Topic: nist

Developers need learning, skills to tackle security

Pieter Danhieux has an impressive background in cybersecurity. And he acknowledges that when it comes to building software, problems in the code lead to security issues. Yet he blames this problem not on the developers themselves, but on what he has seen as “a lot of things we’ve done wrong with developers.” Organizations, he said, … continue reading

Microsoft and NIST partner on best patch management practices

When the ransomware NotPetya hit in June 2017, the results were devastating. A variant of the widespread Petya ransomware, NotPetya affected several large companies from a variety of different countries, according to Kaspersky Labs, who initially named the variant.  After this devastating global cyberattack, Microsoft began conducting research into why customers weren’t practicing proper cybersecurity … continue reading

Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

NIST releases guide to mobile app security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to protect users from their mobile devices. The organization has released a new guide designed to improve the security of mobile devices. While mobile applications have helped businesses increase productivity through real-time communication and connectivity, the benefits don’t outweigh the risks that can come with it, … continue reading

NIST releases cybersecurity framework

Framework provides organizations, regulators and customers a structure to create, guide, assess and improve cybersecurity … continue reading

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