TLS 1.3 approved and released with improved encryption and speed

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, an integral technology in end-to-end data protection, has been updated to version 1.3 this month with improvements to security, performance, and stripping some insecure optional features from the previous version 1.2. According to the Internet Engineers Task Force (IETF), TLS 1.3 introduces improved encryption during the negotiation handshake stage … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Xamarin support for Android 9.0, Google’s tips for developing Actions, and Siemens’ low code acquisition

Xamarin has announced support for Android 9.0 in the latest preview release of Xamarin.Android for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. The download is available today in the Visual Studio Preview channel and Visual Studio for Mac Beta channel. New features introduced in Android P include display cutout, notification enhancements, indoor positioning, and … continue reading

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GitHub announces new account security and recovery practices

GitHub wants to improve security with new capabilities and best practices for account security and recoverability. The company announced it will be enforcing more secure passwords by creating its own version of the project HaveIBeenPwned.com, which users could use to check for passwords that were found in available sets of breach data. The dataset is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Yale looks at modern cybersecurity challenges, LG AI research lab and GitHub Desktop 1.3

Yale University is releasing a new report on the challenges and problem areas of cyber risk in today’s modern world. The report is based off of discussions from the second annual Yale Cyber Leadership Forum in April. The forum looked at the divide between the law, technology, and business communities as well as focused on … continue reading

PureSec serverless security platform leaves beta, enters general availability

PureSec is broadening the scope of its cloud security offerings with today’s announcement that PureSec Serverless Security Platform is now generally available after the end of its beta period, which started in April. “The adoption of serverless architectures on cloud providers like AWS Lambda and Microsoft Azure is growing exponentially, at an estimated rate of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oracle Blockchain Cloud, McAfee MVISION and Anaconda Enterprise 5.2

After a successful early-adopter phase, Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service is a platform for developing digital blockchain networks with hooks into Oracle’s PaaS and SaaS cloud and on-premises applications. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides customers with a development platform to build their own networks, and to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.0 RC, Microsoft Teams, GitHub’s security alerts for Python and Bootstrap 4.1.2

Microsoft is one step closer to TypeScript 3.0 with the latest release candidate of the JavaScript superset programming language. TypeScript 3.0 RC features project references, extracting and spreading parameter lists with tuples, richer tuple types and support for React’s defaultProps. According to the company, the biggest feature it worked on for this release is the … continue reading

The hidden costs of data breaches

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million globally. That is a 6.4 percent increase from 2017, a newly released report revealed. The Cost of a Data Breach 2018 conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found the cost of data breaches on a business’ bottom line has been steadily increasing … continue reading

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns

Outside developers may be able to access the contents of your Gmail accounts, but Google says it is nothing to worry about. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Google allows hundreds of developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users” with no supervision. According to the report, Gmail users who … continue reading

A guide to DevSecOps tools

Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating application deployment and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. The Aqua Container Security Platform protects applications running on-premises or in the cloud, across a broad range of platform technologies, orchestrators and cloud providers. Aqua secures the entire … continue reading

How these companies can help make your applications more secure

Dror Davidoff, co-founder and CEO of Aqua Security Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container-based and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Images serve as a container’s foundation, and developers can easily pull them from a centralized registry to run containers in … continue reading

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