New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, … continue reading

Microsoft brings post-breach detection to Windows 10

Microsoft is recognizing the increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on enterprises, which is why it is taking a new approach to protect its customers. Today it announced its new post-breach enterprise security service called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, which will respond to these advanced attacks on companies’ networks. Attackers these days are using social engineering … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: Dshell

The U.S. Army has released its first piece of open-source software. Dshell, this week’s GitHub Project of the Week, is an extensible network forensic analysis framework from the “cyber defenders” at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The “forensic analysis” code has been in use for close to five years within the military to help … continue reading

Oculus making virtual reality movies, the NSA’s Trojan horse, and IBM layoffs—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2015

Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired by Facebook for US$2 billion, is developing cinematic experiences specifically for its Oculus Rift VR headset. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new Oculus Story Studio, led by creative director and former Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, premiered its first short film, entitled “Lost.” Unseld, who created … continue reading

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