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 […]

Read More →

Acunetix announced ‘Cutting Edge Web Application Security’ winner in the 4th Annual 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards

Web application security solution recognized during RSA Conference 2016 LONDON, 15 March 2016 – Acunetix, a global leader in web application security testing, announced that Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA Conference 2016, has named Acunetix as the winner of the ‘Cutting Edge Web Application […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

RSA Conference 2016 highlights

The Acunetix team has returned from a successful trip to San Francisco where they exhibited at RSA Conference 2016. This week-long conference was attended by over 30,000 security professionals. Chris Martin, General Manager; Nicholas Sciberras, Product Manager; Ian Muscat, Product Communications Manager and Tamara Naudi, Marketing Coordinator where present to answer enquiries from enterprise customers, […]

Read More →

Acunetix voted WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Award winner

LONDON, February 29, 2016 – Leading Windows Security resource site, WindowSecurity.com, announced today that Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner was selected the winner in the Web Application Security category of the WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards. “Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

Acunetix briefing at RSA Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Product Communications Manager, Ian Muscat, will be presenting a briefing, at RSA Conference, entitled “Detecting Stealthy Web Application Vulnerabilities Automatically”. The briefing will be held on Thursday 3rd March at 1130 in the South Expo. See invite below for more information. Security bites Ian Muscat will also be […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →