Security Pros Lured to Bug Bounties by Big Pay Days

As criminal activity on the internet continues to accelerate, bug hunting for cash has begun to attract more and more security researchers. In its latest annual report, bug bounty platform Intigriti revealed that the number of analysts signing up for its services has increased 43% from April 2021 to April 2022. For Intigriti alone, that …

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Cognitive Skills for Engineering Success

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about thinking. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, doing it well is a prerequisite to developing any dependable expertise in any kind of computer science or engineering discipline. With the right mental toolset, you can bootstrap any of the subject matter knowledge you could possibly need. …

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The Birth of Google’s ‘Sentient’ AI and the Problem It Presents

One of the big news items last week was that a leading AI researcher, Blake Lemoine, had been suspended after going public that he believed that one of Google’s more advanced AIs had attained sentience. Most experts agree that it hadn’t, but that would likely be true regardless of whether it had because we tend …

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Developers Conferences Exhibit AAPL & MSFT Strengths, Weaknesses

Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC22 and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Microsoft Build 2022

During the last few weeks we’ve had two developers conferences. First, there was Microsoft Build, and last week was Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). You’d think both events would be similar and focused on developers. If you watch Satya Nadella’s keynote at Build, you’ll see a textbook example of how to do a developers conference …

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KYY 15.6″ Portable Monitor Packs Value With a Healthy Feature Set

KYY 15.6-inch Portable Monitor

The KYY 15.6-inch portable monitor is a classy and functional portable monitor that works well while traveling or as a permanent second monitor for home and office use. This portable display panel is lightweight and sturdy, making it a solid accessory for game playing. It greatly expands the viewing field when using a mobile phone …

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Netenrich Introduces AI/ML Platform for Cloud Security

Netenrich hopes to disrupt legacy security ops with an artificial intelligence-driven approach to security operations built into its Resolution Intelligence platform. The security and operations analytics SaaS company on Tuesday announced a major shift in protecting data with the introduction of its new platform. Resolution Intelligence analyzes real-time security data to determine which high business …

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NSA’s Claim Backdoor Off Encryption Table Draws Skepticism from Cyber Pros

The director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency induced a few smirks among cyber pros last week when he told Bloomberg that there wouldn’t be any backdoors in the new encryption standards his agency is working on with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In cybersecurity parlance, a backdoor is a deliberate …

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Study Finds Sports Is King Among Livestreamers

livestreaming sports

Events that are streamed live on the net are growing in popularity among internet households, especially live sports, according to a study released by Parks Associates. The report, “Livestreaming: The Next Hot Video Market,” indicates that more than 40% of U.S. internet households have streamed content over the past three months. More than three out …

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