Category Archives: Security

The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

What Is FinTech? FinTech, or financial technology, is a class of businesses that use software to provide financial services. The Wharton FinTech Club offers the following definition: Fin·Tech noun: an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial systems more efficient. Generally startups, FinTech companies are typically established with the purpose of…

Dealing With White-collar Cyberloafers

Dealing With White-collar Cyberloafers

White-collar Cyberloafers One particular compliance problem with cyber security is how to deal with employees idling in the office and misusing company Internet resources. This can lead to security issues such as worms, viruses, spyware and loss of the reputation for the company network. On some level this kind of problem can be seen to belong…

Call For Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance Scheme In The UK

Call For Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance Scheme In The UK

Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe The increasing risks from cyber threat could result in the United Kingdom (and other countries) being exposed to “catastrophic consequences” that could never be covered by existing insurance cover – with single event estimates ranging from between £2 billion to £20 billion ($3 to $30 billion). However, a public-private cyber-catastrophe reinsurance scheme would…

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

The Cloud and Cybersecurity Tomorrow’s digital enterprise is at war today. War not only with external cybersecurity hackers and viruses, but also within the organization itself – a conclusion based on my discussions with information security managers and cloud architects around the world. While most executives understand the importance of a business driven, risk management-focused…

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

Systemic flaws and a rapidly shifting threatscape spell doom for many of today’s trusted security technologies Perhaps nothing, not even the weather, changes as fast as computer technology. With that brisk pace of progress comes a grave responsibility: securing it. Every wave of new tech, no matter how small or esoteric, brings with it new…

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk A survey conducted at Black Hat 2015 reveals that endpoint poses the greatest security to threat to cybersecurity, with 90 percent of respondents stating their organizations would be more secure if Flash was disabled. Black Hat 2015: State of Security, released by Bromiun Inc. yesterday, also reveals that a large…

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls A German court recently ruled that ad blocking software is legal, with Adblock Plus beating out Die Zeit and Handelsblatt claims that their plug-in is anti-competitive. While ad blocking does cause considerable strain for online publishers and marketers, Adblock has encouraged advertisers and content creators to work with them to…

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

 Veracode Well-Known for Its Scalable Cloud-Based Service, Ongoing Innovation and Expertise BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwired – Aug 10, 2015) – Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s 2015 “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant1” for the third…

General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud This week, General Electric has launched its first hosted cloud service. Designed for building applications for the Internet of Things, GE has differentiated itself from market-dominating services such as Amazon’s AWS by targeting the industrial market, and will be focusing on applications related to medical equipment, jet engines, wind turbines, and…