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‘Shadow IoT’ Undermining Network Security

‘Shadow IoT’ Undermining Network Security

The majority of Internet of Things transactions are unsecured, adding a new enterprise security threat as industrial ...

‘Community-based’ Open Source on the Rise

‘Community-based’ Open Source on the Rise

As more enterprises embrace open source software for applications ranging from security and cloud management to databases ...

Startup Applies Deep Learning to Secure Unstructured Data

Startup Applies Deep Learning to Secure Unstructured Data

The millions of documents in the form of product roadmaps, contracts and other components of corporate strategies ...

VMware Buys Network Analytics Vendor

VMware Buys Network Analytics Vendor

VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include ...

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February 25, 2020
The majority of Internet of Things transactions are unsecured, adding a new enterprise security threat as industrial and retail IoT traffic begins to ramp up. An enterprise IoT survey released this week by security vendor Zscaler found an “exponential” increase in malware attacks on vulnerable IoT networks. Zscaler said it detected about 14,000 IoT-based malware exploits per month, a ... Full article
February 20, 2020
As more enterprises embrace open source software for applications ranging from security and cloud management to databases and analytics, the steady shift away from proprietary software is coalescing around a “community-based” open source movement. According to an annual snapshot on the state of enterprise open source tools released by open source leader Red Hat, expensive proprietary software licenses and ... Full article
January 29, 2020
The millions of documents in the form of product roadmaps, contracts and other components of corporate strategies also represent unstructured—and it turns out—vulnerable data stored in-house or in the cloud. A data security startup called Concentric emerged from stealth mode this week, claiming to be the first to use deep learning tools to help companies determine where unstructured data ... Full article
January 22, 2020
VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close by the end of May 2020. Nyansa (“knee-ans-sah”), Palo Alto, Calif., specializes in AI-based network analytics. VMware said Tuesday (Jan. ... Full article
January 17, 2020
Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping up AI initiatives are confronting challenges while considering precisely where automation technologies fit into individual company strategies. That along with lingering concerns about AI hype are among the key conclusions of the latest enterprise AI survey, this one released this week by ... Full article
January 8, 2020
 Advances in AI and cloud technologies are helping health and pharmaceutical companies improve services, but they come with regulatory challenges. Let’s look at how smart companies are leveraging smart tech to gain a competitive advantage, and stay on the right side of the law, in 2020. We tend to think of technological advancements arising in response to needs, such ... Full article
January 8, 2020
As more enterprise users deploy Kubernetes as their preferred container orchestrator, momentum is building to lock down security on vulnerable hybrid cloud deployments. The latest step comes in the form of a runtime security tool dubbed Falco accepted this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a hosted development project. The group said Monday (Jan. 6) the ... Full article
December 11, 2019
A wholesale shift is underway to agile IT microservices as enterprises look to stay a step ahead of emerging business models along with the distributed applications and services that are driving a broad-based digital transformation. A key to that transition is adoption of AI technologies and the deployment of machine learning tools in the workplace. That combination has spawned ... Full article
December 6, 2019
Pausing at the end of 2019 to take stock of where enterprise AI stands, a new business model floated over the last year encourages distributed model training through the sharing of data. Depending on the project, the critical question raised by the emerging AI model dubbed “federated learning” is whether corporate rivals would ever be willing to share data? ... Full article
December 2, 2019
AI technologies incorporated into diagnostic imaging tools have proven useful in eliminating confirmation bias, often outperforming human clinicians who may bring their own prejudices. Another issue slowing progress is the need for machine learning frameworks that can access patient data without violating strict privacy regulations. Hence, chip vendors such as Nvidia have promoted new AI-powered tools for healthcare in ... Full article
November 20, 2019
The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise datacenters to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved network bandwidth, scaling ability, higher availability and the rise of cloud-native applications. Another unexpected reason, according to a vendor IT infrastructure management survey released this week, is improved cloud security, a consideration cited by more ... Full article
November 18, 2019
The protest by Amazon Web Services of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract to Microsoft is expected to touch off another round of deployment delays as cloud competitors use legal and bureaucratic channels to decipher how the controversial winner-take-all contract was awarded. AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) confirmed reports last week that it will protest the Defense Department’s decision in October ... Full article
November 12, 2019
Dell Technologies this week rolled out its data-driven vision of the automated IT infrastructure for the next decade, signaling in the process that it has completed the integration of among the largest technology mergers in history. Emphasizing the “next decade of data” generated by networked platforms and ever-increasing computing power, Michael Dell said the next step is consolidating infrastructure ... Full article
October 28, 2019
Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have come up with a new way to scan software for costly errors and vulnerabilities, and do so without access to source code. The tool is also being touted as a way to evaluate the growing number of open-source products deployed by enterprise users. The vulnerability scanner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information ... Full article
October 21, 2019
As if there weren’t enough security challenges, a forecast for the coming year warns the brave new world of AI and machine learning brings with it a whole new set of threats as microservices, the Internet of Things and multi-cloud deployments expand attack surfaces for hackers constantly probing for weaknesses. Market analyst Gartner’s list of key technology trends for ... Full article
October 18, 2019
A crypto-jacking worm, so-called because it spreads in spurts among unsecured images on servers, is said to be the first detected using Docker application containers. Palo Alto Network’s (NYSE: PANW) threat intelligence team known as Unit 42 reported the exploit dubbed Graboid this week, identifying it as the “first-ever crypto-jacking worm found in images on Docker Hub,” the service ... Full article
October 15, 2019
The ability to share and analyze data while protecting patient privacy is giving medical researchers a new tool in their efforts to use what one vendor calls “federated learning” to train models based on diverse data sets. To that end, researchers at GPU leader Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) working with a team at King’s College London came up with a ... Full article
October 9, 2019
Systems in the financial services industry generate multiple terabytes of data a day, a staggering volume to process in search of cyberthreats. Trovares, a high performance "property graph" analytics company with roots in supercomputing, has partnered with HPE and its Superdome Flex memory-driven servers on a cybersecurity capability the companies say “routinely” runs near-time workloads on 24TB-capacity systems, with ... Full article
October 1, 2019
DARPA will seek to unclog the networking bottlenecks that are hindering wider use of powerful hardware in computing-intensive applications. The Pentagon research agency has unveiled another in a series of post-Moore’s Law computing initiatives, this one seeking an overhaul of the network stack and interfaces that fall well short of connecting high-end processors with external networks and the data-driven applications ... Full article
September 25, 2019
The steady enterprise shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments brings with it added layers of complexity as adopters seek to salvage some legacy infrastructure while migrating critical workloads to cloud-native frameworks. Those requirements are said to be creating greater demand for managed services designed to demystify the transition. That’s among the conclusions of a vendor-sponsored study by 451 Research ... Full article

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