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Jim Manico

February 12, 2008

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Despite Monday's three-hour service failure, no BlackBerry messages were lost, according to Research In Motion (RIM).The "critical severity outage" impacted users' e-mail and other data services; it was the second widespread service problem reported by RIM since April, raising questions as to whether the company can handle its growing network infrastructure in-house. It also doesn't instill confidence among SMBs, which rely on their BlackBerry email service and for which RIM slashed its prices in November to help attract more as customers.

RIM offered users a mea culpa, but did not say what causes the outage. BlackBerry data services are provided by RIM over multiple wireless carriers, though a company spokesman told InformationWeek the wireless networks weren't at fault.Computerworld, InformationWeek

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Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

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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