New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

DBmaestro’s DevSecOps feature, JetBrains’ Kotlin 1.1, and Tableau 10.2—SD Times news digest: March 1, 2017

DBmaestro is adding a DevSecOps comment to its DevOps solution. DevSecOps is a new philosophy that integrates security into the life cycle. According to the company, this maximizes risk management, threat prevention, flexibility, speed, and time to market. The Policy Control Manager is designed to eliminate risks, and reduce downtime and loss of data. “DBmaestro … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

The VSTest platform, Qt 5.8, and using heartbeats for encryption—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2017

Microsoft has announced it is open-sourcing its unit test execution infrastructure: the VSTest platform. The framework is designed to run tests, collect diagnostic data, and report the results. It provides the ability to run different test frameworks, provides code coverage, includes test impact analysis, and more, according to Microsoft. In addition, it can parallelize across … continue reading

CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

Guest View: SaaS security: Getting it right the first time

In my previous article, “Why developers are struggling with SaaS,” I talked about the three most important building blocks of software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture: security, performance, and data backup and recovery. Now I want to dive deep into SaaS security. In order to be relevant in today’s dynamic cybersecurity climate, SaaS applications must be hyper-focused on … continue reading

Report examines the challenges and complications of encryption

Earlier this year Apple and the FBI sparked a huge debate around encryption when law enforcement officials asked the technology giant to hack into one of its iPhones. The iPhone had belonged to a shooter in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack last year. The idea of giving law enforcement access to personal data ignited … continue reading

Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

Facebook’s new Secret Conversations allows end-to-end encrypted messages

Facebook has rolled out a new communication option called Secret Conversations, which is a new conversation mode in Messenger that allows users to create secret messages that will be encrypted end to end. These messages can only be read on one device with another designated recipient—Facebook excluded. This technology uses Signal Protocol, developed by Open … continue reading

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