Topic: security

What a successful shift-left security program looks like

In today’s ever-changing world, businesses need to have a strong application security (AppSec) program in order to succeed and survive. Many businesses are taking a shift-left approach to security, moving security earlier in the application life cycle — but this puts a lot of pressure on the development team that is already pressured to move … continue reading

Potentially huge new markets for developers

At CES this year, an impressive number of enterprise providers presented solutions for homes mostly focused on home offices, robotics, and automobiles (emphasizing autonomous electric cars).  Companies like Caterpillar, BlackBerry, Hive, IBM, Philips, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Wing Venture Capital, and others are showcasing solutions that are being asked to bridge capabilities between homes and large … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepSee.ai Knowledge Process Automation Platform, Progress Telerik Test Studio update, and Jetpack Tiles library in alpha

DeepSee.ai announced it has received $22.6 million in series A funding to accelerate product development and to expand the platform beyond the capital markets and insurance verticals. The DeepSee.ai’s Knowledge Process Automation Platform offers a cloud-agnostic approach to deliver improvements and is also designed to integrate with existing systems and tools.  “We founded DeepSee to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET 6 Preview 2, Accusoft PDF Viewer, and Menlo Security’s web isolation for mobile devices

The second preview of .NET 6 is now available with new APIs, runtime improvements, and early .NET MAUI builds. According to the team, with this announcement they are now back on schedule to monthly previews until .NET 6 is officially released in November.  Once released, .NET 6 will be supported for three years as a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Hacker Gamers by Veracode, GrammaTech Shift Left Academy, and Talend to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

Veracode has introduced a secure coding competition, The Hacker Games, which aims to challenge university students to hack and patch real-life apps online to win individual prizes, plus $15,000 in charitable donations for the top universities. “Training around secure coding is almost absent at the university level. We’ve launched The Veracode Hacker Games to help … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 2.1 to end support August 21, 2021, Intel joins the DARPA DPRIVE program, and GrammaTech and GitLab team up on SAST

Microsoft announced that .NET Core 2.1 will reach end of support on August 21st, 2021, after which there will be no more updates and security fixes. The .NET Core cross platform and Mobile development workloads won’t be changed and the .NET Core 2.1 component remains as required because these workloads can’t be used without .NET … continue reading

With OSS, know when you’re vulnerable

Instead of building all software “from scratch” today, developers use open source to their advantage when needing to provide common or repetitive elements. Doing so primarily limits the use of the homegrown code they develop for proprietary features and functionality, while also being the adhesive that binds everything together. Consequently, developers spend much of their … continue reading

Checkmarx debuts new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure solution

In an effort to better secure cloud-native apps, software security company Checkmarx has launched a new open-source static analysis solution. The new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure (KICS) solution enables developers to write secure infrastructure as code (IaC) by automatically detecting issues from the start. According to the company, as organizations move to the cloud … continue reading

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sauce Labs’ new shift-left capabilities, Nintex Workflow Cloud launched, CircleCI privacy enhancements

Sauce Labs announced new shift-left capabilities such as new end-to-end visual testing as well as Sauce Testrunner, which supports a host of developer-preferred test frameworks such as Cypress, Playwright, and TestCafe.  “Successful testing in the DevOps era is about giving developers the optionality and flexibility to work within the frameworks with which they’re most comfortable, … continue reading

Google to address memory-safety issues in open source

Google is tackling one of the most problematic security issues in open source: memory-safety vulnerabilities. According to a recent report from Microsoft’s Security Response Center, a majority of vulnerabilities are due to memory-safety issues, and Google believes almost half of these issues could be prevented with a memory-safety language.  “Software written in unsafe languages often … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains 2020 annual report, Microsoft’s autofill solution for passwords, IBM and Palantir team up on cloud and AI

The fifth JetBrains annual report showed that there are 10.1 million JetBrains users around the world and that the company’s revenue grew by 11% in 2020 (with the greatest increase in China at 85%). JetBrains has created an extended family of integrated development environments (IDE) for various programming languages and designed Kotlin, the officially preferred … continue reading

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