Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb iboss Wins Mobile Security Award and CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Computing Security Excellence Awards 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Computing Recognizes iboss for Security Excellence in Mobile Security and Awards iboss CEO Paul Martini CISO/CSO of the Year BOSTON (PRWEB) November 22, 2019 Today Computing announced iboss as the award recipient for the Mobile Security Award and recognized Paul Martini, iboss CEO and CTO, as CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Security Excellence Awards. Computing is the UK’s leading business technology publication that recognizes IT leaders through various award programs throughout the year. The Security Excellence Awards reveal the industry's … [Read more...] about iboss Wins Mobile Security Award and CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Computing Security Excellence Awards
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They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures close to absolute zero. Quantum computers aren’t much like the desktop PCs we’re all so familiar with—they’re a whole new kind of machine, capable of calculations so complex, it’s like upgrading from black-and-white to a full color spectrum. Lately, you’ve been hearing a lot about quantum computing. There are news stories about how it “could change the world” and “open new dimensions.” Universities are hyping up their quantum microchip prototypes, demonstrations of quantum mechanical ideas in silicon, and other devices and theories. But come on, how does it work? What does it do? Who’s doing it? And, most importantly, why should you care? Despite what you’ve heard, right now, quantum computing is more or less in the era that classical computing was in the … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?
In September, the Chinese Academy of Sciences president Chunli Bai, and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria Academy of Sciences in Vienna, made the first quantum-secured video call. But when will you get to take part in this? Will there ever be a secure quantum Slack at your workplace? A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has done the calculations they think will help extend these super-secure quantum video calls to networks larger than two people. You shouldn’t expect to chat in a quantum-secured Slack app any time soon, but just know that people are working on these things. Advertisement “Currently you can use quantum communication to communicate between two people,” study author Ciarán Lee from University College, London told Gizmodo. “But these methods weren’t extendable to a large network. If you want multiple people to communicate at once, you need other techniques. Our work shows how you can generalize previous work to allow … [Read more...] about New Research Could Help Bring Secure Quantum Communication to Everyone
Chances are, your users haven't heard of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) outside of any meetings you may have had with them concerning your company's telecommunications. But, in fact, SIP is probably involved in nearly every phone call they make. SIP is the protocol that makes and completes telephone calls in most versions of Voice-over-IP (VoIP), whether those calls are being placed on your office phone system, your smartphone, or on applications such as Apple Facetime, Facebook Messenger, or Microsoft Skype. When you make a call, it's SIP that contacts the receiving device, agrees on the nature of the call, and makes the connection. After that, another protocol (there are several) carries the content of the call. When the call is over and the parties disconnect, SIP is again the protocol that terminates the call. This may not sound like much of a security issue, but in fact, it is. That's because SIP wasn't originally designed to be secure, which means it's easily hacked. What … [Read more...] about VoIP’s Big Security Problem? It’s SIP
The other day I was way from home and my house alarm went off. I couldn't get home to check it and it was driving me nuts. Thankfully a family member was nearby and was able to go check on the house for me. But this got me thinking, if it happens again, what's the easiest way for me to check on what's going on without waiting for a neighbor or the alarm company to check it out. I had a couple of webcams, a computer, and my iPhone. I thought, surely I can figure out a way to use these to see whats going on at home from wherever I am. Here's what I came up with. Advertisement It turns out that there are an absolute ton of apps out there that let the iPhone or iPad view your webcams over WiFi and a smaller amount that will do it over 3G, but there are even fewer that offer a way to view multiple cameras and offer a clean, easy to use interface. The app I settled on is iCam ($5, iTunes). iCam supports regular USB connected cameras as well as WiFi enabled remote cameras that are on your … [Read more...] about How to Create a Remotely Viewable, Motion-Sensing Home Security System with Your iDevice and Spare Webcams
Yubico is showing off an upgraded security key that requires your fingerprint to activate the device. The YubiKey Bio marks the first time the company will offer a security key with built-in fingerprint authentication. Yubico has been previewing the device at Microsoft's Ignite conference as a way for enterprise customers to unlock access to their Azure Active Directory accounts. Although security keys are pricey ($20 to $50), they offer the best protection to stop hackers from hijacking your online accounts. Anyone logging in will need to supply both the password and insert the hardware-based security key into the computer's USB port to gain access. The technology is particularly resistant against cybercriminals based hundreds of miles away, who have no way to physically steal a key. But what happens if you lose the key, or it gets stolen by a mischievous co-worker or even a spy? Well, then you might be in trouble. It's why users of security keys typically have several backups on … [Read more...] about Yubico Unveils Security Key With Built-In Fingerprint Reader