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Most popular VMWare Virtual Appliances for IT Administrators Updated on September 23, 2009: Please review the updated list of virtual appliances. You may also be interested in reviewing virtual appliances for Security. The original post has been retained as a historical reference. The download links for most of the appliances in the following table no longer work since VMware has revamped the Appliance Marketplace. Thanks I have ranked the virtual appliances for IT Administrators available at the VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VVAM) as described below. From Search Engines to Smartphones, Technology Gets a Privacy Overhaul As the reach of the Internet has grown, so has the medium’s favored business model: targeted advertising. Signals recording our activity are harvested as we browse the Web and, increasingly, as we use our smartphones. That information is used to build profiles that help advertisers target ads, and opting out is rarely easy. Some small companies are now redesigning smartphones and Web browsers to give people more control over that kind of data collection.

IT Career Paths - A Guide to Credentials and Certifications If you love technology, then the IT field can offer a number of opportunities and areas to specialize in. As you hone in on your skills, you can validate your knowledge by advancing up the certification ladder to achieve new career heights. Whatever path you choose, we'll help you figure out the right steps to take. Java Core API - Dropbox The Core API is based on HTTP and OAuth and provides low-level calls to access and manipulate a user's Dropbox account. If you want to follow along, first register a new app on the App Console. You'll need the app key to access the Core API. Then install the Java SDK and you'll be ready to go. Authenticating your app The Core API uses OAuth v2, but the Java SDK will take care of most of it so you don't have to start from scratch.

Best Information Security Certifications for 2016 - Certs - Tom's IT Pro InfoSec professionals who want to set themselves apart as leaders in IT security should seriously consider one of these top five information security certifications for 2016. When it comes to information security, you need only read the headlines to observe that those with malicious intent constantly find new and scary ways to access and misuse privileged information for criminal, unscrupulous or questionable purposes. As a result, IT professionals skilled in information security remain in very high demand and should do so for the foreseeable future. When evaluating prospective InfoSec candidates, employers frequently look to certification as one measure of excellence and commitment to quality. In this article, we take a look at five InfoSec certifications we consider to be leaders in the field of information security today. If you're serious about advancing your career in the IT field and are interested in specializing in security, certification is a good bet.

EC-Council Certification Guide: Overview and Career Paths - Tom's IT Pro EC-Council offers some of the best-known ethical hacking and penetration testing certifications. This guide will help you get started with EC-Council's popular CEH and LPT credentials as well as other information security certs and career paths. The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a professional organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The organization is known around the world as a leader in information security education, training and certification.

Creepy, the Geolocation Information Aggregator What is Creepy ? So what is Creepy actually and how does it come into the “Geolocation” picture ? Creepy is a geolocation information aggregation tool. Privacy Integrated Queries (PINQ) Privacy Integrated Queries is a LINQ-like API for computing on privacy-sensitive data sets, while providing guarantees of differential privacy for the underlying records. The research project is aimed at producing a simple, yet expressive language about which differential privacy properties can be efficiently reasoned and in which a rich collection of analyses can be programmed. Substiantial progress has been recently made in the rigorous treatment of privacy-preserving data analysis, in the form of Differential Privacy: a formal and achievable requirement that a computation not reveal even the presence of any one individual in its input. As powerful as this privacy criterion is, its formal nature challenges data analysts and data providers to design new analyses and verify their privacy properties without the help of differential privacy experts.

Adversary Resistant Computing Platform: SubgraphOS Subgraph OS is an adversary resistant computing platform. The main purpose of Subgraph OS is to empower people to communicate, share, and collaborate without fear of surveillance and interference. What this means in practical terms is that users of Subgraph OS can safely perform their day-to-day tasks securely and privately. Organizations fear their privacy activities are insufficient Posted on 26 September 2013. The perceived level of maturity attached to organizations' privacy activities has decreased since 2011, as many organizations deem their existing privacy activities to be inadequate, according to a survey by Gartner. The survey found that 43 percent of organizations have a comprehensive privacy management program in place, while 7 percent admitted to "doing the bare minimum" regarding privacy laws. "More than a third of organizations still 'consider privacy aspects in an ad hoc fashion' and it is surprising that so many companies are saying that they are not conducting privacy impact assessments before major projects. Sixty-two percent do not scan websites and applications, or conduct an organization-wide privacy audit every year.

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