In the News – September 2014

Lock and cross mark.According to Gartner most mobile apps fail security tests

A new report from researcher Gartner claims that 75 percent of mobile apps won’t pass the most foundational of security tests. That means enterprises accommodating a mobile workforce with BYOD (bring your own device) policies in which employees can access sensitive information or carry out normal business activities may inadvertently compromise networks and expose confidential data. Dionisio Zumerle, a Gartner principal analyst, stated that testing the mobile applications code and graphical user interface doesn’t go far enough. Enterprises must secure the servers that communicate with mobile clients to access a business’s applications and databases as well. Source: thevarguy.com

Negative reaction to proposed testing standards

The International Standards Organization, in collaboration with other standards bodies, is preparing a new standard for software testing: ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119. This standard is intended to codify many of the practices and techniques of software testing. The response from the testing community has been largely negative due to the prescriptive nature of the standard, and the exclusion of the context-driven approaches. The new standard will replace existing standards previously published by a number of different contributing bodies. James Christie gave a talk at the CAST 2014 conference in which he rejected the premise on which the certification is based. He wrote a blog post titled “ISO 29119: Why it is Dangerous to the Software Testing Community” in which he expanded on the ideas from his talk. Sourcez: InfoQ

New Jersey requires testing to certify gaming software

The process through which regulated online poker and casino software is tested in New Jersey is technical, complex and largely removed from public view. The Division’s Technical Services Bureau (TSB) employs mathematicians, electrical engineers, programmers, and IT Security Specialists to evaluate the products’ random number generators, disclosure of the rules of the game, game play, expected return to player (RTP), general fairness and integrity. The Bureau, as part of the approval process for poker, uses volunteers from various bureaus of the division who are familiar with poker rules to evaluate the game play and fraud detection. Specialists are used to conduct the technical evaluation. Source: http://www.onlinepokerreport.com

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