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Paladin Cloud Launches Open Source Security-as-Code Platform

Flush with $3.3 million in seed funding, startup Paladin Cloud has launched an open source Security-as-Code platform that aims to holistically improve cloud security.

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Machine Learning Security Paper Unveils 'Uncomfortable Truths'

Bad actors can cause an image of a dog to be classified as a golf cart, for a trivial example, though this has real-world implications for authentication systems, malware and obscenity filters and more.

Tech Experts Disagree on Metaverse Future in Widely Scattered Predictions

New report says metaverse in 2040 could be hype, hope, hell or maybe all three combined.

Survey: 'Knowledge Gap' and Talent Dearth Hinder Cloud-Native Development

In gauging the benefits and challenges of cloud-native development, OutSystems found most respondents to a survey don't know that much about the approach, even though analysts predict it will pretty much account for all app development in a few years.

Lots of 'Sustainability' Talk, Little Walk

Lots of organizations are talking about sustainability, but not so many are walking the talk, indicates a new report from Google Cloud.

Mandiant Sees Ransomware Increasingly Attacking Virtualization Platforms

Threat intelligence specialist Mandiant has noticed ransomware actors have been increasingly attacking virtualization platforms in their efforts to extort organizations for money.

Cloud Computing Survey Shows Cost Control Struggles

Cloud computing surveys usually reveal that security concerns and lack of in-house skills are top impediments to successful implementations, but a recent poll adds a new top challenge: cost control.

Cybersecurity Incident Responders Help 'Rebuild Trust' After Attack

In choosing a cybersecurity incident response service, organizations should look for vendors with a long-tail approach to helping the victim in "rebuilding trust" by restoring brand and reputation, says a new research report.

'Great Resignation' Depletes Already Hard-to-Find Cybersecurity Talent

Survey after survey in the IT industry point to one common pain point: finding cloud computing, cybersecurity and other tech talent to fulfill enterprise initiatives. It was bad before the wave of pandemic-spurred job-quitting and apparently has only gotten worse. And that's during a time of increasing ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks.

New Cloud Cybersecurity Worry: 'Alert Fatigue'

As if you didn't have enough to fret about from rampant ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, Orca Security has published a new survey-based report on a new worry: "alert fatigue."

AWS Uses Metaverse-Like Game for Cloud Training

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is using a 3D metaverse-like role-playing game to train users on how to use its cloud computing platform.

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Accenture's 'Metaverse Continuum,' Tech Trends and Digitally Enhanced Future

In announcing four top tech trends for 2022, Accenture is imagining digitally enhanced human experiences reshaped by the convergence of physical and virtual realities and augmented by cutting-edge technology.

What Workloads Hinder Enterprise Lift-and-Shift to Cloud?

A new hybrid cloud adoption survey reveals the workloads most responsible for holding back full enterprise IT cloud migrations.

Talent Dearth Continues to Hamper Cloud Expansion, Survey Shows

While we're still in a cloud computing boom, familiar challenges like a lack of top talent continue to hinder enterprise efforts to expand their cloud initiatives, says a new report.

Cloud Security Report: It's Still Misconfiguration, Misconfiguration ...

Misconfiguration was still the No. 1 cause of cloud security incidents last year, says a report from Check Point Software Technologies.

State of the Cloud 2022: Azure Usage Surpasses AWS

"Data from this year's survey indicates Azure seems to be either closing the gap -- or has slightly surpassed -- AWS with some users."

CNCF Finds Prometheus Top Cloud Observability Choice

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) conducted a cloud native observability survey that found its own projects accounted for the top three most popular offerings, starting off with Prometheus.

Once a Security Problem, Open Source Now a Solution, Report Says

Red Hat was surprised by this finding from its new report on open source software in the enterprise: It's now seen as a benefit, when it was a big security problem not that long ago.

No. 1 Cloud Computing Cost Saver: Resource Reservations

"The most important cost savings that you can do in the cloud is resource reservation," says Joey D'Antoni, principal consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting.

Data Protection Report: Most Orgs Suffered Ransomware Outage

A new data protection report from Veaam shows the tremendous impact of ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks currently plaguing the IT industry.

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