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Adversarial AI: Cybersecurity battles are coming

According to the RAND Corporation, a longtime mainstay of the military establishment, “cyber warfare involves the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation’s computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses or denial-of-service attacks.” Also: Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity  During my recent CXOTalk conversation (episode #324) with one of the… Read more →

Authorities shut down xDedic marketplace for buying hacked servers

The FBI, together with authorities from several European countries, have seized the domain and servers of xDedic, a notorious online marketplace where cyber-criminals would sell and buy access to hacked servers. Three suspects were also arrested in Ukraine. The site has been around since 2014, but it became widely known after a Kaspersky report published in June 2016. According to… Read more →

​What’s the best cloud storage for you?

directory We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we’re all familiar with the usual players. But there’s a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. Read More In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his… Read more →

The Challenger disaster: 33 years ago I was working at mission control

Thirty-three years ago I was at mission control at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the launch of the Challenger. I was working data communications. My job was making sure all the telemetry links between the space shuttle and NASA’s ground communications system (NASCOM) were working. Everything was green on my board, the shuttle launched, and a few seconds later… Read more →

​What’s the best cloud storage for you?

directory We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we’re all familiar with the usual players. But there’s a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. Read More In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his… Read more →

Data of 14,200 diagnosed with HIV in Singapore leaked online

Personal information belonging to 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV has been leaked online by an American living in Singapore and who had illegally accessed the data through his partner. The data of another 2,400 people listed as part of a contact tracing process also has been exposed online, according to local authorities.  Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement… Read more →

Unsecured MongoDB databases expose Kremlin’s backdoor into Russian businesses

A Dutch security researcher has stumbled upon the Kremlin’s backdoor account that the government had been using to access the servers of local and foreign businesses operating in Russia. The backdoor account was found inside thousands of MongoDB databases that had been left exposed online without a password. Any hacker who noticed the account could have used it to gain… Read more →

The internet thinks I want dresses and I love it

Security 101 Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies Take these simple steps to help protect yourself against hackers and government surveillance. Read More I started a couple years ago using a non-tracking search engine, called DuckDuckGo, and a log-less VPN (Virtual Private Network), called VyprVPN. Now, when I go online, the ads I see most often are… Read more →

Davos develops drone regulation How-To for governments (and the FAA should pay attention)

At its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum launched what it’s calling the Advanced Drone Operator’s Toolkit. While that may sound like a development package for drone nerds, it’s actually a set of guidelines, recommendations, and lessons-learned for governments looking to roll out commercial drone operations. The Toolkit is a response to the hodgepodge of drone regulations… Read more →

Education market takes flight at London’s BETT show

The 35th annual BETT exhibition of education and training technology was held last week at the Excel centre in London’s docklands. It still pulls in crowds from all over Europe and beyond, because it’s the only way to see so many products in such a short time. It also provides an overview of a changing industry. Long, long ago, BETT… Read more →

Global IT spend to reach $3.8 trillion this year

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data center markets. According to Gartner, spending worldwide is making a gradual shift away from saturated markets such as the mobile smartphone and tablet industry and entering areas of particular value to enterprise… Read more →