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Maintaining visibility through the growth of IoT

Data traffic rates over network backbones have increased significantly over the past several years. Fueled by the increasing demand of Internet of things (IoT) devices which continue to be more readily integrated with our daily lives, both domestically and commercially, the average annual volume of data/ information created has almost doubled over the past two years, from 41 zettabytes in 2019 to 79 zettabytes in 2021, with a forecast of growth to 181 zettabytes by 2025 (Statista, 2021).

Over the previous 18 months, this data rate has been driven further by the move to working from home (WFH) where people are using more digital technology, as well as purchasing new IoT devices to help make their WFH life more comfortable.

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The continuation of remote work and the best digital tools for it

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The onset of the coronavirus outbreak prompted the majority of businesses worldwide to shut down. As people get vaccinated and states lift masking and social distancing restrictions, more offices are reopening.

Some large corporations and even small to medium-sized businesses believe remote work was a positive change in the workforce and have decided to keep some employees home. A recent Gallup poll shows that 91 percent of people working remotely for some part of the week want that trend to persist after the pandemic.

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Finance tasks top the list of processes companies want to automate

Pretty much any business workflow can be automated, but which ones do enterprise executives say are the most important and deliver the greatest value?

A new report from automation specialist Kofax shows that tasks relating to financial transactions top most lists, with accounts payable automation top on 85 percent.

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Unification of tech is key to improving enterprise defense


A news report shows that 71 percent of security leaders say their teams need access to threat intelligence, security operations data, incident response data, and vulnerability data.

Yet 65 percent of respondents find it very challenging to provide security teams with cohesive data access according to the study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cyware.

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80 percent of CISOs will consider paying a ransom to recover data

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A new survey of more than 250 CISO reveals that more than half have been hit by ransomware in the past year, with 69 percent saying it is likely they'll be successfully attacked at least once in the next year.

Those who were successfully hit by ransomware are more inclined to pay up, with 65 percent actually doing so. However, full recovery of data occurred only 55 percent of the time. When asked about willingness to pay, 13 percent say they definitely would, but only 20 percent say they definitely wouldn’t.

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Dark web data is spreading faster than ever

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Stolen data on the dark web is spreading 11 times faster today than it was six years ago, according to the latest study from Bitglass.

Breach data received over 13,200 views in 2021 compared to 1,100 views in 2015 -- a 1,100 percent increase. In 2015, it took 12 days to reach 1,100 link views -- in 2021, it takes less than 24 hours to pass that milestone.

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Microsoft tells sysadmins to update PowerShell 7 to fix flaw that could expose credentials in Linux


Microsoft has issued a stark warning to system administrators, advising them of the importance of updating PowerShell 7 as soon as possible.

Versions prior to PowerShell 7.0.8 and PowerShell 7.1.5 are vulnerable to a .NET Core Information Disclosure flaw that is being tracked as CVE-2021-41355. There is a degree of urgency to upgrading to a non-vulnerable version of PowerShell, as the flaw could expose credentials in plain text in Linux.

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Apple's superb AirPods just got even better

I got my first pair of Apple AirPods earlier this year -- yes, I know I’m very late to the party -- and they are exceptional. Today at its latest hardware event, Apple introduced the next generation of its popular wireless headphones with an all-new design.

The third generation AirPods are resistant to sweat and water and feature spatial audio and a new contoured shape and a shorter stem. The extended battery life promises up to six hours of listening time and up to 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case.

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Apple introduces new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max -- its most powerful chips yet

At its latest hardware event hosted today, Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max processors -- its first pro chips designed exclusively for the Mac.

Available in 14- and 16-inch models, the updated MacBook Pro promises improved performance and battery life and a Liquid Retina XDR screen which Apple describes in its usual modest way as the "world’s best notebook display".

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IBM launches open source cloud guide for developers

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Developers who want to build cloud applications should work on honing their open-source skills instead of only focusing on developing skills for a proprietary cloud, according to an O'Reilly survey commissioned by IBM last year.

Because every major cloud platform uses open-source software in its infrastructure, developing skills related to open technology makes developers more desirable to potential employers and helps them compete in hybrid environments.

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Parallels Desktop 17.1 gains full support for virtualized Windows 11 and macOS Monterey

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Users of the vitualization tool Parallels Desktop have a major update to install that brings important changes on Windows and macOS alike.

There is now full support for running virtualized instance of Windows 11 thanks to a change in the way TPM is handled. Parallels Desktop 17.1 also supports macOS Monterey as the host OS, and improved the experience of running Monterey virtual machines on Apple M1 chips.

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Is it time to rethink data centralization to aid cybersecurity investigations? [Q&A]

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Security Information and Events Management (SIEM) has become the keystone of many organizations' security strategies in recent years.

But is it effective? And in the era of greater cloud and SaaS use, is the time right for the concept of SIEM to undergo a radical rethink? Andrew Maloney, COO and co-founder at security investigation specialist Query.AI thinks it is. We spoke to him to learn more.

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KB5006670 is the latest Window update to cause printer problems

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You would be forgiven for thinking that printer problems go hand in hand with Windows update -- there have certainly been plenty of OS patches that that have caused such issues in recent times.

The recently released KB5006670 update is just the latest in a long string of updates that have led to problems for Windows 10 users. People whose systems have been negatively affected by the update report being unable to connect to network printers while seeing 0x00000709 and Element not found errors.

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Microsoft is using Update Stack Packages to make Windows 11 updates less disruptive

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The Windows updates released by Microsoft have been hitting the headlines for very much the wrong reasons for the last year or so. A seemingly endless string of problematic updates for Windows 10 did not, sadly, come to an end with the release of Windows 11.

But now Microsoft is making an important change to Windows updates. While it will not necessarily help to improve their quality and reliability, it will at least go some way to make them easier to download and install. The new approach kicks off with Windows 11 build 22478 and the arrival of Update Stack Packages.

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Microsoft launches open source Linux version of system monitoring utility Sysmon

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While Microsoft primarily produces apps and services designed for use with its own Windows operating system, over the years the company has embraced not only macOS but also Linux.

Having recently release Windows Subsystem for Linux to the Windows 11 store, there is a now another treat for Linux user coming out of Redmon. Microsoft has now released a Linux version of Sysmon, the Windows system monitoring tool.

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