Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, August 06-10

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, U.S. Military ‘Reaper Drone’ Designs, Eavesdropping on mobile devices, Making security priority and Multifactor authentication adoption made the headlines. In addition, we discussed why that XKCD comic on voting machine software is wrong.

Launching a Digital Transformation

Launching a Digital Transformation? Make Security a Priority

Digital transformation efforts—designed to tap the power of mobile, internet of things (IoT) and other edge technology to improve business results—are already underway in many organizations. They will likely shape the way businesses operate for years to come, across a wide range of industries. The Gartner “2018 CIO Agenda Industry ...
State of Eavesdropping on Mobile Devices

State of Eavesdropping on Mobile Devices

Eavesdropping is a prevailing threat among many on mobile phones, with technology capable of tracking users, listening to their conversations and even logging their application usage becoming more pervasive and easier to come by.“Mobile devices contain access to all of our personal and corporate data. They are capable of tracking ...
That XKCD on voting machine software is wrong

That XKCD on voting machine software is wrong

The latest XKCD comic on voting machine software is wrong, profoundly so. It's the sort of thing that appeals to our prejudices, but mistakes the details.Accidents vs. attackThe biggest flaw is that the comic confuses accidents vs. intentional attack. Airplanes and elevators are designed to avoid accidental failures. If that's ...
U.S. Military 'Reaper Drone' Designs

For Sale: U.S. Military ‘Reaper Drone’ Designs

A recent hack of an Air Force captain assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, and the subsequent offer for sale of the “Reaper Drone” design via the dark web for less than $200 has caught the attention of many inside and out of ...
MFA Adoption Lags in SMB

Too Costly, Too Bothersome: MFA Adoption Lags in SMB, Consumer Space

We know passwords have become less security protector and more security nightmare. But we continue to use them because they are an easy and cheap form of authentication, not to mention the familiarity. We know how to use passwords, even if remembering all of them isn’t easy.Because we’re used to ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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