Profile of Jim ManicoOWASP Global Board Member
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Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.
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Five pages into a new report about post-recession growth strategies among small and midsize businesses and, lo and behold, the "t" world finally comes up.
The numbers are still nothing to cheer about -- especially among the 279,000 small and midsize business employees affected -- but at the very least, fewer jobs were lost last month than reported for June, according to the ADP's latest National Employment Report.
Micro (adj.): very small; involving minute quantities or variations. Sorry, I just had to double check that definition after reading about a new "microblogging" service that wants to take on Twitter.
How much have small and midsize businesses embraced social media? Judging from the show of hands during a morning panel at the National Small Business Week conference, a huge gap exists between the haves and the have nots.
For any "dumb" question you might have about technology, the SBA's newly appointed general counsel, Sarah Lipscomb, says she has one that's even dumber.
Do you make it a practice of giving money to strangers? If you have a few bucks to spare, then chances are you'd give them to someone know. Now ask yourself before you head in for a small-business loan: How well does your banker know you?
Jamiel's Shoes opened its doors the same year traffic first starting flowing across the Golden Gate Bridge. The year was 1937, and the Rhode Island-based, family-owned small business is the same store where many years later Karen Mills shopped for her children when they were young.
Following the legislative process makes me all the more appreciative of the flexibility that defines small businesses.
Startups better make more room in the sandbox.
Karen Gordon Mills, a venture capitalist with a Harvard pedigree, is on her way to becoming the next administrator of the Small Business Administration.
Or is it a possibility they can they co-exist -- or, heaven forbid, morph into one?
No huge revelation that more small and midsize companies are turning to BI to make better business decisions. And no huge surprise that SMBs are ahead of large enterprises in their deployment of SaaS-based BI vs. more expensive on-premises software.
Two new cloud-computing deals show just how much the technology continues to gain traction among traditional IT players.
So long, blue skies? A California start-up has rolled out a software-as-a-service platform that inserts ads smack-dab into the actionless portion of a Web video.
Emergency aside, many people know better than to crash into a group of people engrossed deep in an offline discussion. Many people know to approach quietly and listen in on the conversation for a little while before adding their two cents.
Two weeks ago I asked the question: Social networks as a business tool are gaining ground, but can they also predict the 44th president of the United States?
Seth Godin isn't waiting for the election to close to begin dissecting its marketing takeaways. Whether you believe his assessment is politically slanted is your call, but I personally don't think that's what his analysis is about.
Salesforce.com is broadening its cloud with a hosted service that lets subscribers build and run Web sites using its Force.com platform.
LinkedIn, arguably the most business-focused social network on the Web, has opened its network to outside application developers with the intent to help its 30 million members (and counting) better communicate, collaborate, and share information.
Yahoo's Zimbra is becoming a hosted service provider in its own right, for the first time taking its open-source, Web-based messaging and collaboration application straight to a select customer segment.
Ready or, well, ready, Microsoft is rolling out the red carpet for its first public alpha release of Windows 7, the successor to its much-maligned Vista operating system.
Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a rocket from India, AND it's Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging, a software-as-a-service version of IBM's popular e-mail offering.
When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand, it could be time to escape from reality and into reality TV. Starring YOU.
Last month I got some grief when I confessed to texting while driving in a post that appeared on bMighty.com sister site SmallBizResource.com.
Social networks as a business tool are gaining ground, but can they also predict the 44th president of the United States?
Iomega intends to simplify local network storage for small businesses with a low-cost desktop appliance that the EMC subsidiary says takes four mouse clicks to configure.
A new survey confirms what SMBs have been feeling in their wallets: The ailing economy has forced shipping companies in North American to raise their prices.
Practically four months to the (D-) day that Firefox 3 debuted, Mozilla has released the beta of its browser's successor.
Granted, venture capital firms have been backing faaaar fewer IPOs this year, but investors are still willing (and able) to invest.
With fewer dollars to spend in the real world, consumers have been hanging out in virtual worlds -- where their money goes farther, according to operators of such sites.
IBM is expanding its Express Advantage family with a half-dozen server and storage solutions meant for midmarket companies.
More than 1.2 million people lost their jobs during the first eight months of this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a lot of difficult conversations, especially when the people being let go are fantastic employees whose performances have nothing to do with their pink slips.
IBM has released a series of cloud computing services, including a social networking and online collaboration beta that promises secure, cross-company communication.
Has Microsoft crossed that fine line where incenting customers to use its service starts to look like an act of desperation?
Zoho has opened for business an online app store whose virtual shelves are stocked with software from its developers.
Staples isn't the only one out with new services aimed at helping SMBs thrive by minding their IT. A Salt Lake City-based startup named Sparxent is going after what it calls an "underserved" midmarket with software, hardware, and IT consulting services of its own.
Panasonic has updated its Toughbook family of business-rugged notebooks with three new 3G-ready models, one of which the company says is the lightest to be had.
Yahoo wants to simplify the process of buying online display ads with a platform it says "streamlines advertisers' ad-buying process for multiple accounts across multiple publishers."
You can't possibly still think that blogging is just a fad. OK, I admit I could be a bit biased about the topic -- for sure, it's in my best interest for blogs to stick around.
Amazon continues to spread its cloud-computing wings with a new content-delivery service it says will help businesses get their files onto their customers' computing systems via the Internet quicker than ever.
There's a new kid in server town, and it wants to make friends with small and midsize businesses.
Yesterday's rotten day on Wall Street capped off with a surprise announcement from HP -- that it would be eliminating close to 25,000 jobs, or 7.5 percent of its workforce, in the coming three years.
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