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CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS: LATEST ATTACK REVEALS NEED FOR STRONGER INDUSTRY-WIDE PROTOCOLS

The latest cyber attack on a major party campaign committee should lead to greater demands on vendors and consultants to implement stricter cybersecurity protocols.   That’s according to Brian Franklin, a Democratic media consultant who launched the cybersecurity practice Campaign Defense to better address security issues in the campaign space.   The campaign committees, he …


Trump’s cybersecurity adviser Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter after embarrassing typo

Rudy Giuliani, the former Republican presidential nominee who is advising President Trump on cyber security,  has mistakenly accused Twitter of linking one of his tweets to “a disgusting anti-President message” after a typo in one of his tweets led to a prank. Mr Giuliani failed to insert a space in between two sentences in a tweet …


60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019

How many data breaches we will see in 2019 and how big are they going to be?   No one has a crystal ball this accurate and it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Still, I made a brilliant, contrarian, and very accurate prediction last year, stating unequivocally that “there will be more …


Citrix Systems Acquires Sapho For Micro Application Tech

Quick Take Citrix Systems (CTXS) announced it has acquired Sapho for an undisclosed amount.   Sapho is an enterprise micro application software company.   With the acquisition, CTXS is gaining software technologies that appeal to younger generation demographic workers, who seek simpler software solutions to quickly achieve targeted tasks.   The deal makes strategic sense …


Cyber security insurance hits missing data roadblock

Cybersecurity insurance, a new buzzword among Indian insurers, have crucial roadblocks to surmount before it can live up to the potential promised by the companies. Lack of actuarial data on cyber-attacks, murky disclosures by victim companies and the incredible speed at which a breach may spread globally has companies in a bind.   Actuarial data …


Attackers steal credit card details in Vision Direct data breach

Personal information and sensitive credit card details, including CVV codes, taken in five-day attack. Attackers have compromised Vision Direct customers’ contact information and financial details, including complete card numbers, expiry dates and the CVV security code.   The UK retailer specialising in contact lenses told a number of its customers this weekend that their details …


Dell EMC advances VMware hybrid cloud

Dell EMC has announced key portfolio enhancements and integrations with VMware designed to help customers further automate operations of their modern data centre and hybrid cloud environments.   “Organisations that digitally transform with a software-defined and cloud-ready modern data center infrastructure are able to execute a powerful hybrid cloud strategy that provides optimal control, simplicity …


Test your knowledge of VDI vs. RDS for desktop hosting

When IT professionals consider how they will host their desktops and applications, two of the top choices are VDI and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.   Running virtual desktops and apps on VDI gives IT professionals more control over the applications they can deploy, but the storage cost per user is high. Microsoft RDS, however, minimizes …


EU Citrix Cloud users experiencing non-virtual problems starting up their virtual desktops

Using Citrix Cloud in the EU? You might want to consider taking a longer lunchbreak as the virtualisation service is having a bit of a moment.   EU customers using Citrix’s Gateway Service are experiencing what the company describes as “intermittent issues,” and struggling to launch virtual applications or desktops.   Problems were reported by …


VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who co-created Kubernetes back at …