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13 big data and analytics companies to watch

DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn't cutting it | More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

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13 big data and analytics companies to watch
Investors are piling oodles of funds into startups focused on helping businesses quickly and cheaply sort through enormous data collections of both the structured and unstructured variety. Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine. Here’s a look at some of the hottest big data and analytics companies Read More

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DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn't cutting it
The DARPA program, called Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) looks to : • thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically) to complicate adversarial targeting • disguise the characteristics and behaviors of those assets to confuse or deceive the adversary • blunt the effects of attacks that succeed in penetrating other defensive measures by using adaptive mitigation techniques on endpoints such as mission‐critical servers. Read More

More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised
A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk. Read More

Smart refrigerator hack exposes Gmail login credentials
A Samsung smart refrigerator designed to integrate Gmail Calendar information has a vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal Gmail user names and passwords. Read More

Tor security concerns prompt largest dark market to suspend operations
Administrators of Agora, the largest online black marketplace operating on the Tor anonymity network, decided to temporarily suspend the website because of possible attacks based on recent methods of exposing Tor Hidden Services. Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

4 security metrics that matter
Today, management demands metrics to get a clearer view of security. Here are four metrics that deliver actionable insight -- and a few others with less value Read More

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award
Microsoft Microsoft's Albert Greenberg Last week was a big one for Microsoft's Albert Greenberg: The networking expert delivered the keynote address at SIGCOMM 2015 in London AND received the annual SIGCOMM Award, recognizing lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

When to host your Website's security
Managing the daily updates and upgrades needed to keep the website secure demands a highly skilled administration team. Read More

Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees
Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users. Read More


Information Lifecycle Governance Requirements Kit
Use this requirements kit from CGOC to find the tools and technology you need. Read More.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages
Stanford computer scientist Jonathan Mayer was recently Web browsing at a U.S. airport when he reportedly noticed there were too many online advertisements. Read More

Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say
Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach. Read More

Vint Cerf: 'Sometimes I'm terrified' by the IoT
Vint Cerf is known as a "father of the Internet," and like any good parent, he worries about his offspring -- most recently, the IoT. Read More

Middle-aged drivers risking kids' safety by using cell phones in droves
New research finds that most middle-aged drivers use cell phones regularly while on the road, even when kids are in the car. The study ("Distracted driving behaviors related to cell phone use among middle-aged adults"), published in the Journal of Transport & Health and conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego, found that the 715 middle-aged drivers surveyed online were especially tempted to take work calls while driving. There was some indication that the older the driver the wiser, as those closer to the top of the 30-to-60-year-old range surveyed were less likely to succumb to distracted driving.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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