Topic: encryption

Sending encrypted data with sound

From providing a simple and low-cost entry system for public transport, to facilitating peer-to-peer payments between two unconnected parties, using sound to transfer data can bring unique benefits to many different applications.  Although the usability benefits and time-saving capabilities of acoustic data transmission are well-understood, the security implications of data-over-sound are lesser known. On one … continue reading

Google adds new level of privacy and insight to data with open-source project

Google has announced the open-source availability of its Private Join and Compute project. Private Join and Compute is a type of secure multi-party computation designed to help organizations work with confidential data sets. The project is a part of the company’s mission to help organizations do more with data while keeping users’ data as safe … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s security pledge, VS Code Java tools, and new Skype encryption

In the aftermath of Google Project Zero’s security exploits, Intel has announced that the company will work closely with their partners with a shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of the customers’ data as quickly as possible. Last week, it was revealed one of the vulnerabilties, Meltdown, was found on Intel processors, and … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

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

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