January 31, 2013

Turning to Big Data for Security
IBM isn't the only company looking to Big Data for security help. Security firm RSA also announced this week the availability of RSA Security Analytics. In PR tongue, the new offering is "a transformational security monitoring and investigative solution designed to help organizations defend their digital assets against today's most sophisticated internal and external threats."

Optimizing the cloud for the BYOD movement
To build a browser-based BYOD cloud strategy, all applications must be exposed using URLs. Most modern software tools and nearly all cloud services work this way, but legacy applications that are hosted on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms may include nonstandard interfaces. Some companies have also adopted Web services interfaces (using SOAP), which can be difficult to support on mobile devices, particularly if you can't target a single device type.

Could Security Woes Eventually Kill Client-Side Java? Analysts Weigh In...
"It's like all Java developers were just diagnosed with a devastating, incurable disease," Gualtieri said. "What are you going to do? Bite your tongue, keep your head down, and keep writing code." Al Hilwa, program director at industry analyst firm IDC, points out that any add-on to a browser is going to increase the surface area for security attacks. And Oracle complicates things by bundling the Java browser extension with the Java runtime environment (JRE).

JMS Message Delivery Reliability and Acknowledgement Patterns
During the coordination of message delivery, to ensure that the messages are delivered without problems acknowledgements for messages are very important. Thus there is a close connection between message acknowledgements and delivery reliability. In this article we will explore message acknowledgement and delivery reliability patterns with respect to Java Message Service (JMS). The scenarios are described using WSO2 Message Broker as the intermediate broker.

9 steps that help defend against DDOS
Attacks can be launched from multiple platforms, creating a distributed denial of service attack, or DDOS. Although they usually do not damage the target systems or compromise data, they can damage reputations, cost money and interfere with carrying out missions. Specifics will vary with each attack, but the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team notes that, “In general, the best practice for mitigating DDOS attacks involves advanced preparation.” Here are some recommendations for advance preparation from US-CERT

Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways
Today's business environment demands people to step up and be aggressive, strong leaders, in order to get ahead and drive their companies and careers forward. In that powerful march to success sometimes there is so much focus on being strong and assertive, people forget the human side. Here are 12 leadership qualities paired with their gracious counterparts. I'll leave it to you to find the combination that works in your world so others can perceive and respect you as a gracious individual.

A Practice Aid for Records Retention
Bits, bytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes and petabytes all are common terms and, according to IT research firm IDC, data are doubling every 18 months. The decreasing cost of storage space (e.g., hard drives) has encouraged people to keep more data. However, the hidden cost of data storage comes with the entire infrastructure necessary to ensure the availability, security, confidentiality and privacy of the data stored.

10 Absolutely Free Project Management Softwares For SMBs
Software Project Management is the art and science of planning and leading software projects. There are countless tools/software's available in the market that makes project management simple and more efficient. Here is a list of 10 Project Management tools that are completely free for the benefit of SMB's who are on a shoe string budget. Some of the tools are Open Source and have a very accomplished feature set. So go ahead and pick the one that suits you the best.

Govt CIOs to be a reality soon in India
If the recommendations of the recently-formed expert committee, headed by Nandan Nilekani, chairman of UIDAI, are to be seen, CIOs may very soon assume the charge in different states and play an instrumental role in bringing efficiency into the government's e-governance plan. The Expert Committee was formed to look into the modalities of HR crunch faced by the NeGP plan.

What Is Executive Presence?
In today’s world, the results that were good enough last year aren’t good enough this year. This year’s results won’t be good enough next year. For leaders, then, it’s a continual state of getting different results. As Einstein would likely tell us, different results require different actions. That means that leaders need to be aware of when they need to pick up and let go of skills, behaviors and mindsets even if they’ve worked for them in the past.

Quote for the day:

"Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -- George W. Carver

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