The authors of ‘Black Hat Python’ explain the importance of learning Python for pen testing, how it helps create scripts to hack networks and endpoints, and more. Python is a must-know programming language for anyone seeking a career in penetration testing. With it, pen testers can write custom scripts and services to examine a company’s …

As corporate demand soars for entry-level software developers, there are plenty to be found beyond the premier schools. It’s not just the premier universities that offer high-ranking computer science programs. A new report finds that other universities across the U.S. are producing students with the highly sought-after programming skills companies need. As the demand for …

Throughout our lifetimes we consume, collate, curate, host and produce a staggering quantity of data – some by our own hand, some by others on our behalf, and some without our knowledge or consent. Collectively, our “digital footprints” represent who we are and who we were. Our digital legacies are immortal and can impact those …

In today’s digital era, if your business does not have a website, consider it dead. If you do have a company website, the last thing you want to grapple with is a fast and sleek digital platform plagued by bugs.   Yep, those nasty little flaws that can lead to the loss of revenue and …

You may be surprised to learn that the tools you use every day are open source. Recently I was invited to present on free and open resources that are available on the web. This presentation was part of a local effort to keep our community working—sponsored by the Foster Center at St. Bonaventure University near my home. …

Misconfigurations of cloud resources can lead to various security incidents and ultimately cost your organization dearly. Here’s what you can do to prevent cloud configuration conundrums. Forget shadowy attackers deploying bespoke zero-day exploits from afar. A risk that is far more real for organizations as they embark on ambitious digital transformation projects is human error. In fact, …

Reduce your power consumption by setting up your cryptocurrency trading bot on a Raspberry Pi. The current popularity of cryptocurrencies also includes trading in them. Last year, I wrote an article How to automate your cryptocurrency trades with Python which covered the setup of a trading bot based on the graphical programming framework Pythonic, which I developed in …

Software testing is getting more important year by year. Today, this job is not only about finding bugs or developing a product, it is also about analytics too. For example, first the testers do the research of the idea, then they try to think theoretically about some negative aspects which might influence the product, and …

According to a recent State of DevOps report, teams practicing DevOps benefit from a lower change failure rate, 24 times faster recovery from failures when they do occur, and significantly less time spent on rework and security issue remediation. In short, DevOps helps reduce risk, improve productivity, and reduce costs. Such teams tend to be more …

Try one of these open source video conferencing services. I recently attended the Practical Open Source Information POSI conference, which was held on a free and open source video conferencing platform. As I attended a series of excellent talks about practical uses of open source software, I realized how commonplace video conferencing had become over the past …