Archive for December 22nd, 2011


Microsoft’s BlueHat Prize: $200K for the Next Security Technology

December 22nd, 2011

Seeking to motivate the development of novel solutions to serious computer security threats, Microsoft Corp. has launched an inaugural BlueHat Prize contest, offering a grand prize of $200,000 to the most innovative submission. In particular, Microsoft aims "to challenge security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory ...

IBM’s “Five in Five” for 2011

December 22nd, 2011

IBM is out with its sixth annual "Five in Five" list, specifying five technology innovations that have the potential to change the way we live, work, and play over the next five years. It's a list that has met with some success over the years -- for example, a 2007 prediction that "cell phones will ...