Topic: cybersecurity

SmartBear Zephyr Enterprise

SD Times news digest: SmartBear releases new test management capabilities in Zephyr Enterprise, Dataiku’s online analytics tool, Immersive Labs raises $75 million

SmartBear released new test management capabilities for regulated and critical industries in Zephyr Enterprise. The updates include specialized testing performance for complex environments, tighter integration with Atlassian Jira and an enhanced dashboard. Additionally, SmartBear will also now offer a white glove treatment option in which a senior-level technical account manager will advocate customers on various … continue reading

Industry Watch: Security first and foremost

The SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline hacks have brought security to the fore of software development. Once again. And again, our “thoughts and prayers” go out to the customers of those companies, and the companies themselves, harmed by the attacks. I say this because, not unlike the mass shootings that plague America — and please, do … continue reading

President Biden signs cybersecurity executive order

President Biden yesterday released an executive order designed to improve the government’s efforts to prevent and act against a growing number of malicious cyber campaigns against both the public and private sector. The order is a result of an increasing number of cyber attacks in the United States. For instance, a recent ransomware attack forced … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews GUI app support, Godot 3.3 released, and Thoma Bravo acquires cybersecurity company Proofpoint

The initial preview of Microsoft’s GUI app support is now available for Windows Subsystem for Linux which lets developers use their favorite Linux GUI applications. According to the company, this will be useful for running Linux-only applications or Linux-specific use cases such as testing. It can also be used for building, testing and using Linux … continue reading

Apache Daffodil now ASF top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Daffodil is now a top-level project, which means that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s meritocratic process and principles. Daffodil is an open source implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) 1.0, and aims to provide universal data interchange. According … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appian’s low-code automation platform released, Cloudflare data localization, and Lucy cybersecurity awareness platform

The new version of Appian’s low-code automation platform is designed to make it easier for IT to drive rapid and substantial business value from new and powerful enterprise automation technologies.  “Through the course of 2020, the urgency for fast and powerful process automation became undeniable as organization struggled with the distributed workforces, broken processes, and … continue reading

Microsoft reveals new cybersecurity issues in a remote world

Microsoft has released new data to show how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. According to the data, 58% of respondents report that they have increased their security budgets due to COVID-19, 82% plan on adding more security staff, and 81% feel pressure to lower security costs.  “The role of security in … continue reading

New open-source reverse engineering tool released to fight against malware

BlackBerry announced new efforts to fight against cybersecurity attacks at this week’s Black Hat USA 2020 conference. The company’s new open-source tool PE Tree is designed to significantly reduce the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware.  According to the company, with the use of PE Tree, reverse engineers can view portable executable (PE) … continue reading

Open Cybersecurity Alliance announces new language for connecting cybersecurity tools

The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) announced the availability of OpenDXL Ontology, its open-source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework.  “With open source code freely available to the security community, OpenDXL Ontology enables any tool to automatically gain the ability to communicate and interoperate with all other technologies using this language,” the … continue reading

Microsoft releases Threat Protection with support for iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its cybersecurity solution. Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) is designed to provide security checks across users, emails, applications, and endpoints. The solution alerts users and takes action using AI so that security professionals can automatically detect, investigate, and stop coordinated multi-point attacks, Microsoft explained In addition, it weeds out … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ForgePoint Capital to fund cybersecurity startups, Swift standard library preview package, and DataRobot’s new Snowflake integration

ForgePoint Capital announced that it closed its second fund with $450 million in capital commitments.  “Fund II, the industry’s largest fund focused exclusively on cybersecurity, enables us to continue to invest in early-stage and select growth companies addressing the most pressing security challenges facing individuals, businesses and governments,” ForgePoint wrote in a post.  With $750 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Magic Leap developer access program, WhiteSource extends its open-source security tool, and OutSystems app dev research

Magic Leap announced Access Hardware, a new program to get Magic Leap devices into the hands of developers, and the two-day LEAP Developer Days dedicated to developers.  “Access is the staple of our programs as a whole – it’s how we help empower developers with resources they need, no matter where they are in their … continue reading

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