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August 2, 2017  12:37 PM

Is data security nothing more than wishful thinking?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application security, cybersecurity

It's not often that I read the showbiz bible Variety or the Hollywood Reporter when doing background research for a piece on cloud computing. Yet here we are -- again -- pondering the pervasive perniciousness of breaking into entertainment-industry data assets. This time around...

January 30, 2017  5:08 PM

Is IoT turning into the Internet of Thugs?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application security, Hacking, iot security

In a story that circulated worldwide last week, it was reported that a hotel in Austria, the Seehotel Jaegerwirt, had been attacked by hackers who disabled the guestroom cardkey system, locking guests in their rooms until the hotel paid a Bitcoin ransom. That's not exactly accurate, but enough of...


January 3, 2017  5:16 PM

Is application code walking out your door when developers jump ship?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
application and data security, Application development, Application security

People change jobs. It's a fact of life. And it's dangerous. While departing employees routinely stuff their pockets with Sharpies and paper clips to stock their home offices, it's those piles of ones and zeroes walking out the door with them that should have us all terrified. Consider this...


February 29, 2016  9:23 AM

Are your cloud apps’ APIs secure?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
API, API Testing, Application security

It's a good question to ask. You think your API calls are secure. But, how do you know? It's likely you probably don't. The woeful case of the all-electric Nissan Leaf car has been beaten to a pulp recently by the


June 14, 2015  10:35 PM

Incorporating security into an app starts on day one

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Application security, cloud encryption, Data Encryption, FIPS, Mobile Application Development, Security compliance

I won a football at the New York Cloud Computing Expo in a session about encryption. Ask a meaty question and the speaker just might toss you a prize. My question was simple: If the only way to protect all the data is to encrypt all the data (except that which is already public), aren't edge...


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