Archive for the ‘IT policy’ Category

For the last 30 years, a common line of code found in a piece of software has quietly been a dormant security vulnerability – but now, news of the exploit has gone public, sending the network security community into reaction mode. The Shellshock vulnerability can be traced back to Bash, a command shell that is [...]

The crack of the starting gun has very different meanings for runners, depending on the distance of their race. To marathoners, it means to start conserving their energy as they take the first step in their 26.2-mile journey. To sprinters, the starting gun is a signal to channel all of their physical and mental ability [...]

As we sit on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution, businesses are preparing for sweeping technological changes that will impact their production. Governments around the world, particularly Germany, through its Industry 4.0 initiative, have tried to help businesses anticipate these changes. Simply put, Industry 4.0 will help enterprises adjust their production processes very quickly. [...]

It’s Groundhog Day all over again for retailers, following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s warning that they could, once again, be exploited by malicious actors. Less than a year after hacks of Target and Neiman Marcus caught the attention of government investigators, and the whole country, Homeland Security is again weighing in on a hack [...]

It’s a tough time to be a BlackBerry user.  Despite having a committed fan in the Oval Office and some new features to brag about, including a digital assistant, BlackBerry has seen Android, Apple and Microsoft phones completely erode its market share. Its popularity has actually receded so far that BlackBerry is now less popular [...]