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September 13, 2013  11:42 PM

Let’s shed some light on the far reaches of application security

Posted by: James Denman
Application security, cloud security, mobile applications, Mobile security, network security, security test, security testing, security threats

I think it's sort of human nature to be uncomfortable with the unknown and with the things that aren't under our control. That might be one of the reasons so many software quality professionals try to skate around doing security testing. Obviously there are other factors – getting caught up in...

August 2, 2013  9:41 PM

Agile2013 conference still closing in; plus new news on the security front

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile 2013, Agile Alliance, Agile conference, Agile software development, application development, Application security, Dan Cornell, Debugging, Development, Security, Software Quality, Software testing, testing

It's been a busy week and I'm itching to start the weekend, so this week's post is going to be short, but I'll make up for that with extra blog posts next week. I take off for Nashville in about forty-eight hours.  This conference is going to be a real challenge to cover on my own, but it should...

July 24, 2012  2:06 PM

Building security requirements into software: Mobile apps, Web services and the cloud

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Application security, Cloud, Cloud computing, cloud security, mobile applications, Software Quality

Organizations are more concerned about application security than ever and have a growing awareness of security concerns.’s newest expert, Dan Cornell, principal of software consulting company Denim Group,...

April 14, 2011  4:22 PM

Both network and application security are important

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Application security, network security, security test

When people think of security testing, they often think about the network layer -- that area outside of the application. However, application security -- security within your application -- is important as well. John Overbaugh explains the difference in his two recent tips. In

February 15, 2011  2:26 PM

Security scanning on both sides of the firewall

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Application security, Security

Recently, WhiteHat Security announced Sentinel PL (PreLaunch), a service for website security testing done before an application is released to production. Senior Analyst from the 451 Group Wendy Nather says:

With Sentinel PL, WhiteHat is addressing the growing need to move...

July 22, 2010  5:51 PM

Apple surpasses Oracle in security breaches

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Apple Software, Application security, Daniel Mondello, Microsoft, security vulnerabilities

According to recent article on, Apple has become the new reigning champ and is once again making headlines. No, not because it is outselling PC products (which it is) and not just because...

May 18, 2010  3:40 PM

Without “standardization,” is cloud-based application security up in the air?

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Application security, Cloud computing, Dan Mondello, Fortify, security assessment services

Fortify software, a security test and assessment service provider, now offers security testing and assessment for cloud-destined applications. Fortify 360 and Fortify...

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November 7, 2008  4:18 PM

What are the top software tools of 2008?

Posted by: Colin Smith
Agile software development, Application security, Project management, Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software performance, Software Quality, Software requirements validation, Software testing, Software testing tools

As the year starts to wind down, we at are looking back at what took place during 2008. One thing that we're focusing on is the tools and solutions that were released. In an effort to help our readers understand what tools are available to help them, we are creating a...

October 30, 2008  4:46 PM

Lowered cost for security testing suite

Posted by: Colin Smith
Application security, Software Quality, Software testing tools

In response to economic issues and as a way to encourage more companies to test applications for security, Ounce Labs has reduced the cost of its Static Application Security Testing suite. The shift in the pricing and licensing models will...

October 29, 2008  7:00 PM

More from the e-voting front

Posted by: Colin Smith
Application security, Software Quality, Software testing

Two more stories about e-voting machines were reported this week. The first is about a report from Princeton University that says an e-voting machine in...

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