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Secrets You May Not Know About GitHub Sourcing

Secrets You May Not Know About GitHub Sourcing | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Secrets You May Not Know About @GitHub #Sourcing by @stevenhiretual and @ninhtran09 via @SourceCon #SourceCon
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ARM builds up security in the tiniest IoT chips

ARM builds up security in the tiniest IoT chips | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology
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Cerber ransomware kills processes needed to access data

Cerber ransomware kills processes needed to access data | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
In order to encrypt some of the most important data stored on computers and servers, the Cerber ransomware now tries to kill processes associated with database servers.
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Google, Facebook, Microsoft team up to clear the air about AI

Google, Facebook, Microsoft team up to clear the air about AI | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Tech giants including Google and Facebook have formed Partnership on AI, a coalition dedicated to highlighting best practices in the field of AI.
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Companies say IoT matters but vary on how to secure it

Companies say IoT matters but vary on how to secure it | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security.
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Industrial IoT inches toward consensus on security

Industrial IoT inches toward consensus on security | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
The Industrial Internet Consortium, a group that includes some of the biggest players in the internet of things, took action on Monday to clear the air around industrial IoT security.
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IoT pushes analytics ever closer to the edge

IoT pushes analytics ever closer to the edge | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Silicon Valley startup FogHorn Systems introduced the Lightning software platform, which is designed to bring cloud-type analytics functions down to edge devices.
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5 Types of Employees Often Targeted By Phishing Attacks

5 Types of Employees Often Targeted By Phishing Attacks | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Different kinds of phishing victims usually see different lures and techniques used to land them.
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LTE is hitting the field in the IoT game

LTE is hitting the field in the IoT game | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
The low-power IoT standard LTE Category M1 is making a big splash at the CTIA Super Mobility show in Las Vegas this week after AT&T and Verizon said they would start using later this year.
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Digital transformation gives IT spending a big boost

Digital transformation gives IT spending a big boost | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Digital transformation may promise critical benefits for the companies undertaking it, but it's also delivering a major boost to IT spending around the world.
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People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their feelings

People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their feelings | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
In the future, it's possible that robots will be able to prey on our emotions. Or at least, behave in a way that makes us more sympathetic towards them
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9 data security tips for cloud migration

9 data security tips for cloud migration | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
For organizations considering cloud migration, here are nine proactive steps that companies can take to ensure a smooth transition and get tighter cloud security.
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Reading, writing, arithmetic — and don't forget coding

Reading, writing, arithmetic — and don't forget coding | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Coding is beginning to be considered a necessary skill for the 21st century, right alongside reading, writing and arithmetic. Some Canadian kids are learning to code at summer camps, and Grade 6 to 9 students in British Columbia will soon learn coding as a mandatory part of their classes.
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Hackers now favor Internet of Things botnets for attacks

Hackers now favor Internet of Things botnets for attacks | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it

Attackers are turning away from reflection-style attacks, which use Internet services to amplify traffic, toward compromised Internet of Things devices...

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Twitter’s woes continue as 300+ staff about to be laid off

Twitter’s woes continue as 300+ staff about to be laid off | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it

Twitter Inc. is facing a tough time at the moment. The company’s shares recently plummeted following a series of rebuffs by potential buyers, indicative that...

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IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords

IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
A botnet responsible for a massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack was created thanks to weak default usernames and passwords found in internet-connected cameras and DVRs.
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SAP confirms Altiscale acquisition, aims to fix Big Data challenges

SAP confirms Altiscale acquisition, aims to fix Big Data challenges | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
SAP SE last night finally confirmed that it has acquired the Big Data-focused startup Altiscale Inc. for an undisclosed fee. The confirmation comes following
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Calgary researchers achieve 6.2-kilometre teleportation, raising hopes for 'quantum internet'

Calgary researchers achieve 6.2-kilometre teleportation, raising hopes for 'quantum internet' | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
In a "major step" toward practical quantum networking, researchers at the University of Calgary have successfully demonstrated the teleportation of a light particle's properties between their lab and the city's downtown area, six kilometres away.
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Red Hat’s new installer lets you spin up a private cloud in just 4 hours

Red Hat’s new installer lets you spin up a private cloud in just 4 hours | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Red Hat Inc. wants to help organizations deploy private clouds faster, and to that end has just unveiled a new tool called the QuickStart Cloud Installer (QCI)
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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless.
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When you've paid the ransom but you don't get your data back

When you've paid the ransom but you don't get your data back | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Oh, British firms... you're not alone – 1 in 3 pwned firms agree
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Skills Shortage Means Salaries Soar As US Cities Vie For Cybersecurity Talent

Skills Shortage Means Salaries Soar As US Cities Vie For Cybersecurity Talent | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
The notion of a job for life appeared to have withered away from contemporary existence as surely as Luddites were ejected from the workforce in the early 19th Century. The ongoing rise of automation, machine learning and the so-called march of the robots meant that humans could not rely on a lifelong [...]
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STEM Candidates Highly Sought-After in Nontraditional Fields

STEM Candidates Highly Sought-After in Nontraditional Fields | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
STEM grads: Marketing needs you (and so does pretty much every other field).
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How to get your network and security teams working together

How to get your network and security teams working together | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
Your network and security teams may have different goals and objectives, but as networks grow more complex, it’s time to get these two teams on the same page to help avoid miscommunication around security threats.
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MIT researchers discover method to triple wireless speeds

MIT researchers discover method to triple wireless speeds | SWGi IT News | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have found a way to transfer wireless data using a smartphone at a speed about three times faster and traveling twice as far as existing technology.
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