Customers of 3 MSPs Hit in Ransomware Attacks

June 24, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Computers belonging to customers of at least three managed services providers have been hit with ransomware after attackers somehow gained access to tools used by the MSPs to remotely manage and monitor client systems. Details of the attacks are still only emerging, and the full scope of the incidents or even the names of the […]

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Orange and Cisco to Help Customers Transform Their Enterprise LAN into SD-LAN

June 24, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Orange Business Services and Cisco are co-innovating to help customers transform their enterprise local area network (LAN) into more flexible, powerful software defined LANs (SD-LAN). Building on its existing relationship and SD-WAN customer successes, Orange and Cisco will work with customers to develop SD-LAN solutions in its Open Labs program, tailored to address individual customers’ […]

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41.6 Billion IoT Devices will be Generating 79.4 Zettabytes of Data in 2025

June 21, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

The number of devices connected to the Internet, including the machines, sensors, and cameras that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), continues to grow at a steady pace. A new forecast from IDC estimates that there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices, or “things,” generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data in 2025. As […]

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Botnets Shift from Windows Towards Linux and IoT Platforms

June 21, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Botnets in 2018 continued to use DDoS as their primary weapon to attack high-speed networks, according to NSFOCUS. Continuous monitoring and research of botnets discovered significant changes taking place in the coding of malware used to create bots, operations, and maintenance of botnets and IP Chain-Gangs. Throughout 2018, NSFOCUS developed profiles on 82 IP Chain-Gangs, […]

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Open Banking: an Open Goal for Security?

June 21, 2019 Published in: Security Author: Yair Green

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Open Banking ultimately refers to the underlying financial technology, born alongside a new regulation – the second ‘Payment Services Directive’ (PSD2) – which came into force on January 13th of last year. This new regulation will see the banks’ previous monopoly on their customer’s account information and payment services being challenged; 3rd party organisations are […]

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Worldwide IoT Spending Forecast to Reach $726 Billion This Year

June 17, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to pass the $1.0 trillion mark in 2022, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2023. A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide shows the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for IoT spending over the 2019-2023 forecast period will […]

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Human Error Still the Cause of Many Data Breaches

June 17, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

With the incidence of reported data breaches on the rise, more than half of all C-suite executives (C-Suites) (53%) and nearly three in 10 Small Business Owners (SBOs) (28%) who suffered a breach reveal that human error or accidental loss by an external vendor/source was the cause of the data breach, according to a Shred-it […]

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Vendor Revenue in the Worldwide Server Market Increased to $19.8 Billion in Q1 2019

June 14, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 4.4% year over year to $19.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1% year over year to just under 2.6 million units in 1Q19, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. The overall server market slowed in 1Q19 after experiencing […]

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AWS Launches Amazon Personalize to Bring ML Technology to its Customers

June 14, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of Amazon Personalize, bringing the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com to AWS customers for use in their applications – with no machine learning experience required. Amazon Personalize makes it easy to develop applications with a wide array of personalization use cases, including specific […]

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What is DNS Hijacking and Mitigation Methods

June 13, 2019 Published in: DNS Author: Vedran Bozicevic

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DNS (Domain Name System) is crucial to all organizations that rely on the Internet for conducting business – it’s critical for the performance and reliability of your internet applications and cloud services. DNS failure or poor performance leads to applications, data and content becoming unavailable, causing user frustration, lost sales and business reputation damage. Recently, […]

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