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How Machine Learning and AI is Transforming the Future of Healthcare

November 14, 2019 No Comments

Artificial intelligence has been vexing us all for years. And it only continues to get better and better as time goes on. Sure, you will have some people who believe AI is a bad thing, or that it knows too much. However, whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. Imagine a machine learning technology that can bring with it the knowledge of THOUSANDS of doctors-and bringing valuable insight to a single physician who can then make a sound treatment decision.

From Talent Loss to Data Breach: The Risks of Outdated Technology

November 13, 2019 No Comments

An impressive 91% of knowledge workers say they’re proud of the work they do and care about bigger picture objectives, according to Workfront’s 6th annual State of Work report, which surveyed 3,750 knowledge workers in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. But almost half of those surveyed struggle to be productive because of outdated workplace technology.

Addressing Cloud Deficiencies – Can Your Cloud Stay Afloat?

November 12, 2019 No Comments

It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service. Moreover, since the cloud offers numerous benefits including reducing IT costs, providing quick access to business applications and forms, and supporting work groups with on-demand and easy access to important data, it’s no wonder that numerous industries, from retail, to finance, to banking and even healthcare are all taking the cloud by storm.

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

October 22, 2019 No Comments

Governments around the world have responded to cyberattacks by enacting regulations to govern data protection and privacy for their citizens. The EU, for example, passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, giving citizens throughout the EU control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international companies doing business there. Similarly, Brazil will enact its new General Data Protection Law in mid-2020.

Online Payment Security – How to Maintain It

October 11, 2019 No Comments

People have been exchanging goods and services for money ever since the dawn of civilization. The history of money is rather interesting and eventful. Initially people used to exchange goods for goods, then about 700 BC the Chinese introduced paper money, also known as banknotes and in the 20th century several new innovative ways to make payments were introduced such as credit cards and online payments.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Intervew: Software Usage Management and Insights – How Product Managers Can Avoid Flying Blind

October 9, 2019 No Comments

As director of global marketing and enablement at Flexera, Nicole Segerer keeps her finger on software monetization trends. In this exclusive interview, she shares insight about how software suppliers are using usage management and insights to create better, more profitable software.

Using Risk Management to Keep Your Business Secure Online

September 26, 2019 No Comments

By the end of 2018, cyber-attacks had increased by 59%, making the internet a little bit riskier for businesses. Even worse, cybercriminals have been shifting to using subtle attacks against businesses. While those that have a strong cyber-security program can spot these attacks from miles away, unprepared businesses are in for a ride.

How Hackers “Slurp” Up Your Cloud Data

September 19, 2019 No Comments

The cloud can be a huge asset for most businesses. By leveraging the capabilities and services provided by cloud service providers, organizations can offload many of the problems and responsibilities of maintaining their own infrastructure to a third party and take advantage of the cost savings and scalability available in the cloud.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

September 19, 2019 No Comments

with Matthew Wallace, FactionIn this interview, Matthew Wallace, CTO of Faction, sees VMware Cloud on AWS growing in 2019. Here, he shares insights about trends in VMware, best use cases, advantages, and how to avoid delays and complications in disaster recovery.Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Machine Learning: The Next Frontier in Data Protection

September 18, 2019 No Comments

Deploying machine learning as part an organization’s data protection strategy can provide the critical assistance users need to apply the proper safeguards to data they’ve created without adding friction to their day-to-day activities. Machine learning can go one step further and remove the user from the equation while increasing confidence in your organization’s ability to identify, contextualize and classify its unique data. In this discussion with Mark Cassetta, senior vice president of strategy for TITUS, we learn why machine learning can provide greater confidence in identifying and protecting critical data.

Types Of Security For Your iPhone: A Guide

September 18, 2019 No Comments

Whether you’ve invested in a new iPhone for business or personal use, keeping it running efficiently comes down to how secure you keep it. Malware affects smartphones just as it does personal computers, and so it’s paramount that we keep our smartphones safe some cybercrime. This is particularly pertinent if you use your personal phone as your business phone. Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) do sometimes leave, companies open to the threat of potential cybercrime.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Changing the World of Brand Tracking

September 16, 2019 No Comments

In this interview, we talk with Rytis Jakubauskas, General Manager at Latana, about the changing world of brand tracking. Rytis discusses the need for a more innovative and reliable brand tracker in the market – and why the Latana team decided to build just that.

Webinar: How to prepare your data pipeline for machine learning and AI

September 12, 2019 No Comments

Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global intelligence provider, IDC, for a training-based session on transforming your data to power machine learning and AI projects. Learn how to prepare data pipelines that automate your machine learning and AI workflows, use AWS Data Pipeline to automate data movement and transformation, unlock insights that fuel your business, and explore software solutions in AWS Marketplace that make your data analytics-ready.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Predictive Prioritization: A Data Science-based Process

September 6, 2019 No Comments

Earlier this year, Tenable introduced Predictive Prioritization, a data science-based process that helps security teams focus on the 3% of vulnerabilities that matter most. Here, we answer the top 10 questions about what this capability means for your vulnerability management practice. For a closer look at Predictive Prioritization, check out the interactive demo.

External Security Technologies to Protect Your Privacy

September 4, 2019 No Comments

In the real physical world, there’s not always a rigid system put in place to ensure important documents of yours, or even your technological devices, aren’t broken in to. You really have to make the effort to protect yourself and your valuables, both online and in the home. Here, we are looking at certain technologies that are the best for ensuring the wrong people don’t get into your personal spaces.

What Is Code Unit Testing?

August 27, 2019 No Comments

When it comes to mapping out the DNA of your code, there is a lot that goes into it, including the testing phase. You want to be able to spot all possible issues and anomalies, and also find the root cause and make sure that gets to the right person. You never want code that’s poor quality to be moved to production, and with that in mind, it’s important to understand all aspects of testing and quality control.

Best Android Security and Antivirus apps

August 23, 2019 No Comments

Unarguably, Android is the most extensively used operating system on the planet. It implies that it is essential to have the best security apps and antivirus tools for Android installed on your Android used phones , as Google’s OS is often targeted by malware because of its ubiquity. Whatever software you use with your Android phone or tablet, you’d be insightful to have an antivirus or a security app installed on your device. In this article, we’re going to feature 6 of the top antivirus apps for Android in 2019 — most of which are free apps to download.

Choosing the Right DCIM Solution

August 23, 2019 No Comments

With the ever-expanding complexity of IT configurations and environments found in today’s data centers, choosing the right data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution for your facility can be something of an involved proposition. At minimum, you want to ensure your choice will facilitate the management and monitoring of all assets and identify optimization methods, while contributing to maximum uptime and availability.

What Does Homeland Security Say About DNS Hijacking?

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Domain Name Systems and their security and protection should be a top priority for businesses and organizations. DNS is one of the biggest points of weakness for businesses in the United States and abroad, to the point, it’s recognized by the federal government. The interruption of DNS can cause a ripple effect throughout an organization, and this is increasingly being seen in institutions and businesses. There has been mounting media attention on the risks of DNS hijacking and what organizations can do to prevent it.

Demystifying Common GDPR Terms

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Back in May, the world marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it’s now commonly known. Over the course of the year, GDPR and related stories were rarely out of the headlines. GDPR was mentioned in seemingly every story written about data privacy if not covered exclusively. In the wake of all the hype, companies around the world with a data presence in the EU spent millions to comply with the newly passed regulations. GDPR was, and in many ways remains, everywhere.

How the SSL Protocol Changed the Internet

August 6, 2019 No Comments

Today, cybersecurity is not optional, it’s mandatory. There have been many initiatives to secure the internet as a whole, including some moves by key stakeholders. One of these measures is the Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, which has become so prevalent that it now encompasses all online communication, from website SSL certificates to SSL proxies.

Why You Need To Use VPNs on Mobile Phones

August 6, 2019 No Comments

The development of mobile Internet technologies has allowed people to use phones for surfing the Web. Mobile gadgets are used not only to search for the necessary information but to communicate in social networks, make purchases, conduct financial transactions, work in corporate networks, etc. But how to make these actions totally safe and anonymous? You just need to use a VPN.

How to make cybersecurity part of your arsenal

July 31, 2019 No Comments

As an IT technician or contractor, your job is to make people’s life easier by fixing and improving their security systems. One easy way to prevent a system from malfunctioning is to improve its cybersecurity. Viruses and hackers can cause computers to run slowly and also be the culprit of large data losses. Having cybersecurity will not only be reassuring to potential customers, but it will also benefit your own personal computer systems.

Making Sense of PCI Compliance

July 24, 2019 No Comments

The Equifax data breach ended in the exposure of the personal information of 143 million people, including their credit card details. This breach serves as an example of the threat that comes with advancements in technology. While Equifax is equipped enough to survive such disasters, small businesses, and startups that are only gaining a foothold in their industries might not always have the same luck.

The novice’s guide to DNS hijacking

July 18, 2019 No Comments

DNS hijacking is a serious cybersecurity threat. Compromised DNS can be used to serve you spam advertisements and to direct you to phishing websites, which are designed to steal things like passwords and bank credentials. While DNS hijacking poses a real danger to your online activity, it is unfortunately something that many people have never even heard of.

Your network can help you spot data breaches early – here’s how

July 16, 2019 No Comments

There is no doubt that network security is a critical component of a digital world. It has become an almost daily occurrence to wake up to news headlines about how companies have been hacked into. The consequence is almost always dire to both the company that owns the network and their clients, whose personal and financial data is stolen.

The Different Types of Cybersecurity Threats to Your Organization

July 3, 2019 No Comments

According to recent reports, 2019 has already proved to be a successful year for hackers, as millions of records and credit card data have been stolen, and healthcare organizations have experienced a considerable amount of medical data leaks.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Kubernetes Security & Compliance: How Software Development is “Shifting Security Left”

July 3, 2019 No Comments

with Tim Hinrichs, StyraIn this interview, Tim Hinrichs, CTO and Co-Founder of Styra and Co-Founder of Open Policy Agent shares insights about how software development teams are “shifting security left,” focusing on prevention, rather than detection.Read More >>>

2019 Cyber Security Report: Learn How to Survive Today’s Targeted Cyber Attacks

June 17, 2019 No Comments

The 2019 Security Report includes a thorough analysis of what today’s security threat trends are. Also learn where your weakest links are, security threat predictions, and recommendations on how to protect your organization from being tomorrow’s next victim.

Protecting Your Customers Against Cybercrime

June 13, 2019 No Comments

Ecommerce shoppers have stated security is one of their primary concerns about shopping online in survey after survey, Meanwhile, the cost of cybercrime is projected to exceed six trillion dollars annually by 2021. The plausibility of this becomes undeniable when consider the likes of the CIA has been hacked. In an environment such as this, protecting your customers against cybercrime becomes paramount to the successful functioning of your business.

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