TECH: Why Failure is Critical to Mobile Application Development. In the Academy award-winning Best Picture Amadeus (1984), Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph II, portrayed throughout as having a tin ear, addresses conductor Mozart after an evening at the opera. Read more

IT EDUCATION: The Language Of Mobile App Development: Native Or HTML5? It’s a debate that’s been running for several years now: what’s the best platform for mobile app development, native or HTML5? And for now, native seems to be still in the lead. Read more

APPS & SOFTWARE: Microsoft Has Suddenly Become A Red-Hot Mobile App Developer. Microsoft was slow to get into the mobile world in terms of its own mobile platform but the company is making up for it by diving head-first into the realm of mobile apps. Read more


UK CHALLENGE: PGI Hosts Latest Cyber Security Challenge Competition. International security firm PGI has challenged amateur cyber defenders in a digital forensics investigation to track down fictitious cyber activist group Flag Day Associates. Read more

ENTERPRISE SECURITY: How Emerging Threat Intelligence Tools Affect Network Security. Up and coming threat intelligence tools aim to improve data security and even standardize threat intelligence across the industry. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how. Find out more

EVASION DETECTION: How Malware Bypasses Our Most Advanced Security Measures. Virtually every week a new report surfaces about a large, blue chip company with deep financial resources that has been breached. These companies typically invest in and deploy state-of-the-art security tools, yet attackers are still able to penetrate their lines of defense.
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MULTI-CLOUD: CloudLock Takes People-Centric Approach To Security. Shadow IT, the use of IT solutions and systems by workers without an employer’s approval, is a big problem for many businesses; however, Gil Zimmerman, CEO of CloudLock, said he believes taking a “people-centric” approach to shadow IT could help companies mitigate this issue. Read more

OPERATING SYSTEMS: Office for Windows 10 is Not Free for Everyone. Microsoft will license some of the touch-based Office for Windows 10 apps in the same way it now handles those for iOS and Android. That means the same policy holds for business as before: Office still costs money. Read more

MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION: Twitter CFO’s Account Compromised. Looks like somebody forgot to turn on their two-factor authentication. Twitter’s chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, had his Twitter account compromised. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – March 19, 2015

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