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Fuzz Testing or Fuzzing is quite useful in many ways. In fact, it is a quality assurance (QA) technique to discover coding errors and security loopholes in software, operating systems or networks. A lot of enterprises, banks, e-commerce sites, etc. use this technique. It involves pumping massive vol…READ MORE
Toshiba and Western Digital’s SanDisk subsidiary acted on a San Francisco judge’s suggestion today and agreed that Toshiba would give SanDisk two weeks’ notice before closing on a transfer or sale related to their NAND flash memory joint venture.
The agreement removes the need for the prelimi…READ MORE
The National Institutes of Health has chosen four community partners to join its All of Us precision medicine research program, which seeks to gather data from at least one million people in the United States to improve health. The program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative created by Pres…READ MORE
A chief data officer is a C-level corporate executive who is responsible for an organization’s data governance. Continued…
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“In many organizations, chief data officer jobs that were centered on defense against risk are giving way to ones emphasizing innovation. To do so, CD…READ MORE
In this podcast, we get a chance to speak with Neha Narkhede. As a development lead at LinkedIn, she helped forge the messenger called Kafka. Now as CTO at Confluent, she is charting the course of Kafka as a streaming engine. Part of that is Exactly Once messaging, which will be among the items on t…READ MORE
The internet of things is defined as the interconnectivity or networking of devices, sensors and electronics to communicate through software. With IoT and the typical computing infrastructure that is very familiar, the change in data, access, connectivity and monitoring requires a cybersecurity appr…READ MORE
As a central bank, industry developer and regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) relies on a broad set of transactional, behavioural and social media data to craft policies and drive the development of Singapore’s financial industry.
MAS’s challenge, however, is not about the av…READ MORE
I’m pleased to announce that PASS has made the mistake of letting me run the Speaker Idol at the PASS Summit for another year. If you
haven’t seen the speaker idol before it’s kind of like the TV show of the similar name. But instead of winning a contract that’ll never be fulfilled by some …READ MORE
Some employees fear that computers will take over their jobs with the _______ of machine learning, but that is not the case.
Both verbs raise and rise mean “to elevate” or “go up.” However, their primary difference is that …READ MORE
The general election has passed by, new ministers are in place, and so the Government Digital Service (GDS) is coming back out of its shell.
As it embarks on a new parliamentary cycle, GDS is a very different beast from the last time it emerged from election purdah – which was only 2015, of cou…READ MORE
Open source languages company ActiveState has hit beta on its commercially supported Ruby distribution.
Ruby is an open source interpreted object-oriented programming language designed to be simple, complete, extensible and portable… although the language is developed mostly on Linux, Ruby works…READ MORE
Sometimes things just happen and you have to laugh.
So I decided I wanted to get back to working with the Windows 10 Insider previews (and Windows Server previews). This time I decided to use VMs rather than my working machine so that interruptions were minimised.
I created a new Windows 10 VM…READ MORE
Some surprisingly vapid musings on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), live streamed by Mark Zuckerberg whilst smoking some brisket in his back garden, have been brushed aside by Elon Musk, who has described the Facebook founder’s understanding of the subject as “limited”.
Are you fed up with vendor scare-mongering about the challenge of complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the huge fines heading your way? UK-based organisations may be better off looking at the precedents set by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the body with r…READ MORE
What’s known as multicloud IT operations today often involve more than just cloud computing. A company might have data and applications with several cloud providers — on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, on a developer-friendly platform as a service and on an …READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
It’s often said that identical twins can read either others’ minds. Believe that if you wish, but there’s no doubt that sharing a common birth experience, genome, and appearance tends to produce synchronicity among certain sibl…READ MORE
It’s no secret that data protection has become integral to bottom line success for digital businesses. As a result, it’s time for InfoSec professionals to crawl out of their caves and start communicating with the rest of the business, Tom Kartanowicz, head of information security at Natixis, North A…READ MORE
Many organizations are implementing digital transformation initiatives to boost productivity, cut costs and increase revenue. But how do organizations ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives? The answer may lie in unified communications and collaboration, or UCC.
In a recen…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
The laws governing search and seizure of data on a person’s cellphone continue to evolve – and next fall, they’re likely to evolve some more, as a critical case goes to the Supreme Court. At the heart of the case is the distinction between content and metadata.
Let’s say you send someone …READ MORE