Google Cloud to Offer Security-Vetted Open Source Software

Looking to help cut the risk of software supply chain vulnerabilities in open source software, Google says it will release its own packages and libraries of vetted open source for other organizations to use. The company made the announcement in its Google Cloud blog, saying that its new Assured Open Source Software service (Assured OSS) … Read more

Global Tech Policy Briefing: March 2022

Welcome back to Citizen Tech, InformationWeek’s monthly tech policy roundup column. This month we’re looking at: Ukraine’s war in the cyber domain US braces for energy crisis and cyber threats Trans-Atlantic data privacy More domestic chip manufacturing (maybe), and Crypto regulation Ukraine war in the cyber domain Let’s begin with the biggest news, the biggest … Read more

Walmart to Hire 5K as Tech Job Market Stays Tight

Looking for a new position as a cybersecurity pro, tech architect, developer, software engineer, data scientist, data engineer, or technical program manager or product manager? You may want to check out Walmart Global Tech, the technology organization within retail giant Walmart. The company recently announced a commitment to hiring 5,000 new positions globally this year … Read more

Google’s Mandiant Acquisition Brings Cybersecurity Automation to Forefront

Enterprise organizations may look more favorably on Google as an enterprise vendor and partner following the tech giant’s announcement this week that it would acquire cybersecurity SaaS platform company Mandiant. Google announced that it would buy Mandiant in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.4 billion. Google said that when the deal closes, Mandiant will … Read more

Cyber Threat Alliance and Cisco Talos Talk Threat Landscape

Bad cyber actors went after the healthcare market last year in a substantial way, according to experts who spoke at a webinar hosted last week by the Cyber ​​Thre Alliance. The discussion covered some top cybersecurity threats, trends in the attack life cycle, security vulnerabilities, and major incidents that occurred in 2021. During the session, … Read more

Facing Decentralized Finance and Crypto Security Dilemmas

In the race to transform the financial world, different types of security exposure and risks have emerged — or at least old hacker habits have been used on new fintech. The Department of Justice made arrests this month in a case about an alleged cryptocurrency laundering scheme tied to the 2016 Bitfinex hack where billions … Read more