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The False Claims Act: 156 years old and newly relevant to software security

We recently saw the first settlement by a company charged under the False Claims Act for failing to meet cyber security standards. Is there more to come?

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Let’s Talk Licenses: Beware the Beerware License

Many companies are relaxed about reusing software under the Beerware License and similar open source licenses. But not all such licenses are created equal.

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Awash in regulations, companies struggle with compliance

The list of regulatory compliance challenges facing companies grows longer every time a new regulation is introduced. But do security regulations even work?

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Software quality: It can be a matter of life and death

Safety-critical software powers everything from airplanes to power plants, defib machines, and seatbelts. And quality issues can lead to injury and death.

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Apollo 11 software lessons still relevant today

What did Apollo 11 teach us about software development? Coding practices have changed since 1969, but the lessons learned from the moon mission still hold.

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Climbing Mount MISRA: Which route is right for you?

Bypassing compliance with MISRA standards is kind of like asking someone to climb the Half Dome without any sort of harness. Choose your path carefully.

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Is your software MISRA clean?

“Scalpel.”

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FinTech compliance is evolving to safeguard your information

The rapid growth of custom and open source applications deployed in businesses worldwide means that all companies have significant software assets. In some industries, agile development and open source software have enabled a technological evolution, to the point of creating new business models. FinTech is one example of an industry established around technologies, delivering automated and self-service financial solutions across platforms.

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GDPR deadline: Does “appropriate security” include open source risk?

Organizations that handle European citizens’ data must adhere to “Appropriate Security” in the EU GDPR. The GDPR deadline has passed, but you still have time to address appropriate security at your organization.

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