IT Professionals undertaking security training as cyber attacks keep making headlines

According to new reports of Pearson VUE, 48% of US IT professionals are taking security training. Compared to the past year, 60 % more IT professionals are taking security exams as enterprises are investing in training for cyber security a lot more than in the past. For more than half of these IT professionals, employers Read more about IT Professionals undertaking security training as cyber attacks keep making headlines[…]

Difficulty in Finding Security Flaws – Reason Behind Google’s Increasing Bounty

It is an increasingly common occurence to hear news about Google awarding huge sums to developers, hackers or testers for findng bugs. Ever wondered why? Well, the reason is simple. Google has increased its rewards for remote code execution bugs for Google, YouTube and Blogger domains. The increase of amount is from $20,000 to $31,000, Read more about Difficulty in Finding Security Flaws – Reason Behind Google’s Increasing Bounty[…]

NBE to hire National Testing Agency to secure examination database from hacking threat

National board of examinations has hired a single testing agency 'National Testing Agency' to secure the data bases for entrance examinations like JEE, GATE, NET. This move was put forward because of the recent threats faced from hackers and chances of cheating from candidates. The Board conducts computer based examinations some of which have to Read more about NBE to hire National Testing Agency to secure examination database from hacking threat[…]

National Payments Corporation of India Launched Bhim App Without Proper Testing

In between the furious run of officials to create buzz around cashless economy, it seems they had forgotten to ensure the safety of the payment application launched lately. Bhim app, a government of India initiative, was launched by the prime minister of India Mr.Narendra Modi after demonetization, with the aim of making online money transactions Read more about National Payments Corporation of India Launched Bhim App Without Proper Testing[…]

80% of IoT Apps are Exposed to Serious Security Threats: Survey

In a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute named "2017 Study on Mobile and IoT Application Security" it has been found that 80% of IoT applications are not tested for vulnerabilities. The aim of the survey was to know how companies are prepared to face vulnerabilities caused by less security and they have found, 84% Read more about 80% of IoT Apps are Exposed to Serious Security Threats: Survey[…]

Hackers Rewarded $3Million in 2016 by Google

Google's Vulnerability Rewards Program had awarded a whopping $3 million for finding bugs in Google products and Android Chrome. Almost 350 bug hunters got paid under this program. Hackers from 50 countries found more than 1,000 vulnerabilities in Google products. In 2015, only 2 million dollars werespent for bug hunters in this program. 9 million Read more about Hackers Rewarded $3Million in 2016 by Google[…]

Google Announces ‘Fuzz’ing Security for Open Source Software

Google has taken a liking to "fuzzing" so much that they have been working on a fuzzing service with the Core Infrastructure Initiative community for the past few years. They have now announced the beta version of the program, named OSS-Fuzz' to provide security to open source software (OSS). Open source software is the backbone Read more about Google Announces ‘Fuzz’ing Security for Open Source Software[…]

Why Security Testing is Emerging as a Trend Before The New Year?

Now that New Year is just a month away, security testing services have started emerging as a popular trend. Several research reports can be found that claim how security testing services are going to be the buzzword in the coming year. It is not surprising to find out so many research reports flooding the market Read more about Why Security Testing is Emerging as a Trend Before The New Year?[…]

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