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Data breach fatigue and NIH fuel ineffective cyber security

This is another part of our ongoing series on outsourcing services, again focusing on security  Large companies rely on the work of outsourcing providers for developing security solutions and containing breaches.

By Lou CoveyNew Tech Press

News reports about data breaches are almost a daily occurrence. Companies spend millions on identity protection services for affected customers while the same type of breaches continue with no end in sight. The sheer volume of data stolen is astronomical begging the question, why isn’t anything being done?

“There is no financial reason for companies and governments to do anything about the …

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Solving the weakness of password protection

This is part one of a a two-part interview with Jack Wolosewicz, CTO of Eurocal Group and founder of Certus, a security technology firm.  We talk about the inherent weakness of passwords in relation to the growing use of streaming video.



Sponsored by Blaylock EngineeringEuroCal GroupMeBox Media and Busivid.

#ARMTechCon Offers up some nuggets of innovation

By Lou Covey
Editorial Director

Trade shows and conferences are becoming exercises in repetition and the loudest participants are generally the ones saying the same things as everyone else.  Once in a while, if you look hard, you can find a couple of products and services you might have missed in the noise.  And New Tech Press found three of them at the ARM TechCon 2014 in Santa Clara, CA this week.

The three companies were Undo, Toradex and Somnium and we stopped to talk to them about their offerings.  Undo, based in Cambridge int he UK, has found a …

Me!Box upgrades video platform with ‘scary’ good features

New Tech Press has been using the video platform from Mebox Media, with great success for more than two years now and we were both concerned and intrigued when they let us know they were making a significant change this year. Would the upgrade be as easy to use? How will it affect the engagement level? And what about that scary new feature that lets you know who is watching? Yeah, that’s part of it.
We sat down with CEO Mark Jacobs and COO Ken Fitchler to ask these questions and got some fascinating answers. Here’s the interview:


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The Digital Divide, Net Neutrality and Badu Networks

Badu Networks, is developing a technology for distribution within the next two years that will dramatically boost the capacity of public Wifi areas, which will make it possible for many to access the internet with little or no cost.  That is important not only for bridging the Digital Divide but also solve part of the problem of net neutrality.  This is the first of a two-part video interview.


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DIY Electronics

ProFPGA unveils FPGA prototype boards

ProFPGA came out of stealth at the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2012) in San Francisco with a technology agnostic hardware system for developing FPGA prototype. ProFPGA is a spinoff from ProDesign Europe (http://www.prodesigncad.de), located in Germany. The system that can be used with Xilinx or Altera FPGAs and can be implemented with any commercially available development tool, including those from Synopsys, Xilinx or Altera.

Electronic Design

Sony hacks may force companies to eliminate passwords

This article is the first of a year-long series of articles looking at outsourcing services and how they are no longer just a means of saving money.  We look today into the arena of cybersecurity and a startup using contract software design to create a new security paradigm.

By Lou Covey, Editorial Director

gty_computer_password_ll_131204_16x9_992The hack and subsequent terror threat of Sony Pictures laid bare the inherent weakness of cyber security in the world. Even the most powerful firewall technology is vulnerable to the person with the right user name and password (credentials).  In the case of Sony, the administration credentials were

Green Tech

Analysis: Time for the semi and wafer industries to make nice

By Lou Covey
Editorial Director

Last week we did a piece on the dysfunctional relationship between the semiconductor industry and the silicon wafer industry.  Both have the potential of healing the rift and ensuring a profitable give and take for several decades, but there is also the potential that, if attitudes do not change within the next decade, it will get even worse.

IBM is recycling silicon wafers for solar use

IBM is recycling silicon wafers for solar use

Last week’s article pointed out that the wafer companies stuck it to the semi industry when the solar boom hit 10 years ago.  Wafer fabs shifted resources to …

Software

Story Data breach fatigue and NIH fuel ineffective cyber security

This is another part of our ongoing series on outsourcing services, again focusing on security  Large companies rely on the work of outsourcing providers for developing security solutions and containing breaches.

By Lou CoveyNew Tech Press

News reports about data breaches are almost a daily occurrence. Companies spend millions on identity protection services for affected customers while the same type of breaches continue with no end in sight. The sheer volume of data stolen is astronomical begging the question, why isn’t anything being done?

“There is no financial reason for companies and governments to do anything about the …

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Solving the weakness of password protection

This is part one of a a two-part interview with Jack Wolosewicz, CTO of Eurocal Group and founder of Certus, a security technology firm.  We talk about the inherent weakness of passwords in relation to the growing use of streaming video.



Sponsored by Blaylock EngineeringEuroCal GroupMeBox Media and Busivid.

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New Tech Press turns 5

This month we turn the page on the first five years of New Tech Press, the media and content laboratory of Footwasher Media. With little promotion this site has garnered thousands of subscribers, tested and experimented with multiple platforms and media and helped Footwasher Media establish a unique philosophy of communication.  Managing Editor Joe Basques sits down with Editorial Director Lou Covey to talk about what has been accomplished and what the plans are for the future.

 NTP looks back

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