Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections

Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a storied career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. Greg (Joz) Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I’m thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and energy.”

Schiller has helped guide Apple’s products as well as its marketing for 30 years. He most recently led the effort to plan and execute Apple’s first-ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event, notable both for its innovative software and hardware announcements as well as its creative and much-praised execution, set a new standard for what virtual events can achieve in the era of COVID-19.

“It has been a dream come true for me to work at Apple, on so many products I love, with all of these great friends — Steve, Tim, and so many more,” said Schiller. “I first started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it is time for some planned changes in my life. I’ll keep working here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about.”

nVisium Advances Full-Stack Software Security Engineering Training with DevSec Mentor

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — nVisium, a leader in application security, has today announced the release of DevSec Mentor, a modern training platform that enables developers and security practitioners to enhance their full-stack secure coding practices. In the age of increasingly sophisticated and ever-changing application security cyber threats, nVisium’s training platform ensures that developers are current on the latest security assessment and technology innovations, allowing them to uncover and remediate security vulnerabilities in code, whether in business applications or infrastructure, prior to production. 

nVisium’s DevSec Mentor platform incorporates leading-edge web and mobile application security assessment methodology combined with proven development, integration design, and knowledge of modern security practices to deliver a comprehensive, online training offering that significantly improves developers’ security-savviness and overall awareness.

“Any security vulnerability unintentionally coded into your mission critical applications can be devastating to your organization,” said Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium. “Our focus is to expand the knowledge of engineering beyond simply ‘how to write secure code’, as we understand that modern systems, with an increasing amount of infrastructure-as-code and software defined networking, require a true full-stack mindset to be successful at security.”

The DevSec Mentor Platform was created with the intention of replacing outdated teaching methods such as CBTs (Computer-Based Training). It provides an in-depth and engaging online training experience with focus on how application and infrastructure-as-code security vulnerabilities manifest, requiring participants to detect and remediate high risk code in order to progress in capabilities, knowledge, and modules.

The platform’s Alpha version is now available to a select group of participants and the official release will be in Q4 2020. For more information on DevSec Mentor, please visit the nVisium website for further details.

About nVisium
nVisium empowers organizations to eliminate security vulnerabilities through proven in-depth assessments, remediation, and training programs. Our experienced team of security-savvy engineers help organizations establish best practices with high ROI for their engineering and development lifecycles. Through services, software solutions, and R&D, nVisium provides security support for applications, operating systems, networks, mobile, cloud, and IoT unique to business operations, compliance initiatives, and more. Additionally, nVisium offers instructor-led and online security training. Privately owned and founded in 2009, nVisium is headquartered in Falls Church, VA, and names Fortune 500 companies and household brands as customers.

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watchOS 6 advances health and fitness capabilities for Apple Watch

San Jose, California — Apple today previewed watchOS 6, which empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store directly on Apple Watch.

“Apple Watch has become an indispensable part of our customers’ everyday lives, from helping users stay connected to the people and information they care about, to inspiring them to live a better and more active day,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”

Health and Fitness

The new Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.1 The daily log function enables the quick addition of information related to the menstrual cycle, including current period, flow, symptoms, results from ovulation prediction kits and other elements of fertility tracking. The new Cycle Tracking feature is also available in the Health app on iPhone with iOS 13.