Ethical Hackers Wear Computing's 'White Hat'Read the rest of this entry »
“Ethical hacker” sounds like an oxymoron, but the role of these “white hat” security experts is crucial to keeping computer systems safe..
These elite professionals are hired to attempt to break into a system to discover vulnerabilities and propose solutions before malicious hackers exploit the weakness to the detriment of the organization. The EC-Council describes an ethical hacker as “an individual… who can be trusted to undertake an attempt to …
Winning Teams Solve Pandemic Problems in First Nurse HackathonRead the rest of this entry »
Five teams of nurses and technologists are winners for the innovative projects they entered in the first Nurse Hack 4 Health virtual hackathon.
Chosen out of 30 entries, the winning teams earned the highest scores for their solutions to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic laid out in five categories ranging from “Acute Care Patient Monitoring” to “Resiliency & Self-Care.”
Sponsored by Microsoft, John & Johnson, dev up and …
How IT Can Shed Its 'Department of No' ImageRead the rest of this entry »
“Hate” might be too strong a word, yet that’s how CIO magazine chose to describe the relationship between the IT department and the rest of the business.
Headlining a lead article “4 tips for getting the business to stop hating IT,” CIO magazine said, “Long seen as back-office problem solvers and the department of ‘no,’ IT still has an image problem with business executives and users alike.”
Why that is …
Soft Skills Are Almost As Important As Tech ProwessRead the rest of this entry »
The same goes for C#, Python and SQL, according to an analysis Burning Glass did of tech job postings.
Dice.com, the tech careers site, took a deep dive into what skills employers most often list in their job descriptions and what they’re willing to pay to get the talent …
Homeland Security Issues Windows Bug AlertRead the rest of this entry »
Tens of thousands – perhaps hundreds of thousands -- of Windows 10 users are vulnerable to a “wormable bug” so serious it has been given the highest score possible of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.
Although Microsoft issued a fix for the bug in March, Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an alert warning of the potential risk to systems that have not installed the fix.
Survey Finds IT Pros Happy With Job but Open to New OneRead the rest of this entry »
Python’s not feeling as much love as it used to. But Rust is loved more.
In the US, 58% of developers are full stack. 14% identify as DevOps specialists, an envious role as they and site reliability engineers are among the highest paid individual contributors. No wonder then that 48% of IT professionals believe DevOps is extremely important a job.
These are just a sampler of how some 64,000 respondents …
Digital Transformation Is Cultural TransformationRead the rest of this entry »
Before the coronavirus crisis, digital priorities were so much at the top of organizational priorities that “digital transformation” had achieved the status of business buzzword.
IT departments were busy with initiatives to, as Salesforce once explained, “create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements.”
Despite the high visibility businesses gave to digital transformation, the process was slow. …
Tech Execs Optimistic About Returning to NormalRead the rest of this entry »
While many businesses across the country are struggling in the face of COVID-19 required shutdowns, tech executives are more positive with nearly two-thirds expecting to see the start of a return to business as usual by mid-summer.
CompTia, the trade association for the tech industry, says 46% of tech leaders are “upbeat and optimistic.” Another 46% say their companies are “hanging in there.” A mere 8% report being in difficulty. …
Tech Professionals Like Working From HomeRead the rest of this entry »
By an overwhelming majority, IT professionals like working from home.
In a survey released last week by the tech careers site Dice, 67% of the respondents said they like or like very much working from home. Only 10% were negative.
Dice began surveying IT professionals a few weeks ago about how they were coping with the coronavirus crisis. The survey probes their feelings on a variety of issues besides working …
Researchers Hack Computer Fan. Seriously!Read the rest of this entry »
Cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way of stealing data that doesn’t involve exploiting bugs or vulnerabilities in software. Instead, they found a way to do it by controlling a computer’s cooling fan.
Amazingly, they found hackers could encode stored data into fan vibrations by imperceptibly slowing down or speeding up the fan’s rotation. The fan causes the computer itself and the surface it’s …