Escape Defects are issues that are identified by customers after the product has shipped, and as such have also been missed by the test teams. Defects identified after a product has shipped have the most significant cost impact to a business, both in development costs (find, fix & update) and impact to brand. Escape Defect…Read More
We can consider that the software quality deficit gap is the time taken to evolve a product from initial release until perceived as being of good quality. It is variable depending on the number of copies of the software in circulation, how thoroughly it is used, and more importantly, the number of iterations required to…Read More
It’s a commonly held belief that applying static analysers alone can help spot and eradicate common security issues. However, with the high number of false positives reported when using static analysis, it makes knowing if you have detected a real error a time-consuming process, and the mitigation plans put in place might have just hidden the error under a false negative. But what are the alternatives?
Dynamic analysis can be used for detecting potential vulnerabilities in today’s embedded environments. And pairing dynamic and static analysis creates ‘actionable intelligence’ for developers, and allows them to quickly ascertain the absence of obvious reliability issues.Read More
“The universal use of components in application development means that when a single vulnerability in a single component is disclosed, that vulnerability now has the potential to impact thousands of applications — making many of them breachable with a single exploit,” said Chris Wysopal, CTO, CA Veracode.Read More
If you don’t know what your sending and receiving over an interface, then other than through pure luck, or an extended integration phase composed of ‘tiger teams’ and an infinite budget, don’t expect the problem solved quickly. In today’s market, the once simplistic embedded processor with a few interrupts now has every interface conceived to man compressed into a single microchip no bigger than your thumbnail. Without a strategy to attack this problem, the harsh reality is that your project is doomed to fail.Read More