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Art at RSA – 3D Images of Virus Code

eWeek showcased the art this week of Alex Dragulescu and Julian Hodgson who used digital imagery to depict three-dimensional images of virus code. The work will be displayed as part of an art show on April 22 by Symantec at the RSA Conference. To bring the malware to life, the artists used a special application […]

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Fourteen Cloud Panels To Attend At The RSA Conference

The cloud will be a dominating theme at RSA. The following are conference tracks where cloud computing is the main point of discussion. We count 14. There are probably more. In addition, the Cloud Security Alliance will launch on Wednesday, and present its white paper: “Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing.” We […]

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Identity Issues Are At A Turning Point

We expect to hear a lot of discussion about the affect of consumer technologies at the RSA Conference next week. As Charles Kolodgy of IDC said yesterday in the pre-conference analyst call: social networks are where the users are and more so than ever before, the appetite for consumer technology in the enterprise is ravenous. […]

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Summary: RSA Pre-Conference Analyst Call

A summary of yesterday morning’s analyst call in advance of the RSA Conference next week in San Francisco. Andreas Antonopoulos from Nemertes started the discussion. Antonopoulos is a senior vice president and founding partner with Nemertes Research. Andreas talked about the challenges facing the virtualization model. Another paradigm shift away from physical fire walls, virtualization’s […]

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Another Lesson The Twitter Worm Teaches

Twitter may be in the news this week for the wave of attacks on it users but the past year has shown repeated cross-site scripting infiltrations on sites such as Facebook, eBay and HSBC, the financial institution. What’s different this time is how much faster the community can respond due to the increased use of […]

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RSA Conference Top Innovating Companies According To Twitter

We scan Twitter to see what is trending for the RSA Conference. We decided to see what companies are the hottest based on Twitter search results. We selected the ten finalists for the RSA Innovation Sandbox and did a Twitter search for the name of each company. Our expectation is that the winner will be […]

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Cloud Computing Adoption Comes Down To Trust and Openness

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RSA Keynote Address Will Be A Timely One For The Obama Administration

Melissa Hathaway’s keynote address at the RSA Conference will be a timely one for the Obama Adminstration. Hathaway is leading a review for the Obama Administration of the nation’s cyber security efforts. Her keynote address, announced today, will coincide with the end of a two-month review that is expected to lead to major changes in […]

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Amazon Data Mining Service May Be A Game Changer

The true benefits of the cloud come down to distributed computing. World of Warcraft is a networked game on a distributed system. In “Lord of the Rings,” the film makers simulated entire battles using a distributed computer system. With ample resources, you may use a data center to download a chunk of the web, process […]

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Technology Tips, Learning and the Community

In my work, web and mobile applications are the lifeblood. But even for the geekiest blogger, the need to understand the context for these applications is a continual learning process. The learning takes time. And you can’t do everything. You need to to rely on people in the community to help give you context so […]

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