Independent Research Firm Names Synopsys a Leader in Static Application Security Testing

LONDON, United Kingdom., Dec. 13, 2017 / — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:  SNPS) today announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017. The report provides an in-depth analysis evaluating the 10 most significant vendors in static application security testing (SAST). The Synopsys Static Analysis (Coverity®) solution received the highest scores in the current offering and strategy categories. Within the current offering category, Synopsys also received the highest scores in the criteria of rule management and software development life cycle (SDLC) integration.

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1998 cyber attack is back, and affecting popular sites including Facebook and PayPal

According to recent news reports, a 19-year old vulnerability that enabled attackers to decrypt encrypted data and sign communications sites’ secret encryption keys has returned. The vulnerability was disclosed back in 1998 in the TLS predecessor known as secure sockets layer. A recent study found that 27 of the 100 most-visited websites—including Facebook and PayPal—are vulnerable to what is essentially the same attack. About 2.8 percent of the top 1 million sites also tested positive. According to the researchers, it was hiding in plain sight.

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Move Over Netflix: Threat Analytic Services On-Demand Has Arrived

Christopher Steffen, CISSP, CISA, Technical Director

“We are a world at war – and most people don’t even know it. It is not a traditional war with bombers, battleships and bazookas. Rather, it is being fought everyday by cyber soldiers, protecting governments and organizations from state-sponsored hackers and organized crime. Unfortunately, most private enterprises and organizations do not have the resources to effectively combat coordinated cyberattacks – it isn’t their core business and information security resources are expensive and hard to come by.  But the picture isn’t as bleak as it sounds.

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