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Arthur Hicken

Arthur has been involved in software security and test automation at Parasoft for over 25 years, helping research new methods and techniques (including 5 patents) while helping clients improve their software practices.
SQL Injections and Election Security
By Arthur Hicken on November 6, 2018

Is your head in the sand? Not doing adequate security testing might make you feel safe, but not knowing the vulnerabilities of your code won't...

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Securing IoT and embedded software with static analysis and SEI CERT C secure coding standard
By Arthur Hicken on September 27, 2018

The SEI CERT secure coding standard is a great choice for securing your code, especially if your application is embedded or safety-critical. In...

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How Does Static Analysis Prevent Defects and Accelerate Delivery?
By Arthur Hicken on June 8, 2018

To build quality into your software from the beginning, use static analysis — the simplest and most effective activity software engineers can...

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Using Static Analysis to Achieve “Secure-by-Design” for GDPR
By Arthur Hicken on May 10, 2018

Getting static analysis set up properly with the right tool and the right rules will help you secure your software, prove you’re doing the right...

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Code Coverage and Automated JUnit Test Case Generation
By Arthur Hicken on March 16, 2018

If code coverage is an issue for you, make sure you’re measuring it right, and measuring all of it from all the tests you run. Leverage automatic...

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The Two Big Traps of Code Coverage
By Arthur Hicken on March 8, 2018

You don’t want coverage for coverage’s sake. You need meaningful coverage that indicates that you’ve done a good job testing the software. ...

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Five Things You Need to Know About GDPR
By Arthur Hicken on February 1, 2018

GDPR requires organizations to make sure that user data is well protected, not misused, users are given informed consent, and non-compliance is...

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Supporting the new 2017 Update to the OWASP Top 10
By Arthur Hicken on November 20, 2017

OWASP Top 10 – 2017 Update Today OWASP released the latest version of the OWASP Top 10 – 2017. This application security list has become one of...

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Application Security IS a Quality Problem: 6 Testing Tips to Benefit Both Quality and Security
By Arthur Hicken on October 5, 2017

Recently, I was reading a post on LinkedIn in which someone had asked the difference between several static analysis security vendors. One person,...

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