Branching Patterns: Looking at some branching policies

Martin Fowler

Now I've finally developed and written these patterns down, I think it's useful to look at a few at some of these policies and see how I think about them in terms of the patterns. In this article, I've talked about branching in terms of patterns.

Retry Policy

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5 Password Policies to Up Your Security

Plus, countless studies and articles on password security have been published about why password policies are vital to online security. The post 5 Password Policies to Up Your Security appeared first on

Protecting UX with Feature Policy

Modus Create

Modern applications use Feature Policy to: Enforce permissions. Feature policies can help control such access. Feature policies can also help guardrail performance by denying access to such code. Implementing Feature Policy. Feature Policies can cascade to nested iframes.

Harnessing Big Data: Can Our Laws and Policies Keep Up?


Read Tim Molino explain how we can achieve big data revolution if our policies and laws are in order on Information Week : We are just at the beginning of the big data revolution.

Policies and Procedures

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New Zealand defends its border device search policy (Q&A)

The Parallax

The Customs and Excise Act of 2018, which went into effect on October 1, establishes clear guidelines on how the country can enforce its device search policies at border crossings, including airports. Q: What spurred the policy change for New Zealand?

CNCF Incubates Open Policy Agent, a Policy-As-Code Project

The New Stack

More recently, policy-as-code has emerged to provide the same automation and ease-of-access to applying policy to multiple purposes and scenarios. “One of the core ideas behind the project is that you decouple policy decision making from policy enforcement.

Portable Security Policies: A DevSecOps Primer

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Passwords and Policies | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

This week, we’re going to continue chipping away at these problems with additional layers of protection, including a password policy. Policies are our foundation. Early on in my security days, I was introduced to policies, which, at the time, I thought were a waste of time.

3 Problems with Your Open Door Policy and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

An open door policy doesn’t get you what you need to lead. The intent behind your open door policy is good: a door that is figuratively always open to encourage transparency, open lines of communication, a standing invitation for your employees to […].

Open Policy Agent: Authorization for the Cloud

The New Stack

Tim Hinrichs is a co-founder of the Open Policy Agent project and CTO of Styra. OPA, an open source project, was launched four years ago and has steadily gained momentum as the de facto approach for establishing authorization policies across cloud native environments. Tim Hinrichs.

Tutorial: Create a Kubernetes Pod Security Policy

The New Stack

One thing that should be considered a must is the pod security policy. I want to walk you through the basics of creating a Kubernetes pod security policy. Before we dive into the security policy, you might need to first understand what a pod is (if not, feel free to skip this section).

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Nirmata’s Kyverno: Kubernetes Configuration Via Policy

The New Stack

Kubernetes-management vendor Nirmata has open sourced a project called Kyverno that enables users to validate, mutate and generate configurations through policy. For mutation, policies can be written as overlays similar to Kustomize or as a JSON Patch.

CodeSOD: A Policy Exception

The Daily WTF

Someone had discovered that, if they knew a customer’s policy number and were currently logged in- they could see that customer’s policy. It didn’t have to be their policy. Any policy, so long as they had a valid login and the policy number. "> --%> N. // SNIP: displays policy details. isValidPolicyNumber isn’t just a validator- it uses the fiscalCode to determine if this customer is allowed to see that policy number.

Open Policy Agent’s Mission to Secure the Cloud

The New Stack

The Open Policy Agent (OPA) is an important step in that direction, one that hasn’t received anywhere near the attention it deserves. OPA is an open-source tool that enables the enforcement of a wide range of policies across domains and all layers in the stack. Jevon MacDonald.

New Jupyter notebooks enable data scientists and policy makers to analyze real-time COVID-19 data

By Frederick Reiss, Chief Architect, Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies, IBM For data scientists and policy makers who are analyzing the effects of COVID-19 and trying to come up with actionable plans based […].

The Art of the Service Mesh Policy

The New Stack

Your policies are critical as they specify how your application responds after an action. When your policy works well, your stakeholders are happy. Sometimes, policies are guardrails, as well, so that the mistakes of engineers can’t cause failures on the user side.

How a personnel security policy can combat the insider threat


The coronavirus has increased the numerous security threats organisations and business face every day, and these threats are likely to grow, the more extended the pandemic control measures. One of […].

The Secret to Trade Policy Success

CEO Insider

University teaching is again in session. As in past summer and fall semesters I teach international business at both Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and at Kent University in Canterbury, U.K. With students I note three different categories of sentiments, quite telling of voting tendencies.

Does Your Company Have a Distracted Driving Employee Policy?

Women on Business

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Setting Staff Up for Remote Success with a Well-Planned Policy


Most nonprofits have standard policies and procedures for working in an office setting. But when a crisis hits such as the current pandemic , many organizations are just navigating the waters when it comes to how to react to such global threats and shift to a remote working environment.

10 Reasons People Don’t Follow Security Policy


Technical Consultant Entering the security field after having built my career in technical operations, I’ve most often been on the “receiving end” of security policies. Security policies exist to enable a business to function successfully. Yet, security policies aren’t followed.

How to read a privacy policy

The Parallax

If you’ve never read an app’s privacy policy before downloading it, you’re far from alone. How updated privacy policies could make GDPR the global standard. Before strapping on that fitness device, check out the privacy policy.

DevOps Chat: Security Graph SDK Powers Better Policies, with vArmour

Understanding the security risks and applying policies across the cloud, multi-cloud, private clouds and a plethora of software technologies is a challenge faced by every enterprise. The post DevOps Chat: Security Graph SDK Powers Better Policies, with vArmour appeared first on

Best Practices for Network Policies on the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

The New Stack

By installing Calico, an open source CNI (Container Network Interface), which implements the standard Kubernetes Network Policy API, you can create network policies to restrict pod traffic to required connections only. Karen Bruner.

How Kubernetes Policies Work (and When They Don’t Scale)

The New Stack

To help you keep tabs on them, Kubernetes uses the concept of “policy.”. In this post, I’ll explain what Kubernetes policies are and how they can help you manage and secure your cluster. Kubernetes Policy Basics. Kubernetes Network Policies. Kubernetes Security Policies.

FBI vs Apple: Policy Analysis


Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series on this topic. This examination by Arnold Abraham provides insights and nuanced lessons from history, the law and the tech world that can inform all of us interested in both privacy and security.-bg bg Despite foreboding tales of doom associated with the potential outcome on each […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Why Every Company Needs a Data Policy

The New Stack

In a post-GDPR world, operating without a clear-cut data policy is like flying blind in a snowstorm. And that’s just one example of major legislation that impacts how companies work with data today; other policies , including the California Consumer Privacy Act, are coming soon.

Shift-Left with IaC Build Policies in Prisma Cloud

Palo Alto Networks

Build Policies in Prisma Cloud. Prisma Cloud IaC Build policies identify insecure configurations in your IaC templates, including: AWS CloudFormation Templates (JSON or YAML format). In addition, you can create custom build policies that can be utilized during IaC scans. .

Infrastructure Is Code and with Pulumi 2.0, so Is Architecture and Policy

The New Stack

of Pulumi, teams can now reuse code, apply policies and do integration testing of infrastructure the same way they do for application development. Pulumi 2 also supports what Duffy calls ‘policy as code’ of using packages, which makes it useful for security engineers as well.

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy


This quote summarizes the importance of online encryption policy and hands-on implementation within an organization. Through an online encryption policy, you can mitigate the risks and avoid these cases, whether you’re a profit or a non-profit organization. Creating such a policy involves the participation of the IT department in your organization, and it may or may not include the c-suite executives until it reaches complete implementation.

InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world


Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. Lack of clarity in InfoSec policies can lead to catastrophic damages which cannot be recovered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. Security policies of all companies are not same, but the key motive behind them is to protect assets.

Why Buffer Policies Are a Good Thing

Derek Huether

Buffer policies to the rescue? Joey Spooner (@spoonstein) January 25, 2020 Joey Spooner replied about buffer policies. Don’t know what a buffer policy is? That is a buffer policy. Set Limits.

Okera Launches No-Code Policy Creation for Fine-Grained Access Control with De-Identification

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Facebook Seeks A Public Policy Manager, Cybersecurity Threat Disruption


The job, titled a Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption, is a recognition that the companies we trust with our data should, and will, play greater roles in protecting our data, including leaning […]. My sincere hope is that one of our CTOvision readers is selected for a position that Facebook has just advertised for.