July 30, 2016

Cyberthief Hits Hard Rock Customer Cards

June 28, 2016 ITManagementNews Staff

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas discovered a major breach of their credit card processing data with card scraping malware placed on its payment-card system. Cardholders who purchased anything at Hard Rock Las Vegas including restaurant and retail outlets between October 27, 2015 and March 21, 2016, […]

Take-A-Ways From SplunkLive! in Boston

June 9, 2016 ITManagementNews Staff

The SplunkLive! event was in Boston yesterday to help users, consultants and others learn how … (per the event site) more than 11,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 100 countries use Splunk® software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service […]

Apple Fixes 67 El Capitan Vulnerabilities

May 17, 2016 ITManagementNews Staff

Apple announced a bunch of fixes of security flaws yesterday according to ComputerWorld: “Apple yesterday updated OS X El Capitan to version 10.11.5, patching nearly 70 vulnerabilities as it began to wind down changes prior to the next iteration launching later this year.” Stephen Brown, Directory of Product Management for […]

Amazon Inspector Hits General Availability

April 21, 2016 Chris Crum

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon Inspector is now out of preview and is generally available to all AWS customers. This is a security vulnerability assessment service that helps improve the security and compliance of applications deployed on EC2. As Amazon’s Craig Liebendorfer explains in a post on the Amazon […]

Google Makes Slew Of Major Cloud Platform Announcements

March 30, 2016 Chris Crum

At its Google Cloud Platform conference GCP Next 16, Google made a slew of announcements including partnerships with Splunk, BMC, and Tenable, the introduction of Stackdriver, machine learning advancements, and enterprise feature enhancements. Stackdriver is a unified monitoring, logging, and diagnostics service for Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and […]

Tech Companies Work on IoT Standards For Companies And Developers

February 23, 2016 Chris Crum

Tech heavyweights including Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco, ARRIS, Electrolux, CableLabs, and GE Digital announced the formation of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) aimed at helping to unify Internet of Things (IoT) standards so businesses and developers can create IoT solutions and devices that cooperate with one another. According to […]

Microsoft Announced the Technical Preview of Azure Stack

January 28, 2016 Chris Crum

Microsoft announced the technical preview of Azure Stack, which the company calls the next phase of its hybrid cloud strategy and the only hybrid cloud platform consistent with a leading public cloud. The offering enables companies to deliver Azure services from their own data centers. “With Azure Stack, Microsoft is […]

Important Security Update for WordPress Now Available

January 13, 2016 Chris Crum

WordPress announced that WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. It’s described specifically as a security release for all previous versions, and they “strongly” encourage you to update your sites ASAP. The update is a response to WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier being affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow […]

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