In Software Vendors We Trust? by Marvin Marin

In an often communicated refrain in the cybersecurity world, we tell users to keep their systems patched.  We tell them that patches, software updates, and fixes are commonly one of the easiest and fastest things that they can do to prevent their systems from being compromised, and a solid method of practicing good cyber hygiene.  Overall, that is great advice, but it assumes you can trust the patch, fix, update, or software that the vendor makes available will not do more harm than good! As discussed in a previous article, Have Developers Become Overly Dependent on Dependencies?, I wrote about how the likelihood of a malicious event increases if a code repository does not verify the integrity of code posted to it, and how a cyberthreat could emerge without user awareness.  In two recent cases, Avast! and the Python Package Index (PyPI), software applications were modified unbeknownst to the company, and were made available for distribution to their customers. For Avast!, this … [Read more...]

SkyePoint Decisions Joins Honor Flight to Welcome Veterans

On May 12th, SkyePoint Decisions teamed up with the charity Honor Flight Network at Dulles International Airport to greet and welcome a flight full of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans as they landed in DC.  Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices.  On this day, they had transported these heroes all the way from Portland, Oregon here to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their respective memorials. Here are two of our employees, Kristen and Jeri, along with a couple of the Honor Flight volunteers, waiting for the flight to arrive! The event proved to be an emotional moment for both us and for the veterans.  Many hugs were given, handshakes were exchanged, and tears were shed as we thanked our veterans for their service to our country.  We felt both privileged and honored to be there to greet them.  Many of the veterans were elderly and in wheelchairs and were taken … [Read more...]

SkyePoint 2016 Annual Winter Company Event

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at our annual holiday event at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!  We had a fantastic time celebrating this year's accomplishments with our team.  We were excited to give out our annual company awards to our outstanding employees and as well as lots of great prizes, just for attending.  We work hard all year and enjoy taking this time to thank our team for the work that they do.  We're already looking forward to next year!       … [Read more...]

SkyePoint 2016 Annual Summer Company Event

We had a fantastic time at our annual End of Summer Event at Six Flags America this year.  The weather was warm and wonderful! We enjoyed spending time with our team at a catered lunch in the pavilion area.     And we loved meeting all of our team members’ families.  Thank you to all who made it out to the event and we are already looking forward to our annual Winter Event!   … [Read more...]

SkyePoint Helps FMSC By Giving Back

Last weekend, our team assisted volunteers from all over Maryland, Virginia and DC to help pack over 5 million meals, setting a new Feed My Starving Children record. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding hungry children.  The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and FMSC ships the meals to those in need. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world! Learn more about how you can become involved. We were honored to help FMSC break records and make history!  The meals we helped pack will feed nearly 14,000 children every day for an entire YEAR.  The meals were shipped to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Guyana. SkyePoint Decisions makes it a priority to give back to the community and the world and we encourage all our employees to get involved!  Thank you to those who came out to support this worthy cause. … [Read more...]

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