Topic: cisa

2015: Security remains a stepchild

Software security is improving, but this past year still saw hacks and security breaches. In 2015, companies were creating new tools or initiatives to make sure data and critical information were protected, but with a fair share of leaks and hacks, the wait for a solution to software security continues. Unlike other approaches to security, … continue reading

Google Code-in competition, Android OTA updates, and IBM Swift Sandbox—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2015

Google wants students to go beyond an Hour of Code. The company has announced the Google Code-in competition, a seven-week competition where students work on real software projects and get help from mentors. Students can browse from hundreds of tasks from 14 open-source organizations ranging from healthcare, desktop and portable computing, to game development, and … continue reading

Cybersecurity bill brings backlash despite passing Senate

A controversial cybersecurity bill passed the U.S. Senate yesterday by a 74-21 vote, despite opposition from organizations and businesses that claimed the measure does not support the idea of a free and open Internet. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), if signed into law by President Barack Obama, would allow businesses and government agencies to … continue reading

Twitter joins viral organization to fight cybersecurity bill

A group of tech companies are banding together to become Fight for the Future, an organization dedicated to giving everyone access to the Internet’s resources and fighting against CISA, a controversial cybersecurity bill. The coalition announced that Google has joined in the fight to stop the bill, which could reach the Senate as early as … continue reading

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