• Blacknight boss calls for calm over .org sale to Ethos Capital January 29, 2020
    Founder and CEO of domain registrar and Web hosting company Blacknight, Michele Neylon, has pushed back against concerns over the sale of the Internet’s Society’s sale of the Public Interest Registry’s .org domain to Ethos Capital for $1.1 billion. Announced last November, the sale was paused for 30 days last month to address concerns about […]
  • Apple cracks $90bn in a single quarter for the first time January 29, 2020
    Just 12 months after Apple revised down its quarterly earnings and reported lagging iPhone sales, the grass is much greener on this side of the calendar. You might say Midnight Greener. For Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2020 (which includes the final three months of 2019), the company posted record revenue of $91.8 billion, topping […]
  • OpenSky appoints Darren Clarke as head of customer success January 29, 2020
    OpenSky, the gov-tech transformation specialist that provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has appointed Darren Clarke as its head of customer success. Clarke boasts over 20 years’ experience in business development and stakeholder management from the financial services to the position. The role was created in response to the growing demand among public sector […]
  • Ring admits its Android app uses third party trackers January 29, 2020
    A new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation once again has Amazon’s Ring in the hot seat regarding the privacy and security of its fleet of home monitoring devices. According to the nonprofit industry watchdog, the Ring app on Android is “packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information.” In […]
  • Cyber incidents emerge as top global business risk January 29, 2020
    Nearly 40% of companies consider cyber incidents to be the leading global business risk in 2020, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer. Further, 37% of companies are concerned about business interruption, making it the second biggest risk. Changes in legislation and regulation, such as trade wars, tariffs, economic sanctions, Brexit, and Euro-zone disintegration, ranked third […]
  • Implementation flaws make LoRaWAN networks vulnerable to attack January 29, 2020
    LoRaWAN, a long-range wireless communications technology for low-powered devices such as sensors, has been gaining popularity worldwide in smart city, industrial internet of things (IioT) and smart home projects. Even though the protocol uses built-in encryption, implementation errors are common, and they enable attacks that are hard to detect. In a new paper published today, […]
  • IT pros need to weigh in on ‘sassy’ security model January 29, 2020
    Cloud services that provide both network and security intelligence are gaining popularity because they are easy to consume and they improve agility. Similarly, a model known as SD-Branch is providing network and security functionality at the WAN edge on a single platform. Both of these trends have contributed to the development by Gartner of a network architecture […]
  • Wisetek to extend e-waste certification to all international sites January 29, 2020
    Wisetek plans to extend its e-stewards certification globally within the next two years. E-stewards certification is an accredited, third party audited certification program for ethically responsible electronics recyclers. Currently in place at Wisetek’s American sites, it plans to extend the e-waste standard to all its international facilities within the next two years. Its Dublin and […]
  • Launchable applies machine learning to software testing January 28, 2020
    The start-up Launchable, which was co-founded by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Jenkins CI/CD platform, is applying machine learning to software testing. The company’s technology predicts the likelihood of failure for each test given a change in the source code.  Still in stealth mode, Launchable is positioned to offer “smarter” testing and “faster” DevOps. The goal of the […]
  • BSI warns of skills shortage in the privacy field January 28, 2020
    Businesses are struggling with changing demands of data privacy laws, according to BSI director Mike Bailey. The cybersecurity and data privacy service provider cautioned that a skills shortage in the privacy field is placing organisations at risk. When it comes to privacy and data protection, Bailey said that many businesses do not have adequate skills […]