Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature As the midterms approach, America’s electronic voting systems are more vulnerable than ever. Why isn’t anyone trying to fix them? Credit Credit Photo illustration by Javier Jaén. Source photograph: Getty Images Supported by ByKim Zetter Sept. 26, 2018 It was mid-July 2016 when Neil Jenkins learned that someone had hacked the Illinois Board of Elections. Jenkins was a director in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, the domestic agency with a congressional mandate to protect “critical infrastructure.” Although election systems were not yet formally designated as such — that wouldn’t happen until January 2017 — it was increasingly clear that the presidential election was becoming a national-security issue. Just a month before, Americans had been confronted with the blockbuster revelation that Russian … [Read more...] about The Crisis of Election Security
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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Caspio, the leading platform for no-code custom application development, today announced its upcoming conference ' NO CODE 2018: The Future of Custom Business Applications ' on October 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.The three-day event will bring together industry leaders and visionaries, business executives and application developers to share real-world experiences and best practices on how non-technical business roles are leading the digital transformation charge by rapidly building innovative applications without coding.“The traditional software development model is outdated and stifling business agility,” said Caspio Founder and CEO Frank Zamani. “The ongoing need to build, manage, and maintain custom software continues to outpace the availability of IT resources. Unfortunately, this accelerating trend is going in the wrong direction, which begs the question: Why code when you don’t … [Read more...] about Low-Code Application Development Meets Its Future at “NO CODE 2018”
An employee receives an email consisting of a brief, compelling call to action — something like “Was this what you were talking about?” Recognizing a coworker’s name in the “from” line, the employee clicks on a link without a second thought ... and heads straight to a phishing site designed by hackers to gather sensitive information.Because of this scenario and similar cyber attacks, many of today’s most difficult security challenges fall under the rubric of “human nature.” Andy Daudelin, vice-president for Cloud and Cloud Networking at AT&T says that’s why “It’s essential that companies make things virtually effortless for their employees.”While technology can help in the form of easily deployed, user-friendly security solutions, employees also need education on security policies and the need for compliance — especially since they increasingly are under cyber attack.Social Engineering in the Social … [Read more...] about To Err Is Human: Solving Today’s Real Cyber Security Challenge
The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report.By 2021, 60% of mobile apps being used in the enterprise will rely on at least one app-level management control, whether on managed or unmanaged devices, Gartner's Market Guide for Mobile Application Management said.Unlike MAM tools that are part of a larger enterprise mobility management (EMM) suite, the use of stand-alone MAM licensing offers lower per-user cost and can be attractive for companies only requiring app management, Gartner said. For other firms, EMM provides the advantage of a single console and policy set.Often a SaaS offering, MAM is a targeted solution that locks down enterprise applications and the data associated with them – not the devices themselves, as mobile device management (MDM) does. When MAM is part of a larger EMM suite, businesses are often … [Read more...] about Mobile app management is being driven by unmanaged devices
The Linux Foundation is experience some pretty healthy growth recently, and NVIDIA is among the last couple of companies to join it. Why is this important for mobile devices you might wonder? The connection is not immediately obvious, but we've seen attempts to port various distros to existing tablets, and some of those attempts were successful. We should also mention that Linux and its kernel are in close ties with mobile operating systems like Android and others in development like Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko. Additionally, this gives the hope that Nvidia could bring native drivers for Linux boxes, but what’s particularly exciting is that this could easily translate to phones and other mobile gadgets. Ubuntu for Android is one distribution taking the mobile industry seriously and could possibly benefit from Nvidia’s participation in the Linux Foundation.Previously, users had to reverse-engineer Nvidia’s creations in order to get them to work … [Read more...] about Nvidia joins Linux Foundation, is there hope for driver development?