BrandPost: Cybersecurity 101: Your End-Users are the First Line of Defense

BrandPost: Cybersecurity 101: Your End-Users are the First Line of Defense

Phishing is one of the main cybersecurity risks that organizations of any size face, and it’s a major way in which an organization can become compromised. However, many organizations still don’t have a cybersecurity plan despite the growing threats that they are facing every day.Many organizations’ corporate cultures truly lack the security basics of working…
IDG Contributor Network: Beware the bait-and-switch: 4 ways to avoid getting hooked by your offshore vendor

IDG Contributor Network: Beware the bait-and-switch: 4 ways to avoid getting hooked by your...

As many as 43 percent of U.S. companies outsourced software development in 2017, and they all sought the promise of cost reductions, hard-to-find IT talent, and reduced time to market. On the surface, offshore vendors can offer every one of those benefits and more. But scratch one layer below and you’ll find a market rife…
Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

Critics of the way government handles IT often question why federal agencies can't run more like the private sector.Some federal CIOs will tell them that they're making strides in that direction.At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, for instance, an IT modernization effort has yielded exponential increases in the utilization efficiency of its machines. [ Stay on…
IDG Contributor Network: Seeing and owning the power of diversity

IDG Contributor Network: Seeing and owning the power of diversity

Many companies tell their employees they care about inclusiveness. Why? Because it’s good for business. Plus, studies show workers care about diversity and are more likely to stay at a company that shares those values. But a lot of those companies stop at simply saying they care.So, I have an idea: why not show people what’s important…
BrandPost: Close the Modern Analytics Gap Before Your Next Transformative Initiative

BrandPost: Close the Modern Analytics Gap Before Your Next Transformative Initiative

Pressure increases for digital transformation and strategic alignmentThe 2018 State of the CIO report from IDG found that while strategic goals for CIOs have increased across the board, functional duties have all but vanished. This leaves today’s leaders to perform challenging balancing acts in order to accomplish work that’s both transformational and operational.Though the end…
IDG Contributor Network: How’s the 'software factory' going?

IDG Contributor Network: How’s the 'software factory' going?

Your IT organization is either already a “software factory” or aspiring to be one via digital transformation, devops, agile et al. Many leading consulting firms have opined about this emerging trend over the last few years: BCG: Leaner, Faster, and Better with DevOps ; The End of Two-speed IT McKinsey: Beyond agile: Reorganizing IT for…
What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

What is a business analyst? Business analysts are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business using data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders.The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), a nonprofit professional association, considers the business analyst “an agent of change,” writing…
IDG Contributor Network: Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

IDG Contributor Network: Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

The importance of protecting consumer data is growing more and more urgent. And it’s a responsibility that falls in the lap of the CIO. If Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before congress has anything to teach us, it’s that we will be held accountable--or at least called out--for the use and distribution of data. The Cambridge Analytica…
IDG Contributor Network: Misery loves company: the chronic end-user problems that undermine IT credibility

IDG Contributor Network: Misery loves company: the chronic end-user problems that undermine IT credibility

Many IT organizations struggle to win the hearts and minds of their fellow employees. IT team members work as long and as hard as their business peers, often behind the scenes. Yet, while senior executives may publicly praise their accomplishments, they somehow always end up being the Rodney Dangerfields of their companies: they simply can’t…
BrandPost: Driving value with business-led technology strategy and selection

BrandPost: Driving value with business-led technology strategy and selection

In an age of digital transformation, companies are struggling to answer questions such as: “How do I go about a large-scale transformation underpinned by technology change?” “Does my technology meet my business objectives?” and “What have other organizations that are in my situation done in the technology space?” The answer to those and many other questions…

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FBI seizes VPNFilter botnet domain that infected 500,000 routers

FBI seizes VPNFilter botnet domain that infected 500,000 routers

By Waqas It is believed that the botnet was run by infamous This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: FBI seizes VPNFilter botnet domain that infected 500,000 routers
Malicious Edge and Chrome Extension Used to Deliver Backdoor

Malicious Edge and Chrome Extension Used to Deliver Backdoor

by Jaromir Horejsi, Joseph C. Chen, and Loseway Lu We noticed a series of testing submissions in VirusTotal that apparently came from the same group of malware developers in Moldova, at least based on the filenames and the submissions’ source. It appears they are working on a new malware that — based on how they…
BrandPost: SharePoint: Key Benefits and Migration Tips

BrandPost: SharePoint: Key Benefits and Migration Tips

Your staff works remotely, moves from one client location to another, and uses various devices to get work done. To ensure that your staff can access the necessary content when and where they need it the most, many organizations adopt a Cloud-based content management solution, like SharePoint. When using SharePoint, the content your staff needs…
Pornhub launches VPNhub – a free and unlimited VPN service

Pornhub launches VPNhub – a free and unlimited VPN service

PornHub wants you to keep your porn viewing activities private, and it is ready to help you out with its all-new VPN service. Yes, you heard that right. Adult entertainment giant PornHub has launched its very own VPN service today with "free and unlimited bandwidth" to help you keep prying eyes away from your browsing…
Someone hacked California’s live congressional debate to run gay porn

Someone hacked California’s live congressional debate to run gay porn

By Carolina “Looks like we got hacked again, we’ll try to fix This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Someone hacked California’s live congressional debate to run gay porn
Confucius Update: New Tools and Techniques, Further Connections with Patchwork

Confucius Update: New Tools and Techniques, Further Connections with Patchwork

by Daniel Lunghi and Jaromir Horejsi Back in February, we noted the similarities between the Patchwork and Confucius groups and found that, in addition to the similarities in their malware code, both groups primarily went after targets in South Asia. During the months that followed in which we tracked Confucius’ activities, we found that they…
New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

For several months, Talos has been working with public- and private-sector threat intelligence partners and law enforcement in researching an advanced, likely state-sponsored or state-affiliated actor's widespread use.
BrandPost: CIO Interview with Amy Tong, Director and CIO of the California Department of Technology

BrandPost: CIO Interview with Amy Tong, Director and CIO of the California Department of...

California recently surpassed the U.K. and now ranks as the fifth largest economy in the world. Managing the people and technology driving that growth is an equally massive challenge. CIO Amy Tong has been leading the charge since June of 2016, and she shared her thoughts on what’s working and where the state is heading.What…
Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

More than half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries have been infected with a piece of highly sophisticated IoT botnet malware, likely designed by Russia-baked state-sponsored group. Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit have discovered an advanced piece of IoT botnet malware, dubbed VPNFilter, that has been designed with versatile capabilities to…
You are not alone; The Pirate Bay is down around the world

You are not alone; The Pirate Bay is down around the world

By Waqas Another day, another irritating situation for The Pirate Bay fans. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: You are not alone; The Pirate Bay is down around the world
BrandPost: Cybersecurity 101: Your End-Users are the First Line of Defense

BrandPost: Cybersecurity 101: Your End-Users are the First Line of Defense

Phishing is one of the main cybersecurity risks that organizations of any size face, and it’s a major way in which an organization can become compromised. However, many organizations still don’t have a cybersecurity plan despite the growing threats that they are facing every day.Many organizations’ corporate cultures truly lack the security basics of working…
New Spectre (Variant 4) CPU Flaw Discovered—Intel, ARM, AMD Affected

New Spectre (Variant 4) CPU Flaw Discovered—Intel, ARM, AMD Affected

Security researchers from Microsoft and Google have discovered a fourth variant of the data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre security flaws impacting modern CPUs in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple. Variant 4 comes weeks after German computer magazine Heise reported about a set of eight Spectre-class vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs and a small number of ARM…