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The Cyberstates 2015 Report

The Cyberstates 2015 Report

The Cyberstates 2015 Report Growth was led by the IT services sector which added 63,300 jobs between 2013 and 2014 and the R&D, testing, and engineering services sector that added 50,700 jobs. “The U.S. tech industry continues to make significant contributions to our economy,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “The tech industry accounts for…

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses from Adopting the Cloud? Why are companies within the European Union yet to warm to the Cloud? Businesses within the EU are not adopting cloud-based systems as quickly as expected. Do data protection laws and restrictions play a role in Europe’s slow uptake? Despite the fact that cloud…

Samsung Smart TV – Who Is Watching Who?

Samsung Smart TV – Who Is Watching Who?

Samsung Smart TV Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in their living room while the television…

Hackers And New Automobiles

Hackers And New Automobiles

Hackers And New Automobiles Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator. “Drivers have come to rely on these new…

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City Plan for the Future “Cloud implementations must address immediate needs but a successful cloud strategy must be flexible enough to respond to rapidly changing business conditions. By 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices and objects connected through the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with…

The Split Second Hack Detector

The Split Second Hack Detector

Hack Detector What if you knew you were being hacked the second they started hacking you? A novel technology from PFP Cybersecurity, of Vienna, Virginia, promises to help close that detection gap by identifying malware attacks based on changes in the power that devices use — essentially by taking their energy fingerprints and alerting users when those fingerprints…

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

Pervasive GRC: The Way Forward For the Long Term The Risk and Compliance Landscape In 2014, blue-chip companies racked up billions of dollars of losses due to un-managed risks and incidents of non-compliance. These risk and compliance failures resulted in massive fines – some in excess of $1 billion dollars – for several individual organizations.…

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