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Cybersecurity Salaries Sky (but Suits Still Make Most)

Reaffirming that it's good to be the boss, the 2021 edition of the Dice salary report shows pay for cybersecurity analysts has skyrocketed, but top-level executives still make much more money.

Game Development/Deployment Heads to the Cloud

Developer-centric research firm SlashData published a quarterly report that illustrates the increasing importance of cloud computing in the development and deployment of games.

How to Start a Horizon Session from a Linux Command Line

After earlier detailing how to use a .bat file to launch the Horizon client to a Horizon desktop and then adding start-up functionality to the taskbar and Start menu, Tom Fenton turns to Linux.

Data Security Expert: Open Storage Buckets Will Be No. 1 Breach Threat

Expressing amazement that SQL injection is STILL a top data security threat, expert Karen Lopez predicted that the longstanding problem will be overtaken by users planting data on open storage buckets like AWS S3 and Azure Data Blob.

New Azure OpenAI Service Offers GPT-3 Natural Language Models

The foundational technology powering new AI coding assistants and other next-gen offerings based on natural language models is going to become an Azure cloud service.

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Ignite In Depth: New Azure Virtual Network Manager Public Preview

The point of AVNM is to give you a centralized way to manage connectivity and security policy, scoped to subscriptions or management groups for your entire Azure estate.

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Creating an IAM Role for the AWS Fault Injection Simulator

Brien walks through the process of creating an IAM role for the AWS Fault Injection Simulator in order to find out what happens when an EC2 spot instance is interrupted.

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Cloud Computing Predictions: Get Ready for 'Cloud Nationalism'

The 2022 cloud computing predictions have started, and analyst firm Forrester Research is in with an early entry consisting of only three items.

How to Start a Horizon Session from the Taskbar or Start Menu

After earlier showing how to launch the Horizon Client to a Horizon desktop using a .bat file, Tom explores what else can be done with it.

As Ransomware Reigns, Few Organizations Encrypt Cloud Data, Security Study Shows

A new cloud security study shows that despite the recent surge in ransomware attacks, few organizations are encrypting their sensitive data, which is one of the most recommended best practices to mitigate such attacks.

IBM Launches Learning Site: Open Source Cloud Guide

"Our goal is to give the global developer ecosystem one place to go to see where to focus their open-source development efforts when developing for specific use cases related to multicloud development."

Using the Fault Injection Simulator to Test AWS Spot Instance Interruption

If an organization uses spot instances as a means of providing extra capacity for EC2 workloads, it must consider what will happen if a spot instance is interrupted.

Microsoft: Russian Nation-State Actor Behind SolarWinds Attack Changes Tactics

Microsoft blamed Russia for new attacks against U.S. supply chain infrastructure, saying the Russia-backed nation-state actor Nobelium has changed its tactics this time.

Cloud Data Security Experts Answer User Questions on Ransomware, More

With cloud data security all over the news these days, experts Joey D'Antoni and Allan Liska recently answered user questions about the latest trends in ransomware and other current threats, best practices for cloud data protection and more.

Execs See AI, Cloud Analytics Driving Smarter Decisions

Developing a long-term data strategy is critical for organizations to thrive in a post-pandemic world, a new report says.

A New Ransomware Threat: Compromised Identities

Cloud security specialist Ermetic published research that found compromised identities can lead to risky AWS S3 storage buckets in certain situations, resulting in ransomware vulnerabilities.

Take Five: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2021

Tom gets to mingle with like-minded IT folks again and reports back on interesting sessions, companies, trends and more.

KubeCon 2021: What It's Like to Attend an In-Person Tech Event During the Pandemic

"It was nice to see and talk with like-minded people again."

Zero Trust-Based 'BeyondCorp Enterprise' Updates Lead Google Cloud Security Push

"We are a pioneer of Zero Trust computing and have deep experience running this model at scale."

Microsoft 365 Expert: Back Up Everything for 'Self Preservation'

20x Microsoft MVP Brien Posey explains how best practices can help save your job -- and how he was once fired for being an internal IT sabotage threat.