The 2004 Identity Management Survey, commissioned by EDS and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), found that consumers, rather than technology, are the source of many cybersecurity problems.Among the findings: 70 percent of consumers will share information, such as their name, address, postal code, phone number, account number or give the answer to a security question to an unsolicited call or email.
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Keynoting at the Digital ID World conference, VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos outlined how the move toward digital infrastructure, like the build out of railroad, power grids and telephone networks before it, almost went off the rails during the frenzy of the dotcom boom, survived the bust and has now emerged as the driver of economic growth and societal transformation. "About a decade into every build out, it almost goes off the rails," Sclavos said.
Hotels have a reputation for providing guests with less than stellar broadband access, but if you are trying to use something "out of the ordinary," like using a feed aggregator, you may be in for a surprise. Geek News Central reports that the Hilton Hotel chain uses an ISP that monitors and locks out guest computers that are using too many concurrent connections (required for updating the feeds in an aggregator application).
Google has acquired spy in the sky software company Keyhole, which developed...
A News.com report on a new position paper from Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says that software programmers and other professionals hurt by outsourcing should get federal assistance.
The iPod company, formerly called Apple, launched a color version of its flagship product....will the stock hit $50?
Earlier this month. Sun released -- but did not announce -- a Solaris-based version of Release 2 of its Java Desktop System (JDS).
Digital ID World host and editor Phil Becker kicked off the conference asserting that digital identity is the common organizing principle for integration, management and security. Without a core focus on identity management, the notion of distributed, networked computing and service-oriented architecture falls apart.
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When it comes to the industry, Michael Dell may be "the Don" (see below), but when it comes to Microsoft, ex-Microsoft employee Joel Spolsky is known as "the Joel" (see his blog). Though he's been gone from the company for a decade, his opinions to this day remain among the most respected in the halls of Redmond.