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The Rise of Ransomware

The Rise of Ransomware

Ransomware IT security company KnowBe4 has issued a warning regarding a new strain of ransomware called VirRansom, which “utilizes both ransomware and parasitic virus features,” according to a statement released Monday, Dec. 8 by CEO Stu Sjouwerman. As a self-replicating program, this particular strain has the potential to lock up a company’s entire system, demanding…

McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report

McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report

Intel® Security today released its McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report , including an analysis of threat activity in the third quarter of 2014, and the organization’s annual 2015 Threats Predictions for the coming year. Read the source article at linux.sys.con

Big Data In The Courtroom

Big Data In The Courtroom

Big Data’s Place in the Legal System Big Data has found its niche in the legal system as well. Some 20 states have implemented data-driven evaluation of future crime risk in sentencing individuals, and many are considering to do so. Using algorithms that take measurable risk factors into account can lead to fairer decisions and…

Putting The Cat Back In Captcha

Putting The Cat Back In Captcha

Captcha Madness Could this be the end of the annoying squiggly text? Google has announced an upgrade to the concept of Captcha, the challenging text identification quiz that humans have had to struggle with for the past many years. In an attempt to thwart bots from overwhelming mailing lists and membership lists, numerous websites have…

Video Conferencing: Changing The Face of Corporate Meetings

Video Conferencing: Changing The Face of Corporate Meetings

Video Conferencing: Changing The Face of Corporate Meetings Those who are heavily involved in the world of business are probably very well familiarized with the terms “video conferencing” and “web conferencing.” Web conferencing may be the more well-known of the two, since it has been around for the longest period of time. Although video conferencing,…

Gartner Recognizes SafeNet in Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for User

Gartner Recognizes SafeNet in Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for User

“Having an authentication solution that can ensure uniform and scalable secure access from diverse end-points to applications that reside in the enterprise data center , the cloud or virtual environments is key to an enterprise’s security preparedness,” said Andrew … vision that is in line with the market trends, and their vision is typically backed…

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens

CenturyLink has done an excellent job of morphing from being a telco, into being a credible cloud vendor. They’re taking another step in that change today with the announcement of an acquisition of DataGardens, a vendor specializing in disaster recovery for on-premises infrastructure. This deal follows on from a raft […] Read the source article…

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Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats…

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…


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