Russian Hacker Problem Revealed During the SHARE Conference

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Could the 1.2 BB stolen passwords be due to technical debt security exposures? Attendees at SHARE learned from CM First about technical debt and security.

SHARE at Pittsburgh Convention Center

'The more CM First works with companies on technical debt, the more the technical staff becomes aware of the many issues and concerns raised by code problems,' said Christoph Heinrich, CEO.

Timing is everything. On Wednesday, August 6, John Rhodes, CM First CTO, presented “Technical Debt - The Cost in Performance and Security,” to a rapt audience of SHARE attendees in Pittsburgh - “Many people understand that technical debt – badly written code – can cause serious maintenance issues and make it hard to modernize. What they don’t know is that the same code exposes companies to security risks and performance problems.”

During the SHARE week, the news of the stolen passwords spread among the attendees, quickly making any security-related session even more compelling. CM First has been known in the industry for technical debt remediation, yet hadn’t before had the opportunity to make such a compelling argument for addressing the problem now.

“Customers may believe that the effort and cost can be deferred,” notes Christoph Heinrich. “In fact, the more CM First works with companies on technical debt, the more the technical staff becomes aware of the many issues and concerns raised by code problems. Security is a newer focus for remediation.”

CM First offers a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective solution to the technical debt problem. When added the security and performance implications to the reasons to remediate, many companies may begin to understand how costly it is to ignore the problem. For more information about the subject, check out the white paper CM First has produced - Learn more about remediation at and read the Solution Brief at

SHARE has been in existence for over five decades providing high-quality education and resources in the realm of enterprise computing. The biannual meeting held in Pittsburgh drew a large and enthusiastic crowd, giving Rhodes the opportunity to spread the word. For SHARE members who missed the event, the presentations are available on the SHARE website. If there is enough interest, CM First may offer a webcast or podcast on the subject, delving deeper into the specifics of the CM First methodology. Interested management or technical experts can contact CM First to learn more at info(at)cmfirstgroup(dot)com.

About CM First
CM First is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications that support high-performing, and agile development teams in three key areas: Application Modernization for IBM Environments, Custom Application Development Architected and Agile, Tools and Technology for Future Development.

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