" Businesses and governments need a smarter approach to IT security.The costs (both financially and otherwise) of trying to apply security as an afterthought are simply too great. For a more efficient, protected and streamlined IT environment, security needs to be an integral part of system design. That is why IBM Security Solutions are built on the philosophy of Secure by Design, a philosophy which states that IT infrastructure should be designed, created and operated with security constantly in mind. IBM cites three primary components to creating,and maintaining, a secure infrastructure: ●Knowledge of threats and vulnerabilities ●Structural elements ●Ongoing validation The first of a three-part series, this executive summary whitepaper reveals how IBM helps clients understand threats and vulnerabilities so that they can more effectively apply the Secure by Design philosophy to their IT environments."
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From Part 1 of a 3 part white paper series on Secure by Design..
IBM Rational AppScan Standard Edition V8.0 and Express Edition V8.0 include the following enhancements:
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IBM Rational AppScan Enterprise Edition V8.0 includes the following enhancements:
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The 8.0 versions of AppScan Standard, AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester was released (eGA) on October 26,2010. This release delivers a number of new and exciting features.
The AppScan Offerings provide:
What's New in ASE 8.0
What's New is AppScan Standard 8.0
What's New in Rational Policy Tester 8.0
New Ponemon Study Reveals Disconnects in Building the Business Case for Data Protection- Chat March 31st
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Newly released research reveals that while C-level executives feel good data protection efforts support organizational goals such as compliance, reputation, management or customer trust, there is a lack of confidence in the ability to safeguard sensitive information. The Business Case for Data Protection was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, an IBM Company. It is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations.
Please plan on joining Jack Danahy - Security Executive IBM and Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder of The Ponemon Institute as they present the Rational Talks to You Chat: New Ponemon Study Reveals Disconnects in Building the Business Case for Data Protection
This presentation will begin on March 31, 2010 at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.
Register at: Free Registration Page
If you miss the live call the call will be archived and you will be able to listen to the playback.
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During the quality management keynote at the recent 2009 Rational User's Conference, the speakers talked about the top 10 challenges to software quality. They included:
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Do you know?
I’ve had a lot of people ask me does Rational eat it’s own dogfood (meaning do we use our own tools to develop our tools) I don’t like that analogy…. I always respond “ Yes Rational drinks our own champagne!” After checking out Jazz.net I’m hope you’ll agree that Rational not only drinks our champagne but we also share our champagne with our customers.Remember when…..
I’ve been with rational for over 12 years and I believe we’ve always been an innovator and leader in software development tools and best practices. 12 years ago the norm was for customers to base their decisions on what was the best of breed product, Rational introduced the concept of Suites which advocated the integration of various tools to improve collaboration. Rational is again leading the industry with the next generation of our software development tools that are based on the Jazz platform. The Jazz Platform provides improved collaboration through the use of modern Web 2.0 technology
Do you want to know?
Then Check out these How To’s: .
.(you'll need to have registered as a user on Jazz.Net to access these links)
Click on Review Release Plan link
Click on Explore Detailed Iteration Plans link
Review the current RQM defect dashboard on Jazz.Net?
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So as I thought about what to post for my first entry and the beginning of my blogging adventure on MydeveloperWorks I thought it appropriate to talk about 2 topics that are close to my heart these days: Rational Quality Manager (RQM) and Twitter.
As the practice lead for Quality Management, RQM is an obvious topic but Twitter is a new interest of mine and I have to say I am now on the Twitter bandwagon. I don't know about you but I had signed up for a twitter account a while ago.. but I didn't really get it at first.... I've just been lurking for a while. I was actually a little intimated at first by the terminology ... what's a @ sign what's a # hastag what's the Twitter etiquette and what's up with all those new Twitter words - I needed a Twictionary. While I'm by no means an twitter expert yet I'll be sharing some of my Twlessons(new word I just made up :-) ) in upcoming posts. So if you're a newbie interested in learning more stay tuned.
But for all of you Twitter experts and even you newbies I thought I'd talk about how you can easily add twitter feeds right into RQM.
So you might be asking yourself how does the ability to add a Twitter feed into RQM help me do my job better?
Log in to RQM and from your dashboard, select Add Viewlet icon
Select News Feed Link
Select Add Viewlet button
Select Edit Settings link to add feed
Enter the twitter feed that you want to follow and your twitter id and password.
You can change the title of the viewlet by clicking on the Appearance tab and changing the name
here's your Twitter newsfeed right in RQM!!!
Hope to hear from you soon at my Twitter account: ulrichfla http://www.twitter.com/ulrichfla
Also check out a utube video created by Brian Bryson at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpu_JgSY4oM