X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you
when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
Beset by malware and malicious attackers, developers in the personal computer world have found ways to reduce the time between the release of a patch and installation of the fix on vulnerable systems.
With Android smartphones and tablets, however, long delays between release and installation regularly leave devices open to attack. About two-thirds of all Android smartphones, for example, are using Android version 2.3, code-named "Gingerbread," a major update released more than a year and a half ago, according to the Android developers' dashboard. Since then, two major revisions--not including the tablet-focused "Honeycomb"--have been released to add features and fix security issues.
Your networks may be under attack as you read this, but unless your security personnel are analyzing logs and leveraging common tools that are well known to your network operations teams, you may not find out until it is too late. In our What's Going On?: Monitor Networks To Thwart Intrusions report, we explain how your security and network teams can cooperate and use common tools to detect threats before your databases are compromised. (Free registration required.)
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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