infosecisland.com infosecisland.com

How Enterprises Can Leverage SMS to Minimize Security Risks and Aftermath

In the last year, enterprises have experienced an increasing number of cybercrime incidents, orchestrated in new ways and coming from directions we’ve never seen before. Dubbed the “year of the retailer breach,” in 2013 we saw a shift from geopolitical incidents such as the NSA leaks to large-scale attacks on payment card systems of retailers like Target. Cybercrime accounts for an estimated $500 billion in losses annually,...

goingconcern

KPMG Not Sure If It Should Sue Itself Over Spectacularly Failed Client

Back in 2011, the 138-year-old Irish Nationwide Building Society failed due to really crappy loans in a really crappy economy. It was nationalized at a €5.4 billion ($7.35 bil USD) cost to taxpayers and unlike other "victims" of sloppy loans and irrational exuberance, everyone involved knew things were bad: From the start of the millennium on, the problems of INBS were known, from its over-reliance on its domineering...

opscode.com opscode.com

Chef as a Community

Hi! This is a long blog post, but it has a few important action items at its conclusion. If you care about the evolution of the Chef Community, or are considering going to the Community Summit, you should totally read it. Here are the actionable parts: If you like building Chef (through contributing, advocating, or advising), I invite you to join us in #chef on irc.freenode.net. We will have a bi-weekly meeting of developers in...

blog.neo4j.org blog.neo4j.org

Using Load CSV to Import data from Google Spreadsheet

My colleague Rickard recently did a great graphgist on Elite:Dangerous trading. When I read his post, the first thing that struck me was that he had found a great clever way to import data into Neo4j. And since I have been into data imports for a while, I decided to take it for a spin, and write it up for you. The mechanism uses two fundamental capabilities: Google Spreadsheets have a great capability to export the data into a...

digiday.com digiday.com

How a bank got reddit talking about Roth IRAs

Reddit long ago established itself as the go-to spot for links to and discussions about oddball news, entertainment, relationship advice and dirty pictures. But serious financial advice? Enter Transamerica, the financial services company, which is braving reddit’s notoriously brand-unfriendly waters to engage with the community directly, by offering to help them out with the nuts and bolts of personal finance. “Personal finance...