Google will not tolerate Android apps that collect personal data without permission

Google is taking user privacy seriously in its expanded enforcement of its Unwanted Software Policy. The policy is designed to protect against unwanted or harmful Android app behaviors. As part of this policy, Google will start flagging apps and websites that collect user data without consent. “Apps handling personal user data (such as user phone … continue reading

Gartner’s guide to successful DevSecOps

In a recent survey conducted by Gartner, the organization found that the highest-ranked strategy for a successful DevOps approach was collaboration with information security. “In the past 12 months at Gartner, how to securely integrate security into DevOps — delivering DevSecOps — has been one of the fastest-growing areas of interest of clients, with more … continue reading

NodeSource survey reveals developers are slacking on security

A survey released today by NodeSource, developers of Node.js, and Sqreen, a SaaS security solution, found that while developers are fully aware of security risks associated with operating in the open Internet, they’re lax in implementing tools for threat detection and mitigation. The survey, which looked at responses from nearly 300 Node.js users — CTOs, … continue reading

Report: Open source software projects are maturing

Electronic design automation company Synopsys released the findings of its 2017 Coverity Scan Report, which shows an increased of “project maturity” in the over 4,600 open source software projects analyzed based on certain secure development strategies. The 20-page report outlines Synopsys’s method of gathering user-submitted projects, encompassing approximately 760 million lines of code, and analyzing … continue reading

How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

Coming into force on May 25, 2018 is the long-awaited European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will change how businesses handle data on their customers and employees. In this ever-evolving world of data privacy, it’s important for companies to not only gain a strong understanding of GDPR, but understand where their data is located … continue reading

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the cloud, new methodologies, and the expanding infrastructure required for the Internet of Things. Here are some companies our editors are watching to lead the way. tCell WHAT THEY DO: Application security WHY WE’RE WATCHING: … continue reading

Vanguard Integrity Professionals Announces The Launch Of Version 2.3 Security And Compliance Software For IBM z/OS Security Server

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc., cybersecurity experts with cybersecurity solutions securing any enterprise, is pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of Version 2.3 Security and Compliance software for the IBM z/OS Security Server.  This version of Vanguard software improves on nearly every aspect of its predecessor offering a vast array of new features and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

CA report shows significant success gap in approaches to development

In a report titled “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” CA Technologies has revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders by industry analyst Freeform Dynamics. The core findings of the report show a significant gap between the top 25% of enterprises, referred to as the “Masters of … continue reading

UWP Community Toolkit 2.0, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform 7.1, and Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows — SD Times news digest: August 31

Microsoft announced that its UWP Community Toolkit graduated to version 2.0 and it sets the stage for future releases. Today, there are over 100 contributors to the toolkit, and developers have downloaded the packages over 250,000 times. With version 2.0, the toolkit is making efforts to line up with the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update … continue reading

Gigster receives $20M in funding, Checkmarx’s DevSecOps platform, and Okta’s two-factor authentication — SD Times news digest: August 30, 2017

Gigster wants freelance programmers to earn a Silicon Valley salary, from the comfort of their homes. The four-year-old startup pairs companies looking for software developers in touch with freelance programmers all around the world. The startup just received $20 million in funding from investors like Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff, Redpoint Ventures, and basketball star Michael … continue reading

SecurityScorecard: Government ranks #16 out of 18 industries in cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard’s annual U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report was released today, and it paints a very grim picture of the government’s cyber health status. Across all of the industries surveyed, including transportation, retail, and healthcare, government organizations received one of the lowest security scores. Cybersecurity incidents show no signs of slowing down, and as … continue reading

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