December 28, 2016


Well, another year done. I tacked a few more miles to my shoes. Didn't blog as much as I wished. As you may expect, it is not always easy to find ways to talk about technology and travel. After all, this is a technology company, there needs to be a connection. So, chalk it up to a lack of inspiration, and probably a few hours of sleep missing too many.

But then, something unexpected happened: some people complained: "When is your next blog entry"? So, since this is the end of the year, I will keep it 100% for fun for a change. There is always 2017 for more serious stuff.

So, for you, Eric B., here are some of the cutest and bizarre moments of the past 18 months that were not chronicled in this blog.

Starting with the end

Posted by Steve Barriault in Journal Entry

December 07, 2016

On The Road With Steve Barriault: The Asian Team - The IMF

The Vector Software APAC division finally reaching the shores of Thailand after a long journey

Anna, our Director of Marketing, wanted me to write one of my opuses for the last show we had in Japan. It was indeed very successful. We did it Japanese-style too - waves after waves of presentations to hundreds of information-hungry engineers that came to hear the Gospel of Change-Based Testing by our Japanese team. Missed it? No worries, we can give you a presentation at your office anywhere in Japan, and yes, that part is free.

Posted by Steve Barriault in Journal Entry

November 21, 2016

An Interview with Jeffrey Fortin, Head of Product Management

Vector Software recently welcomed Jeffrey Fortin as its new head of product management. Jeff comes to Vector Software after more than 16 years at Wind River, most recently as director of product management, where he oversaw product planning and strategy for Wind River’s Intelligent Device Platform (IDP), an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway software product. He previously led Wind River field teams focused on Industrial, Medical, IoT, and Aerospace and Defense applications as director of field engineering, and held engineering roles at LynuxWorks and Raytheon.

We recently spoke with Jeff to learn more about his thoughts on current software development challenges, trends, and what he is excited about tackling now that he is part of the Vector Software team.

What... Continue reading »

Posted by Anna Barcelos in DevOps

November 11, 2016

A Special Thank You to Those Who Have Served

Many of our employees and customers have served in the military.

Vector Software would like to thank the brave men and women for their service and dedication to our country. Thank you for your commitment to protecting our freedoms.

Posted by Michael Rielly in Journal Entry, Military

November 07, 2016

Niroshan Rajadurai, EMEA Director of Vector Software, will be speaking at Cyber Security Forum at electronica 2016

The pervasiveness of electronics in every walk of life opens a myriad of possibilities across a wide range of connected products. With this pervasiveness comes a greater demand for secure systems in for example automotive systems, medical equipment, mobile devices and wearables.

Niroshan Rajadurai, Director, EMEA, Vector Software will present on "Dynamically Proving That Security Issues Exist." While static analyzers have given great benefit in processing and automatically checking large swathes of code, they still suffer from a high false-positive rate that leaves security engineers looking for a ‘needle in the haystack’ when identifying the genuine vulnerabilities.

Vector Software puts forward that, from a security perspective, approaches based on the ‘synthesis’ of... Continue reading »

Posted by Niroshan Rajadurai in Security

October 27, 2016

Beyond SAST: A New Approach to Identifying and Testing Undiagnosed Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Static application security testing (SAST) is designed to analyze application source code, byte code and binaries for common vulnerabilities, including coding and design conditions that might lead to potential security vulnerabilities. SAST tools do not execute the code, but instead try to understand what the code is doing "behind the scenes" to identify where errors are. Unfortunately, this type of static analysis has been plagued with the issue of false-positives (when the tool reports a possible vulnerability that is not an actual vulnerability).  There are two problems here: one is the inaccurate modeling of what might be happening or how the computer performs a certain operation, such as calling an external library. The second is in the scalability of the problem, SAST tools might... Continue reading »

Posted by Andrew V. Jones in Security