Software tools that empower employees to create and automate workflows should be easy to use. Plain and simple: They are not programming utilities. And they should not look like programming utilities.
Citizen development – when non-programmers create useful software solutions – is excellent for driving business productivity.It lets employees that own business problems to own – and build – business solutions. Unlike with software written by a company’s IT developers or outside contractors, citizen development involves a minimum of red tape and funding, gets directly to the heart of what the employee was trying to accomplish, and can make lots of people happy. If it’s done right.
2016 saw a record setting number of cyberattacks, resulting in the most records stolen in the seventeen years that breaches have been tracked. When you can’t secure the network any longer, what do you do? Shifting to a runtime protection approach will require a bit of retooling, but the end-result will be—finally—slowing the attacks that threaten every organization, every day.
After attending AppSec California this past January, Arleena Faith learned some interesting lessons that she wanted to share with other Software Developers and professionals in the Software Security field. The topics included in this Experts Corner range from insights on scaling a Software Security Initiative to automating Security Testing within the pipeline.
There is an overarching theme driving these security breaches: ineffective adherence to secure design principles. Expert Ted Harrington explores the world of secure design principles (and anti-principles) as a means to build resilient systems.
Would you feel comfortable hiring a hacker? Caroline Wong, CISSP and VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, discusses the benefits and risks to using the power of the people – crowdsourced application security programs – at this OWASP AppSec session.
For many years Dinah Davis was afraid to speak up about bullying and discrimination. In the Equal Respect article, Dinah shares her experience of overcoming these issues to become a successful businesswoman in the field of cybersecurity.