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Critical cyber security risks in the automotive industry

Critical cyber security risks in the automotive industry
Application security provider, Synopsys, and SAE International, have released the report, ‘Securing the Modern Vehicle: A Study of Automotive Industry Cyber security Practices’. Based on a survey of global automotive manufacturers and suppliers conducted by Ponemon Institute, the report highlights critical cyber security challenges and deficiencies affecting many organisations in the automotive industry. 
7th February 2019

Extending capabilities of enterprise application security testing

Extending capabilities of enterprise application security testing
The availability of a new version of Synopsys’ Coverity static application security testing (SAST) solution, which enables organisations to build secure applications faster, has been announced. The latest release of Coverity addresses three increasingly important needs for enterprise application security teams: scalability, broad language and framework support, and comprehensive vulnerability analysis. 
16th January 2019

Comment: Facebook's departing security chief calls for privacy reforms

Comment: Facebook's departing security chief calls for privacy reforms
Facebook's departing head of security, Alex Stamos, wrote a memo amidst the Cambridge Analytica scandal, calling for Facebook to collect less user data, and re-evaluate the site’s approach to privacy. This memo was published yesterday by BuzzFeed News, here.
26th July 2018


Healthcare data now more valuable than financial information

Healthcare data now more valuable than financial information
The healthcare data breach outlines a new reality. In today’s world, we are beginning to see a new and scary fact, healthcare data has grown its value so much that hackers are now willing to go the extra mile to obtain it.  Author: Olli Jarva, Managing Consultant at Synopsys' Software Integrity Group
23rd July 2018

New algorithms added to DesignWare security protocol

New algorithms added to DesignWare security protocol
Synopsys has announced that it has added the ChaCha20 and Poly1305 (RFC7539) algorithms to its DesignWare Multipurpose Security Protocol Accelerator IP, enabling designers to efficiently implement the latest encryption and authentication functionality to protect their IoT SoCs. The Security Protocol Accelerator IP increases security protocol performance by supporting efficient data sequencing as well as parallel processing of cryptographic operations such as authentication and encryption/decryption.
15th March 2018

Security flaw forces Microsoft to rebuild Skype

Security flaw forces Microsoft to rebuild Skype
  Microsoft has confirmed that Skype has fallen victim of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers. However, the company won’t immediately fix the issue because doing so would require a complete code overhaul. 
15th February 2018

Russia could 'kill thousands' with cyber attack

Russia could 'kill thousands' with cyber attack
  The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has warned Russia could cause 'thousands and thousands and thousands' of deaths in an attack on Britain’s energy supply. Williamson said Moscow had been looking at UK critical infrastructure such as power stations and links transferring electricity across borders. 
30th January 2018

Report explores the roles of information security leaders

Report explores the roles of information security leaders
  The inaugural CISO Report has been published by Synopsys, the result of a two-year data-driven study exploring the roles of information security leaders and the organisational dynamics that affect them. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Report identifies four approaches to the CISO role called 'tribes', each with distinct characteristics.
22nd January 2018

Black Duck acquisition to strengthen Synopsys

Black Duck acquisition to strengthen Synopsys
Synopsys and Black Duck Software have signed a definitive agreement for Synopsys to acquire privately held Black Duck, provider of automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. The addition of Black Duck's Software Composition Analysis solution will enhance Synopsys' efforts in the software security market by broadening its product offering and expanding its customer reach.
7th November 2017

Link Layer and PHY IP achieve Bluetooth 5 qualification

Synopsys has announced that the silicon-proven DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy Link Layer IP and PHY IP in industry-standard 40-nm and 55-nm processes have achieved Bluetooth 5 qualification and have been declared compliant by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Achieving qualification ensures the robustness of the IP and that it functions as expected within a SoC.
4th September 2017

What’s the biggest challenge for security professionals?

What’s the biggest challenge for security professionals?
The results of a survey of 270 IT security professionals has found that almost half (48%) viewed customer-facing web applications as the area presenting the most security risk to businesses. This is in contrast to 23% who identified mobile applications and 18% who suggested desktop applications presented the biggest risk. To view the full survey results from Synopsys visit: www.synopsys.com/blogs/software-security/cyber-security-threat-survey.
24th August 2017

Fuzzing report highlights vulnerabilities of IoT software

Fuzzing report highlights vulnerabilities of IoT software
Software company Synopsys has released its fuzzing report, which provides deep analysis on potential zero-day exploits in the open source protocols and common file formats used across six key industries, including automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, industrial control systems, and IoT. The results stem from more than 4.8 billion fuzz tests conducted by Synopsys’ customers in 2016 using the Defensics Fuzz Testing solution.
15th August 2017

Devil's Ivy vulnerability poisoning millions of IoT devices

Devil's Ivy vulnerability poisoning millions of IoT devices
Recent news reports have revealed that millions of products ranging from airport surveillance cameras, sensors, networking equipment and IoT devices are vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to remotely gain control over devices or crash them. The vulnerability, named Devil’s Ivy, was identified by researchers who singled out high-end security cameras manufactured by Axis Communications. The researchers at Senrio said that 249 models of 251 Axis cameras are vulnerable to Devil's Ivy.
27th July 2017

Efficient IoT designs based on ARM processors

Synopsys announced broad tool support for designers creating IoT products using the new ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 processors, the first based on the new ARMv8-M architecture that ARM also announced today. Synopsys' design solutions―spanning digital and custom mixed-signal SoC design, hardware/software integration and validation, prototyping, software bring-up, functional safety verification and software integrity―accelerate product design and help ensure functional safety of IoT products based on these new ARM processors.
27th October 2016

Processor solutions for IoT security and automotive safety

Hosting a free one-day conference at the Santa Clara Marriott, CA, Synopsys will be focussing on the latest technologies and trends in processor IP, software development and programming tools optimised for use in embedded devices.
7th September 2016

DesignWare security IP delivers functionality to protect against IoT

It has been announced that eWBM achieved first-pass silicon success for its MS1000 microcontroller with embedded security using Synopsys' DesignWare tRoot Secure Hardware Root of Trust, True Random Number Generator (TRNG), and Security Protocol Accelerator IP. The IP enables the implementation of a wide range of hardware-enforced security functions that help protect IoT devices against evolving threats and secure sensitive data such as encryption keys and identity credentials. 
18th August 2016

USB 2.0 type-c IP cuts power and area for IoT edge applications

It has been announced by Synopsys that it has reduced the power and area of its DesignWare USB 2.0 Type-C Controller and PHY IP for cost-sensitive and energy-efficient IoT edge applications targeting 40 and 55nm ultra-low power processes. The IP cuts silicon area by up to 50% compared to competitive offerings, saving on average $0.03 per die. 
15th July 2016

Speeding-up complex SoC and IoT designs

To address the challenges of timing and power closure for FinFET designs, Synopsys has released the 2015.12 release of the PrimeTime static timing analysis tool. New PrimeTime technology improves turnaround time and power reduction while providing smarter utilisation of compute resources. This software release helps chip designers to meet demanding sign-off schedules at advanced process nodes.
1st April 2016

Bluetooth Smart IP solution suits IoT SoCs

Bluetooth Smart IP solution suits IoT SoCs
Synopsys has announced that it has collaborated with Mindtree to deliver a complete Bluetooth Smart IP solution consisting of Synopsys' DesignWare Bluetooth Smart PHY IP on TSMC's 55 and 180nm processes and Mindtree's BlueLitE link layer and software stack IP.
25th February 2016

Implementation of security for IoT edge devices accelerated

Synopsys and Intrinsic-ID have announced the integration of Intrinsic-ID's PUF technology with Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EM Processors with SecureShield technology to enable efficient implementation of security functions such as authentication and device cloning prevention for low-power IoT edge devices.
23rd February 2016


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