Information Technology

Healthcare Embraces DevOps as Cloud Fervor from 2020 Finally Slows

The last year was challenging for every business sector, and none more than healthcare which was under enormous pressure to provide care while changing the way many services are delivered. According to data from the 2021 State of Database DevOps report from Redgate Software, the importance of IT in enabling and facilitating that change has been key to success for the healthcare sector, with DevOps adoption, cloud use and cross-platform database development all increasing markedly.

IT Leaders Rely on Weak Security Protocols Despite Extraordinary Increase in Phishing Threats to Remote Workers

BOSTON, July 27, 2021 -- A new survey of enterprise IT security leaders showed an overwhelming majority--almost 80 percent--believe remote workers are at more risk for phishing attacks now because they're isolated from their organizations' security teams. Despite the significant threat increase, more than 59 percent of respondents felt solutions such as video training (27%), email reminders (20%), and VPNs (12%), were sufficient solutions by themselves to keep organizations safe from what those surveyed said were the biggest security breach fears: damage to brand and reputation, and legal jeopardy.

TM Forum Urges Collaboration as Open Digital Architecture Reaches Next Milestone

London, United Kingdom — TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, is issuing a call for telecoms software suppliers, service providers and systems integrators to join the next critical phase of its Open Digital Architecture (ODA) initiative focused on delivering cloud native software component specifications to deliver plug-and-play IT and networks.

Bamboo Systems Models How to Reduce Data Center Carbon Footprint with Arm Servers

SAN JOSE, CA – July 13, 2021 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based, enterprise-classed servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today released a whitepaper “Reducing Your Data Center Carbon Footprint with Bamboo Arm Servers” which analyzes the energy used by different types of data centers. Bamboo found that an Arm server-powered data center reduces CO2 production by 74 percent, equivalent to almost half a million barrels of oil.

Research: 94% of organizations have suffered insider data breaches

Human error is the top cause of serious breaches but malicious attacks are IT leaders’ biggest concern.

London, UK – 13th July 2021 – Egress’ Insider Data Breach Survey 2021 has revealed that an overwhelming 94% of organizations have experienced insider data breaches in the last year. Human error was the top cause of serious incidents, according to 84% of IT leaders surveyed. However, IT leaders are more concerned about malicious insiders, with 28% indicating that intentionally malicious behavior is their biggest fear. Despite causing the most incidents, human error came bottom of the list, with just over one-fifth (21%) saying that it’s their biggest concern.

Research: Half of businesses now have a policy on whether to pay out on ransomware

New research by Databarracks has revealed 54% of businesses now have a defined policy in place to deal with ransomware attacks – whether this means paying a ransom, relying on insurance policies or refusing to pay at all.

The findings are from Databarracks’ 2021 Data Health Check, launching today. Running since 2008, the annual report surveys over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on critical issues relating to cybersecurity, IT resilience, cloud and remote working.

When asked if their organization had a policy for paying out on ransomware attacks:

Insider breaches the top cause of cyber incidents according to latest ICO data

London, UK – 7th July 2021 – Insider data breaches were the top cause of data and cyber security incidents reported to the ICO in the first quarter of 2021, according to the ICO. 57% of reported incidents were caused by insiders, with over 1,000 incidents reported in the first three months of 2021. Misdirected email was behind most of the incidents, with over 400 reports made to the ICO. Phishing was the second-biggest named cause, with over 200 incidents caused by employees falling for malicious emails.

For the fourth quarter running, healthcare was the hardest hit, with over 420 reported incidents in just three months, while financial services was the industry targeted with the most phishing attacks.

How IoT Can Vastly Improve Warehouse Management

Almost no one would argue against the idea that Amazon has been the face of innovation in the supply chain and warehouse management field. From the ecommerce giant’s use of an automated robot army, like Kiva smart shelves and order-packing machines, to its intelligent and voice-enabled picking system, efficiency is the name of the game. Unfortunately, it gives the impression that many competitors, especially small-time operations, cannot hope to compete in the space.

How Mobile Technology Has Evolved Into the IoT World

Of all the major tech innovations to reshape the world over the past few decades, one of the biggest has been the rise of internet of things (IoT) devices. 

As the number of IoT devices has grown — and both consumers and businesses have adopted the tech — mobile technology has had to evolve fast to keep up.

These are the most significant changes that mobile technology designers have made to meet the needs of IoT technology in the consumer and business worlds — and how all mobile device users are likely to benefit.

High Speeds and Improved Reliability With 5G

The most significant impact of the IoT revolution has likely been on the direction of 5G, the next generation of cell network technology. 

1 in 3 employees has picked up bad cybersecurity habits since working remotely, reveals news data

SAN FRANCISCO - 15 JUNE 2021: A new report from human layer security company Tessian reveals that most IT leaders (56%) believe their employees have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviors since working from home. As organizations make plans for the post-pandemic hybrid workforce, Tessian’s Back to Work Security Behaviors report reveals how security behaviors have shifted during the past year, the challenges as organizations transition to a hybrid work model, and why a fundamental shift in security priorities is required.

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