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Why You Should Still Worry About Heartbleed

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CSO — Patching of Internet-connected systems that contain the Heartbleed bug has slowed to a snail’s pace, and security experts are advising companies to take extra precautions to avoid a security breach. Errata Security scanned the Internet late Friday and found roughly 309,000 sites with the bug, which is in the secure sockets layer (SSL)..

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The Vulnerability of Everything

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld Hong Kong — Businesses are now facing cyber threats via vectors, which just a few short years ago would have seemed like something out of a Hollywood science fiction movie. When you plug into the world, it’s easy to forget the world is also plugged into YOU. Risk Management, in a business context, is..

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Microsoft’s General Counsel Calls on Congress to do More to Protect Users’ Private Data

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Congress needs to do more to protect private data of U.S. citizens from government surveillance and the misuse of technology by companies, a top Microsoft executive said Tuesday. Congress has taken small steps to protect data from surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency and other government agencies, but lawmakers need..

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Why Software Builds Fail

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

ITworld — Software builds – that is, compiling programs into machine executable code – is an important part of most developers lives. When builds fail, due to compilation errors, it requires programmers to take extra time and brainpower to find and fix the problem, reducing their productivity. A better understanding of the cause of frequent..

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How the Lotus F1 Team Builds a Private Cloud for Each Race

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Hear mention of the Lotus F1 racing team and you might immediately think of speed and innovation. After all, the team designs a new car every two weeks during racing season for drivers who speed up to 200 miles an hour around race tracks. What fans may not know is that..

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How Airbnb Used Amazon Web Services to Conquer the Rental Market

On June 23rd, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — The six-year-old startup Airbnb has essentially changed the way people rent their homes with its peer-to-peer lodging network, allowing hosts to rent their homes to creeps and non-creeps alike the world over. It seems like such a simple concept — rent your home to a stranger! — but it carries with..

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How to Avoid Having Your Cloud-Hosted Business Destroyed by Hackers

On June 23rd, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CSO — The demise of Code Spaces, a code-hosting service that had its customer data deleted by extortionists, is an example of the dire consequences from inadequate cloud security. The criminals destroyed the service, run by Wayne, N.J.-based AbleBots, after gaining access to the control panel Code Spaces used to manage its infrastructure on Amazon..

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Poor Teamwork, Little Experimentation — 9 Signs You Should Jump Ship to a New Job

On June 23rd, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

InfoWorld — If leading job indicators are to be believed, many tech workers are enjoying high demand for their services these days, making this the prime time to assess whether your current employer is a good fit for your career goals. “IT managers have had it relatively easy for the last few years as their..

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How to Raise a Tech Entrepreneur: Lessons for the Rest of Us

On June 23rd, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

ITworld — Imagine you are the father and major breadwinner of a family of eight children, half of whom are teenagers. Your startup is about to go into the weeds and you aren’t sure if you are going to be able to pay your staff of several dozen people, let alone figure out how to..

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100 Best Places to Work in IT 2014

On June 23rd, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — Which employers made the list? View the full list The top five: Large5,000 or more U.S. employees Created an in-house “university” just for IT Perks include on-site child care and Starbucks Offers a company-funded pension plan Teaches IT soft skills like conflict resolution Coaches IT staffers to be customer-centric The top five: Midsize1,000..

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