TechTok: Application Security’s Last Mile – The Future is Reactive

techtoksApplication Security has been focused on vulnerability prevention: reducing attack surface, audits, and multiple cycles of pen testing and remediation. The adage: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is indeed applicable when it comes to application security, but in an increasingly dynamic world, it is insufficient. Simple mistakes can subvert the best controls especially in today’s “move fast and break things” world. Moving slowly is not an option, so then the challenge is how to react when things, despite all efforts to prevent it, do break.  What’s missing is the focus on securing the Application in production. This is Application Security’s Last Mile, and this will be the focus of this talk.

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Introducing Spotlight: your interactive live broadcast solution

SpotlightTBOver the last 5 years, we’ve helped hundreds of companies create rich and engaging applications with OpenTok powered live video and voice. Now, we’re bringing broadcasters and brands (who are now broadcasters too) unprecedented audience engagement with the launch of our new live broadcast solution – Spotlight.

Until now live broadcasting applications have focused on one-way streaming. This works well for conferences or events. But now, Spotlight is the first solution to enable multi-­party panels, video-based audience participation, and an on-brand experience for website and application owners.  Spotlight gives broadcasters the tools they need to bring user-generated content and viewer-participation content to both online and TV audiences.

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Introducing the OpenTok Apple TV OS SDK (beta)

AppleMockUpToday we’re excited to introduce the first WebRTC SDK for the AppleTV to support the next generation of endpoints – the television.

The rise of mobile, open sourced software and social networks has democratized content in every field from journalism to photography and video production. However, the last remaining battleground is the television, and Apple, with the new Apple TV, is blurring the lines between online and television, opening up all new possibilities for content creation and engagement. This marks not just another endpoint supported by TokBox, but the start of a new era of content creation that happens in the living room, which is why we’re prioritizing TV together with the web and mobile.

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TechTok catch up – Designing Your Data Warehouse

techtoksAt November’s TechTok, Tom O’Neill, CTO of Periscope Data , gave us some ideas about how to design data warehouses.  Tom focused on how Redshift uses distributed data and columnar storage to speed up query execution, as well as how to leverage these optimizations in your schema design.

Watch the full video here:

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TechTok: Designing Your Data Warehouse

periscopeYour data warehouse is the core of your analytics setup. Whether you’re collecting events or ETLing from a prod replica, your warehouse needs to be organized to make analysis queries fast and easy.

Fast data analysis requires using the right schema design for your data and taking advantage of the performance features in modern data warehouses like Redshift.

Join us at this month’s TechTok, where Tom O’Neill from Periscope Data will discuss how Redshift uses distributed data and columnar storage to speed up query execution, as well as how to leverage these optimizations in your schema design. You can find out more about the event and register to attend here.

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