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Citizen Development - It’s Everywhere, Unstoppable, and Good

Citizen development – when non-programmers create useful software solutions – is excellent for driving business productivity.It lets employees that own business problems to own – and build – business solutions. Unlike with software written by a company’s IT developers or outside contractors, citizen development involves a minimum of red tape and funding, gets directly to the heart of what the employee was trying to accomplish, and can make lots of people happy. If it’s done right.

Dodging SHA-1’s Collision Course

Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam working together with a team from Google found a practical way to compromise the SHA-1 hash algorithm. The goal of this post on ITSPmagazine is to explain the impact of this finding and what can be done to mitigate the risk.