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EU directive will force major financial firms to disclose cyber attacks

Among Europe’s largest banks, the long-established practice has been to keep breaches of cyber-security quiet – or as quiet as possible.  But a major change is in the pipeline:  European-wide legislation that will force firms to report cyber attacks to national incident teams. The European Commission has drafted a European Network and Infrastructure directive, which is now waiting »

Perfecto raises $35m to grow product range

Perfecto Mobile, The Boston-based provider of testing services for mobile app developers, has raised $35 million that it will use to expand its products and build out its sales staff. The investment comes from Technology Crossover Ventures along with existing Perfecto investors FTV Capital, Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Vertex Ventures. In particular, Perfecto »

Company and product news briefs

Larry Schmidlin, former vice president of technology at Wells Fargo, has joined Appvance, the California-based test automation specialist, as vice president of engineering. Schmidlin told QA Financial that his experience working on the buy side of software has made him aware of the efficiencies banks and other financial firms can achieve with automated testing. “These »

SEC’s audit trail repository ready for comment

It has been described as “the largest financial IT project of all time”. So perhaps it is not surprising that it has taken more than five years to narrow down the list of bidders who want to build the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) — the giant data repository for stock orders and quotes on US »

Consistent testing is key to revenues: Accenture survey

Financial firms expect their businesses and revenues will be more affected than others by challenges in digital technology over the next three years, according to an Accenture survey of 200 mid-to-large-sized European companies. “Digital”, in the context of the survey, released in November, covered developments in social media, mobile, analytics and cloud. The 46 financial »

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

It could turn out to be a defining moment in the history of Blockchain. April 19th saw the most significant capital markets test so far of a distributed ledger platform when Barclays used the stage of the O2 arena in London to demonstrate how its smart contract templates for ISDA interest rates swaps could be »

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

Test pricing: Automation brings new benchmarks

In the old days, when testing was something done at the end of software development, the metrics of pricing were simple. The testing services provider would charge a fixed price defined by the number of lines of code tested, or by the equally simple metric of getting the job done. The testing service providers with »

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Video interview: Jes Breslaw, Delphix

Data-as-a-Service (DaS) platforms enable users to create virtual test environments in the cloud. This frees up server and developer resources, and also facilitates the creation of uniform data sets that can be used by different development teams. Jes Breslaw, Director of Marketing and Strategy, EMEA, for Delphix — the US-based DaS platform — discusses how »

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