Static code analysis tools offer a range of benefits for software testing. By identifying potential issues early on in the development process, these tools can help improve the quality and reliability of software, the codebase’s maintainability, and software security by identifying potential vulnerabilities and security issues.
All around us, we are seeing a growing trend of artificial intelligence (AI) being implemented in every aspect of our lives—from self-driving cars to intelligent chatbots. But what about the world of DevOps? Has AI come to play a role here as well? The growing role of AI in DevOps has unearthed some key benefits it can bring to many DevOps workflows.
Today's hyper-connected world calls for extreme vigilance and knowledge of the ever-present threat of cyberattacks. These cyberattacks typically exploit vulnerabilities to breach your networks. What better way to prevent these attacks than to conduct regular vulnerability scans?
The Internet of Things (IoT) enables amazing software-powered devices designed to make our business and personal lives easier. Lev Lesokhin discusses four fundamental practices you'll need when developing sophisticated software for the IoT.
It is Johanna Rothman's belief that security and performance are no longer nonfunctional requirements in modern-day software development. Instead, we must prepare to accommodate security and performance needs in all projects.
Software vendors are making extraordinary efforts to protect the installation and use of apps, but have they gone too far? Preventing software piracy can have an adverse effect on genuine users. Software licensing technology, according to Steve, needs to strike the best balance of protecting the asset while trusting the customer.
Matt Grasberger, a software consultant with Coveros, talks about how security testing is often put off in the development lifecycle until risks are so embedded that it’s a massive undertaking to fix them. Matt highlights two tools that can be used to automate security testing early in the development lifecycle and gives some resources for requirements that you should have as a baseline for your security testing.
Matt Grasberger, a software consultant at Coveros Inc., discusses shifting left security scans that you can do quickly and easily and the open source tools that are available to utilize early in the application development process to ensure you are not introducing new vulnerabilities.
Jeff Payne, CEO and founder of Coveros Inc., discusses the need for testers to incorporate security testing into development from the beginning. He also details some of the open source and commercial tools available for finding and resolving security problems.
DevSecOps is about more than just the tools—it is an organizational, operational, and strategic transformation. So, as a “thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance” across the three main pillars of an organization, how can we expect a DevSecOps transformation to take place overnight?
Implementing application security (AppSec) programs on a large scale can often seem chaotic and unwieldy. Without the proper knowledge to implement robust AppSec tools, DevSecOps on a large scale can be overwhelming.
Because of its specialized nature, many aspects of application security testing are often assigned to testers from another team or another company, and they may be brought in to perform a point-in-time assessment prior to a release.
Have you wondered where QA professionals fit into a DevSecOps transformation? Stacy Kirk thinks they should champion the transformation. Regardless of where your company is on its journey to DevSecOps, quality must be at the forefront for optimal effectiveness and customer value. This means promoting feedback loops that use monitoring and reporting tools effectively, and most importantly, it means creating a culture of collaborative communication and continuous improvement. The role of the QADevSecOps practitioner must evolve from ensuring the quality of software to assessing the effectiveness of the company’s security and development processes using retrospectives as the new defect tracking system. Discover how Stacy’s experiences with innovative techniques have infused quality into every aspect of an agile transformation, from development to security to operations.