Software libraries are convenient, but they open the software supply chain up to vulnerabilities, writes Contrast Security Chief Technology Officer Jeff Williams. He offers tips for securing the software supply chain, such as exercising constant vigilance, using runtime protection and establishing guardrails.
The Trump administration after a Tuesday House briefing confirmed that it is prioritizing election security and is addressing issues "with urgency," per a statement from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Despite the reassurance, some Democrats have expressed concerns and doubts about weaknesses in election systems.
Sony may choose to focus on online services, including the PlayStation Plus program, over the next three years, while the console itself will receive little attention. PlayStation CEO John Kodera shared company plans with investors, noting that the company intends to "crouch down" until March 2021, at which point new options may be rolled out.
LG has unveiled a translucent, flexible 77-inch OLED display at a Los Angeles conference. The rollable display is capable of UHD resolution while offering 40% transparency and can be rolled up for storage without compromising function.
Electronic Arts has purchased GameFly's cloud-streaming technology in a move aimed at enabling EA to connect with consumers who prefer cloud-based gaming. EA Chief Technology Officer Ken Moss called cloud gaming an "exciting frontier that will help us to give even more players the ability to experience games on any device from anywhere."
Acer will release a line of higher-end Chromebooks designed for cloud-based applications and online data storage. The devices are part of Google's push to expand in the business market.
Microsoft says it will release a Windows 10 update for its HoloLens augmented reality headset, with added features such as Remote Assist and Microsoft Layout designed to make it more appealing to businesses. The company is also working to expand its HoloLens partnerships and app offerings.
VMware announced four new Master Services Competencies for partners, which include cloud management and automation, data center virtualization, network virtualization, and desktop and mobility. Partners will be able to get certification in any of the four areas, which align with the company's solution priorities.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is expected to announce plans to hire 1,800 recent graduates and experienced workers in newly created jobs in France in specialized areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The company is also expected to reaffirm its commitment to data protection and privacy.