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Now Available: RTist 11, version 2020.45
Secure DevOps, Uncategorized | November 12, 2020
Now Available: RTist 11, version 2020.45
The latest HCL RTist 11 release, version 2020.45, is now available. And there are several improvements and new features in this release:
Uncategorized | September 22, 2020
Compass Supports Single Sign-On
Tired of entering your password? I know I am. If I didn’t have to type in my password 20 times every day, I would have finished fixing all the defects in Compass. Ok, that’s hyperbole, but it really is a pain, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could log in once to access all your applications? The good old people writing security standards have been nice enough to give us a solution. It is called “single sign on”. With more and more DevOps products integrating with each other it is becoming even more important to have a centralized identity management solution where you can sign in once, and access multiple applications.  Single sign-on (SSO) prevents the need to sign on to multiple applications separately. Rather than having to sign on for each application, the user signs in once at an identity provider (IP) and this provides tokens to provide to other web applications and services. A token is like an ID card. You show it wherever you go, and it is trusted in many places. If the ID card is trusted, you can do things such as rent a car, walk into a secure building, fly on a plane, and so forth. The same goes for SSO tokens. For any application that is set up to trust the token, it will allow you to log in to that application as the authenticated user. SSO makes it easier and more secure to use different applications, because you only need to log in once and you only do so on the trusted login site.  Authentication and authorization are separate in SSO. The first time a user connects to one of the applications, the user must authenticate by logging in. While the token is valid (usually in 24 to 48 hours), the user does not need...
Uncategorized | September 14, 2020
VersionVault around the DevOps Clock
HCL VersionVault is a great tool, but there is not a magic tool to do everything we need. This is also true in DevOps. Thus, HCL VersionVault read blog for more details.
Uncategorized | August 14, 2020
Remote Agile & The True North
This blog talks about HCL Compass builds in a structured set of customizable processes that can help developers and non-tech stakeholders alike to dwell into the project and gather the information that interests them all the while working on the same set of dashboards and views.
Secure DevOps, Uncategorized | August 3, 2020
HCL Aleph Research at DEF CON Conference Spotlights Critical Security Vulnerabilities in Router Technology
In this blog, HCL Aleph Research recaps security vulnerabilities that they have located in router technology, which will be presented at DEF CON.
Uncategorized | March 24, 2020
How pandemics may change the way we bank and run our banking technology
As of this writing on 3/20/2020, we are in the early stages on determining the impact the COVID-19 virus will have on both the economy and our lives.  While we still face many unknowns we are beginning to learn lessons which give us the opportunity to change the way we will bank in the future not only for events such as the current pandemic, but how to better support banking customers in general.  Hosting in the cloud:  A big part of the role of a Chief Technology Officer is business continuity planning to make sure that the underlying systems that support the banking business can operate under any conditions.  We frequently perform disaster recovery testing to ensure our critical applications continue to operate in the event of a regional disaster.  Although pandemic planning is part of our business continuity plans, the scope of COVID-19 may stress those plans to operate our technology infrastructure by limiting our operations and support organizations.  Cloud hosting can potentially be a tool that can be leveraged to extend our required resources to 3rd party providers in the event staffing operations and support teams become problematic.     Contactless payments:  With the introduction of “social distancing” the last thing we want to do is come in contact with payment devices including payment card terminals, ATM machines or handing cash to cashiers.  Fortunately, some merchants such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts allow you to have the QR code scanned using their mobile apps not requiring any physical contact.  This is more the exception than the norm.  This is an opportunity to accelerate the move to contactless payments.  Near Field Communication (NFC) payments is a well established technology and should be accelerated to more merchants and channels.  Contactless cards should also become the standard in the card industry. ...
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