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Swascan on the stage of the #Digital4Her event

Digital4Her Swascan attended the “Startup worth growing” pitching session as part of the #Digital4Her event last 19th of June. As you already know, it has been a great pleasure an honour for us. This opportunity allowed us to pitch Swascan in front of a super-qualified jury, other 9 great start-ups and the European Commission! Digital4Her:

IP address

IP address: introduction and explanation

IP address: introduction You can visualize the IP address or “internet protocol address” in the graphic interface as a numerical label. It allows to univocally identify a host (which is a physical device such as a computer, a printer, a router or a smartphone). The host is connected to a network that uses the internet

Data processing

Data processing: introduction and explanation

Data processing: definition The fourth article of the new European legislation ( GDPR ) describes data processing as follows: “any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation,

Data controller

Data controller: explanation of the figure and duties

Data Controller According to what the new Data Protection European Regulation ( GDPR ) states, the data controller – described in article 4 – is: “the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the

CyberSecurity Trends

CyberSecurity trends: what is going to happen in 2018?

Top 5 CyberSecurity trends for 2018 CyberSecurity trends: 2018 will surely be an interesting year as far as Cybersecurity is concerned. We already witnessed some big incidents, including data breaches and tumultuous developments regarding cryptocurrencies that led Governments of a lot of countries to issue official directives and implement actions in these directions. CyberSecurity trends: IoT & CyberSecurity threats We should

OWASP Top 10

OWASP Top 10: which are the main threats?

OWASP Top 10 The Open Web Application Security Project or OWASP , as we said in a previous article, is a not-for-profit organisation that aims at providing ‘best-in-class’ application security solutions. Their advices and tools are free, vendor neutral, unbiased yet practical. The organisation also lists the OWASP Top 10 web application security risks to help developers and system

Portability

Portability of the data: one of the rights introduced by the GDPR

Portability of the data: one of the rights The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other than data portability, confirms several rights of the data subject. Data subjects have the: Right to be informed; Right of access; Right to rectification; Right to restriction of processing; Right to erasure (right to be forgotten); Right to object; Rights related to automated individual decision-making, including profiling; Last but not least,

Source code

Source code: definition and introduction

Source code: what is it? Source code can be called source as well as code and it is the original version of a software. Basically, the way software has been written and typed into the laptop in the first place. That is the reason of its being in plain text. What do we mean when we refer to softwares?

OWASP

OWASP: Open Web Application Security Project

OWASP The Open Web Application Security Project or OWASP is a foundation that came into being on December 1, 2001. Basically, this foundation has a specific goal: improving software security. This not-for-profit organisation aims to provide unbiased, practical solutions to governments, organisations, educational institutes, trade organisations, groups, development organisations etc. OWASP offer tools and documents that have been