Yearly Archives: 2013

Yes, Policies Can Actually Speed Development


October 31, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT, APPROVALS, POLICIES These concepts run counter to fast, agile, based-development. These words make developers cringe, they are “4 letter words”. Could it be that the problems with these concepts is not what they are trying to accomplish, but how they are implemented? They are intended to ensure that applications developers create are trusted, […]

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Atlanta DevOps Days Recap: Next Up NYC, Vancouver & Portland


October 17, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

We have been participating in the devopsdays events by presenting an ignite talk on how DevOps need to be aligned with how applications are constructed today – with open source components. The ignite presentation style is really interesting – you have 5 minutes to present 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. I started […]

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The Golden Repo is NOT the Answer, the Golden Policy is


October 1, 2013 By
Manfred Moser

Like many organizations, you have turned to Nexus as a repository for your components. Since that is going so well, you may be thinking adding controls that turn Nexus into a Golden Repository. It’s natural to try to manage components by restricting usage to only those components approved by your security, licensing and architecture teams. […]

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(ISC)² Global InfoSec Study – App Vulnerabilities are #1 Concern


September 30, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

The (ISC)2 Global Information Workforce Study CXO Report was recently released. The report found some interesting and troubling data on application security. While security executives noted that application vulnerabilities were their top concern, this did not translate into how their security team invested their time – in fact, focusing on software development was at the […]

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Simplified Releases to the Central Repository with Nexus


By
Manfred Moser

The Central Repository continues to be the largest repository of binary components for Java developers and beyond. A majority of open source projects including organizations such as Apache Software Foundation, Google , Github and many more take advantage of the free hosting via the Sonatype Open Source Software Repository Hosting OSSRH. The release automation for […]

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Using Your Repository Manager to Optimize Component Usage


September 24, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

We constantly receive inquiries about how organizations can get the most out of their repository manager. We thought it would be good to address this topic in a series of webinars. While preparing for the webinars, we looked at problems that afflicted organizations who aren’t using a repository manager. Developers Waste Time downloading a massive […]

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Agile, Component Development & DevOps – A Natural Match


September 23, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

Can you think of a technology concept that is more hyped than DevOps? We’ve moved past cloud & virtualization, and while not as hyped as Big Data or mobile, everyone on the development and operations side is talking about DevOps, not to mention DevOpsSec.  Using several blog posts, I’m going to layout the vision for […]

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Move Left and Be More Secure


September 16, 2013 By
Jessica Dodson

Author Attribution: This post was written by a guest blogger: Mark Miller, Founder and Curator of Trusted Software Alliance. In a “50-in-50” interview on the Trusted Software Alliance site, Gary McGraw talked about the concept of ‘moving left’, or ‘shifting left’ when it comes to application security in the software life cycle. Traditional development leaves […]

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Policy Hierarchy & Inheritance: Simplified Policy Management


September 13, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

We are pleased to announce the availability of Sonatype 1.6. This release is focused on policy hierarchy and inheritance support and includes a revamped user experience. The development team has also added a number of new quick start guides including one that provides guidance on policy management. Jeff Wayman does a great job of describing […]

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