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The Connected Toy Conundrum Is Beginning to Boil

Originally posted on SecurityWeek.  The prediction business is a tricky thing. You can be right, but until you are proven right, you’re either early or wrong. Being early feels just like being wrong–up until the moment you are right. When toymaker VTech announced in November 2015 that nearly five million customer records had been leaked […]

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Embedded World and CodenomiCON Europe 2017 Will Kick Your IoT Security Into High Gear

Each year the Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded community an opportunity to gather information about new products and innovations, and to develop valuable contacts with others in the industry. An estimated 930 exhibitors will be presenting state-of-the-art embedded technologies at this year’s event. Embedded World Conference 2017 Join us in […]

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Internet of Things (IoT): Rethinking the Threat Model

On February 4, 2017, a Saturday night, a high-school student in the U.K. realized he wasn’t going to university to study computer science so he wrote a short program in C, and within a few hours had 150,000 internet-connected printers across the world spitting out ASCII art and messages. All this was harmless although the […]

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Synopsys Presents at IoT Emerge 2016

Synopsys had two presentations at this week’s IoT Emerge 2016 conference in Chicago, Illinois. “Setting the Standard for Cybersecurity Assurance Testing” was a joint presentation between Laura Elan, Global Service Leader – Medical Regulatory Advisory and eHealth at UL, and Mike Ahmadi, Global Director of Critical Systems Security for the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. The […]

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Study Suggests Smart Cities Lack Critical Cybersecurity Protections

A new survey of government IT officials faults smart cities with a lack of cybersecurity protection. A survey of 203 IT professionals working for state and local governments conducted by Tripwire finds ninety-eight percent of government IT professionals see smart cities as not having adequate protection from cyberattacks. In particular, 27 percent faulted public Wi-Fi, […]

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CodenomiCON USA 2016

The sixth annual CodenomiCON USA 2016 attracted hundreds of security professionals for an evening of panel discussions and networking at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. The Master of Ceremonies for the night was Mike Ahamdi, Director of Critical Systems Security at Synopsys. He introduced each of the panels covering supply chain security, medical […]

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CodenomiCON 2016 Brings Elite Hackers Together in Las Vegas

Once again Synopsys will host an elite group of cybersecurity professionals during Black Hat for an evening of thought leadership, networking, and entertainment. For the past half dozen years, CodenomiCONs have been held the evening before the start of the Black Hat briefings during the Black Hat conference. This year’s 8th annual CodenomiCON will be […]

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Synopsys at Connected Cars London

On Tuesday, Synopsys helped sponsor and exhibited at the Connected Cars 2016 event in London. Mike Ahmadi, Director of Critical Systems Security at Synopsys, also spoke to the 600-plus attendees on his role as chair of new task force within the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) focused on software testing. Harry Chapman, host of today’s […]

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NIST Focuses Special Publication 800-160 on Infrastructure Cyber Security

With an eye toward use in automobiles, the electric grid, and emergency response teams, the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) proposes how organizations can incorporate time-tested security design principles and concepts into these systems from concept to completion in a new publication. Originally available in 2014, Special Publication 800-160: Systems Security Engineering: Considerations […]

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Improving Applications with Secure Software Design

An often overlooked aspect of software development is secure software design. With rapidly changing technologies, tight release schedules, and sloppy architecting to begin with, finding a securely designed application is too rare of an occurrence. Additionally, the application security community has not done a great job at providing meaningful guidance around secure software design. Fortunately, […]

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