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Jan 18

Plone’s Outstanding Security Track Record

By Lotte Nielsen | News

No credible report of a serious vulnerability in Plone being exploited in the wild.

Plone is an extraordinarily secure content management system, having stood the test of time for 15 years and counting.

Plone’s outstanding security track record is a result of many things:

  • good coding practices
  • processes, including continuous integration and testing
  • a proactive security team that performs security reviews, investigates claims and reports of vulnerabilities, and responds appropriately and immediately as necessary

Plone has never received a report of a serious vulnerability in Plone being exploited in the wild.

Security fix announcements are normally issued with two weeks‘ notice. If the Plone security team were to receive reports of a zero day exploit or vulnerability in the wild, it would release a security fix immediately.

The Plone security team has been aware of a recent claim, has examined it, and has determined that it is a hoax. There is no reason to believe a ‚zero-day‘ flaw exists in Plone nor in Plone-based distributions.

Information about Plone’s security track record and features:

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Sep 30

SYSLAB.COM Talks at the Plone Conference 2016 in Boston

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , News

Exciting keynotes, demos and talks are the very heart of the Plone Conference. SYSLAB.COM will also talk at the Conference in Boston and present our latest software developments and projects.

This year talks and demos centered around the digital experience age are of particular interest. One key topic of the conference will be to explore the evolution of Plone and the Python Web ecosystem that it is a part of. A variety of Python technologies will thereby be covered in addition to Plone.

Quaive – The Plone Intranet (Guido Stevens)

Guido Stevens will among other do a demo on the latest developments within Quaive – the Plone Intranet. He also talks about filter bubbles, riffing between knowledge management theory, agile methodologies, the cold war and more.

Plone.patternslib (Wolfgang Thomas)

Wolfgang Thomas from SYSLAB.COM will give a talk about how to add richer enteraction to a website with plone.patternslib. The talk will focus on how to use various Patterns in a stock Plone 5 site, based on real-world examples, such as:

  • automatically submitting a form on user input
  • using selection fields with auto-suggestion
  • showing / hiding parts of a form depending on previous input
  • updating only parts of your page with injection

Parallel to that, we’ll take a look at the Patternslib documentation for the Patterns we use, so that we can see what options are available to us. And as an outlook for inspiration, we’ll check some advanced combinations of Patterns used in Quaive (aka Plone Intranet).

Plones future (Eric Steele)

Plone´s esteemed release manager Eric Steele will be talking about the current Plone developments like Rest API and the new approach to tiled layouts, enabling easy support to digital experiences.

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Sep 27

SYSLAB.COM Supporting Sponsor at the Plone Conference 2016

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , News

The fifteenth annual Plone Conference takes place in Boston, USA from 19th to 23th of October. SYSLAB.COM will participate in the conference and act as supporting sponsor.

The Plone Conference marks the annual gathering of the Plone Community. It is organised and presented by the community and supported by the Plone Foundation. With nearly up to 250 attendees the conference attracts a large and versatile group of people; everything from editors and managers to core developers, system administrators and decisions makers from all over the world.

SYSLAB.COM has been a steady and frequent participant and supporter of the Plone Conference and thus regard it as one of the most important returning events within the Plone community. As we have done at previous conferences, we will again this year contribute as Supporting Sponsor.

The conference is hosted by Microsoft at their New England Research and Development Center – AKA the NERD Center. Main conference topics will be the exploration of Plone and the Python Web ecosystem and their evolution with suitable training classes and talks. Training sessions will take place on october 17-18, prior to the main conference talks on October 19-21. On October 22-23 the conference continues with sprints, which rounding up with a conference party on friday, October 21th.

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Jul 20

New and bigger version of Plone Intranet Quaive

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , News

The Plone Intranet Consortium is bringing out a new and bigger version of the Plone Intranet Quaive with codename: Gaia. It has many exciting new technical features with a high level of detail polishing.

This among other facilitates flexible team connection, wherever you are, so that you can do your job faster no matter, what device you’re working on. In a society, where internal collaboration is still becoming a larger and larger challenge, having an allover functional team information exchange is of crucial importance to business success.

Communication on every team level
Quiave Gaia enables you to spark conversation with content activity streams. This means that you will receive automatic updates, whenever new documents are published. You can have conversations directly on the document it’s about, and move seamlessly between conversations at the document, team and organization-wide level.

Basic control with tags, filters, audit apps and moderator tools
Using the tags, filters, audit apps and moderator tools of the new version, you stay in control of your information flow. You can follow topic tags and people and create activity streams, which is filtered and optimized to fit your needs. If you are situated on manager level, you will also find the new security audit app, case management report app and stream moderation control features useful.

Venus community upgrade
Together with the release of Quaive Gaia enterprise edition, you also get an upgrade to Ploneintranet Venus community edition for free. This point release fixes some bugs, and adds a user import feature.

You can find more information about Quaive Gaia and frequent updates on Twitter, on our blog and on Facebook.

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Mrz 07

Designing social intranets for cultural change

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , News

Guido Stevens participated with a presentation at the Danish IntraTeam Event 2016 for High Performing Intranets, Enterprise Social Networks and Digital Workplaces, which took place from March 1-3 in Copenhagen.

The conference focus was on the intranet, knowledge sharing, internal social media, internal communication and how you can help your co-workers to be more efficient. Guido Stevens talked about how intranet design can enable organisational change based on the Cubrix Framework Model´s four-type classification of organisational cultures and development. As an example Stevens uses the Ikath Intranet of the Swiss Catholic Church in the Canton of Zürich.

The Slides for the presentation can be viewed here

More Information about Guido Stevens presentation and the IntraTeam Event 2016: