Ethereum hard forks
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
After a recent delay this past January, Ethereum’s Constantinople and Petersburg hard forks just hit at block number 7,280,000. The practice of forks sparks much debate in the industry and many are monitoring these imminent Ethereum hard forks with great anticipation, trepidation, and uncertainty.
But what are the implications of Constantinople and Petersb...
Nuweba emerges from stealth and opens beta program
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Nuweba opened its beta program and announced a seed funding round of $4.8 million dollars led by Magma Partners and Target Global among other investors.
Serverless technology is the most exciting development since the rise of the cloud, freeing developers to focus their time and expertise on perfecting their applications and business logic without worrying about infr...
Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...
How the US Government shutdown could effect your app
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...
UN commission sets cyber security regulations for Europe
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has confirmed it will integrate the widely used ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards into its forthcoming Common Regulatory Framework on Cybersecurity (CRF). The CRF will serve as an official UN policy position statement for Europe.
At its recent annual meeting in Geneva, UNECE’s Working Party on Regulatory...
PCE Supercluster now offered by Illumio
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Illumio, a cybersecurity company delivering micro-segmentation, announced full availability of PCE Supercluster designed for enterprise-scale real-time application dependency mapping and micro-segmentation deployments. PCE Supercluster, which is currently in use by some of the largest organizations in the world, makes Illumio the first company to offer a micro-segmentat...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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New APM platform uses AI and runs on Amazon EMR
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Unravel Data, the application performance management (APM) platform designed for big data workloads, has introduced a full-stack, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solution for big data workloads running on Amazon EMR. Amazon EMR is a cloud service that enables big data processing using Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Impala, Hive, and other big data components across dynamical...
AimBrain joins the ForgeRock Trust Network with biometric solutions
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
AimBrain announced its place on the ForgeRock Trust Network, which recently celebrated the traction made by the end of its first year. ForgeRock Trust Network is a global partner programme designed to provide organizations with access to a comprehensive range of authentication, risk and fraud management, identity proofing and identity enrichment solutions, all of which ...
AIOps and why IT should care
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Bhanu Singh
For years, industry leaders have rightfully evangelized the massive benefits of digital transformation. Abandoning outdated legacy systems and processes in favor of cloud-enabled ones helps produce greater insights, lowers operating costs, and streamlines operations for faster time-to-market of new products or services and a better overall customer experience. Already, ...
AI for cybersecurity
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
As organizations struggle to deal with the growing sophistication of hackers and the influx in data breaches, it's becoming clear that AI could be a critical tool for automatically defending applications from cyber attacks - but there are challenges to overcome. Ivan Novikov, the CEO of AI security company Wallarm, offers some insight below on how AI can be utilized...
Enterprise security report says mobile workers put data at risk
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
According to a new study titled Greatest Mobile Security Threats in the Enterprise, a significant lack of visibility into devices and networks is putting businesses at risk for data leakage and phishing attacks. The study, conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange and commissioned by NetMotion Software, showed that nearly 50 percent of mobile workers spend the majority ...
Top ten ICO scams that swindled over $687M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Initial Coin Offerings are one of the most tempting investment options for those hoping to profit from the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency. However, the lack of regulation has allowed ICO investors to become targets of sneaky schemes.
Though ICOs have snowballed, with more than 750 being invested in during 2018 alone, the number of scams has also steadily risen...
National Coding Week is here
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week is upon us. That's why we thought it would be great to compile some quotes from industry experts to talk about what they think is most important about learning how to coding - a question seen through many different lenses.
“Today, software drives business. So, if an organization wants to excel, it needs to become a software-powered jugg...
Code security gamification company nabs $3.5M in funding
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Secure application development platform provider Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US $3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to further expand its rapidly gro...
Former Cisco GM joins Voxbone CaaS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Voxbone's mission has been bolstered by the addition of a new board member, Dr. Jens Meggers. Voxbone powers many enterprise cloud communications platforms with on-demand voice and messaging services via API. Meggers’ experience will be indispensable as Voxbone pushes further into the complex realm of enterprise infrastructures.
As former senior vice ...
Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Elastos (ELA) announced a merged mining partnership with Bitmain Technologies. The merged mining partnership means that for miners and future users of the smart web platform, it guarantees the security of the Bitcoin network by sharing its hashpower. Merged mining allows Bitcoin (BTC) and the ELA coin to be mined simultaneously and more efficiently, and conserves energy...
Stony Brook University gets $25M for new engineering program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Ston...
Information security event Black Hat USA celebrates 21 years
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Black Hat has highlighted their 2018 event programming and new initiatives that will help make Black Hat USA 2018 its most successful show to date. The event welcomed nearly 19,000 of the most security-savvy professionals across the InfoSec spectrum - spanning academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. The event’s robust line...
How the reddit security breach reminds us to be careful
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
reddit recently disclosed in their announcements feed of a security breach into their system which the hacker "managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords." Include in the disclosed information was some reddit source code and some log files.
They went on to sa...
Autonomous vehicles and data collection talks coming August 7-8
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Three no-cost discussion sessions will explore the growing importance of data capture, use and safe/reliable storage in vehicles and the autonomous transportation at the Flash Memory Summit August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
During the free sessions; engineers, executives, urban planners, government officials and transportation researchers will explore ...
Acumos AI Challenge sponsors to give out $100k in prizes
Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
AT&T and Tech Mahindra have announced that they will be sponsoring the Acumos AI Challenge, an open source developer competition that seeks innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
Working with The Linux Foundation, the companies encourage students, developers and data scientists to submit their ground-breaking AI solutions for the chance to win prize m...
Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Sam Bakken
Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware.
We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...
Questioning the future of privacy and the safety of personal identity
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
While consumers and businesses expand their use of social media and electronic services to record levels, many of America’s most knowledgeable security professionals don’t believe that individuals will be able to protect their privacy and online identity, even with precautionary measures and new regulations such as GDPR.
These findings and more are outlin...
Blackberry to power new devices used in Caterpillar and Land Rovers
Monday, June 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
BlackBerry Limited, who occasionally pops onto our radar to let everyone know they are still going strong - says they have entered into a new partnership with Bullitt Group, a British smartphone and consumer electronics maker, to develop new highly-secure connected devices that are certified as “BlackBerry Secure.” Bullitt intends to embed BlackBer...
Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...
GDPR compliancy costs to exceed $1M for many
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
GDPR compliancy will cost businesses a pretty penny says the results of Netsparker's GDPR Survey. A survey of more than 300 C-level security executives, conducted online by Propeller Insights on behalf of Netsparker in March 2018, found that companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are acti...
2018 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago announces speaker list
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile Marketing & Technology has introduced its keynote lineup and other confirmed speakers for the 2018 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC), taking place August 22 - 24, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, IL. The impressive keynote speaker lineup for this year’s event includes Don Bush, vice president of marketing at Kount; ...
DevOps practices more likely to integrate automated security
Saturday, April 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sonatype published findings from its 5th annual DevSecOps Community Survey of 2,076 IT professionals. The survey shares practitioner perspectives on evolving DevSecOps practices, shifting investments, and changing perceptions. Survey respondents with mature DevOps practices were 338% more likely to integrate automated security than organizations with no DevOps pra...
BlackBerry securing IoT devices in new licensing deal
Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
BlackBerry Limited has announced it has signed a technology and brand licensing deal for “BlackBerry Secure” with Swiss consumer electronics maker, Punkt Tronics AG. The new agreement enables Punkt to bring to market a range of highly-secure products which will embed BlackBerry cybersecurity technology, be certified as BlackBerry Secure, and be shipped ready to safely a...
This API api security solution to use AI
Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
To protect global organizations against ever-increasing security threats, Axway has announced a global partnership with Elastic Beam. Together, the two companies will help organizations achieve optimal security and ecosystem engagement by leveraging an AI engine, integrated with Axway API Gateway, that automatically detects and blocks new attacks on APIs. The Elastic Be...
Enterprises need a software security program
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Sammy Migues
The answer to the “why” enterprises need a software security program question is pretty straightforward. There are no circumstances under which any but the smallest firms can expect a collection of independent activities - a pen test here, an hour of training there, some free tools that may or may not work as advertised - will consistently result in appropriately secure...
Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report
Monday, January 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RiskIQ claims that the app stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers. They analyzed 18,408 apps across 20 app stores (mostly Android based), but including Apple, Google Play, SameAPK, and APKPlz.Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP of RiskIQ, warned anybody considering downloading such software to be extremely cautious and to research eac...
What the Section 702 bill means to your digital privacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Recently, President Trump signed the Section 702 bill “to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection.” The NSA warrantless surveillance program is still a sweeping up Americans’ online communications, even though Trump has tweeted:“This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put the ...