Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux business unit, tells Network World that Linux and the professionals who manage it play a more important role in computing than ever before. The open source movement in particular has made Linux skills increasingly marketable, Chiras says.
Traders have relied on Bloomberg terminals to relay up-to-the-moment market information for four decades, but an industry-backed challenger called Symphony is betting that banks will embrace its more open and flexible API to communicate with other institutions. Symphony, which charges $20 a month compared with Bloomberg's $1,800, allows workflow-automation bots at banks to execute trades using the banks' own systems.
Atlanta restored its online water bill and court payment systems a few months after a March ransomware attack, but much remains to be done regarding city cybersecurity. City IT staff need to constantly monitor email attachments, look for weaknesses in browsers and implement segmented security zones, Marc Spitler of Verizon Security Research says.
Micron announced a plan to take full control of its IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. Micron will pay $1.5 billion to Intel as well as take on Intel's nearly $1 billion debt to the joint venture.
Coinbase is releasing an open-source security scaling tool to the general public via GitHub. Salus will allow users to update repositories and scanner setups efficiently.
There's a serious shortage of cybersecurity experts, but only 20% of cybersecurity workers are women, which limits perspective when it comes to solving cyberthreats. "The wider variety of people and experience we have defending our networks, the better our chances of success," says Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future.
Cybersecurity education needs to begin from the ground up, experts said in a recent webinar from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Without security at an engineering level, all other parts of the system are vulnerable, said Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology who focuses on security engineering and architecture.
Yale University is facing a second lawsuit for a decade-old data breach that exposed the information of 100,000 former students. Hackers gained access to Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and more between April 2008 and January 2009.
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at tightening security surrounding IoT devices. The bill would bar government agencies from acquiring IoT devices and sensors that don't meet certain security requirements.
As the largest defense contractor in the world, Lockheed Martin needs to have tight cybersecurity in place, especially since it has been dodging attacks since 2003. The company uses "intelligence-driven defense," which tracks trends to map hackers' patterns, to prevent data breaches.