Being a tourist in SF tougher than it looks, be kind
A long trip: Three weeks, seven countries, thousands of miles, dozens of adventures. We were beat, ready for home. Time to take a vacation from the vacation. We live in a tourist city, but sometimes we forget how hard it is to be a tourist, a stranger …
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Britain says it close to identifying beheading suspect
The British government said it had appointed its senior defence adviser for the Middle East as a security envoy to the Iraqi Kurdistan to help Kurdish and Iraqi efforts to defeat Islamic State. Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall goes to Baghdad and …
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Israel says it found Hamas training manual in Gaza
Hamas, which denies it puts civilians at risk by storing and firing weapons from built-up areas, dismissed the document as a forgery intended to justify Israeli attacks that have killed hundreds of children, women and other non-combatants. Israel has …
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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Wave Crest Group Limited, a multi-currency digital payments platform that offers full-service, global solutions, has named Lance Taschner as vice president products and business development for the organizations US operations.
Taschner comes to Wave Crest from mobile payments provider Wipit. As chief technology officer, he led the product design and software development of the Sprint, Boost, and Wipit mobile wallets. Wipits platform was one of the first to allow customers to load cash into their wallet to pay for alternate financials services and participate in e-commerce activities.
With deep expertise in the payments and mobile industries, Lance will play a central role in expanding and enhancing Wave Crests innovative payment solutions across key markets, said Miles Paschini, Wave Crest group president. His experience will further our technology-enabled delivery of full-service payment solutions to business and government.
Taschners experience includes leadership roles at Blackhawk Networks, where he was responsible for managing the companys prepaid card issuance and technology divisions; and VHA Wireless where, as a key member of the leadership team, he built and managed all aspects of the technology organization.
Im thrilled to join the Wave Crest team, and collaborate with some of the industrys best innovators, customers and business partners, Taschner said.
Taschner is co-creator of a patented mobile security solution and studied computer science at the University of California at San Diego.
About Wave Crest
Wave Crest provides award-winning digital payment solutions to corporations and governments worldwide. Programs include employee, student and taxpayer disbursements, mobile wallets, prepaid cards, lottery payments, pre-defined and custom offerings. Wave Crest Holdings Limited in Europe is a regulated e-money issuer and a principal member of MasterCard and Visa EU. Wave Crest Payment Services of the Americas, Inc. is a FinCEN-registered prepaid access provider, and an issuer of Discover Network prepaid cards. Visit us at http://www.WaveCrest.gi.
UC San Diego Health System Garners Information Technology Kudos
UC San Diego Health System is among the nation's “Most Wired Advanced” hospitals, according to new findings released byHospitals & Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The designation – given to just 20 of 375 hospitals …
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Quadrant Information Security Listed in “100 Most Promising Information …
Quadrant Information Security announced today that it has been named as a “Top 100 Most Promising Information Technology Companies” by CIOReview Magazine. This is an annual honor for the best 100 technology companies in the United States.
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Rise in Information Security Breaches Drives the Global Market for Information Security Products and Services, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014
Follow us on LinkedIn The digital data centric environment in which modern businesses operate needs efficient data management processes. Of particular importance is the need to secure important data on a single platform to enable efficient management, monitoring and use of information. Rising awareness among enterprises both large and small over the importance of safeguarding integrated data repository is driving the popularity of information security solutions. With private and public companies maintaining huge digital repositories of business critical information and competitive intelligence, safeguarding it against attacks becomes high priority thus providing a strong business case for efficient information security solutions in organizations.
Driven by the need to ensure accurate alignment of business strategy and IT security, there exists strong demand for a wide range of security solutions such as antivirus, anti-phishing, data encryption, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation, security and vulnerability management, web filtering, and next generation firewalls. With companies opening up their corporate data centers and servers to external networks typically the Internet, demand for network security solutions including network security software and appliance based devices is growing significantly to protect key information assets from cyber attacks.
Expanding mobile workforce, rise of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, increasing use of cloud-based services, and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) also provide opportunities for growth in the cyber security market. Growing popularity of social networking sites, increasing use of smart mobile devices and migration of company infrastructure to the cloud have exposed global enterprises to higher levels of security threats, all of which demand robust information security solutions. The need to comply with industry standards and government regulations is also driving companies to focus on information security. As companies focus on complying with governance, risk and compliance initiatives, demand for information security products and services is poised to grow.
As stated by the new market research report on Information Security Products and Services, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 18.8% over the analysis period. Robust economic growth, boom in enterprise networking, development of Internet infrastructure, proliferation of cloud computing technologies, increasing adoption of e-governance strategies, represent key factors driving growth in the region. Growing number of BPO and KPO service companies in countries such as India and the Philippines is also expected to benefit growth in the market.
Key players covered in the report include ActivID
Verizon response to FCC's throttling concerns: everyone's…
In it, Verizon underlines the notion that customers will only experience slowdowns "under very limited circumstances." It will only happen at "particular cell sites experiencing unusually high demand," the letter reads. We've outlined the other factors …
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Pete Davidson and What It's Like Being a Rising Standup at Age 20
petedavidson Pete Davidson is only 20 and already has amassed several TV appearances and a development deal. It would be easy to resent the success he's had at such a young age if he wasn't such a great comic. The NYC comedian is a regular at all of …
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RESPECT: Why Sara Errani deserves more of it
Yes, you read that right. The 15th-ranked Italian who looks like a 99-cent wind-up toy on court — one of the best ever. The player who has lost every match she's ever had against Serena Williams, including a 3-6, 0-6 smash-up in the Italian Open final …
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Computer Networks by David Wetherall, Arvind Krishnamurthy, John Zahorjan University of Washingon Overview Computer networks from ISPs to WiFi and cellular n…
Information technology kung fu
The world has changed. Information technology everywhere is the new normal, as almost everyone is connected in some way to the net. Television was the last big thing, but people are now even bypassing television and getting most of their information …
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Massachusetts Senate Passes 9 Million Information Technology Bond Bill
The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation authorizing up to $ 999.2 million in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and related projects in Massachusetts, said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), Co-Chair of the Tech Hub …
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UH Information Technology Center receives national honors
HONOLULU — The exceptional construction processes and technology systems integrated into the University of Hawai'i Information Technology Center (ITC) on the Mānoa campus continue to receive recognition; most recently when the center was chosen …
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