Post Tagged with: "software"

GAO Warns On Cost, Danger of Prehistoric Tech

May 26, 2016 18:210 comments
The U.S. Government is dangerously dependent on old and outdated hardware and software, some dating to the 1960s.

In-brief: The U.S. Government spends the lion’s share of its IT budget maintaining legacy technology, some of it 30 and 40 years old. That trend is getting worse and depressing investment in newer technology, a report by the Government Accountability Office warns. 

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With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

May 19, 2016 12:130 comments
With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

In-brief: Afero, a startup offering a platform for Internet of Things devices, scored a $20.3 million Series A financing round, in part by promising a scalable Internet of Things platform that doesn’t skimp on security. 

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IBM Tweaking Watson AI For Cyber Security Analysis

May 10, 2016 14:090 comments
Coming to a SOC near you: IBM's Watson, which will be trained to do cyber security analysis in a joint project with U.S. and Canadian universities.

In-brief: IBM said that a new, cloud-based version of its Watson cognitive technology is being trained to help detect cyber attacks and cyber crimes.

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EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

May 9, 2016 18:060 comments
EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

In-brief: A senior attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned about the security knowledge gap facing traditional engineering firms as they pivot to making connected devices. 

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FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

May 3, 2016 10:510 comments
The Hemo diagnostic tool by Merge Healthcare was felled by anti virus software running on a monitoring PC, the FDA said in a recent Adverse Incident report.

In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.

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