ActiveState’s ActiveRuby beta release, the Windows Bounty Program, and AnchorFree’s net neutrality SDK — SD Times news digest: July 27, 2017

Just weeks after releasing its commercial Go programming language distribution, ActiveState is taking on a new language. The company announced the beta release of ActiveRuby, its commercially supported Ruby distribution. ActiveRuby is based on Ruby 2.3.4, and provides easy installation, and features for the development and deployment of Ruby apps. “For enterprises looking to accelerate … continue reading

Black Hat USA 2017: Machine learning is not a silver bullet for security

Machine learning brings new opportunities in the software security realm by offering new ways to handle data, detect malware and improve solutions. However, the problem with machine learning today is that it can be marketed as a silver bullet to catch all things in the security industry, when in reality the technology still has many … continue reading

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool

Microsoft is releasing a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to find and detect software bugs. The Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool, previously known as Project Springboard, will be available by the end of the summer. “The tool is designed to catch the vulnerabilities before the software goes out the door, saving companies the heartache … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

Distil introduces API security solution to defend against bots

Distil Networks is protecting the web from malicious bots with its newly announced Bot Defense for API solution. Bot Defense is designed to prevent malicious bots from accessing the API servers powering public-facing websites and mobile apps. “While usage of APIs to drive web and mobile apps is exploding, the security of those APIs remains … continue reading

DevOps is failing these three tenets of privacy compliance

If you’re like many organizations with data security concerns, you probably believe your automated tests are sufficient to catch any potential security or privacy vulnerabilities. The scenario is familiar: You’re streaming data from multiple sources into your SEIM systems, and you’ve configured triggers for the reporting process. You keep a close eye on results from … continue reading

Five best practices to keep containerized infrastructure safe and secure

Software containers are indisputably on the rise. Developers looking to build more efficient applications and quickly bring them to market love the flexibility that containers provide when building cloud-native applications. Enterprises also benefit from productivity gains and cost reductions, thanks to the improved resource utilization containers provide. Some criticize containers as being less secure than … continue reading

How artificial intelligence will invoke new hack attacks

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced, and beginning to give technologies the ability to do things we never could have imagined years ago. Machines can translate for us, they can talk back to us, they can listen to us, and they can even automate some of our tasks for us. But as technology begins to … continue reading

LogiGear’s in-depth look at DevOps and CD, appOrbit emerges, and Comodo’s EDR solution — SD Times news digest: June 26, 2017

LogiGear announced new continuous delivery findings as part of its software industry survey series designed to assess the state of software testing. This is the second survey in the four-part series. The survey on DevOps, and found most known pain points of transitioning to DevOps involves getting groups that don’t naturally work well together to have the … continue reading

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Codefights Interview Practice, GitLab 9.3, Android WebView security, Windows 10 Insider Preview — SD Times news digest: June 23, 2017

CodeFights is updating its Interview Practice tool to help developers better prepare for their next job opportunity. With CodeFights, developers can practice their programming skills, learn new languages, and prepare for interviews in a community of more than 500,000 developers. The latest version of Interview Practice allows developers to join a study plan with a … continue reading

S3 data exposure highlights security risks in the cloud

The cloud provides huge benefits when it comes to agility and scale, but it also can cause major headaches and problems for businesses. The latter was evident last week when Deep Root Analytics, a data management platform provider, suffered from a data leakage. The leak resulted in data exposure of more than 198 million American … continue reading

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Tensor2Tensor, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, and Syncsort’s DMX CDC — SD Times news digest: June 20, 2017

Google is making it easier to experiment with deep learning technologies with the release of Tensor2Tensor (T2T). T2T is an open source system for training deep learning mobiles with TensorFlow, Google’s software library for machine intelligence. With T2T, users can create models for apps like translation, parsing, image captioning and more. T2T includes a library … continue reading

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