Yesterday, IBM added some tools to the developer world in an attempt to increase overall data security for Java-based programs. Part of AlphaWorks, the new tools include “Secure Shell Library for Java”, which features such things as automated input encryption and automated encryption for data moving across a network, and the “Security Workbench Development Environment for Java”. The SWDE is a validation program to help programmers conform their code to an industry standard of security. These tools also stem from increases in digital crime.

"Our customers are saying, '(cyber) criminals are organized and we aren't," Stuart McIrvine, IBM director of corporate security strategy, said during an SDForum security conference...
The overall goal is not just for IBM developed software, but software worldwide to be impacted. With better tools available, better software can be produced to help protect modern day systems.