How Five Security Ninjas Keep Their Passwords Secure

How Five Security Ninjas Keep Their Passwords Secure (Photo: Ars Technica) Computer users may think using long passwords will keep their data safe, but surprisingly, even those can be cracked by hackers. For businesses, especially those using the same password for every critical account, this can be frightening news. So what can individuals and companies do to protect their passwords and keep their data secure? Ars Technica tackled the question head-on by rounding up five “security ninjas,” elite security experts: Bruce Schneier, renowned cryptographer; Adriel T. Desautels, CEO of Netragard (a firm that gets paid to test companies’ security by hacking them); Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security; Jeffrey Goldberg,…

5 Unexpected Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

5 Unexpected Business Benefits of Cloud Computing Cloud computing emphasizes flexibility, scalability, storage and cost savings, but once businesses make the switch, even more benefits emerge. Read Forbes’ list of the pleasant surprises of cloud computing: More flexibility to get into new businesses.  What holds back new the pursuit of ideas among entrepreneurs and large organizations alike?  Time and money, or the lack thereof. Say you want to design and test a new product line. With the available of on-demand cloud resources, new configurations can be up and running within hours or minutes, so that helps reduce the time element. Since users will only be charged for that amount of…

Connect with Technology Industry Professionals at the Kcnext Summer Networking Event

Connect with Technology Industry Professionals at the Kcnext Summer Networking Event There’s still time to get tickets for the 2013 KCnext Summer Networking Event on Aug. 15, where you can link with hundreds of Kansas City tech professionals in a place that CNET called “deliciously cool.” The KCnext Summer Networking Event is an opportunity to “connect with technology industry professionals, exchange innovative ideas and establish beneficial relationships and strategic partnerships to grow your business.” It also promotes the innovators and technological assets unique to Kansas City. Attendees can take part in a raffle for new tech gadgets and enjoy a bar stocked with Boulevard beer. Tickets are free for members,…