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Bankrupt by Wrong Cybersecurity!

How some firms (especially SMBs) can go broke

How often do we hear a company went bankrupt because of a hack? You’ve probably never heard about such a thing. What we usually see in newspapers is millions of dollars in losses, big corporations...



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Embedding code into vectors

Vector representations of code

As we have stated over and over in the past, the most critical step in our ongoing project of building a machine learning (ML) based code classifier will be that of representing the code as...



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The Vectors of Language

Distributed representations of natural language

Recall that in previous iterations we described the required steps for our code classifier to work, which can be roughly summarized as: Fetching data. Representing code as vectors. Training the...



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How to Pass the OSCP

The meaning of Try Harder

Before taking the exam I already had years of work work experience as a penetration tester at Fluid Attacks. So, I already had the knew how to perform a penetration test and how to build a...



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Debug like a Boss

Should CEOs discuss software defects?

You wake up, and probably check your smartphone immediately. Chances are you already have smart devices at home; like light bulbs, you turn on and off from the same smartphone. You often check...



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Battle Tendency

Most relevant IT investments in 2019

In our last article, we talked about cybersecurity risks that may be present in the most popular IT technology currently in use. Although we mentioned some of these in the second part of our...



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Intercepting Android

Intercept applications in newer Android phones

Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and used by mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Due to its popularity, it is the major target for hackers. One of their common...



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Triage for Hackers

Prioritize code auditing via ML

Based upon our last experiment, in this article, I will provide a global vision of how our ML for vulnerability discovery approach should work. First, what problem would this solve? I am repeating...



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Do we need a Purple Team?

Understanding Purple Teams

A good way to think of Purple Teams is that they are a mixture of Red or sword, and Blue or shield teams in pentesting processes. They are professional hackers that simulate attacks and protect an...



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Vulnerability classifiers

A pipeline to classify vulnerable code

After our encounter with the Python machine learning ecosystem, we are now ready for a first attempt at creating a vulnerability classifier from samples of labeled code. Our objective is to...



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Security in trends

Cybersecurity risks in technology trends

In today’s world technology evolves rapidly. New tools, approaches, and trends seem to come out on almost a daily basis. It’s our duty to keep pace with these changes, adapt to new technologies...



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Digression to Regression

Simple linear regression in scikit

After our risk quantification series, it should come as no surprise that we like numbers and measuring. However, when confronted with the question, "Why do you need to translate code into...




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