New outsourced app development service launches
Friday, January 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
System Soft Technologies (SSTech) announced the formal launch of an application development outsourcing service to help SMBs drive the innovation required to meet the demands of digital transformation.
The AppSimpleTM service successfully offered in beta in 2019, supplements and enhances the design, test, and deployment skills and experience of SMBs’ in-house t...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
Quras is now listed on BiKi
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Quras has announced a partnership with BiKi. As of November 1st, Quras' native token (XQC) is listed and active on BiKi's trading platform. This strategic partnership strengthens Quras' position in the Asian market, expanding its market share through BiKi's large and growing user base of over 2 million people globally. Together, Quras and BiKi look to br...
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...
The DMV is selling driver data and Eve Maler weighs in
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Motherboard broke the news on September 6 that Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) around the nation have been making millions by selling drivers’ personally identifiable information to thousands of businesses. Amongst the DMVs customers are insurance agencies, tow companies, data brokers and even private investigators – all who are able to purchase records...
IBM's z15 launches with Data Privacy Passports
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Against a backdrop of global privacy breaches, with the cost of each security breach in the U.S. clocking in on avg $8.2 million, IBM launched "z15", the enterprise platform that delivers the ability to fully manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
As part of the launch, IBM is announcing Data Privacy Passports, ...
Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer.
Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...
Zeroday vulnerability announced byMcAfee at Defcon
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
At DEFCON, McAfee has announced the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in a commonly used Delta industrial control system.
The vulnerability found in the Delta enteliBUS Manager could allow malicious actors complete control of the operating system, enabling remote manipulation of access control systems, boiler rooms, temperature control for critical systems and mo...
New intelligence suite aims to help tackle problems with growing IT
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Snow Software announced a new suite of offerings to better empower customers to address their growing IT operations, cloud shift and digital transformation challenges. This new set of offerings is aligned to strategic business outcomes, providing customers with product choices that will better meet their unique needs now and in the future.
“The market has evolv...
GDPR report after one year
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Data protection and privacy has always been important, but with the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, companies are now thinking about it differently and are more critical of how they secure their data - especially as it pertains to sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With the one-year anniversary of...
Detecting PII and sensitive data in motion becomes a reality
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Io-Tahoe has released the latest version of its Smart Data Discovery platform, Smart Streaming Discovery - with the ability to perform real-time data discovery on a wide range of streaming data. The capability, believed to be the first of its kind, allows Io-Tahoe’s customers to discover PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other sensitive data “in ...
New IoT WiFi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Telit announced the availability of its latest module, the WL865E4-P. The low-power Wi-Fi Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination module is based on the Qualcomm QCA4020 system-on-chip (SoC) and is designed for high-bandwidth applications such as health care, video, smart home, and industrial control. Featuring integrated cryptology hardware, the WL865E4-P enables IoT de...
UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws.
A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds
Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...
Tomorrows AIdriven contract management
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Colin Earl
Artificial intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to perform human-like functions through planning, perceiving, learning, reasoning and problem solving, is poised to disrupt just about everything – or so the hype would have us believe. Businesses have begun to harness these technologies to tackle all kinds of issues. However, the reality is adoption has rais...
New Open Source DevOps platform from Infosys launches
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Infosys has unveiled the Infosys DevOps Platform, an enterprise class integrated Open Source DevOps platform, that helps organizations accelerate their Agile and DevOps transformation journey.
Infosys DevOps Platform enables enterprises to:
Rapidly onboard applications on Agile and DevOps through a self-service model. With 2000+ prebuilt scripts and 150+ DevOps...
IAST supports AppSec efficiencies while cutting costs and headaches
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Asma Zubair
It’s easy to feel passionate about interactive application security testing (IAST) in the world of application security. You see, IAST makes security testing almost invisible. It’s not something that requires a highly trained team to be brought in to carry out and analyze testing results. It doesn’t hold up other teams or processes from moving forward....
Consumers and brands have trust issues says report from Voxpro
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Voxpro announced the results of its survey, “Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience.” The survey, which polled 1,000 U.S. consumers, reveals insights about customer experiences and attitudes toward using automation and chat features for customer service.
Despite the promise of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) te...
US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...
Container security considerations for developers
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the path to a secure digital business, secure service containers bring the best of agility and security to development teams – a growing concern for companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By moving the security concern out of the application layer into an encompassing container platform, one provides a very elegant solution to significantly reduced attack ...
DuckDuckGo vs. Google vs. Privacy
Friday, October 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Online privacy is becoming harder to find - Facebook gathers users’ data to sell to third parties, Google tracks everyone’s searches, ISPs in many countries gather communication data, and governments are increasingly demanding backdoor access to encrypted devices. In the latest news, Google exposed the data of 500,000 Google+ users and didn’t...
Data masking report finds GDPR is pressing the need for solutions
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Dataguise has been recognized in a new report on data masking by Gartner titled, Market Guide for Data Masking. As data growth continues and data analytics becomes a mission-critical operation throughout the enterprise, Dataguise has been supporting the need to protect sensitive information in the wake of new data privacy regulations such as the General Data Protec...
Detect eavesdropping in your mobile app with TrustKit
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Data Theorem, Inc. announced the availability of TrustKit Analytics, a new service for the TrustKit community that delivers advanced security insights. In addition, the company announced that since TrustKit’s release in 2015, it has identified more than 100 million eavesdropping attempts on iOS and Android applications, where apps in active mode have blocked 100 p...
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...
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...
Another mobile ad serving platform updates for GDPR compliancy
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR deadlone is looming and mobile ad networks are scrambling to get their SDK's updated to stay legal. MoPub has just announced that their SDK v5.0 now includes several new improvements and bug fixes for iOS, Android, and Unity. This includes the important updates that are required to obtain consent from users in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United K...
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; ...
CARU refers Musical.ly to FTC
Monday, April 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Children’s Advertising Review Unit has referred The Musical.ly Inc., operator of the Musical.ly mobile application, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after the company said it would not comply with CARU’s recommendations regarding children’s privacy.CARU is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. CARU monitors websites and...
Blockchain initiative reports on addressing privacy
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kantara Initiative announced the release of their first report initiating the analysis of blockchain technology in regards to addressing its implications for empowering individuals and protecting individual privacy rights and personal data."Kantara's Blockchain and Smart Contracts Discussion Group (BSC DG) Report" discusses the use of blockchain technologies to build sp...
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 ...
Community Data License Agreement announced by Linux Foundation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The Linux Foundation has announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data. Inspired by the collaborative software development models of ope...
IBM Linuxonly mainframe delivers breakthrough security
Friday, September 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
IBM unveiled their LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations rapidly and securely address unpredictable data and transaction growth.A key feature of the new LinuxONE Emperor II, IBM Secure Service Container is an exclusive LinuxONE technology that represents a l...
Androids failing at double the rate of iPhones
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter of 2017, Android devices struggled to keep pace with the performance of iPhones. In fact, Android devices had a failure rate worldwide of 25 percent - that is more than double the failure rate of...
CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...
Many fintech DevOps are not enforcing security
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Venafi has announced the results of a study on the cryptographic security practices of DevOps teams in the financial services industry. Cryptographic security risks are amplified in DevOps settings, where compromises in development or test environments can spread to production systems and applications. This is a particular issue for financial services organizations, whi...