team will be exhibiting at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo November 7-8, 2017.
  • Aug-2017
    Secure Decisions will be attending the OWASP AppSec USA 2017 Conference
    This years conference will be held in Orlando, FL on September 19th-22nd. Secure Decisions is proud to attend this years AppSec USA 2017 conference.These conferences are the premier gathering for software security leaders and researchers. It brings together the application security community to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives and technological advancements.You can register here and get additional details about the conference: https://2017.appsecusa.org/register/
  • Jul-2017
    Here’s how comics can boost cyber training
    On July 11, 2017, Nextgov.com, an all-day information resource for federal technology decision makers, highlighted Comic-BEE and the use of comics to boost cyber training.During a Homeland Security Department conference Tuesday, the company Secure Decisions presented a new interactive tool it’s developed that allows companies and educators to lay out cybersecurity lessons into interactive web comics without hiring a developer or graphics designer.
  • Jul-2017
    Comic-BEE to be a Featured Presentation at DHS’s 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop
    Secure Decisions has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division to present their interactive cyber security curriculum development tool and research effort, Comic-BEE, at the 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop, scheduled for July 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun-2017
    Secure Decisions to present cybersecurity education research at the Colloquium for Information System Security Educators
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for cyber security education research at Secure Decisions, will be presenting about recent innovations in cyber security education at the 21st Colloquium for Information Systems Security Educators (CISSE) in Las Vegas, NV.Ms. Buchanan’s presentation on Tuesday, June 13th will discuss the motivations for Comic-BEE, a web application for creating and using branching web comics for cyber security education and evaluation.To register or find more information about the 21st Colloquium, please visit https://cisse.info.
  • Jun-2017
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator at Secure Decisions, to speak at Suffolk County Community College’s Cybersecurity Conference
    The L.I. Cybersecurity Conference at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is scheduled to be on Friday, June 9, 2017. Suffolk County Community College is launching a Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program this fall.The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Health, Sports, and Education Center (HSEC) at the Michael J. Grant Campus of SCCC in Brentwood, NY. The conference is free to attend, but attendees must register.
  • Jun-2017
    NSA Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) June 19 – 21, 2017
    Secure Decisions will be attending the Information Assurance Symposium in Baltimore, MDNSA Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) 2017 June 19 – June 21, 2017 – Baltimore, Maryland.https://www.fbcinc.com/e/IAS/
  • Jun-2017
    Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit on 12-15 June 2017
    Code Dx will be setting up meetings and conducting demonstrations at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit on 12-15 June 2017 | National Harbor, MD.http://www.gartner.com/events/na/security#
  • Apr-2017
    Secure Decisions to Develop Comic-Based Cyber Security Education Tool
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and an industry leader in cyber security awareness, has been sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division to continue development of Comic-BEE, an interactive cyber security education tool.
  • Feb-2017
    RSA Conference 2017, San Francisco, CA
    Anita D'Amico & Ken Parole were at WES19 in the Meeting Suites in Moscone Center West, Level 1 on Feb. 13-16 in San Francisco, CA.
  • Feb-2017
    Secure Decisions to Evaluate Effectiveness of Visualizations for Cyber Defense
    Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc. and a recognized leader in applying visualization techniques to overcome cyber challenges, has been selected by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to transform cyber data into human-centered visualizations.
  • Jan-2017
    Secure Decisions to Develop Advanced Application Security Threat Management System
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and an industry leader in cybersecurity situation awareness, has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to lead the development of a new cyber threat management system for application software. The Application Security Threat Attack Modeling (ASTAM) program will produce an integrated, open source system that will increase the accessibility of web application security.
  • Nov-2016
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Secure Decisions, and her involvement with the Comic-BEE project
    Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for cybersecurity education research at Secure Decisions, was recently interviewed about her experience in the cybersecurity domain, specifically as a cyber practitioner who hired and managed people within the industry.The National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group Competitions Subgroup has released a whitepaper discussing the knowledge and training gap between the workforce that is needed and the one that is available. Twenty-eight industry leaders were interviewed for the whitepaper, including Laurin Buchanan...
  • Sep-2016
    Rep. Israel Announces more than $5 Million in National Science Foundation Funding for Long Island
    Recipients include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, SUNY Old Westbury, Applied Visions, Inc.Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY-03) announced that the National Science Foundation will award more than $5 million in grants to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, SUNY Old Westbury, and Applied Visions, Inc. The grants will allow for key research in several distinct fields: genome research in plants, improving STEM education, and cybersecurity education.
  • Aug-2016
    Cyber Security Sensemaking Slideshow
    Enhancing Cyber Operational Decisions. Making sense of Network Data.
  • Feb-2016
    Code Dx Named Finalist in Info Security Product Guide’s 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards
    UPDATE:  February 29, 2016 – Code Dx, Inc. was awarded the Silver Winner in the “Startup of the Year” category!Code Dx, Inc., a provider of an award-winning suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers, testers and security analysts find, prioritize and manage software vulnerabilities, today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Info Security Product Guide’s 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards in the “Startup of the Year” category.
  • Nov-2015
    Dr. Anita D’Amico and Code Dx CTO Ken Prole to attend Industry Days for DHS S&T Directorate’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) BAAs for ASTAM and STAMP
    Dr. Anita D’Amico and Code Dx CTO Ken Prole to attend Industry Days for DHS S&T Directorate’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) BAAs for ASTAM and STAMP in Washington, DC on December 8, 2015.
  • Nov-2015
    The state of developer-first: Movement aims to move the needle on application security
    For years application security has been delegated to specialized teams working at the end of the development chain, but a number of developments in recent times have begun pushing security into the laps of developers...
  • Nov-2015
    The Code Dx Team will be attending and exhibiting Code Dx at the AITP Long Island Chapter Tech Showcase 2015
    The Code Dx Team will be attending and exhibiting Code Dx at the AITP Long Island Chapter Tech Showcase 2015 at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY on November 17, 2015.
  • Sep-2015
    Team Code Dx will be exhibiting Code Dx during AppSecUSA 2015
    Team Code Dx will be exhibiting Code Dx during AppSecUSA 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA, September 22-25, 2015.
  • Jul-2015
    Long Island Chapter meeting of OWASP on September 2, 2015
    Code Dx will be sponsoring the next Long Island Chapter meeting of OWASP on September 2, 2015, at the LaunchPad, 315 Main Street, Huntington, NY.  Helen Gao will be presenting Secure Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC).
  • Jun-2015
    Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) – June 29th, 2015
    Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) is a biannual forum hosted by the National Security Agency (NSA). IAS events of the past have proven to be the preferred Information Assurance event of the year. Leaders and practitioners will deliver vital and relevant answers, direction, and best practice advice for carrying out the Information Assurance mission.
  • May-2015
    Dr. Anita D’Amico speaking at NYS Cyber Security Conference and Annual Symposium on Information Assurance
    Dr. Anita D’Amico, CEO of Code Dx, Inc. and Hassan Radwan, Director of Software Development will be speaking at the 18th  New York State Cyber Security Conference and 10th Annual  Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ’15) – June 2, 2015.
  • Apr-2015
    Secure Decisions’ Cyber Security Education Technology Part of National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
    Cyber security education technology developed by Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc., will be part of the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC). Participants in this year’s competition will be required to create visually creative training materials using the unique ”CyberWISE” technology developed by Secure Decisions, with assistance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • Feb-2015
    Code Dx Ranked 15 on Cybersecurity 500 List of Hot Companies for 2015
    Code Dx, a provider of a robust suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers and security analysts find, prioritize and visualize software vulnerabilities, today announced that it has been ranked 15th in the Cybersecurity 500 list of hot cybersecurity companies to watch for 2015.Cybersecurity Ventures, a research and market intelligence firm, ranked the companies that provide the best technology solutions for protecting large enterprises, small to mid-sized businesses and consumers. The rankings are based on the feedback from CISOs and end-user practitioners, problem(s) the company solves, online research, product demonstrations, notable implementations, among other criteria...
  • Jan-2015
    Code Dx Version 1.6 Empowers Developers to Identify Software Vulnerabilities Before Hackers Can Attack
    Integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse, Git, and Jenkins enables the identification of weaknesses throughout the software development lifecycle.Code Dx, a provider of a robust suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers and security analysts find, prioritize and visualize software vulnerabilities, today announced the release of version 1.6 of its innovative software assurance solution, Code Dx. The robust software tool now offers seamless integration with Visual Studio and Eclipse, as well as Git and Jenkins, enabling developers to more efficiently and effectively identify, report and fix weaknesses throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Dec-2014
    Secure Decisions Wins U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Education Technology Contract
    Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc., has received an award from the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) to develop technology for cyber security education. The goal is to develop CyberWISE (Web-based Interactive Stories for [Cyber] Education), a tool to simplify and accelerate the creation and delivery of interactive educational materials for safe computing awareness. Secure Decisions will partner with Stony Brook University under this DHS S&T contract.
  • Oct-2014
    Code Dx Pushes the Limits of Application Security Testing and SAST Tool Integration With Version 1.5
    Code Dx Version 1.5 Offers Small and Medium-Sized Businesses an Easy and Affordable Way to Test the Software They Build or Buy for Vulnerabilities.Code Dx, a provider of a robust suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers and security analysts find, prioritize and visualize software vulnerabilities, today announced the release of Code Dx Version 1.5 to meet the ever-growing threat of computer attacks initiated through exploitation of vulnerabilities in software.
  • Jul-2014
    Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions Partner to Enhance Software Security
    Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.The SWAMP, implemented by a group of four research institutions and housed in the Morgridge Institute for Research, is funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) S&T to advance software security practices by building a free facility with a diverse repository of assessment tools available for public and private industry use. It is powered by an advanced computing platform that supports continuous software assurance.
  • Jun-2014
    Secure Decisions releases Code Dx Version 1.2
    Code Dx™ v1.2 adds capabilities for discovering, analyzing and visualizing software vulnerabilities from open source and commercial static application security testing tools.The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions, Inc. has released a new version of its software assurance analytics tool, Code Dx Version 1.2.Code Dx, a software assurance analytics tool that consolidates and normalizes software vulnerabilities detected by multiple static application security testing (SAST) tools, was developed under a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Its visual analytics help engineering professionals – including Software Developers, Security Auditors, Compliance Officers and Quality Assurance engineers - triage and prioritize detected software vulnerabilities for effective remediation.
  • May-2014
    Secure Decisions Premieres Code Pulse™ v1.0 Code Coverage Analytics to Support Application Penetration Testing
    Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc., today announced the release of Code Pulse™ v1.0, an open source and free software assurance analytics tool that  provides insight into the real-time code coverage of black box software testing activities. Code Pulse listens in behind the scenes while users perform their manual or automated testing and identifies code coverage in real-time as the tests are being performed. It visually provides an understanding of coverage overlaps and boundaries of multiple different dynamic application security testing (DAST) and penetration testing tools.
  • Apr-2014
    Secure Decisions releases Code Dx Version 1.1
    Code Dx v1.1 Adds Capabilities for Discovering, Analyzing and Visualizing Vulnerabilities in .NET Source Code.The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has released a new version of its software assurance analytics tool, Code Dx Version 1.1.Code Dx, a software assurance analytics tool that consolidates and normalizes software vulnerabilities detected by multiple static application security testing (SAST) tools, was developed under a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Its visual analytics help many engineering professionals – including Software Developers, Security Auditors, Compliance Officers and Quality Assurance engineers - triage and prioritize detected software vulnerabilities for efficient remediation.
  • Mar-2014
    Secure Decisions Wins U.S. Department of Homeland Security Phase II Software Assurance Contract
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to continue development of a software assurance risk management framework for supporting static and dynamic code analysis to help secure software developed for government, industry and academia.Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber security, has received a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the security of software applications. Under this DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate contract, Secure Decisions will continue development of the Code Ray™ software assurance risk management framework, to correlate the results of static and dynamic software analysis tools towards the goal of improving software vulnerability detection.
  • Feb-2014
    Call for Papers: JCEDM Special Issue on Cybersecurity Decision Making
    The Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making welcomes submissions for a special issue on cybersecurity decision making. The security of computing systems and networks affects many aspects of life. Confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems impact people’s personal lives, work environments, critical infrastructure, government services, and military operations. Because information systems are interconnected, security decisions made on a personal workstation or workplace system can have direct or cascading effects elsewhere. This special issue of JCEDM will focus on the role of human decision making in cybersecurity: decision processes, approaches to measuring decision outcomes, and methods for improving the effectiveness of cybersecurity decisions.
  • Nov-2013
    Code Dx v1.0 Cybersecurity Application Provides Visual Analytics for Source Code Diagnosis and Remediation of Software Vulnerabilities
    Easier Detection and Faster Triage of Software Vulnerabilities for Developers, Security Auditors, and Compliance Officers.Secure Decisions, the cyber  security division of Applied Visions, Inc., today announced the release of Code Dx™ v1.0, a software assurance analytics tool that consolidates and normalizes software vulnerabilities detected by multiple code analysis tools. Its visual analytics help to triage and prioritize software vulnerabilities for efficient remediation. Kevin Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager of DHS S&T Directorate, which funded the initial development of Code Dx, said, “Code Dx provides a way to express weaknesses and vulnerabilities in software in a meaningful and consistent way.”
  • Jul-2013
    Secure Decisions and Morgridge Institute Team Up to Provide Enhanced Software Assurance Capability
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., and Morgridge Institute for Research have entered into a partnership to advance software assurance initiatives of mutual interest towards the goal of providing an operational environment for assessing the security of  software applications.
  • Jun-2013
    Secure Decisions Technology to Support the NIST Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE)
    Secure Decisions’ new software assurance technology Code Dx will be used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support the evaluation of static source code analysis tool performance during the fifth Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE V)