So your company’s been hacked: How to handle the aftermath

After a company has been hacked and the hack has been discovered to be a harmful one, top executives and IT leaders normally huddle in a room to assess the loss. It's usually not a pretty scene. It's not as if heads are exploding. It is more like what some might call a tense "come to Jesus" moment. "It's not good," said cyber security expert Tyler Cohen Wood. She's participated in post-hack forensics sessions at companies and has witnessed the faces of panicked executives firsthand.

FarmBot DIY agriculture robot promises to usher in the future of farming

Precision farming has been hailed as the future of agriculture, sustainability, and the food industry. That’s why a company called FarmBot is working to bring precision agriculture technology to environmentally conscious individuals for the first time. The company’s first product — the FarmBot Genesis — is a do-it-yourself precision farming solution, that (theoretically) anyone can figure out. The system is already up to its ninth iteration, and the open source robot improves in each version thanks to input from the FarmBot community.

Hacking, Developing, and Engineering for Regulated Software

How would you characterize your software development style – hacker, developer, engineer, or computer scientist? Of course, the vast majority of readers of this article will not have a “software development style” and, other than trying to forget the struggles from a past “intro to computing” course, this question may not seem relevant to you. However, if you are involved with medical devices that include any software component, having a better understanding of software development style will be beneficial.