11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Making computer systems autonomous rarely ends well in movies, but at its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle pressed ahead with its plan to eliminate humans from the management of IT systems.

It’s about saving money and saving data, Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told the gathered crowd in a keynote speech peppered with jibes at Amazon Web Services, IBM, even Apple.

CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

Given the too-late realization that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election through massive disinformation campaigns and — as the Mueller report most recently documented with a few new twists — actual efforts to hack into state elections systems, it’s no surprise that election security under the rubric of “Protect 2020” was a key theme running throughout the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) second annual Cybersecurity Summit.

Look Beyond Compliance When Choosing An Anti-Money Laundering Solution

We are delighted to publish “The Forrester Wave™: Anti-Money Laundering Solutions, Q3 2019” this week.

While we have evaluated fraud management offerings in the past, this report marks the first time we have looked directly at anti-money laundering services. In our 32-criterion evaluation of anti-money laundering (AML) solution providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — ACI, BAE Systems, Featurespace, Feedzai, FICO TONBELLER, IdentityMind, NICE, and SAS — and researched, analyzed, and scored them.

Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

Microsoft on Monday released an emergency security update to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), the legacy browser predominantly used by commercial customers.

The flaw, which was reported to Microsoft by Clement Lecigne, a security engineer with Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), has already been exploited by attackers, making it a classic “zero-day,” a vulnerability actively in use before a patch is in place.

Microsoft starts selling extra OneDrive space to Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft today began selling additional space on its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to customers who subscribe to its consumer-grade Office 365 plans.

The extra storage starts at $2 per month for 200GB and climbs to $10 per month for 1TB (terabyte). The additional support is available only to customers who already subscribe to Office 365 Personal or Office 365 Home, the two consumer-targeted plans whose primary benefit is the right to run Office on Windows or macOS.