Evaluating risk is paramount in any software transaction. In the realm of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), a thorough risk assessment is essential to identify a target company’s potential pitfalls, financial liabilities, and legal obligations. The analysis of such risks is pivotal for informed decision-making, ensuring that acquirers are aware of the risks they may inherit.
The Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) has discovered CVE-2023-51448, a blind SQL injection (SQLi) vulnerability in Cacti. Cacti is a performance and fault management framework written in PHP. It uses a variety of data collection methods to populate an RRDTool-based time series database (TSDB) with performance data, and offers a web user interface to view this performance data in graphs. Cacti is easily extensible for custom needs via its plugin system.
By introducing a culture of security into DevOps environments, DevSecOps is designed to address security risks early and consistently. According to the SANS 2023 DevSecOps survey, DevSecOps is a business-critical practice and risk management concern in all organizations focused on software development.
Navigating the complexities of modern application security presents a formidable challenge for organizations. The multitude of security tools and the effort to implement and maintain them often creates a tangled web of processes, which can result in inconsistent implementations, resource inefficiencies, and a fractured view of risk. Enterprise organizations can have hundreds of developers spread across multiple business units.