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26 Apr 19
TextileFuture

Egyptian Producers cut Production on Higher Stocks and Lower Prices Report Highlights In MY 2019/20, cotton area harvested is forecast to drop by almost 31 % to 97000 ha, from 141000 ha in MY 2018/19. Post expects production to decrease to 337000 bales, down from 489000 bales last season; a 31 % decrease. The Office […]

26 Apr 19
The Unseasoned Wag by Mrs Dani Crater 88

If you’ve ever seen my Crater looking a tad sleepy before a wrestling show, it’s entirely my fault for keeping him up all night…
With my snoring that we never realised was a life-threatening side effect of being a fat lass.

26 Apr 19
Metro
Matt Hancock said it was a responsibility for everyone to get vaccinated Health Secretary Matt Hancock has hit out at ‘fake news’ about the safety of vaccinations as he refused to rule out keeping children out of school without the jabs. The number of people receiving vaccinations dropped for the fourth year despite the number of cases trebling in 2018. Mr Hancock blamed inaccurate social media posts and said he ‘wouldn’t rule anything out’ when questioned on the matter on talkRadio. Experts have said that it would be an extreme solution to the problem and could fuel the anti-vaxx movement. Mr Hancock said: ‘I’m very very worried about this. It’s a responsibility on everybody to get vaccinated. It’s good for you and your family, but it’s also good for your neighbour.’ If the England and Wales were to ban children from schools it could echo French policies where pupils aren’t allowed into state schools or nurseries unless they have all their vaccinations. A similar policy exists in the US for children without MMR jabs. Inaccurate information on social media has been blamed for a rise in the number of people opting out of getting their children vaccinated (Picture: Getty) Last week, a Brooklyn judge upheld an emergency order which said people living in certain parts of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, must get vaccinated amid a measles outbreak there. Mr Hancock was speaking on Julia Hartley-Brewer’s breakfast show after new figures from Unicef showed that over half a million children in the UK were unvaccinated against measles between 2010 and 2017. He said he was very worried about the issue, adding: ‘It’s a responsibility on everybody to get vaccinated.’ Mr Hancock was asked by Ms Hartley-Brewer if he’d consider meeting the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, to discuss ‘following in the footsteps’ of France and the US. He replied: ‘I wouldn’t rule out anything but I don’t think we’re there yet. ‘In America they tried to do this and the courts stopped them so it can be complicated, but really it’s people’s responsibility as a parent to do the right thing – the right thing for their own children as well as, of course, the right of the community that everybody lives in.’ Mr Hancock said he would not rule anything out (Picture: PA) Earlier, Mr Hancock said the rise in people not vaccinating had to be tackled, and that he was ‘particularly worried’ about the spread of anti-vaccination messages online. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he was meeting social media companies on Monday to ‘require that they do more to take down lies that are promoted on social media about the impact of vaccinations’. Asked whether children who have not been vaccinated for measles should be excluded from schools, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman said: ‘I haven’t seen anyone suggesting that.’ Unicef’s analysis shows that increasing numbers of youngsters around the world are being left unprotected against measles, which can cause disability and death. Its report showed that an estimated 169 million children around the world missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 – an average of 21.1 million a year. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: ‘Getting yourself and your children vaccinated against killer diseases is essential to staying healthy, and vaccine rejection is a serious and growing public health timebomb. ‘With measles cases almost quadrupling in England in just one year, it is grossly irresponsible for anybody to spread scare stories about vaccines, and social media firms should have a zero-tolerance approach towards this dangerous content.’ A list of 10 high-income countries, published by Unicef, shows the US has the highest number of children missing out on their first dose of the vaccine. Between 2010 and 2017, some 2,593,000 youngsters in the US did not have their first dose of the vaccine. The second most affected country was France, with 608,000 unvaccinated children over the same time period, followed by the UK, with 527,000. Other countries including Argentina, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany and Australia also made the top 10. Children need two doses of the vaccine for protection, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommending 95 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity, which offers protection against the disease spreading in the community. In the UK in 2017, there were 259 measles cases in England, rising to 966 in 2018. In 2016 and 2017, uptake of the first dose of the MMR vaccine in five-year-olds in the UK exceeded 95 per cent for the first time. However, two doses of MMR vaccine are required to ensure full protection from measles. Uptake of the second dose of MMR in five-year-old children is 88 per cent – well below the 95 per cent WHO target. Figures from October to December 2018 show nine out of 10 children received their first dose by age two, rising to 95 per cent at age five. By age five, 87 per cent had had their second dose, the quarterly figures showed. Mary Ramsay, Public Health England’s head of immunisations, said: ‘The UK achieved WHO measles elimination status in 2017, so the overall risk of measles to the UK population is low. ‘However due to ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe, we will continue to see cases, particularly in unimmunised individuals. ‘This could lead to some spread in communities with low MMR coverage and in age groups with very close mixing. ‘Measles can be extremely serious, so make sure you and your family are protected.’ Globally, 85 per cent of children received their first dose in 2017 and 67 per cent got the second dose. Unicef said the rates reflected ‘lack of access, poor health systems, complacency, and in some cases fear or scepticism about vaccines’.
26 Apr 19
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26 Apr 19

The Seattle Sounders overcame a  two zero second-half deficit and walked away from Wednesday nights midweek game with a 2-2 draw and splitting the points with the  San Jose Earthquakes thanks to goals from Kelvin Leerdam and Harry Ship.  The Sounders every bit the woes me team that was humiliated 4-1 by LAFC  Sunday afternoon […]

26 Apr 19
Market Tamer

Image source: The Motley Fool. The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (NYSE: NTB)Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good morning and welcome to the Butterfield’s First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. (Operator […]

26 Apr 19
Financhill

Image source: The Motley Fool. The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (NYSE: NTB)Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good morning and welcome to the Butterfield’s First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. (Operator […]

25 Apr 19
Bobby Kielty Underwater

Here is the link to the results I have so far. That page features information on hitters (broken down by hitter and pitcher handedness, and further broken down by batted ball type) and pitchers (broken down by each pitcher’s individual pitches). Also featured are heatmaps which plot the location tendencies for each pitch, as well […]

25 Apr 19
BucketsFantasyLeague

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25 Apr 19
Security Boulevard

Once your application security program is up and running, there are several metrics you can use to gauge your progress and optimize your program. For instance, companies typically measure their scan activity, flaw density, and policy compliance. However, very few include metrics for fix rate, despite the fact that it is an important indicator of a program’s success. Fix rate indicates how long it takes for a team to fix the vulnerabilities their scans find. Fix rate is calculated as follows:

Fix Rate = Fixed Flaws divided by (Fixed + Open Flaws)

Looking at fix rate over time measures the average velocity at which organizations are fixing flaws.

All the metrics mentioned above are important, but fix rate is especially critical. Ultimately, the most important function of an application security program effectively fixing flaws once they are discovered. In the end, you can’t scan your way to secure code.

What are the average fix rates?

For our most recent State of Software Security (SoSS) report, we analyzed the data compiled from the 700,000 scans we performed over a 12-month period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, and this reveals a pretty clear picture of the current state of fix rates.

When we look at the curve for the average fix velocity from the first day of discovery, we see that it takes organizations a troubling amount of time to address most of their flaws. One week after first discovery, organizations close out only about 15 percent of vulnerabilities. In the first month, that closure reaches just under 30 percent. By the three-month mark, organizations haven’t even made it halfway, closing only a little more than 45 percent of all flaws.

When we looked at fix rate by flaw type, we found that organizations are making a big push to fix their highest severity vulnerabilities first. Organizations managed to reach closure on 75 percent of these high-severity flaws more than 100 days sooner than the norm.

But the numbers aren’t so positive for other vulnerability rankings, such as exploitability or business criticality.

Why are fix rates important?

Speed matters when it comes to application security. The time it takes for attackers to come up with exploits for newly discovered vulnerabilities is measured in hours or days. Letting known vulnerabilities linger unfixed dramatically increases your risk. For instance, it was merely days between disclosure and exploitation of the vulnerability in the Apache Struts framework that led to the Equifax breach.

In addition, it’s important to address the most high-risk vulnerabilities the fastest. Our SoSS stats surrounding fix rate by flaw type (mentioned above) are important here. The fact that most organizations are solely focused on fixing high-severity flaws, but have troubling fix rates for flaws that are highly exploitable or business critical is problematic. Oftentimes, a low-severity flaw could be just as risky, if not more so, than a higher-severity flaw. For example, a low-severity information leakage flaw could provide just the right amount of system knowledge an attacker needs to leverage a vulnerability that might otherwise be difficult to exploit.

How can we improve our fix rate?

Here are some ways to give your fix rate a boost:

Prioritize more

Reconsider your application security policy to ensure you are taking steps to reduce your most high-risk vulnerabilities the fastest. The sheer volume of open flaws within enterprise applications is too staggering to tackle at once — which means that organizations need to find effective ways to prioritize which flaws they fix first.

For instance, not all apps are created equal, so create different requirements for different apps. An application that has IP, is public facing, and has third-party components may require all medium to very critical flaws to be fixed. A one-page temporary marketing site may only require high/very high flaws to be fixed.

In addition, consider a flaw’s exploitability, not just its severity. As noted above, some low-severity flaws could be highly exploitable, while some high-severity flaws would never be exploitable.

Scan more

This year’s State of Software Security report also revealed that those organizations that scan most frequently have the highest fix rates. Our data shows that there is a very strong correlation between how many times a year an organization scans and how quickly they address their vulnerabilities.

When apps are tested fewer than three times a year, flaws persist more than 3.5x longer than when organizations can bump that up to seven to 12 scans annually. Each step up in scan rate results in shorter and shorter flaw persistence intervals. Once organizations are scanning more than 300 times per year, they’re able to shorten flaw persistence 11.5x across the intervals compared to applications that are only scanned one to three times per year.

Prevent more

The less flaws you have to tackle, the faster you can tackle them. If developers have the secure coding skills needed to avoid introducing flaws in the first place, they will put a big dent in the work needed to fix flaws later in the cycle. But most developers have had zero training on secure coding – either in school or on the job. Our research has shown that when developers do get training or coaching on secure coding, the organization’s fix rate gets a big boost. When our customers offer eLearning on secure coding for their development team, they improve their fix rate by 19 percent. When they take advantage of remediation coaching, they improve it by a whopping 88 percent.

Learn more

There’s more to AppSec than scanning. Get details in our new eBook, Application Security: Beyond Scanning.

25 Apr 19
Rhode Island AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO: Powerful Victory A tentative agreement between the 31,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) in New England and management at Stop & Shop supermarkets has been reached, effectively ending the historic strike that captured the country’s attention. The proposed deal will preserve health care and retirement benefits, provide wage increases and […]

25 Apr 19
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‘Public health time bomb’: Half a million UK kids not immunised against measles. Public Health England warns that reduced uptake of the MMR jab in some communities could aid the spread of the disease. Not being vaccinated can expose children to serious risk Inaccurate and misleading anti-vaccination messages on social media are leading to more […]

25 Apr 19
Variety

A scenario in which Valve would commit to an 88% share for game developers “without major strings attached” would result in the Epic Games Store halting its pursuit of exclusive offerings, according to a series of tweets from Epic Games’ CEO and founder Tim Sweeney. “If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for […]

25 Apr 19
IPO EMPIRE

I was turned on to Beyond Meat (BYND) – both the stock and the actual product – by a relative recently. Truthfully, neither BYND nor the Beyond Burger fit my usual profile. I’m a happy and common red-meat eater, and my investing tastes lean more strongly toward value plays than growth stocks – and particularly […]

25 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

In the UK, more than half a million children are exposed to the measles virus, a life-threatening disease, as they have not received the recommended vaccines over the past eight years , according to new figures. An analysis of the children's charity, UNICEF warns that an increasing number of infants worldwide do not have access […]