How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

Coming into force on May 25, 2018 is the long-awaited European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will change how businesses handle data on their customers and employees. In this ever-evolving world of data privacy, it’s important for companies to not only gain a strong understanding of GDPR, but understand where their data is located … continue reading

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the cloud, new methodologies, and the expanding infrastructure required for the Internet of Things. Here are some companies our editors are watching to lead the way. tCell WHAT THEY DO: Application security WHY WE’RE WATCHING: … continue reading

Vanguard Integrity Professionals Announces The Launch Of Version 2.3 Security And Compliance Software For IBM z/OS Security Server

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc., cybersecurity experts with cybersecurity solutions securing any enterprise, is pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of Version 2.3 Security and Compliance software for the IBM z/OS Security Server.  This version of Vanguard software improves on nearly every aspect of its predecessor offering a vast array of new features and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

CA report shows significant success gap in approaches to development

In a report titled “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” CA Technologies has revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders by industry analyst Freeform Dynamics. The core findings of the report show a significant gap between the top 25% of enterprises, referred to as the “Masters of … continue reading

UWP Community Toolkit 2.0, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform 7.1, and Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows — SD Times news digest: August 31

Microsoft announced that its UWP Community Toolkit graduated to version 2.0 and it sets the stage for future releases. Today, there are over 100 contributors to the toolkit, and developers have downloaded the packages over 250,000 times. With version 2.0, the toolkit is making efforts to line up with the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update … continue reading

Gigster receives $20M in funding, Checkmarx’s DevSecOps platform, and Okta’s two-factor authentication — SD Times news digest: August 30, 2017

Gigster wants freelance programmers to earn a Silicon Valley salary, from the comfort of their homes. The four-year-old startup pairs companies looking for software developers in touch with freelance programmers all around the world. The startup just received $20 million in funding from investors like Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff, Redpoint Ventures, and basketball star Michael … continue reading

SecurityScorecard: Government ranks #16 out of 18 industries in cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard’s annual U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report was released today, and it paints a very grim picture of the government’s cyber health status. Across all of the industries surveyed, including transportation, retail, and healthcare, government organizations received one of the lowest security scores. Cybersecurity incidents show no signs of slowing down, and as … continue reading

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to … continue reading

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Veracode survey indicates cybersecurity skills gap

Today’s formal education shows significant security skills gaps in the IT and developer professional community. According to new research from Veracode and DevOps.com, 76 percent of developers indicated security and secure development education is needed for today’s world of coding, but it’s missing from current curriculums. By not including security as part of bachelor’s or … continue reading

Black Duck Hub

Black Duck’s Hub Detect, NVIDIA’s Quadro vDWS, and Bitcoin hits new record — SD Times news digest: August 18, 2017

The amount of package managers and CI tools has grown over the years, and as a result, there is an additional need for DevOps automation. With Black Duck’s new release of Hub Detect, the company wants to simplify and streamline open source management for DevSecOps, and simplify integration into a DevOps toolchain. Hub Detect ensures the … continue reading

Chris Lattner joins Google Brain, Amazon Macie, and OpenText adds AI search — SD Times news digest: August 15, 2017

Chris Lattner, who lead the development of Apple’s Swift programming language, has left his most recent position as vice president of Autopilot Software at Tesla, where he lead development of the auto manufacturer’s AI software. Lattner announced his new position with the Google Brain project on Twitter yesterday, where he’ll be serving as director of … continue reading

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