Set Up a Budget-Friendly Application Security Program


In May 2020, a smartphone caller identification app reported a security breach in which the personal data of more than 47.5 At the same time, reduced IT budgets meant that chief information security officers (CISOs) had to cut costs and compromise on risk management programs.

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

Perficient Data & Analytics

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program. Data Governance: Data dictionary, lineage, and stewardship processes must be established for required data elements used in the new reports, as well as demonstrated to the SEC, if required.

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Mapping Threat Intelligence to Your Security Program Goals


The FBI says 1,493 ransomware attacks were reported nationwide […]. Read how you can map threat intelligence to fulfill your cybersecurity parameters on Recorded Future : In mid-August, ransomware took down the IT systems of 23 local governments in Texas. Before that, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida paid $600,000 in Bitcoin to cover attacker demands.

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”


One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance." Program means an organized set of activities designed to accomplish a defined set of objectives. Governance means the program is planned and managed in an organized and sustainable way. Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies. Interim Report on the Generalizability of the NOAA Big Data Project’s Management Model.

Facebook launches Hacker Plus loyalty program and FBDL bug description language

Venture Beast

Facebook is launching a new loyalty program for white-hat hackers, and a new description language designed to standardize the process for reporting bugs.

Programs are spies and they like us.

IT Toolbox

I just recently read a news article on how HP sneakily slipped in a spyware program onto recent HP computers under the guise of an update. However, it wasn't an update at all but a new program altogether and it sent information back to HP on a daily basis. People have given reportsIt seems that the bigger you are the more incentive you have to spy on people for fun and profit.

James Madison University Seeks Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program


Please look it over and share it with others that may have an interest: Assistant / Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis Program. General Info: James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for a faculty position focused on cyber intelligence and cyber analysis that will help prepare students as analysts in both private and public sectors, as well as government agencies, through its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). Bob Gourley.

Application List Report

Mick's IT Blog

The problem with that is it is a blanket report. It shows everything and all we were wanting is a report of the additional apps installed after a build. I wrote this PowerShell script that can be executed as a package in SCCM against machines to generate an application report. They can be filtered out by populating the add/remove programs exclusions file ($ARPExclusionsFile).

Aircraft Cybersecurity: New Report About the FAA

SecureWorld News

New GAO aviation cybersecurity report. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report detailing practices the FAA should use to strengthen its oversight of cybersecurity risks. For more information on this topic, read the GAO Aviation Cybersecurity Report.

Amazon’s new rewards program gives frequent delivery drivers easier access to work

The Verge

Amazon is rolling out a new rewards program that gives its Flex delivery drivers easier access to shifts based on the amount of work they’ve done for the company. Of particular use to drivers is the reward program’s “preferred scheduling” feature, which includes easier access to shifts.

Take-Two delays Kerbal Space Program 2 to 2021, doesn’t expect other delays

Venture Beast

As part of its earnings report for its latest financial quarter, Take-Two talked about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the company. Games PC Gaming category-/Business & Industrial category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Kerbal Space Program PC gaming Private Division Take-TwoRead More.

FDIC Part 370 Program Management

Perficient Financial Servies

A bank’s response to Part 370 will require a multi-year, multi-functional program that could encompass dozens of individual projects. An attempt to decentralize the management of this program to individual functions will invite a disorganized response and will likely lead to missed deadlines and incomplete requirements. We can implement a standalone program management office for Part 370 that will: Create or adapt a program charter to guide response activities.

Nextdoor eliminates its Forward to Police program

The Verge

Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor says it is discontinuing its Forward to Police feature which let users send message board posts directly to local police, Bloomberg CityLab reported. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images. The site has been under increasing scrutiny for how it handles communications with law enforcement, and for how it handles racism among members on its app. “As

ACC Foundation Releases Extensive State of Cybersecurity Report


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation has released the largest study of its kind on corporate cybersecurity, the result of the study is: The State of Cyber Security Report. The report highlights cybersecurity issues for more than 1,000 corporate lawyers at 887 organizations worldwide. The State of Cyber Security Report addresses: One-third of in-house counsel have experienced a data breach. PPL forms program for nonprofit groups (

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Twitter engineers pushed to replace ‘master’ and ‘slave’ programming terms

The Verge

Twitter engineers have been working since January on an internal effort to replace problematic yet commonplace programming language like “master” and “slave,” CNET reported. It’s part of a larger effort among open-source developers who have been working to remove references to slavery from the programming community. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

How to Build a Mobile-Ready Training Program for Pharmaceutical Industry


It is the result of well-designed training programs that employees working in the pharmaceutical industry have knowledge of all the products and we get medicines that fit our needs. On the other hand, creating a mobile-ready training program for pharmaceutical company and employees will give them access to training materials at any time, via any device and multiple number of times. A mobile-based training program can help provide just-in-time information whenever there is a need.

Amazon disavows Mississippi police program that plans to use Ring cameras for real-time surveillance


Amazon is distancing itself from a pilot program launched by police in Jackson, Miss., “This is not a Ring program and Ring is not working with any of the companies or the city in connection with this program,” a spokesperson for the Amazon-owned security device company told GeekWire in a statement Friday. Home and business owners can opt in to the program and give Jackson police access to their cameras, according to local news reports.

FFA announces third cohort for accelerator program designed to help female and non-binary founders


The Seattle-based organization this year is hosting a virtual version of its eight-week “ Ready Set Raise ” program, which requires each company to have a female or non-binary CEO. The organization doesn’t take equity from companies participating in the accelerator program.

10 programs to help you break into a cybersecurity career

Tech Republic Security

Eighty-two percent of IT professionals report a shortage of cybersecurity skills at their company. Here are 10 programs spanning all education levels to help you get your start in the field

2016 State of Bug Bounty report: Bigger bounties, more industries offering programs

Network World

The rise in global cyberattacks and the “critical deficit of security talent” helped bug bounty programs grow in the last year and to diversify from those offered by “tech giants” to more traditional industries. One trend over the last year has been for payouts to increase, according to the 2016 State of Bug Bounty report ( pdf ).

Boeing shifts its team leaders for space station and Starliner space programs


As a new commercial-centric era dawns for the International Space Station, Boeing is realigning its top managers for the space station program — and for the program that’s working to send Starliner capsules there and back. Mark Mulqueen , who has served as Boeing’s space station program manager since 2015, will be retiring July 2. John Mulholland will take on the role of vice president and program manager for the International Space Station, effective June 26.

Seattle-area engineer pleads guilty for scheme to defraud COVID-19 relief programs


Baoke Zhang, a 35-year-old software engineer based in the Seattle area, pled guilty on Thursday to one count of wire fraud for his scheme to defraud public and private COVID-19 relief programs. (Bigstock Photo).

Report: Most companies unaware of third-party IoT security measures

Tech Republic Security

Only 37% of "high performer" organizations monitor the risk of IoT devices used by third parties, and current IoT risk-management programs can't keep pace, study said

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[Guide] SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization

Perficient Data & Analytics

In an effort to increase transparency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules and amendments, called Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules , which require registered investment companies to modernize their reporting and disclosures. Our new guide discusses the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions, including: Why the SEC established new rules.

Amazon reportedly planning new service for its rural deliveries

The Verge

Amazon may be looking to handle its own deliveries to rural areas rather than relying on the US Postal Service, according to several job postings, The Information reported on Monday. When or where the program would be launched is not clear. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Seattle moves ahead with scooter-share pilot program that could begin this fall


The Seattle City Council will vote on a scooter-share pilot program Sept. Reports indicate that scooter-related injuries are on the rise, particularly among riders who don’t wear helmets. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser). Seattleites may be scooting around town later this fall.

How to Make Interactive Training Program for Retail Employees


And what about training program for retail employees? And that is why one needs interactive training programs. In this blog we will focus on ways to make interactive training programs for retail employees. Track and understand progress through instant reports. Motivates them to pursue and complete the training program. Here’s how L&D teams can design an engaging and interactive training program for retail employees.

SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Foundational Work

Perficient Data & Analytics

In a new guide , we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. By now, you should have a program in place that covers the following work streams: Engage Report Filing Provider: Initiate a project with the selected service provider to collect and process data, and file the required forms. If you have a program in place, did you do it correctly?

San Francisco and Oakland Drop Covid-19 Testing Program Run by Google Sister Company Verily

GizModo VR

San Francisco and Alameda counties have stopped using Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, to test for the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday.

Texas Instruments angers hobbyists with limits to calculator programming support

The Verge

Texas Instruments has removed the ability for some of its most popular calculators to run programs written in assembly or C, Cemetech reports. In addition to being used as educational tools, TI calculators are also relatively simple and cheap programming devices. The change is being made to try and stop students from circumventing the calculators’ exam mode restrictions, but in the process it also removes a key avenue that hobbyists have used to run their programs.

Despite hype, ransomware accounted for only 1% of malicious programs in 2016, according to report

Tech Republic Security

A new report from AV-Test showed that ransomware attacks on Windows in 2016 were low. Still, attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya caused a significant amount of damage

Why you need a bug bounty program

Network World

Every business needs to have a process in place for handling security vulnerability reports , but some organizations take a much more proactive approach to dealing with security researchers. An increasing number of hardware and software vendors have formal bug bounty programs. Google, for example, runs its own vulnerability rewards program , and Microsoft has multiple bug bounties covering Office 365, Azure,NET and Edge as general programs covering exploits and defenses.

InMoment Addresses Head On What Continues To Plague CX Programs

Forrester's Customer Insights

This morning, customer feedback management (CFM) vendor InMoment announced an array of new product and service offerings focused on improving experiences, not just measuring and reporting on them.

LG launches repair program for overheating OLED TVs in South Korea

The Verge

LG has launched a repair program for some of its OLED TVs sold in South Korea since 2016, Yonhap News reports. In response to an inquiry from The Verge , LG said that the repair program wasn’t an official recall. “No LG’s wallpaper-style OLEDs are among the models affected.

Apply Six Reporting Dimensions to Show More Account-Based Marketing Value

Forrester's Customer Insights

Does your account-based marketing (ABM) dashboard include these six critical reporting dimensions? Forrester analyst John Arnold shares the key elements of compelling ABM performance stories.

Texas Instruments borked programming support for its calculators and hobbyists are mad


Last week, Cemetech reported that Texas Instruments had patched out the ability to execute programs written in assembly language (ASM) or C. The move threw the TI-enthusiast community into an uproar

Google denies its diversity programs are shuttering to appease conservatives


Yesterday, NBC reported that a number of Google workers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they believed the reason the company was cutting its diversity programs was to protect it from criticism from conservatives

Uber is making it easier to redeem points in its loyalty program

The Verge

Uber is loosening some of the rules in its two-year-old rewards program to make it easier for customers to access perks like discounted rides and food delivery, the company announced. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

Join Architects, Planners, Program Managers, Data Scientists at 4th Annual Cloudera Federal Forum in DC 25 Feb


Track sessions will focus on: Enabling Business Results with Big Data — How to enable agency programs that will yield enormous value through big data to deliver actionable information and measureable results. Evaluating Commercial Cloud Services for Government – A Progress Report. Hittle is a Level III, top-ranked, Acquisition Program Manager and Systems Planning Research, Development, and Engineering Professional. By Bob Gourley.

The Three Ways Companies Value Customer Success Programs

Forrester's Customer Insights

In the three years since publishing our first report on the customer success discipline’s relationship to customer experience management, I’ve had many conversations with Forrester clients about bringing customer success management into a business. where should the program report) to […].

Apple’s iPhone repair program for independent stores expands to Europe and Canada

The Verge

Apple’s Independent Repair Provider Program, which allows businesses to purchase genuine Apple parts to perform iPhone repairs without having to become a full-fledged Apple Authorized Service Provide (AASP), is expanding to Canada and 32 countries across Europe, the company has announced. The program launched in the US last year , and Apple says that 140 businesses with a total of 700 locations have signed up since. 140 businesses have signed up to the program in the US.

Pew Reports on American Digital Habits Post-Snowden


A recent report from the Pew Research Center provides an interesting look into Americans’ online habits following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance practices in the United States. adults who are aware of the surveillance programs, 25% has changed the way it uses email accounts, search engines, and other information/communication technologies. By Shannon Perry.

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Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened

The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation “strikes” against several posts by conservatives in an apparent attempt to prevent them from being banned, BuzzFeed News reported. It rolled out the fact-checking program on Instagram last year. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.