Once again, an airline finds itself as the subject of a data breach, last week it was Air Canada and now British Airways. News reports on the 6th of September 2018 announced that potentially over 300, 000 customer accounts may have been compromised - including personal information and payment card numbers.
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I still have an old Apple IIe, fully functional. At those days before the Internet, SW ran “bare-metal” it could access any HW registers, ROM and RAM. Programs even overwrote their own code either as a bug or a weird feature.
Later with the advent of multi-process OS, virtual memory was introduced to prevent one process from overwriting another, and a kernel was set to manage the mapping of physical memory to the various processes through a Memory Management Unit (MMU).
It's great to see an ever-growing awareness of Application Protection, particularly on Mobile devices. Gartner's latest Market Guide report on Application Shielding (or RASP - Runtime Application Self Protection) is now released and Inside Secure's Code Protection technology is featured.
So, you’ve got your great idea on how to revolutionize the market! Wait, before you start, have you addressed security?
Let’s address security step-by-step.
Two major new regulations are driving massive changes to how organisations manage their customers’ data. The first of these new regulations is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This affects all organisations that process or store personal data of EU citizens. The second regulation is 2nd Payment Services Directive (PSD2). This focuses on opening up banking services to non-banks and securing online payments with Strong Customer Authentication.