Archive for December, 2005

  • Review: Source-Code Assessment Tools Kill Bugs Dead

    on Dec 5, 05 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

    Source-Code Assessment Tools Identify Security Holes Resulting from Shoddy Development By Jeff Forristal Infosec practitioners worth their Red Bull know that perfect security is an ideal worth striving for but extremely difficult to achieve. No application of any size and complexity can be perfect in its first implementation; bugs will be present, and some will affect security. Some software vendors seem to operate on the premise, If bugs are a fact of life, why expend time and resources to find and remove them before an application is released? Why not just issue patches and updates

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  • Better, Newer, Now

    on Dec 5, 05 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

    Developers Must Improve Software Quality and Innovate Products By Adopting a New View of Software Development and Using New Tools By Djenana Campara Device software continues to become more complex and more important. Increasingly, it’s software that drives innovation in new products – whether they’re mobile phones, automobiles or set-top boxes. For this reason, when software defects appear in the field, or when products ship late due to inefficient development processes and tools, an organization’s bottom line and brand suffer. Toyota’s October recall of 75,000 Prius vehicles shows how serious this issue can be. The

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