Topic: security

Protect your users and your business with a software bill of materials

Too many companies are missing a key software component in their businesses: their software bill of materials (SBOM). A SBOM is a list of all the components that make up a piece of software.  According to Brian Fox, chief technology officer at Sonatype, while some may think it is a trivial requirement, it provides transparency … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Redshift ML, Microsoft’s GPT-3 features, and OpenCilk 1.0 released

Amazon Redshift ML is now generally available. The cloud data warehouse enables users to create machine learning models and make predictions from data directly from their Amazon Redshift cluster. Users just have to use a simple SQL query to specify what data they want to use to train their model as well as the output … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ugly Duckling

The SaaS security company Detectify last week announced the general availability of its standalone application security tool: Ugly Duckling. The tool is designed to make easier for ethical hackers to share their latest findings on vulnerabilities and then integrate them into automated security tests on Detectify’s platform. It provides the tools to create more test … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenAI Startup Fund, JFrog Private Distribution Network, and Databricks Data Live Tables and Unity Catalog

The newly announced OpenAI Startup Fund is investing $100 million to partner with a small number of early-stage startups that are involved in fields that have a lot of potential for AI like health care, climate change and education. The companies in the fund will also get early access to future OpenAI systems, support from … continue reading

Bugsnag’s new error monitoring features aim to simplify app dev

The SmartBear and application stability management company Bugsnag announced new error monitoring capabilities designed to improve collaboration and team alignments. The features are designed to support code ownership and accelerate the debugging process, especially for large engineering teams, according to the company.  “Most apps have a variety of engineers, including separate engineering teams, working from … continue reading

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Atlassian releases new cloud app development platform: Forge

Atlassian announced that its next-generation cloud app development platform, Forge, is now generally available.  Forge has been in beta since the beginning of 2020 and is designed to handle many of the maintenance aspects of app creation such as compliance, data management practices, scaling performance and security.  “Forge is the culmination of over 2 years … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New record for largest programming competition, Arctic Wolf Managed Security Awareness, and Esper Device DevOps funding

The global IT service company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that the ninth season of its TCS CodeVita won a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest computer programming competition totaling 136,054 participants. The 2021 competition brought together college students from around the world to see who ranked among the top student programmers globally.  … continue reading

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Microsoft tests if security teams are prepared for hack attacks with SimuLand

Microsoft announced a new open-source initiative, SimuLand, to help security researchers deploy lab environments that reproduce well-known techniques used in attack scenarios. Participants can use the labs to then test the effectiveness of  Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, and Azure Sentinel detections. The simulation steps are mapped to detection queries and alerts to the aforementioned … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Curiefense

Curiefense is an open-source application security platform in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. The project was developed and announced earlier this year from the cloud-native application solution provider Reblaze. The goal of the project is to address cloud-native security needs, remove challenges, adopt an open and collaborative platform and use modern … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Creatio version 7.18, Android privacy updates, and the future of IE

The updated version of Creatio’s low-code platform for process automation and CRM includes a full cycle of process management, an accelerated time to market for new applications and more.  The platform’s updated low-code and developer tools enable users to build apps and processes faster with an improved UI and platform enhancements for external file data … continue reading

Capacitor 3 released

SD Times news digest: Ionic Capacitor 3, Firefox Site Isolation Security Architecture, and Splunk to acquire TruSTAR

The latest version of Ionic’s open-source cross-platform native runtime for building Progressive Web Apps, and iOS, Android desktop applications is now available. Ionic Capacitor 3.0 comes with new features aimed at improving developer experience, performance and native platform support.  The solution was first introduced in 2019 as an alternative for developers using Apache Cordova and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Scala 3 released, May 2021 Python Extension for VS Code Release, and ArmorCode emerges from stealth

Version 3 of the Scala programming language includes the latest research in type theory and many new features such as new “quiet” syntax for control structures like ‘if’, ‘while’, and ‘for’; optional braces for an indentation sensitive style of programming ;and much more.  The Scala programming language combines object-oriented and functional programming in one concise, … continue reading

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