Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

In apps we trust – or should we? Applications Security Sessions at HP Protect

Software is the new brand that defines the digital customer experience as characterized by Forrester VP, John McCarthy. In the brave new social world of mobile interactions, the omnipresent app becomes the preferred channel of access on the wearable device of our choice. It could even be a ring or a watch. As consumers, we begin to develop a sense of trust. How many times do you check yourself before clicking on a familiar app? “In Apps We Trust,” sort of becomes an implied mantra. But should we trust apps? Just take a look at Adversaries R Us.

Fortify the dynamic enterprise with static code analysis tools

Security is what I had in mind when I started teaching my daughter driving recently. I explained all the steps that a good, secure driver must take before setting the vehicle in motion when it is static – at rest. While these are really simple steps to ensure, for example, that the mirrors are positioned properly and the turn signals are functioning, they are also powerful life-saving steps once the vehicle is in motion. Applications are like cars in many respects. Therefore, enterprises should take a similar approach before putting their applications in motion. It is much easier to take precautionary measures by scanning the source code for vulnerabilities – way before running the binary code. Simple techniques, such as visual inspection, have proven powerful in the past. Imagine having a tool to automate such techniques and execute them faster that runs parallel to software development. Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer!

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