A Note On Our New Leave Policies

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Some time ago, we asked the company if we should introduce period leave, and relook at our paternity leave —two policies intricately linked with gender. Why did it take us time to implement this policy then? Hence, we added 12 period leave days per year to our policy. . Equality.

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. I do this because I don't wish to advocate The One Approach to Branching, but rather to lay out the common ways people do this, and reflect on their trade-offs within the wide range of different contexts that we find in software development.

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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 DevOps.com. Blogs Identity and Access Management IT as Code IT Security password policies password security passwordsComplex passwords can save users from being hacked—any IT admin will tell you that.

Japan Times Indicates Japan considers using AI for speedy policy decisions


The government is considering introducing an artificial intelligence-based big data analysis system developed by an American firm in order to enable speedier policy decisions, according to government sources.

Policies and Procedures


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Puppet Comply Automates Security Policy

The New Stack

Puppet has launched Puppet Comply , a new product that assesses, remediates, and enforces compliance policies at scale alongside services that helps to find compliance issues and builds content to fix them. The post Puppet Comply Automates Security Policy appeared first on The New Stack.

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. What was merely a prediction a few years ago is happening today. Not only are we creating data at exponential rates, […].

Adapt to Change: Network Policy Change Management | The 5 Critical Success Factors to Agile NSPM


It’s easy to see why 69 percent of companies find it difficult or even impossible to maintain standardized and synchronized policies across their firewalls. With such massive volumes of changes, especially in cloud apps and DevOps, policy enforcement can never catch up.

Styra Introduces Rego Policy Builder for Declarative Authorization Service Making Open Policy Agent Accessible to More Teams


Furthers the Open Policy Agent and Styra vision of unified authorization by democratizing the creation, implementation and understanding of policy-as-code solutions REDWOOD CITY, Calif. With Rego Policy Builder, […].

Kyverno, a New CNCF Sandbox Project, Offers Kubernetes-Native Policy Management

The New Stack

Kyverno , the open source Kubernetes-native policy engine built by Nimrata , has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week at the sandbox level. That’s why policy engines are so critical and so important for Kubernetes, especially for enterprise use cases.”

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? We brought in a two-tiered threshold that’s the cornerstone for our policy process, going forward. Does the policy apply to all travelers, or are New Zealand citizens exempt? What’s the cost of data privacy at the border?

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 for the Enterprise: Styra’s Declarative Authorization Service

The New Stack

Long, long before we were coding policy enforcement into our clouds, we tried to code it into our programs. But, in 2016, Open Policy Agent (OPA, pronounced “oh-pa”) for cloud native environments was created, and policy enforcement in code became much more practical.

Portable Security Policies: A DevSecOps Primer


The post Portable Security Policies: A DevSecOps Primer appeared first on DevOps.com. Protecting critical data and applications is a challenge under any circumstances, but it’s especially daunting when resources reside in the cloud. Most organizations today operate a significant portion of their workloads in the cloud, which adds to the complexity of the security problem—a security team can’t fully control cloud environments but is responsible for securing […].

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. The Open Policy Agent (OPA) project is one such provider of policy as code and the project has just been accepted as an incubation-level hosted project with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). “One of the core ideas behind the project is that you decouple policy decision making from policy enforcement.

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 […]. The post 3 Problems with Your Open Door Policy and What To Do Instead appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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. As I matured in the ways of infosec, however, I realized policies are the foundation of what we do. Let’s take a look at a password policy and how it can help secure our infrastructures.

EICC tears into EU’s GSP policy on Pakistan as it contradicts founding principles of FATF

CEO Insider

Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) has asked the European Commission to review its GSP policy on Pakistan as it contradicts founding principles of Financial Action Task Force.

Zero bug policy. A fast way for paying back technical debt.


The solution is elegant and simple: Implement the “Zero bug policy”. image by beta news. At many customers I visit, I see a lot of effort being put into classification and managing bugs. Their bug-list may contain more than thousands of items, all neatly documented with screenshots, ways to reproduce and a severity and impact classification. Clearly, many hours have been invested to properly administer bugs. Creating a list of bugs delivers a well organized inventory of technical debt.

EAP-CREDS: Enabling Policy-Oriented Credential Management in Access Networks


In particular, we focus on how to provide network credentials management that (a) is flexible, (b) can enforce credentials policies across devices and (c) does not require additional discovery mechanisms. Policy-Based Credentials Management .

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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. With all the flexibility it provides, how do you enforce best practices for configuration management and common policies that an organization requires? For mutation, policies can be written as overlays similar to Kustomize or as a JSON Patch. Policy enforcement is captured using Kubernetes events.

Manage your Palo Alto Network NGFW Policies with App-ID, Content-ID, User-ID, and more with Tufin


Today, enterprises are increasingly turning to Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) features with the goal of moving toward a more proactive user and application-aware approach to enterprise security. A long-term Palo Alto […]. News Palo Alto Networks

We Heard You. An Agile Approach to Managing Network Security Policy


An Agile Approach to Managing Network Security Policy. Today we announced the industry’s first agile network security policy platform which marks both the delivery of core new features and a statement of our future direction. Unified Visibility Across Cloud and Firewall Policies.

Lightning Demos: Open Service Mesh, Crossplane, Cloudstate, Open Policy Agent and Grafana

The New Stack

Open Policy Agent. OPA is an open source, general purpose policy engine that provides policy enforcement across a wide range of software. With the demo setup, he showed how it is possible to set different service graph policies to control which services can talk to each other.

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 […].

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

Does Your Company Have a Distracted Driving Employee Policy?

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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. Two virtually equal blocs boast firmly established perspectives with little […]. CEO Insider

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.

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.

Determining Error Budgets and Policies That Work for Your Team

Dzone - DevOps

To make sure your SLOs stay relevant, determine error budgets and policies for your teams. In this blog, we’ll look at the basics of error budgeting, how to set corresponding policies, and how to operationalize SLOs for the long term.

Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy

Dzone - DevOps

What they were really asking is “what type of insurance policy can an automation tool due to get the system back into a working state after an issue has been detected?”. Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state.

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. Talks focused on Open Policy Agent (OPA) are featured prominently in the agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe — 15 OPA-focused sessions were accepted from users at Google, City of Ottawa Ada Health and more — signaling the importance of authorization in the cloud. that policy says doesn’t belong in a cluster. Moreover, you can expose those policies earlier in the development lifecycle (e.g.