Mackenzie Jackson

Mackenzie Jackson

Mackenzie is the developer advocate at GitGuardian, he is passionate about technology and building a community of engaged developers to shape future tools and systems.

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The State of Security in Australia: HackSydney and BSides give insight into security post-Medibank and Optus

The State of Security in Australia: HackSydney and BSides give insight into security post-Medibank and Optus

Cybersecurity in Australia has moved well and truly into the focus of the mainstream media and the everyday public. This year we saw two catastrophic security breaches with Optus, an Australian telecom provider, and Medibank, one of the largest health insurance providers in Australia.

Crappy code, crappy Copilot. GitHub Copilot is writing vulnerable code and it could be your fault

Crappy code, crappy Copilot. GitHub Copilot is writing vulnerable code and it could be your fault

The promise of AI code assistance like Copilot was an exciting promise when released. But they might not be the answer to all your problems. A research study has now found that while Copilot frequently introduces vulnerabilities, it may in fact be influenced by the input. Poor code, poor outcome.

Samsung and Nvidia are the latest companies to involuntarily go open-source leaking company secrets

Samsung and Nvidia are the latest companies to involuntarily go open-source leaking company secrets

Nearly 200GB of source code from Samsung and the source code from Nvidia's latest DLSS technology has been published online by The Lapsus$ hacking group. Internal source code being leaked online by adversaries is happening with alarming regularity in recent years. Only a few

Mackenzie Jackson, GitGuardian: “code security needs to be a layered approach”

Mackenzie Jackson, GitGuardian: “code security needs to be a layered approach”

Security should be something that companies implement into the software development lifecycle as early as possible. It should be a consideration at every step of development, from design and through to deployment and every incremental change made thereafter.

Codecov supply chain breach - explained step by step

Codecov supply chain breach - explained step by step

Codecov recently had a significant breach as attackers were able to put a backdoor into Codecov to get access to customers' sensitive data. This article reviews exactly what happened, how attackers gained access, how they used sensitive information and of course, what to do if you were affected.

The journey to becoming a backend engineer at GitGuardian

The journey to becoming a backend engineer at GitGuardian

Samuel is a backend engineer working on expanding PII detection within GitGuardian's secrets team. Samuel studied software engineering at EISTI in Paris specializing in cybersecurity and shared with us the journey he took to work at GitGuardian.

Shift Left - Moving security to the development phase - the case of secrets detection in code repositories

Shift Left - Moving security to the development phase - the case of secrets detection in code repositories

With the expansion of the DevOps and DevSecOps models, the concept of “shift left” in the context of the development lifecycle has become quite popular. This article looks at practical ways organizations implement a Shift Left approach to development.

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