Survey: Container security is a growing concern for IT professionals

Source- fiercetelecom.com It’s not surprising that 60% of the IT security professionals in a recent survey have experienced security incidents with their container usage over the past year. But it is somewhat surprising 47% of those security professionals who manage environments with containers responded that they did deploy containers with known vulnerabilities. Maybe the promise of containers is too tempting for some IT professionals to resist. And a majority of them don’t have the same IT resources as a large telco.

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PCI Council Releases New Software Framework for DevOps Era

Source- darkreading.com This week the PCI Security Standards Council released a new software security standard that is designed to help it validate the security of payment ecosystems in the face of newer software architectures and modern development methods like DevOps and continuous delivery. The new standard would ultimately replace the PCI Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). “Software development practices have evolved over time, and the new standards address these changes with an alternative approach for assessing software security,” explains Troy

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Survey Indicates Container Security Concerns Limit Adoption

Source- datacenterknowledge.com A decade ago when a cloud was the latest disruptive technology, IT departments found they needed to rewrite the book on security. The old way of doing things — protecting the perimeter of the local network or data center with firewalls and other security precautions — wasn’t enough anymore. The data center and the LAN had expanded to include VMs, applications, and data sitting outside the firewall, on cloud servers owned and operated by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or

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What is the Next of Virtualization

Source- virtualization.cioreview.com It has been more than half a century in the history of virtualization since IBM’s first effort to virtualize mainframe in the mid-1960s. Multiple applications could run at once, and hardware utilization and productivity were increased. The evolution of virtualization has been accelerated in the past 20 years. The resources such as a server, desktop, storage, file system, operating system and, networking are virtualized, and workloads are managed and run over virtual resources to achieve scalability and elasticity. Virtualization

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DevOps: Underestimated Security Risks

Source- e3zine.com Digital transformation needs high agility and increasingly promotes the use of DevOps environments. That’s because DevOps offers accelerated innovation, higher flexibility and reduced complexity in application development and deployment. With the implementation of DevOps, companies, therefore, want to primarily benefit their businesses. More often than not, however, they neglect security. A severe mistake, because DevOps significantly widens the attack surface for cybercriminals. If companies use DevOps models, they also have to create more privileged accounts and login details and

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What is software application enhancement?

Source- techhq.com Software application developers and programmers work hard to build the apps we use every day. Developers also spend a lot of time focused on engineering, integrating and deploying that software alongside their operations ‘Ops’ counterparts– often in newly-established DevOps teams designed to combine the working goals of both parties. But not all apps just get built and then retired or killed off. Lifecycle management Many applications (and wider database analytics systems) will go through what the industry likes to

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DevOps: Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Source- itproportal.com Across organisations of all sizes, software is driving real business value as it has transformed processes, broken down legacy systems and unleashed the wave of app-driven business models. The software is changing the business landscape, levelling the playing field for businesses of all sizes to compete and innovate through software development. To stay competitive, market-leading businesses are committed to producing software in the right way, adopting the principles of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps. While continuous integration involves

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Should Your Agency Adopt DevOps?

Source- forbes.com It’s not you; the world actually seems to be turning faster. Ubiquitous access to digital content has created a demand for faster and faster services. Driven by the consumer, these changes have pushed agencies to respond faster to clients and deploy marketing, PR and communications services at a pace like never before. The laws of digital nature require strategies and campaigns to pivot on a dime with the ever-changing demands of the end consumer and clients. Today, the primary

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Why the database is at the heart of DevOps success?

Source- devopsonline.co.uk Given the importance of data to business today, it’s no surprise that this year’s Accelerate State of DevOps Report recognises the critical importance of the database to DevOps success. Quite simply, if it isn’t included in the DevOps workflow, it slows down and hinders the pace of development that can otherwise be achieved. The topline findings of the report back this up – elite performers deploy code 46 times more frequently, recover from breaking changes 2,604 times faster, and have a

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Continuous testing survey results released

Source- softwaretestingnews.co.uk Software developer, KMS Technology, has released the results of a software testing survey undertaken to explore the challenges and achievements of companies that use continuous testing as part of their overall software testing strategy. Respondents comprised of around 135 software developers and testers from several different industries. Results from the survey reveal that companies believe adopting continuous testing is key to accelerating release cycles and obtaining immediate feedback on defects. Benefits of continuous testing Continuous testing, according to the release, has various

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