Category: CAST News

In this era of big data, analytics has become an invaluable tool for IT organizations to succeed. Not only for ensuring a high quality product, but also keeping your customers safe from malicious hackers and application crashes. Despite the obvious need, some executives struggle with the business case for proper software analytics and opt for skunk-work metrics that are less accurate and more expensive.

The Best Software Analysis and Measurement Engine Just Got Better

CAST-heartbleed-linked-to-poor-code-qualityYou’d think that after news of the Heartbleed bug broke, every IT organization worth their salt would have immediately moved to start monitoring their structural robustness and code quality to protect their sensitive consumer data. And while many did, two months after Heartbleed was announced, more than 300,000 servers were still vulnerable.

Now, three months later, CAST Research Labs has found there is a direct link between the growing number of data breaches and security incidents, and poor code quality in consumer applications. The data reveals finance and retail industry applications are the most vulnerable to data breaches, with 70 percent of retail and 69 percent of financial services applications shown to have data input validation violations.

CAST Research Links Consumer Data Breaches Directly To Poor Code Quality

It’s simple physics: a piece of application code gets caught in a logic loop, the CPU heats up as the increased throughput tries to make sense of the commands, the computer reacts by pumping more power to the motherboard and cooling system to keep everything up and running, and your electricity bill goes up.

CAST Tries To Save the Planet with Green IT Index
Securing open source - Lev Lesokhin spoke with CSO Online about how large IT organizations can secure their business critical applications from known vulnerabilities and shoddy software quality. Be sure to check...
Software Quality: The Problem with Ignoring the Open Source Quality

Few moments compare to the pressure-filled environments of hackathons, where the best developers from around the globe cram into a rented room with 24 hours to conceive, design, and create an app that wins a chance to present an idea, showcase talent, and gain invaluable exposure.

Fishackathon: Fishing for Sustainable Code

For many CIOs, reporting on software risk is a complex problem. The reports are usually compiled once a quarter, and can take days if not weeks to complete. But worse than that, they often fail to deliver actionable insight to answer simple business questions. Which of my critical systems are most vulnerable? Are my IT vendors delivering as promised? How can we improve customer satisfaction? Are my development teams under-performing? How can we improve time-to-market for new projects?

AIP 7.2 Gives CIOs Software Risk Assessment at a Glance

Nobody disputes the promises made by enterprise application portfolio analysis tools made over the past 20 years - visibility, risk identification, faster, better budgeting decisions.

Bite Sized Portfolio Analysis

We’re less than a month into the launch of HealthCare.gov, and as each day passes we’re finding out about more glitches, shoddy code quality, a lack of end-to-end testing, and rushed changes made days before the healthcare exchange was to go live. All of which are symptomatic of a software project being rushed to completion to meet a deadline without considering the implications of a botched launch.

Haste Makes Waste Again: Healthcare.gov Faces a Long and Expensive Recovery

Large and small enterprises have continually struggled with finding a way to manage the software risk inherent in their ever-increasing application portfolio. And now, in a year where companies such as NASDAQ, Knight Capital, American Airlines, and BATS have suffered costly and embarrassing IT failures, software risk is top of mind for every IT executive.

Highlight Update Brings Rapid Portfolio Analysis to the Masses

With a worrying uptick in the number of IT glitches, halts, and crashes that have been plaguing Wall Street and other critical industries over the past year, business leaders are beginning to realize the importance of tracking the software quality and risk metrics of their core business applications to keep them robust and reliable.

CAST AIP 7.1 update brings relevant & reliable software quality metrics to the enterprise
The data reveals finance and retail industry applications are the most vulnerable to data breaches, with 70 percent of retail and 69 percent of financial services applications shown to have data input validation violations.

  • Making The Case For Energy Efficient Code

  • A Financier’s Guide to Technical Debt

  • CAST Tries To Save the Planet with Green IT Index

    It’s simple physics: a piece of application code gets caught in a logic loop, the CPU heats up as the increased throughput tries to make sense of the commands, the computer reacts by pumping more power to the motherboard and cooling system to keep everything up and running, and your electricity bill goes up.

  • Software Quality: The Problem with Ignoring the Open Source Quality

    Securing open source - Lev Lesokhin spoke with CSO Online about how large IT organizations can secure their business critical applications from known vulnerabilities and shoddy software quality. Be sure to check...
  • Fishackathon: Fishing for Sustainable Code

    Few moments compare to the pressure-filled environments of hackathons, where the best developers from around the globe cram into a rented room with 24 hours to conceive, design, and create an app that wins a chance to present an idea, showcase talent, and gain invaluable exposure.

  • AIP 7.2 Gives CIOs Software Risk Assessment at a Glance

    For many CIOs, reporting on software risk is a complex problem. The reports are usually compiled once a quarter, and can take days if not weeks to complete. But worse than that, they often fail to deliver actionable insight to answer simple business questions. Which of my critical systems are most vulnerable? Are my IT vendors delivering as promised? How can we improve customer satisfaction? Are my development teams under-performing? How can we improve time-to-market for new projects?

  • IT Leaders Are Waking Up To Software Quality

  • Bite Sized Portfolio Analysis

    Nobody disputes the promises made by enterprise application portfolio analysis tools made over the past 20 years - visibility, risk identification, faster, better budgeting decisions.

  • Haste Makes Waste Again: Healthcare.gov Faces a Long and Expensive Recovery

    We’re less than a month into the launch of HealthCare.gov, and as each day passes we’re finding out about more glitches, shoddy code quality, a lack of end-to-end testing, and rushed changes made days before the healthcare exchange was to go live. All of which are symptomatic of a software project being rushed to completion to meet a deadline without considering the implications of a botched launch.

  • Highlight Update Brings Rapid Portfolio Analysis to the Masses

    Large and small enterprises have continually struggled with finding a way to manage the software risk inherent in their ever-increasing application portfolio. And now, in a year where companies such as NASDAQ, Knight Capital, American Airlines, and BATS have suffered costly and embarrassing IT failures, software risk is top of mind for every IT executive.

  • Computer Glitches Plague Obamacare Launch

  • CAST AIP 7.1 update brings relevant & reliable software quality metrics to the enterprise

    With a worrying uptick in the number of IT glitches, halts, and crashes that have been plaguing Wall Street and other critical industries over the past year, business leaders are beginning to realize the importance of tracking the software quality and risk metrics of their core business applications to keep them robust and reliable.

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