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November 20, 2012  8:40 AM

Open source identity management: can 250,000 users be wrong?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ForgeRock, Identity management, Open source

Identity management specialist ForgeRock has launched a 100% open source software stack intended to secure applications and services across enterprise, cloud, social and mobile environments. Boasting claims of more than 250,000 downloads in less than 24 months, the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack is...

November 19, 2012  11:06 AM

Is enterprise Android a BYOD hell?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
devices, Mobile, Security

Google's release of Android Jelly Bean 4.2 has come at a time when somewhere around 50 manufacturers now support the open source mobile-focused operating system. Looking across the...


November 8, 2012  11:40 AM

Cross-device cross-platform incompatibility incongruence

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Cross Platform, interconnectivity, Interoperability, Open source

There is now, it seems, a cross-device compatibility imperative rising. We know this of course. Windows 8 is very much positioned as a 'desktop, to tablet, to mobile handset' cross-device operating system and Apple's iOS has (arguably) already been in this space for some time already. Carrying...


November 6, 2012  10:39 AM

3D BlackBerry games to span Android & Apple iOS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, Cross Platform, Developers, Games, Open source

In the shadow of dark industry mutterings relating to the firm's wider position in the mobile device market, there are healthy sections of the RIM technology stack garnering interest from developers and users alike. RIM (Research In Motion) has not long launched the Gameplay open source...


September 18, 2012  1:58 PM

Too many vulnerability analysis tools spoils the broth

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise software, Security, Services, vulnerability management

The problem with IT security and vulnerability analysis in complex enterprise application environments is (it is argued) that companies are prone to using almost too many protection tools. This scenario could in fact lead to a situation where security officers and development managers have trouble...


August 15, 2012  9:14 AM

Qt stewardship baton passed from Nokia to Digia

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, GUI, Open source, Qt

Computer Weekly has reported on both the highs of Nokia Qt's developer conferences and the lows of uncertainty that have surrounded the parent company's position regarding the cross-platform application and user interface...


July 4, 2012  3:03 PM

Is a community approach to IT security ever safe?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Security

Back in February of this year we heard about security firm AlienVault's creation of the OSSIM standard open source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) information base. Described (arguably) somewhat hopefully by its makers as a new "de facto" standard mechanism for sharing cyber...


May 29, 2012  6:25 PM

CIA and FBI host ‘Men In Black’ open source event

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Security

I picked a bad day to fly back from the US state of Maryland today. Reason #1: DELTA delayed my flight and bounced me around various East Coast USA airports on my way back to Blighty. Reason #2: Had I stayed on in the "Old Line State", I might have been able to catch the


March 13, 2012  1:47 PM

Analysing mobile privacy on Android, at the application layer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, devices, mobile apps, Security

User privacy and data security concerns have never been higher. This issue is seriously amplified by the spiraling use of smartphones... and the popularity of Android has not come without its pitfalls. New techniques to display ads on mobile devices have begun to proliferate and ads have started...


February 18, 2012  10:38 AM

Rackspace, Dell & HP play in cloud computing sandbox

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Cloud Computing, OpenStack, Security

Cloud computing has a problem. Well, it's not so much a problem; it's more of a question of perception. Potential cloud converts appear to be put off by concerns over security inside multi-tenant clouds, compliance concerns on where cloud data physically resides and all manner of misgivings...


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