Rubrik, Zscaler Team Up to Fight 'Double Extortion' Ransomware

Double extortion ransomware is a type of cyberattack in which threat actors exfiltrate a victim's sensitive data in addition to encrypting it, giving the criminal additional leverage to collect ransom payments.

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IBM Years Ago Famously Switched Focus to AI, So What Happened?

The AI buzz these days is all around Microsoft, OpenAI, Google and a few other heavy hitters, but not so much for IBM which years ago went "all in" on hybrid cloud and AI. So what happened?

Microsoft Announces Multi-User Capabilities for Windows Cloud PC

The marquee feature in Windows 365 Frontline, now in public preview, allowing each Frontline license purchased to have up to three users access the Cloud PC, albeit not at the same time.

RSA Conference's 'Most Innovative Startup' Does ... You Guessed It: AI

Like most things these days, the security-focused RSA Conference 2023 prominently featured AI, the topic of many sessions and announcements and the specialty of multiple award winners.

Putting the 'C' in Confidential Computing

Not using confidential computing might become the exception (at least on the server / cloud side), while using it will be just normal.

Most U.S. Execs 'A Year or Two Away' from Using Generative AI

A new survey of corporate executives confirms the obvious -- generative AI will have an enormous impact on business -- but also reveals that most aren't ready to use it just quite yet.

Google Matches Microsoft with AI-Powered Security Offering

"These new models not only give people a more natural and creative way to understand and manage security, they give people access to AI-powered expertise to go beyond what they could do alone."

'Emergent Abilities': When AI LLMs Learn Stuff They Shouldn't Know

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: "Of the AI issues we talked about, the most mysterious is called emergent properties."

AI in the Workplace: 'Americans Are Wary and Sometimes Worried'

A new Pew Research Center survey-based report about the use of AI in the workplace finds widely diverging views on the topic, though respondents are generally wary and uncertain of AI being used in hiring and assessing workers.

Open Source Generative AI Image Specialist Stability AI Turns to Text

"Our StableLM models can generate text and code and will power a range of downstream applications."

AWS Makes Its Own Generative AI Moves with 'Bedrock' Dev Service, New LLMs

Amazon Web Services (AWS), seeking to not be left behind in the cloud giant AI space, is making moves to catch up to Microsoft and Google.

From Deepfakes to Facial Recognition, Stanford Report Tracks Big Hike in AI Misuse

A sprawling new report from Stanford University charts a steep rise in the misuse of AI technology, increasingly being applied to image/video deepfakes and questionable facial recognition and surveillance efforts.

While Some Call for AI Pause, AWS Launches Generative AI Accelerator

Amid calls for an industry pause on AI large language model (LLM) development, AWS has launched a program to boost generative AI startups.

Microsoft Eases AI Image Generation Across the Board

Capitalizing on the current generative AI hype, Microsoft is making it easier for users to create their own images across its consumer app portfolio.

Open Source Guides for Prompting AI Large Language Models

With AI prompt engineering one of the hottest disciplines in IT right now, we take a look at some of the top open source "best practices" type of guides on GitHub.

Thin or Native VDI Client? Measuring OS Resource Intensity Levels Helps Decide

Tom Fenton explores what resources are required to run a VDI client on top of a generic OS vs. a thin client

How to Enable TPM Support for AWS Windows EC2 Instances

Surprisingly, most Windows EC2 instances do not support TPM 2.0, but thankfully there is a way to enable TPM support, explains Brien Posey.

Commercial AI Pushes Receiving More Blowback

Is the rush to capitalize on AI advancements with commercial products pushing things too far, too fast?

Information Governance: The Microsoft Way

Paul Schnackenburg says the industry is adopting these technologies as part of Zero Trust and defense in depth, so everyone should have a grasp of the basics.

Backing up the vCenter Server Appliance for Free

Tom Fenton says VMware's free solution has been proven over the years and is a viable option for even the most cash-strapped vSphere deployments.