Jade Mitchell, Author at QA Financial's Posts

Financial services at higher risk of software security breaches, CAST report finds

Last week, CAST, the Paris-based provider of software intelligence, announced in its global benchmarking report on the state of software security that financial services’ existing software is more vulnerable to security breaches compared to that in other sectors. The CRASH Report on Application Security measures software vulnerability by analysing the density of an application’s common »

East West Bankcorp completes UAT on integrated risk and finance solution

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., the Connecticut-based global provider of financial services software, announced earlier this week that East West Bancorp has successfully completed user acceptance testing of EVOLV®, its cloud-based integrated risk and finance solution. EVOLV® will support East West’s Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses process under current US generally accepted accoun... »

Sponsored Article: The state of software testing

Sponsored Article: The state of software testing

To win, serve and retain customers, testing activities are becoming more pivotal as business process quality is deemed more important than time to market. Beginning with the business-driven change request, through to project scoping and on to DevOps adoption, the infrastructure for technical and regression testing must be present and aligned at every phase. Improving »

Singapore regulator could welcome ICOs to sandbox

Singapore’s financial regulator would consider trialling some initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a regulatory sandbox, if such fundraising efforts are by companies focused on new technology that will improve the efficiency of capital markets. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Chief Fintech Officer, Sopnendu Mohanty, said at the Singapore Fintech Festival earlier this week that »

Canada to use blockchain for digital identification

In the first half of 2018, consumers in Canada will be able to sign up for a new digital-identity system developed by Toronto-based identity and authentication provider SecureKey Technologies Inc. The system is underpinned by IBM Corp.’s blockchain technology, and according to Greg Wolfond, CEO of SecureKey, consumers will be able to instantly prove who »

Zephyr acquires Atlassian visual feedback testing tool

On 13 November 2013, Zephyr, the California-based test management software provider, acquired Capture for JIRA, a visual feedback and collaborative testing tool from Atlassian, the Sydney-based enterprise software company. Of the acquisition, Zephyr CEO Scott Johnson said: “We are excited to bring software testing innovation to Capture for JIRA customers and expand our collaboration with »

Quality needs to be at the heart of digital transformation, says SQS CEO

SQS, the Cologne-based consultancy firm specialising in quality assurance for software-based systems, has released its key findings from a survey conducted to analyse the perceptions and usage of different types of banking channels by the UK general public. The survey, undertaken by Arlington Research who led 2,000 online interviews, found that although 95% of the »

QA Mentor, Inc. acquires TestMatick

QA Mentor, Inc., a New York-based software quality assurance and testing services provider, announced last week the acquisition of TestMatick, a privately held software testing company in the Ukraine, with headquarters in Cherkassy. Founder and CEO of QA Mentor, Inc. Ruslan Desyatnikov said “this acquisition will help QA Mentor, Inc. strengthen its position in the »

Leadership insight: Panaya CEO Jake Klein

Leadership insight: Panaya CEO Jake Klein

The $200m purchase of Panaya by Infosys has not been without controversy. Some Infosys shareholders complained about severance payments made to the former Panaya CFO following the 2015 deal. However, in its earnings report for the second quarter of 2017, Nasdaq-listed Infosys stated that the investigation it had commissioned had found no substance in accusations »

Consultation period on PSD2 closes

Today marks a pivotal moment in banks’ and payment providers’ PSD2 preparations as the European Banking Authority (EBA) closes its consultation period on fraud reporting responsibilities. Increased anti-fraud mechanisms under PSD2 mean that banks and payment providers will need to ensure that high-level fraud reporting is undertaken. The new rules will mean that firms will »

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