The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent Jumpstart

Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, […] Read more »

BlackBerry offers secure mobile communications platform for developers

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced a new line of business to provide developers with a secure, cloud-based, mobile communications platform for texting, voice, video and file sharing. Developers can insert these capabilities into their existing custom apps and services using the new BBM Enterprise SDK (software developer kit), BlackBerry said. The SDK will be sold as […] Read more »

Got big data? Check out these 100 best practices for keeping it secure

Big data is best known for its volume, variety, and velocity — collectively referred to as the “3 Vs” — and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud Security Alliance on Friday released a new report offering 100 best practices. As its name would […] Read more »

IBM beta-tests secure cloud blockchain service

IBM is cranking up the security on its cloud-based blockchain service. On Thursday it began beta-testing a new high-security service plan for IBM Blockchain, with dedicated infrastructure for each customer. Until now, it has offered only a starter cloud service for developers who wish to experiment with blockchain technology. That service runs in a multitenant […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How to make containers more secure

Matthew Garrett, principal security engineer at CoreOS, is one of the most respected names in the Linux world when it comes to security and cloud computing. I sat down with Garrett at CoreOS Fest to discuss the risks around containers and Linux in general. Here is an edited version of that discussion. Lately we’ve been […] Read more »

IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional steps to protect the records, IBM says. IBM’s new framework for securely operating blockchain networks, released Friday, recommends that network operators make it easy to audit their operating environments and use optimized accelerators for hashing — the generation of numbers from strings of text — and […] Read more »

Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies’ data. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal. The acquisition will help Microsoft level up its Azure Rights Management Service, which lets companies protect files individually and in bulk with tools that ensure […] Read more »

CGI Granted Approval to Deliver Certified, Secure Government Cloud Services

CGI Granted Approval to Deliver Certified, Secure Government Cloud Services The ATO enables US federal, state, local, and tribal entities to immediately order CGI's cloud services, including virtual machines and Web hosting. In addition to meeting the technical and management requirements outlined in GSA's IaaS BPA, … Read more on MarketWatch (press release) Web Hosting […] Read more »