When It Comes To Code Quality: Agile, Waterfall, or Both?

Research shows applications built using a mixture of Agile and Waterfall will result in more robust and secure applications than those built using either Agile or Waterfall alone. Continue reading

Join CAST as we “launch” application risk analytics into spring!

Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing: Application risk analytics! Not exactly what you were expecting? While neither are those pesky architectural glitches that are slowing down your software development and thrusting your CIO and software teams into the limelight.
Join us at the Art Directors Club Wednesday, April 23, in the heart of Manhattan and let’s raise a glass for insight over ignorance, lucidity over obscurity, light over darkness, order over chaos, and of course warmth over frost. You can register for the event here.

The Heartbleed bug: how 7 missing lines of code impacted over two thirds of the Internet

On April 7, the IT industry was rocked when it was announced that over 60 percent of the Internet — even secure SSL connections — were vulnerable to attack due to a new weakness codenamed Heartbleed. The weakness lives in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which encrypts sessions between consumer devices and websites. It’s usually referred to as the “heartbeat” since it pings messages back and forth. Hence the name of the bug.
This is a critical vulnerability that is already testing the contingency plans of thousands of Linux vendors, as well as hosting companies.