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Tag Archives: software testing

Vindication of Independent Verification & Validation

– There are so many software-intensive system failures and compromises being reported these days that one has to wonder whether the testers were “out to lunch” when they should have been concentrating on making sure that the systems for which they were responsible needed testing. In my recent…

Fail Safe, Fail Secure

– There is a particularly harrowing article about the catastrophic train crash that occurred when two high-speed trains collided in Wenzhou, China on July 23, 2011. Evan Osnos’s article “Letter from China: Boss Rail – The disaster that exposed the underside of the boom,” which appeared in…

Huawei and National Availability … um … Security

– Siobhan Gorman wrote a front-page article “China Tech Giant Under Fire – Congressional Probe Says Huawei Poses National-Security Threat to the U.S” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal of October 8, 2012. The next day, she and Juro Osawa wrote an article with the not-unexpected title…

Can We Prevent Knight Capital Types of Debacle?

– … or are we destined for such disasters to be repeated with increasing frequency? It can be construed from reports as to why new software installed before the New York Stock Exchange opened for business on August 1, 2012 by securities firm Knight Capital went berserk, that the firm does in…

Reinventing the Functional Security Testing Wheel

– It’s complicated. Not the movie, but the infosec field. And it really is hard, if not virtually impossible, to track every new development that emerges. I see this when I read articles repeating issues that have been addressed decades ago, sometimes by me. And I also see it when I suddenly…