A new course this fall at the University of Calgary will teach students how to write viruses and worms, along with the legal, ethical, and security issues related to creating malicious code. Developing more secure software requires this firsthand understanding, professor John Aycock said in a statement. But two groups representing IT security pros condemn it. Says Russ Cooper of the security firm TruSecure Corp. and moderator of security mailing list NTBugtraq, "We already have more than 60,000 viruses to dissect and study."
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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