WhiteSource | July 30, 2021
WhiteSource Cure, the first-ever security auto-remediation programme developed for bespoke code, was released today. This ground-breaking release enables enterprises to increase the speed with which safe software is delivered at scale.
Today's software developers and security professionals are struggling to resolve an ever-growing backlog of security vulnerabilities while adhering to ambitious delivery timetables. Indeed, according to WhiteSource customer feedback, the average developer effort for a single security repair is about half a day, which can lead to significant delays in product deliveries. WhiteSource Cure functions as a developer's personal security specialist, accelerating delivery while decreasing workload.
"While corporations demand developers to become security experts, we believe they don't have to," stated Vered Shaked, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Incubation at WhiteSource. "With the launch of WhiteSource Cure, we are bringing security and speed together in a way that was previously unthinkable."
Today's application security testing methods are too often focused on detecting vulnerabilities rather than resolving them, resulting in a never-ending stream of security alarms that overwhelm enterprises. Meanwhile, mechanisms for determining which security vulnerabilities to address first and then resolving them are manual and time-consuming. This also necessitates security understanding that even experienced developers at the forefront of the shift left revolution may lack, let alone novices. WhiteSource Cure automates the application security workload, providing developers with code they can rely on.
The WhiteSource Cure Community Edition is a free-for-ever development tool developed for the open source community that is currently limited to public projects only. WhiteSource will demonstrate the solution at the forthcoming Black Hat event, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from July 31 to August 5, booth number 1276.
WhiteSource assists enterprises in accelerating the development and deployment of secure software at scale. We deliver automated technologies that bridge the security knowledge gap by seamlessly integrating into the software development life cycle and going beyond detection with a remediation-first approach. WhiteSource is based on the industry's most comprehensive vulnerability database, which provides the most comprehensive coverage for threats and attack vectors. Our solution assists organisations such as Microsoft, IBM, Comcast, Philips, and others in reducing security risk and increasing the efficiency of their security and development teams.
BlackBerry | July 27, 2021
BlackBerry Limited today announced the availability of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, the company's premier software composition analysis tool.
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 introduces a SaaS version of the original Jarvis capabilities, providing developers and integrators with a more user-friendly, focused feature set centred on the three most important areas that those developing mission-critical applications must validate to ensure the quality of their multi-tiered software supply chain: Open-source Software (OSS), Common Vulnerabilities, and Exposurability.
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, designed to address the increasing complexity and growing cybersecurity threats among multi-tiered software supply chains in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries, enables OEMs to inspect the provenance of their code and every single software asset that comes into their overall supply chains to ensure their products are both secure and updated with the most reliant software.
With over 150,000 publicly reported vulnerabilities as of mid-July 2021, creating software for a contemporary automobile is significantly easier said than done. Hundreds of third-party software modules may be included in a complicated piece of software for a vehicle entertainment system. Failure to examine and update each piece of software leaves vulnerabilities accessible for hackers to exploit.
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 addresses the requirement to discover and remediate vulnerabilities by recognising them and then offering meaningful actionable insights in minutes - something that would otherwise need human scanning, which would require a huge number of experts and an inordinate amount of time.
"A number of cybersecurity legislative developments and standards, such as UNECE WP.29 and SBOM, are on the horizon, which will allow authorities to charge penalties or shut down operations totally for noncompliance." "As a result, the moment has come for OEMs to get control of their whole code base," stated Adam Boulton, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "Don't stand by and watch as a bad actor exploits a vulnerability that could have far-reaching implications." With the release of BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0, embedded software developers and integrators now have an easy-to-use and dependable software composition analysis tool to assist them in meeting their cybersecurity objectives with efficiency and confidence.
"Securing embedded devices at the firmware layer is becoming an essential aspect of device security management as software supply chains get more complicated and cyberattacks become more sophisticated. BlackBerry has transformed years of knowledge and experience in embedded device security into an excellent, feature-rich tool for software binary analysis with Jarvis 2.0."
- Hiten Shah, Senior Analyst, Frost & Sullivan's TechVision
BlackBerry is a global provider of sophisticated security software and services to businesses and governments. The company protects over 500 million endpoints, including 195 million cars. The company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, uses AI and machine learning to create new solutions in the fields of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy, and is a leader in endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's aim is simple: to ensure a connected future you can rely on.
Dynatrace | June 18, 2021
Dynatrace announced today the release of its new Davis® Security Advisor, an AI-powered enhancement to the Dynatrace Application Security Module that automatically surfaces, prioritizes, and details the software libraries and open-source packages that pose the greatest risk to an organization. This enables DevSecOps teams to make more informed, real-time decisions and fix the most important vulnerabilities first, allowing them to minimize the risk confronting their company with more confidence and efficiency while freeing up time to drive innovation.
According to Principal Analyst Sandy Carielli’s Forrester Research research, “Applications remain a top cause of external intrusions, and the ubiquity of open source, API, and containers further adds complexity to the security team.” This is supported by a recent Dynatrace study, which found that 89% of CISOs believe cloud-native architectures and container runtime environments have made detecting and managing software vulnerabilities more difficult.
The new Davis Security Advisor addresses these issues. It automatically monitors all software libraries used in preproduction and production and eliminates false positives. It is optimized for cloud-native settings and driven by the Dynatrace AI engine, Davis. Furthermore, Davis Security Advisor combines vulnerability data in real-time and prioritizes repair based on several risk factors, such as:
• Number of vulnerabilities caused by each software library.
• Vulnerability severity is based on the standard vulnerability scoring system (CVSS) rating of each vulnerability and whether the relevant code is used at runtime.
• Threat context, which reflects whether there is a known public exploit for each vulnerability.
• Asset exposure, which indicates whether the vulnerable code is communicating with the internet.
• Potential business impact determines whether the processes that include the vulnerable library are connected to sensitive data.
Davis Security Advisor will be available within the next 30 days.
Dynatrace provides software intelligence to simplify cloud complexity and accelerate digital transformation. With automatic and intelligent observability at scale, our all-in-one platform delivers precise answers about the performance and security of applications, the underlying infrastructure, and the experience of all users to enable organizations to innovate faster, collaborate more efficiently, and deliver more value with dramatically less effort. That’s why many of the world’s largest enterprises trust Dynatrace® to modernize and automate cloud operations, release better software faster, and deliver unrivaled digital experiences.