Machine Learning May Be the Solution to Enterprise Security Woes
By Karl Zimmerman
For large enterprise organizations, it can be next-to-impossible to identify
attacks and act to mitigate them in good time. That's one of the reasons
executives often discover security breaches when an external researcher - or
worse, a journalist - gets in touch to ask why hundreds of millions of logins
for their company's services are freely available on hacker forums.
The huge volume of incoming connections, the heterogeneity of services, and
the desire to avoid false positives leave enterprise security teams in a
difficult spot. Finding potential security breaches is like finding a tiny
needle in a very large haystack - monitoring millions of connections over
thousands of servers is not something that can be managed by a team of
Enterprise security is often preventative: we ... (more)
Pivotal CEO Hints At Big Shift In Their Hadoop Offerings
By Michael Johnson
VentureBeat and GigaOm are both reporting that Pivotal will be announcing
some big shifts in their Hadoop and other related offerings (recall that
Pivotal is the firm spun off from EMC and VMware and has GE as a major
VentureBeat first announced that Pivotal will be ditching its Hadoop
distribution and pulling out of the Hadoop market. This would be a huge (and
unbelievable to many) announcement, even though Pivotal gets far less buzz
than the other Hadoop-centric companies like Cloudera, Hort... (more)
Thanks to the professional, virtuous work of security researchers Chris
Valasek and Charlie Miller and some fantastic reporting on this research by
Andy Greenberg of Wired Magazine, we have long known that theoretical hacks
against cars are no longer theoretical. They are real. Many connected cars
can be hacked and they can be hacked from long distance. And the threats
include threats to safety.
The publicity brought to these issues was incredibly important and helpful.
Zero action would have occurred without it.
Now, almost a year after the research was initially published, the... (more)
iPhone Apps on Ulitzer
iPhone Apps on Ulitzer - The Apple iTablet or iSlate is due to be shown off
to the world January 27th, and unleashed on us sometime in March.
The blogosphere has been buzzing about the topic. Joe Wilcox of BetaNews.com
said “The world doesn’t need an Apple Tablet, or any other” (full post
MG of TechCrunch followed up with “The World Doesn’t Need Someone Telling
Us What We Don’t Need In Tech” (full post here). I think both writers
make some good points, but I wanted to give my thoughts, and ask the readers
of CTOvision theirs.
The Apple Tablet is ru... (more)
In my earlier post, when I railed against the iPad, it was mostly personal
disappointment and letdown. I was disappointed by the technical specs, most
notably the aspect ratio, and the exclusion of USB, HDMI, and webcams.
Those items can all be added on in later iterations (which I firmly believe
they will – perhaps the iPad HD?). And when they are released, people
(Nerds/Geeks – maybe even I) will pay the upcharge for them. A lot of
blogs have been posted that talk about the iPad as the optimal stepping stone
(gateway?) for the technologically challenged. They are right (bu... (more)