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July 12, 2012  6:43 AM

Free iPad app for secure enterprise-level single sign-on, really?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ipad, Security, Single sign-on

Programmers working at the coalface of cloud services development just now will no doubt have the words "secure access to corporate data via mobile" ringing in their ears at some point. For some time now the emphasis has been on methods to develop and refine secure remote access and (if you have...

May 23, 2012  9:00 AM

Buggy legacy software is an ‘ugly elephant’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application security

Co-founder and CTO of Veracode Inc. Chris Wysopal has recently been interviewed on the subject of how difficult is it to address legacy software in an organisation. While...


May 13, 2012  3:43 PM

Trend Micro’s Android infection realities… and other stories

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Security

The Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ran a piece recently entitled "What can software application developers expect from InfoSec?" -- which, if anything was an open invitation for additional commentary on this subject. There was (arguably) a fair slice of...


April 25, 2012  3:47 AM

IBM at InfoSec: security megatrends for application development

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Security

IBM the PC company that became IBM the laptop company, that then became IBM the IT services company and then transmogrified into IBM the cloud-focused socially collaborative tools company is (unsurprisingly perhaps) one more version of itself too... Welcome to IBM the security company! Well, in...


April 20, 2012  4:14 AM

What can software application developers expect from InfoSec?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Infosec, Security

The InfoSecurity Show 2012 is on next week at London's glittering Earl's Court. The collective PR machine driving vendors' appearances at the show has been just a little wearisome, with very few clients taking the trouble (so far) to drill down into the real...


March 2, 2012  6:55 AM

Healthcare IT & the machine that goes ping! But only once…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Healthcare, Security

There have always been 'issues' when it comes to technology in the healthcare market. • Security of patients' records and the move to make these electronic has been a matter of constant debate. • Implementations of technologies such as the


February 27, 2012  1:14 PM

When cloud application security gets nasty: multi-vectored DDoS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Akamai, cloud, Security

With cloud computing application security still something of a moot point, a number of vendors are now attempting to align new and existing offerings to address the risk of security breaches in the virtual cloud domain. Akamai is one such protagonist and the firm's Kona Site Defender has been...


December 5, 2011  5:54 AM

Sound: the next (social media) killer app?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Audio, IOS, Siri

We're all looking for the next killer application. All of us are, all of the time -- everyone wants to know what the next Twitter is going to be and we're all frantically downloading increasingly lightweight (almost disposable) apps in the hope of getting ahead of the curve. But what form will the...


November 4, 2011  11:51 AM

Two examples of real information warfare hacking

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hacker, Hacking, malware, SecureData, Security

It's important to remember what we mean when we talk about hacking these days. Hacking has many positive connotations and is often used hand-in-hand with the term 'mashup'. Coders using APIs relating to popular web services to provide new incremental layers of user functionality is, of...


November 1, 2011  2:48 PM

Hackers rooting and jailbreaking mobile apps for evil malware creation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
jailbreak, malware, Mobile Application Development, Security

San Antonio based web application security specialist Denim Group has been airing its opinions on the security challenges facing developers looking at mobile app creation. The company asserts that mobile applications can be (especially) challenging to develop securely because they have "a very...


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