Jeremiah Grossman: Focus on ransomware, SDLC, and endpoints

Network World

With so many elements in information security -- application, network infrastructure, the endpoint, perimeter defenses, and data-centric approaches -- it's easy to fall in the trap of touting one as more important than the other. But it's a mistake to consider information security as a series of silos when it's actually an intersection of different areas. That overlap is most evident with application and endpoint security.


Shining The Spotlight On SAST; Some Vendors Flourish, Others Wither

Forrester IT

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) has gained renewed popularity as pre-release security testing takes advantage of continuous integration automation early in the software delivery life cycle (SDLC). Because SAST does not require running code, it can be integrated into development tools such as IDEs to give developers information about how to remediate a security weakness, […]. application security


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Cognitive on Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock According to the IBM Institute for Business Value the market will see a rapid adoption of initial cognitive systems. The most likely candidates have moved beyond descriptive and diagnostic, predictive and routine industry-specific capabilities.

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5 Stages of the Software Development Cycle

Complete IT Professional

The Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) defines a revolution. This is a guest post by Saurab Prabhakar. It is fundamentally a sequence of steps that display a model for the development and lifecycle management of certain software or even an application.

5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

CIO Dashboard

Revamp Your SDLC. With the popularity of public cloud offerings, BYOD and personal productivity apps, rogue technology acquisitions (at least from IT’s perspective) are more pervasive than ever, creating a new focus on “Shadow IT.”


Lord of the Metrics

A CIO's Voice

Software development life cycle (SDLC) – Number of projects in each phase of the SDLC and average times in each stage. Every organization is looking at understanding IT performance. As a department, IT should be vigilant at applying information processing capabilities that benefit the business.

Measuring CIO Performance

A CIO's Voice

Number of projects in each phase of the SDLC and average times in each stage (view of overall project pipeline, identify bottlenecks, etc.). How do you measure the performance of a CIO? There are 2 areas “Leadership and Management” and “Core Areas” that can be used. Leadership and Management: Strategic Leadership. People Management. Mentoring. Personal Development. Training. Annual Initiatives . Core Areas: System Infrastructure. Application Management.

Thoughts on IT Cost Cutting

CIO Dashboard

A financial services company implemented an SDLC framework to move to a more mature level of process discipline using CMMI , and standardize the competency requirements of solution delivery staff and expect a 10-20% improvement in project delivery efficiency.

Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

Establish the SDLC - As youre team completes iterations successfully, the teams practices will begin to gel into a process. Approximately 30-40% into the pilot project, begin work on the SDLC and the Business / IT relationship - ideally simultaneously. Once you have a working SDLC and new working practice with the Business, start thinking about how you will scale it. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

How to Analyze Non-Discretionary IT Budgets

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Kevin Caceres and Sean Sell. When faced with cost pressures , our reaction is often to delay or scale-back projects or cut discretionary projects altogether.

Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

The owner of the SDLC (or someone from this office) should act as product owner, and the team should be representatives of your engineering teams and leaders for different skills (pm, ba, development lead, QA). Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0

No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

My Thoughts On Scrum Masters and other Roles in the SDLC When staffing a department or a team, you often have to make some tough choices on the type of people and skills needed. 3) Think through how best to assign these responsibilities based on the talents of your team members and the structure by which you implement the SDLC. Social, Agile, and Transformation.