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Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

How cryptomining is the attack vector du jour – as hackers increasingly target cloud infrastructure

July 16, 2018

Via: iCLOUD.pe

Cryptojacking is on the way to replacing ransomware as the biggest threat for consumers and enterprises – and new research reveals the size of the effect crypto is having on cloud infrastructures. Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software, in its ‘Cyber […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

Keep off the cloud warns EU financial regulator

July 5, 2018

Via: iCLOUD.pe

The EU Banking Authority (EBA) has warned financial institutions moving to the cloud are risking their freedom by being locked into using particular vendor’s service and being forced to onboard subcontractors from “high risk areas”. The EBAs report “on the […]


Challenges, Trends

Automation is Disrupting Software Asset Management as We Know It

June 15, 2018

Via: VMBlog

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are all set to eliminate repetitive tasks at work. Artificial intelligence is being adopted across businesses in manufacturing, transport, utilities, facilities, operations, and IT. Forrester predicts that by 2025, 16% of US jobs will […]


Challenges, Trends

Four major challenges of adopting cloud business intelligence – and how to overcome them

June 11, 2018

Via: iCLOUD.pe

With nine in 10 sales and marketing teams insisting that cloud-based business intelligence (BI) technology is necessary to the management of their strategies, it’s no wonder that the adoption has exploded in recent years. However, many businesses, especially small to […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

Key GOP Lawmaker Doubts Pentagon Can Handle Cloud Contract

June 8, 2018

Via: SQL Server Pro

The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending doesn’t have confidence that the Defense Department can handle a multibillion cloud-computing contract based on existing plans, said the panel’s chairwoman, Kay Granger. Under their proposed spending bill, panel members […]


Challenges, Trends

The Importance of Effectual Mitigation in Terms of Cloud-Based DDoS Attacks

June 4, 2018

Via: VMBlog

The radical concept of cloud computing has attained somewhat unpredicted heights in the past 12 years and has become widely recognized as a major game-changer in terms of computing technology by governments and private organizations alike. The cloud as we […]


Challenges, Trends

Google, Facebook hit with serious GDPR complaints: Others will be soon

May 25, 2018

Via: ZDNet

With the introduction of the European Union’s blockbuster new privacy regime, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it took no time at all for privacy activists to lodge serious complaints about the behavior of Google and Facebook — and they’re […]


Challenges, Trends

Nigelthorn malware steals Facebook credentials, mines for cryptocurrency

May 11, 2018

Via: ZDNet

A new malware campaign has been uncovered on Facebook which not only steals account credentials but also installs scripts for covert cryptocurrency mining. Cybersecurity firm Radware said in a blog post on Thursday that Nigelthorn is a new campaign which […]


Challenges, Trends

What Are the Security Vulnerabilities of a Public Blockchain Network?

May 3, 2018

Via: VMBlog

Blockchain is widely recognized as the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it also has other potential uses in sectors such as health care, insurance and Internet of Things technology. Private companies can also set up private blockchains, […]


Challenges, Trends

A critical security flaw in popular industrial software put power plants at risk

May 2, 2018

Via: ZDNet

A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure. Researchers at security firm Tenable found the flaw in the popular Schneider Electric software, used […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

Nutanix’s Amazon Cloud Killer Delayed by Engineering Issues

April 30, 2018

Via: SQL Server Pro

Nutanix Inc. planned to release a public cloud offering to rival market leader Amazon Web Services in the second half of 2018. But engineering challenges have put the launch timing in doubt. Chief Executive Officer Dheeraj Pandey has found that […]


Challenges, Trends

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

April 19, 2018

Via: UploadVR

Facebook is overhauling the Oculus privacy policy and terms of service as the company prepares to launch its first standalone VR headset. The change comes amid new European privacy regulations and an international movement calling into question Facebook’s platform and […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

How should businesses respond to the security challenges of multi-cloud?

April 6, 2018

Via: iCLOUD.pe

More and more, hybrid multi-cloud is generally accepted to be the IT architecture of the future. Only multi-cloud offers the flexibility, the scalability and the security benefits that modern businesses demand. But a decision to embrace a multi-cloud-first strategy is […]


Challenges, Trends

New Cisco vulnerabilities: Patches for 20 exploits, including three labeled ‘critical’

April 4, 2018

Via: TechGenix

Cisco recently released numerous patches for over 20 vulnerabilities that were a part of its semiannual “Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication” event. According to the press release, most of these vulnerabilities affect Cisco IOS Software […]


Challenges, Trends

Facebook Scandal Alarms China Eyeing Next Frontier in AI Battle

April 2, 2018

Via: SQL Server Pro

(Bloomberg) –The scandal over the alleged abuse of Facebook Inc.’s user data is unfolding a long way from China, and yet privacy regulators in Beijing have been watching intently. Their interest shows how all three big players in the technology […]


Challenges, Network Virtualization, Trends, Types

Stingray spying: 5G will protect you against surveillance attacks, say standards-setters

March 23, 2018

Via: ZDNet

5G mobile connectivity is just around the corner. But while it promises improved support for the growing Internet of Things and help for mobile operators coping with increasing data demands, it also brings significant security risks. 5G networks will involve […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

Eliminating storage failures in the cloud

February 28, 2018

Via: ZDNet

With the advent of disk mirroring over 35 years ago, data redundancy has been the basic strategy against data loss. That redundancy was extended in the replicated state machine (RSM) clusters popularized by cloud vendors in early aughts, and widely […]


Challenges, Trends

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 AR Reveal Has Been Leaked

February 22, 2018

Via: UploadVR

It looks like Samsung was planning something a little different for the reveal of its S9 smartphone this year, but it’s backfired a little. All signs point towards Samsung announcing its new flagship smartphone at its Mobile World Congress Unpacked […]


Challenges, Cloud Computing, Trends

Tesla cloud systems exploited by hackers to mine cryptocurrency

February 20, 2018

Via: ZDNet

Tesla’s cloud environment has been exploited by threat actors to mine cryptocurrencies, researchers have discovered. On Tuesday, cloud security firm RedLock released the firm’s 2018 Cloud Security Trends report which documents the discovery of an unprotected Kubernetes console belonging to […]


Challenges, Trends

Here’s Why Organizations Everywhere Struggle with #Cybersecurity

February 19, 2018

Via: VMBlog

According to PwC, the number of worldwide cybersecurity incidents rose by 38% in 2015, the largest increase in any of the 12 years the firm has conducted its Global State of Information Security Survey. Those hoping the high numbers of […]