Category Archives: Software Development

A team of hackers has changed the future of computing forever

In a large ballroom inside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this month, the next leap forward in the digital revolution took place in front of a crowd of hundreds of hackers in town for theDef Con security conference. There wasn’t a charismatic CEO on stage who would demonstrate a revolutionary new smartphone, nor was there an […]
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Learn The Fundamentals Of Android App Security

Android has a target on its back, partly because of its popularity, but also because of its well-known security shortcomings. Android app security is the main concern most organizations have with the mobile operating system (OS). It’s especially difficult for IT to control all the different Android devices with varying iterations and customizations of the […]
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DARPA calls for revolutionary software development security

Military researchers are cooking up a number of ideas to improve security by fundamentally changing how software is created or networks operate, with plans for such things as transparent computing and self-adjusting software that could last 100 years. But they don’t want to stop with just their own ideas; they’re also looking for ideas they haven’t […]
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A curated Application Security Reading List

At Netizen, we are proud to provide application security and software assurance support to commercial enterprises and government agencies across the country. We believe that a fundamental shift in the way that software is developed is in progress. This new era will hopefully bring about increased quality, better user-focused design, and, most importantly, vastly improved security. […]
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Software Security Is Hard But Not impossible

New Interactive Application Security Testing products produce an interesting result under the right conditions, but they can’t, by themselves, find all the security vulnerabilities you need to fix. There’s little debate about the danger posed by software security vulnerabilities, but there is healthy dialogue around how organizations can respond. The application security market as we […]
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No fix-all solution for software development security

Partners say developers must talk security with customers from the start. Security’s complicated characteristics mean there is no one simple solution to secure application and software development, according to channel players. Andrew McDonnell, VP of security solutions at AsTech, told Channelnomics there is no fix-all solution to handle the security challenges software developers face. “The kinds […]
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How Secure Scrum can help you build better software

A new methodology shows promise in helping Scrum teams to identify and account for security issues during software development. Agile, and Scrum in particular, continue to be popular methodologies for managing software development. But in their emphasis on generating working code quickly, do Agile and Scrum lead to security issues getting left by the wayside? […]
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Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – June 24, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  HP Drops The Hammer On Unpatched Internet Explorer 11’s Zero Day Vulnerability ” Last year HP’s highly regarded Zero Day Initiative group found […]
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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it here. This marks…

As DevOps Go From Niche to Mainstream, Will InfoSec Follow?

Originally posted on CSC Blogs:
Research firm Gartner projects that DevOps, by next year, will move from a niche strategy to a mainstream strategy in place at roughly 25 percent of Global 2000 enterprises this year. This is a chance for enterprises to get security right, if they decide to do the right thing when it comes…