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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 23, 2013  11:46 PM

Automation woes, Agile successes, and DHS funding for app sec research



Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile software development, Automated Test Design, Automation Test, Dan Cornell, Jan Stafford, Jenn Lent, Open source development tools, open source software, open source software tools, open source tools, security testing, security threats, Software Quality

This week it's a quick wrap-up of recent content on SearchSoftwareQuality.com before I head out for the weekend. Jenn Lent shows us the places where automation falls short of the hype. Jan Stafford shows us a couple of Agile success stories. But first, let's look at some of the things application...


September 20, 2012  2:45 PM

Vulnerability management tool ThreadFix facilitates development and security efforts



Posted by: Melanie Webb
defect tracking, defect tracking systems, Developers, DevOps, open source software tools, security threats

Application developers and security analysts can communicate and collaborate more easily using Denim Group's new open source vulnerability management tool ThreadFix. In a recent announcement, Denim Group explained that "ThreadFix imports...


April 17, 2009  6:36 PM

Software security threats: Changing QA a must



Posted by: Jan Stafford
quality assurance, security threats, software security

Software quality assurance (QA) and software security teams have long been separate islands within development organizations. That division is giving data pirates carte blanche to compromise software, cyber-security industry veteran Barmak Meftah told me recently. “Today, we are witnessing...


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