PwC Report Shows Cybercrime in the UK is Growing Rapidly

In the latest edition of their Global Economic Crime Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers have announced a finding of a 20% increase in cybercrime, making it the fastest growing category of economic crime. The UK seems to be the most severely affected, with 55% of organisations being affected by some type of cybercrime, higher than the US which […]

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Acunetix “Web Application Security” podcast featured on HelpNetSecurity

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2016, Ian Muscat, Product Communications Manager at Acunetix, talks about web application security at large and how Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is able to detect and report on a number of vulnerabilities in applications built on architectures such as WordPress, PHP, ASP.NET, Java Frameworks, Ruby on Rails and many others. […]

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In the headlines: Cyber bank heist, Federal bug bounty program, Facebook flaw and more

Billion dollar cyber bank job foiled by spelling mistake A huge cyber bank heist was uncovered this week when the perpetrator made some spelling errors. Having already successfully drained $101m from the central bank of Bangladesh by penetrating their systems and impersonating officials, they were detected when one of their transfer requests misspelled the word […]

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Alliance Technology Partners offering introductory and advanced Acunetix training courses

Alliance Technology Partners, Acunetix Partners since 2007, have announced they shall be offering Acunetix Training Courses, delivered via the web, by their highly experienced senior security engineer. The 3 hour courses on offer are at introductory and advanced level, as well as providing on-going consulting. Training topics will include: Overview of Acunetix and Web Vulnerability Scanning […]

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The costs of security bugs and why automated testing can help

A report accompanied with a rating taxonomy aimed to help researchers and customers to determine appropriate payouts for bugs found by researchers in bug bounty programs has recently been released by Bugcrowd. These tools, especially the Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy (VRT), which details a number of vulnerabilities, classified by severity, are not only useful in the […]

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What’s new in CVSS version 3

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an open standard for assessing the severity of security vulnerabilities, designed in such a way that makes it independent from any vendor or industry. In our previous blog post, we discussed CVSS v3 and how Acunetix provides support for it. In this post, we will be exploring CVSS […]

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Cybersecurity National Action Plan: Obama Outlines Plans to Spend $19 billion on Cybersecurity

On February 9th President Obama announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, including steps such as establishing a cybersecurity commission, introducing new safeguarding measures and supporting both companies and consumers in strengthening their own security. He’s also put the money where his mouth is and backed this up by reserving $19billion of spending to implement the […]

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