Verizon API portal brings 5G network to developers
Monday, February 19, 2024 by Richard Harris
Verizon network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which enable the developer community to access network services and capabilities, will be accessible to developers globally through various API aggregators, hyperscalers, and through Verizon’s own API portal. The incorporation of Verizon network services available through APIs into applications allow enter...
Branded call display with logos from TransUnion and ATT
Thursday, February 1, 2024 by Richard Harris
AT&T and TransUnion are now offering outgoing calls for businesses that display a brand name and logo on the receiver’s phone - with two new features to improve consumer trust:
Recipients no longer need a special app on their mobile device to see the caller’s brand logo.
The branded calls with logos are verified with STIR/SHAKEN, a set of st...
Digital trust and security predictions from DigiCert
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
Mike Nelson, along with a team of experts at DigiCert looks back at the past year's security developments and makes some bold predictions of technology, identity, and digital trust. Here are DigiCert's top predictions:
Prediction 1: Senior executives will become more knowledgeable about post-quantum cryptography, and companies will accelerate their investment...
Web3 ID to boost online security from Concordium
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concordium has announced the release of Web3 ID, a blockchain-native identity platform with programmable privacy for individuals and organizations. Web3 ID allows digital identity holders to issue Zero-Knowledge-Proofs to dApps while allowing dApps to seamlessly request proof of user identity. This empowers individuals and businesses with complete control over thei...
Multibot Slack support for SecOps teams from Blameless
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Blameless announced the launch of its new Multibot support feature, which helps Security Operations (SecOps) teams to participate in their company's primary Slack workspace. Critically, the new Multibot support allows SecOps teams to access their own customizable bot mapped to their dedicated single-tenant instance of Blameless. With Multibot support, security-consc...
AI dApp builder and blockchain land from Seneca
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 by Richard Harris
Seneca announces a series of product launches: full-scale application development within a decentralized environment. The platform unveiling and token presale signify a paradigm shift in data ownership and user autonomy.
As AI technology continues to evolve, the demand for personal data has grown exponentially. However, the adoption of these technologies faces challe...
Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
Clean dirty data with Data Prep from Versium
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Research shows that bad data costs U.S. businesses more than $3 trillion per year dragging down the performance of marketing campaigns and ROI. Versium announced the launch of its new Data Prep product, a solution that empowers marketers to quickly fix massive amounts of data at scale so it can be deployed more effectively in all data-driven marketing activiti...
Oxeye discovers vulnerability in HashiCorp Vault Project
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Oxeye announced the discovery of a new vulnerability in the HashiCorp Vault Project that has now been patched. HashiCorp Vault is a popular identity-based secret and encryption management system used to control access to API encryption keys, passwords, and certificates. The vulnerability was automatically discovered and reported by the Oxeye Platform during a deployment...
SBOM mandate to improve cybersecurity in the US
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The number of cyberattacks waged against government sectors worldwide increased by 95% in the second half of 2022 compared to the same time period in 2021. (1) The global cost of cyberattacks is expected to grow exponentially from $8.44 trillion in 2022 to $23.84 trillion by 2027. (2) To support the nation’s critical infrastructure and Federal Government networks,...
Identity will hold the keys to the kingdom for cybercriminals
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
In 2023, identity will continue to hold the keys to the kingdom for cybercriminals. This is a continuation from 2022, with the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) attributing 80% of basic web application attacks to the use of stolen credentials like passwords. Security incidents usually involve a variety of techniques, from social engineering to supply chai...
Developments likely to be big in 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Looking ahead to 2023 doesn't necessarily require gazing into crystal balls, throwing bones, or even consulting Tarot cards. Instead, we can expect an acceleration of several major developments already in motion, and that makes for far more reliable prognostications.
The developments likely to be big in 2023
Among the moves and shakes in security, technology, ...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
Developers and brands must make mobile apps far more secure
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Christian Hargrave
The bad guys are still breaking digital windows and kicking down digital doors, so to speak, and will continue well into 2023 and beyond!
Consumers through experience or gut instinct will demand that their mobile app providers deliver key security features including trying to stop the increasingly prevalent "man-in-the-middle" attacks. The latest techn...
Unicorn Academy AR education platform from STTE
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and Geenee AR, has announced the launch of Unicorn Academy, the first-ever augmented reality (AR) education program focused on advancing youth entrepreneurship.
Unicorn Academy is geared toward students in grades 8-12 who are curious about entrepreneurship and want to develop the fundamental skills needed to laun...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
VMware has announced multiple Tanzu portfolio updates to enhance the developer experience with the general availability of Tanzu Application Platform version 1.2 and Tanzu Mission Control Cluster Configuration. With these two updates, VMware is delivering solutions to help developers succeed without hampering innovation and agility.
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Non transferable NFTs land from Sekuritance
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sekuritance is implementing an identity-based ntNFT (non-transferable non-fungible token) to be utilized not only within the Sekuritance platform but also within its partner ecosystem, for a faster, smoother, and more efficient onboarding and trust-based process. The identity-based ntNFT is already under trial with select partners consuming it for specific use cases, an...
PKI Spotlight security solution launches
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
PKI Solutions announced the introduction of PKI Spotlight, an industry solution that provides real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability, configuration, and security of all organizations' PKI environments, all consolidated into one easy-to-use dashboard. PKI is a foundational technology for almost every identity and data encryption solution...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
Mitigating API attacks in 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nathanael Coffing, co-founder and CSO of Cloudentity, is also a board member. Nathanael has over 20 years of management and architecture experience across identity, security, microservices, and IT domains. Prior to founding Cloudentity, he founded OrchIS.io and helped build numerous technology startups leveraging his experience at Sun, Oracle, Imperva, Washington Mutual...
Artificial Intelligence authentication in 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sanjay Gupta, Global Head of Product, at Mitek shares his 2022 predictions on the rise of touchless technologies, the impacts of digital banking, and the increasing use of voice and behavioral biometrics to verify identification.
Touchless technology will gain adoption in new industries
Technology designed to reduce friction in consumer behavior and improve t...
GraphQL platform Hasura launches new innovations
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Hasura has announced a new Data Hub, bi-directional REST API Connectors, and support for Google Cloud, further reducing the time needed to ship software and providing easy onramps to GraphQL for organizations of all types. These innovations build atop existing industry-first capabilities including full-stack application previews and cross-database joins to enable compan...
Ontology partners with bloXmove
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ontology, the project bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions, has announced a partnership with bloXmove, a business-to-business mobility blockchain platform designed to simplify travel across multiple forms of transportation by connecting mobility apps and reducing the need for users to switch between them.
BEASY and RAG team up
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Blockchain Made Easy, LLC (dba BEASY) and Recording Artist Guild (RAG.ORG) announced that RAG.ORG and Lookhu.com have signed a multi-year enterprise licensing agreement with BEASY to deliver the utility of blockchain to RAG's more than 20,000 members.
BEASY and RAG team up
"We've sought tirelessly to understand and deliver the bene...
Tappx acquires PlayOn Content to monetize video content
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tappx announced it has acquired PlayOn Content, a fast-growth video generation, and monetization platform. The acquisition will create a platform for global publishers which can generate, display and contextually monetize video content.
PlayOn Content supports media publishers to maintain video inventory using its proprietary video players. It currently operates...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
Amazon location service launches
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Location Service, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications without compromising on user privacy or data security. With Amazon Location Service, customers can embed location functionality in their applications usi...
Vanta launches Automated ISO 27001 Certification and HIPAA Compliance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vanta announced public availability for two new certification standards that help secure the internet and protect consumer data. Vanta provides automated compliance audits and continuous security monitoring through a robust SaaS platform, enabling companies to achieve industry standardization in weeks instead of months.
The rise of data leaks and privacy concerns hav...
Cloudentity selects customer identity and access management leader
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cloudentity has selected customer identity and access management (CIAM) leader Simeio as a delivery partner to accelerate its flexible and scalable solutions for authorization governance automation. Supporting strict Open Banking compliance standards, as well as PSD2, Cloudentity has more than doubled its year-over-year sales growth and has...
Developer edition of Incognia fraud prevention solution has launched
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Incognia announced the launch of its Developer Edition, a free version of Incognia’s mobile fraud prevention solution for mobile app developers. The offering allows mobile developers to add frictionless fraud prevention to fintech and mcommerce apps, enabling superior UX design and account security within their apps. Developers benefit from Incognia’s rapid ...
Vendia Share launched for developers
Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vendia announced a $15.5M Series A funding round and launched Vendia Share™ with a free tier for developers. The Series A round, which comes only six months after its initial $5.1M seed round, was led by Canvas Ventures with participation from BMW i Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and Vendia’s seed stage investors.
Data silos are pervasive within companies, ...
Zero trust framework no longer optional 2021 predictions
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have accelerated Zero Trust adoption in the enterprise. In 2021 and the following years, implementing a Zero Trust approach will become essential to protecting every enterprise, regardless of industry. This is due to the increasing volume of cyberthreats that organizations and individuals face on a regula...
Blockchain regulations to look for in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Trends in the blockchain and crypto industries in 2021 are likely to be anchored around the growing demands of the decentralized finance space. Layer 2 and cross-chain solutions address current scalability issues. The UX and UI of dApps and wallets will also be improved. Even newer areas of interest like decentralized identity will likely see most of its' developmen...