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January in review: funding news, DevSecOps insights study, and much more

January 31, 2020 | in Case Studies
| By Hayley Denbraver

From the blog

Snyk closes $150M to accelerate developer-first security

We are thrilled to announce that Snyk has closed $150 million in funding to accelerate our vision to bring a new approach to application security, enabling businesses to continuously build security into their application development process and culture. Read more here. And you guessed it, we’re hiring! Check out our open positions. Come join our amazing team!

NEW! DevSecOps insights study

We partnered with Puppet to dig deeper into the trends of DevSecOps adoption. Among our findings? 37% of companies still aren’t implementing security testing in CI. Read the full study here.

Hear it straight from the authors Snyk’s Alyssa Miller & Liran Tal and Puppet’s CTO, Nigel Kersten in this week’s webinar – sign up for the North America version on Jan 30th at 11 am ET here or the EMEA version on Jan 30th at 2pm GMT here now.

Why security should be scaled through DevSecOps & dev-first security

Digital transformation is not a buzzword – it’s a force. Our Founder and President, Guy Podjarny recently commented on why he thinks scaling security needs to happen through DevSecOps & dev-first security. Read his blog post here.

Security in the news

Containers in the cloud: false assumptions and security challenges

Putting applications into containers does not make them secure. But smart security controls do. This article from Security Intelligence uncovers how  and what you should focus on in 2020. Read more

Reverse shell through a Node.js math parser

Alexander Anderson, part of the TrueSec Security Team performed a penetration test of a typical single-page application, exposing a static React web app and a REST API written in Node.js. This article details how he discovered and exploited a critical vulnerability that allowed unauthenticated arbitrary remote code execution. Read more

Snyk news

Improved Linux vulnerability severity definitions

We know having too many vulnerabilities can be overwhelming; we strive to help you focus where it matters most. Snyk now brings distro-specific severities for our Linux vulnerabilities. Read more in our updates.

New CLI tool feature

We’re excited to announce that we’ve released a new CLI tool feature: you can now scan your entire directory and test all of your manifest files. Use the new –all projects parameter in our CLI. We’ve also added additional flexibility around this feature. Read about it in our full CLI reference.

Check out our YouTube channel

Have you ever visited us on our YouTube channel? Now’s the time! Stop over and check out our new video: Stop over to learn how to find vulnerabilities using your CLI.

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Meet the Snyk team on the road:

OpenShift Commons Gathering London | 29 January | London

BSides SF | 22-24 February | San Francisco, CA

RSA Conference | 24-28 February | San Francisco, CA | Moscone South, Booth # 2162 – Don’t miss Snyk’s Alyssa Miller’s talk Losing our Reality: How Deepfakes Threaten Global Markets

BSides Tampa | 29 February | Tampa, FL

Jfokus | 3-5 February | Stockholm

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