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Google’s New Cloud Security Tools Increase DDOS Protection, Transparency and Usability

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

Recently, Google introduced several new cloud-focused security enhancements for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These enhancements include new services like Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC), Google Cloud Armor, VPC Service Controls, and a few new features for G Suite administrators. Furthermore, these enhancements are a part of Google’s investment in their cloud platform.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Q&A with Marisa Fagan on Security Championship

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Security lead Marisa Fagan recently spoke at QConLondon 2018 about upskilling and elevating engineering team members into the role of Security Champions. We catch up with Fagen and report on her efforts to address contention caused by a scarcity of security professionals.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

Architecture & Design Follow 1880 Followers

Blockchain and Smart Contracts in a Business Process

by Jan Stenberg Follow 29 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Buying something through an internet portal, for example a car, normally involves two parties who don’t trust each other; a buyer and a seller. The portal is just a broker so either the buyer must transfer money before getting the ordered item, or the seller must send the item before getting the money. To overcome this lack of mutual trust, Bernd Rücker claims that a blockchain can be used.

JavaScript Follow 345 Followers

Last Npm Incident Uncovers Security Vulnerability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 15, 2018

Last week, the npm registry had an operations incident that caused a number of highly depended on packages, such as require-from-string, to become unavailable. While the incident was relatively straightforward to solve, it uncovered a major security vulnerability that could have been exploited to inject malicious code in projects using npm.

Development Follow 548 Followers

Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

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Intel Found That Spectre and Meltdown Fix Has a Performance Hit of 0-21%

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel have published their performance evaluation of the impact Meltdown and Spectre mitigation has on various systems.

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Redpoint Games Launch NPM Package Signing Tool

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Redpoint has launched pkgsign, a package signing and verification tool for NPM. It aims to improve security by helping ensure the authenticity of packages which are uploaded and downloaded from the NPM registry.

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Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari against the Spectre Attack

by Charles Humble Follow 798 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Apple has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.

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A Deeper Dive into Spectre and Meltdown

by Chris Swan Follow 492 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

A deeper look at Spectre/Meltdown characteristics and potential attacks, why it's necessary to patch cloud VMs even though the cloud service providers have already applied patches, the nature of the performance impact and how it’s affecting real world applications, the need for threat modelling, the role of anti virus, how hardware is affected, and what’s likely to change in the long term.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Xen Hypervisor 4.10 Focuses on Security and Better ARM Support

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 01, 2018

The Xen Project released version 4.10 of their hypervisor with an improved architecture for x86, better support for ARM processor hardware updates, and changes to schedulers and the user interface.

Development Follow 548 Followers

The Hottest Tech Trends in 2018 According to GitHub

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 10, 2017

Data, workflow integration, and open source tools are among the trends that Jason Warner, GitHub senior vice-president of technology, identifies as key for company success in 2018.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Chef Extends OpsWorks Capabilities in AWS

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

Chef has announced new capabilities to address application lifecycle control concerns in containers in AWS. New functionality includes Chef Automate with integrated compliance and builds on AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate announced in 2016. OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a managed Chef server and suite of automation tools.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

NIST Publishes Guidelines on Application Container Security

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a bulletin on application container technology and its most notable security challenges. The report is a summary of two previous bulletins outlining vulnerability areas including image, registry, orchestrator, container, host OS, and hardware, and their countermeasures.

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