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Good handful of events this week -- #Agile2018, Black Hat (too many hashtags to note), #ThatConference, and #DefCon starting to spin up -- roughly in order of tweet quality.
This issue was publicly disclosed on the Homebrew blog at https://brew.sh/2018/08/05/security-incident-disclosure/ Since the recent NPM, RubyGems, and Gentoo incidents, I've become increasingly interested, and concerned, with the potential for…
Donnie Berkholz | Hiring MSP/MNL/WAW/etc 🇺🇸🌏Lots of risk as software supply chains grow ever more complex and opaque, with thousands of interwoven dependencies from tens of different package managers.
At RedMonk we generally try to avoid coming up with new terms for technologies and trends – after all, where there is an available term in common use why not just adopt it?. The pragmatic approach means we often end up using terms that seem…
Donnie Berkholz | Hiring MSP/MNL/WAW/etc 🇺🇸🌏Everyone in tech should learn how this works, if they're not already aware.
As of the end of July 2018, the Let's Encrypt root, ISRG Root X1, is directly trusted by Microsoft products. Our root is now trusted by all major root programs, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla, Oracle, and Blackberry. Today's…
Donnie Berkholz | Hiring MSP/MNL/WAW/etc 🇺🇸🌏Another important step in the journey to just use free certs for everything. They launched wildcards in the spring, although anyone who needs OV/EV is out of luck. Ask whether you really need them -- many times those 'requirements' aren't really.
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Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering After more than a year of development and months of testing by early adopters, we're ready to launch Android 9 Pie, the latest release of Android, to the world. Android 9 harnesses the power of machine…
Donnie Berkholz | Hiring MSP/MNL/WAW/etc 🇺🇸🌏Tons of user-facing and developer-enabled improvements here. This feels like a real rethink on usability.
In a recent ServiceNow implementation, where we had to wean our client from the convoluted change management customizations they'd built in their existing IT service management (ITSM) tool, I had a heated discussion with an experienced colleague…
Donnie Berkholz | Hiring MSP/MNL/WAW/etc 🇺🇸🌏On the joys of ITIL change management and how to make it a bit more lightweight