Maybe you thought the fad of hiring hackers had died. Not according to Ira Winkler, chief security strategist at Hewlett-Packard Co., who reports that there are professionals within the Fortune 500 who still think it's all right to hire hackers.
At the embattled border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees project (UNHCR) is using a modern solution to solve a problem as old as war itself: making sure aid is distributed equally to those displaced by conflict. The agency is employing iris scanners to ensure that refugees who apply for aid in one of the designated registration centres have not done so before.
Julian Morris, senior vice president and director of IT for DraftWorldwide, experienced service disruptions and downtime after attempting to merge three disparate systems corrupted by the Nimda virus. Morris learned valuable disaster recovery (DR) lessons in the process. Here are his top 10 lessons learned.