How could the Iowa caucus situation happen?
Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, an application security company, says he can see how this Iowa situation probably happened.
“It’s evident that, at a minimum, there was a failure to perform adequate functional and stress testing of the Shadow app and its back-end. Systems perform differently in pre-production and live environments due to a number of factors—volume of usage, heavy loads, simulated to real attacks, and/or app component failures. This is why exhaustive and comprehensive testing must be done across the software development lifecycle from prototype development through integration to pre-production (or simulated environment), and especially before live deployment for such mission critical applications.”