Tag: software

Hardware & Software, Tech

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to safeguard open source software

September 22, 2022

Via: FCW

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have introduced new legislation aiming to protect open-source software from cyberattacks while evaluating how federal agencies throughout the government are using open source code. The Securing Open Source Software […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Industry cautions on software security regs in the defense bill

September 14, 2022

Via: FCW

Technology trade groups are aligning against a proposal in the House-passed defense policy bill that would require software vendors to attest to the government that their products are free of known defects and to include a bill of materials describing […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Global software spending to grow despite headwinds: Forrester

August 17, 2022

Via: CIO

Global spending on software will continue to grow despite headwinds in the form of inflation, geopolitical risks and labor shortages, a new report from Forrester shows. Driven to a large degree by deployment of cloud and enterprise applications, software spending […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

US Government and QuSecure Orchestrate First-Ever Post-Quantum Encryption Communication over a Government Network

July 13, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

QuSecure™, Inc., a leader in post-quantum cybersecurity (PQC), today announced the U.S. Federal Government is currently orchestrating the world’s first-ever post-quantum encryption communication over a Government network by utilizing its QuProtect™ PQC solution. QuProtect is the industry’s first end-to-end PQC […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Virginia behavioral health dept. refreshes data system for young children

June 30, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services this week announced the launch of a new data system it says will help case workers collect information from families at their homes, and also relieve some of the administrative burden […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Antitrust regulator considers Apple’s cloud gaming ban and WebKit requirement anticompetitive

June 13, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced last week that it’s investigating the effects of Apple’s web browser and cloud gaming rules on the mobile market. The CMA also released a study in which it calls Apple and Google […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Lawmakers want to know how much bad software costs DOD

June 7, 2022

Via: FCW

House lawmakers are looking for more oversight of the Defense Department’s cyber, network and information technology efforts through a series of reviews that range from evaluating underperforming software to auditing the military’s Joint All Domain Command and Control program, according […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

AMD reveals initial lineup of FSR 2.0 games, including Microsoft Flight Simulator

May 25, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The list of initial games supporting AMD FSR 2.0 is out and includes a dozen upcoming releases and already-available titles. Earlier this month, Asobo announced that it’s adding the technology to Microsoft Flight Simulator, though with no timeline for when […]


Germany’s BSI warns against Kaspersky AV over spying concerns

March 16, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has warned businesses against using Kaspersky virus protection products amid concerns of Russian technology being coerced by Russian government agents and forced to attack target systems against its will or spied on. The […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

White House Reminds Agencies to Adopt NIST’s Software Supply Chain Security Framework

March 9, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Federal agencies must “immediately” adopt guidance on software supply chain security as required under the May 2021 cybersecurity executive order, the Office of Management and Budget stated on Wednesday. For government buyers, this means starting the process of putting the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

A.I. hiring software faces a regulatory reckoning

November 24, 2021

Via: Fortune

Legislation recently passed in New York City that would regulate using artificial intelligence in the hiring process could have major repercussions nationwide. In early November, New York’s city council passed a bill that would require companies selling A.I.-powered hiring software […]


We’re still making terrible choices with passwords, even though we know better

September 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Most people are still picking bad passwords and it’s probably because people are even more reliant on web services than ever. LastPass, a password management software vendor, found that many people still re-use passwords across accounts in a study looking […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple announces big App Store changes, as it settles suit with US developers

August 27, 2021

Via: BGR

Apple on Thursday announced the proposed settlement in a 2019 lawsuit with US developers. The two parties reached a common ground, Apple explains. This means Apple will make a few significant changes to how the App Store works on iPhone […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

White House orders compliance with ‘critical software’ protection measures

August 10, 2021

Via: FCW

A new White House memo instructs agencies on how to comply with guidance on the security of “critical software” as directed in the May executive order on cybersecurity. An Aug. 10 memo from Shalanda Young, acting director of the Office […]

Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Government-mandated SBOMs to throw light on software supply chain security

June 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

President Biden’s executive order (EO) on cybersecurity, released on May 12, is a sprawling and comprehensive document that aims to redress weaknesses in the digital security ecosystem. It is peppered with nearly 50 actions that the federal government must take […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

AAA automates road service scheduling

May 28, 2021

Via: CIO

The ripple effects the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be fully understood for years if ever, but the boost in digital channel consumption in most sectors has been edifying. With contactless service in high demand, every business is taking the “tap here […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

One year after Amazon, Microsoft and IBM ended facial recognition sales to police, smaller players fill void

May 26, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Almost one year ago, at the onset of global protests over racism and police brutality, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM joined forces to announce either outright bans on the sale of facial recognition software to police departments or temporary moratoriums. The […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

April 8, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The White House is planning an executive order that will demand more of the government’s software suppliers, but there won’t be any binding requirements for at least six months, an official working on the order said. “I think you’re looking […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

March 23, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

Whether they are aware of it or not, more than 95% of IT organizations worldwide use open source software (OSS) within mission-critical IT workloads. Furthermore, interest in open source continues to grow: Gartner predicts that more than 70% of enterprises […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

New free software signing service aims to strengthen open-source ecosystem

March 9, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The Linux Foundation has launched a free service that software developers can use to digitally sign their releases and other software artifacts. The project aims to strengthen the security and auditability of the open-source software supply chain, which has faced […]