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VMware Reports Rise of Deepfake Cybersecurity Attacks

VMware's eighth annual Global Incident Response Threat Report warns of a rise in the use of deepfakes in cybersecurity attacks, which are increasingly geopolitical in nature and being used more for extortion purposes.

AWS, Splunk Lead New Open Source Cybersecurity Schema Project

A group of tech companies led by AWS and Splunk have come together in an open source effort to combat cybersecurity attacks.

Veeam, Rubrik Lead 'Enterprise Backup and Recovery' Evaluations Amid Ransomware Deluge

Veeam and Rubrik were among the leaders in a new research report from Gartner that evaluated enterprise backup and recovery software.

DevOps Pros Eye Alternative Cloud Vendors, Payments: Report

DevOps pros are increasingly looking beyond the "Big 3" hyperscaler cloud computing vendors (AWS, Azure and GCP), with new payment mechanisms a prime driver, a recent report finds.

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How Cyber Insurance Is Evolving Amid Ransomware Tsunami

With the recent upsurge in ransomware attacks have come a few huge payouts from insurance companies, so they are cracking down on rules and regulations to lessen their exposure.

Threat Intelligence CISO Touts Zero Trust for Metaverse Security

How Zero Trust fits the bill as a security model for the emerging metaverse despite the architectural sins of our past (the internet).

Feds Warn Log4Shell Exploits Still Hitting VMware Horizon, UAG Systems

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week updated last month's advisory about threat actors continuing to exploit Log4Shell vulnerabilities in VMware Horizon and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) systems.

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New Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty Helps Government Customers Meet Requirements

Announced at this week's big Inspire partner event, the new Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty has arrived to help public sector customers meet compliance, security and policy requirements when processing data and workloads in the company's cloud.

The Public Cloud 'Sensitive Data' Problem

Most organizations already have sensitive data in the cloud. The majority of organizations surveyed (67%) in a new report host sensitive data or workloads in the public cloud.

Security-Conscious Open Source Devs Now Wrestle with Government Requirements

Technologists using open source software, long plagued by security concerns, are now facing a new challenge: meeting government requirements enacted to mitigate those concerns.

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.

Google Cloud Users Can Track App Carbon Footprints Next Year

Google Cloud announced a new sustainability initiative that will next year allow users of its Workspace apps to track their carbon footprints.

Don't Get Fired: How to Sell Max Cybersecurity to the C-Suite

Avoid this: IT Pro: "We need max security." Suit: "Costs too much." IT Pro: "We were hit with huge ransomware attack." Suit: "You're fired!"

Fad or the Future? What Developers Think of Web3

"Developers are torn on blockchain, crypto, and decentralization. 32 percent are at least favorable, 31 percent are unfavorable and 26 percent are indifferent."

Study: Look to Cloud for Better Risk Management

A new survey-based study on measuring risk and risk governance indicates the public cloud is the way to go for enterprises wanting to lessen their own riskiness.

Gartner Predicts Big Zero Trust Uptake, but Most Won't Benefit

Gartner said adopting organizations should "communicate business relevance of ZT by aligning resilience and agility."

Report: Open Source Security Ignored by Many Organizations

The once-sorry state of secure open source software has been improving lately, but a new report indicates it's still being largely ignored by many organizations.

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Industry Heavyweights Form Metaverse Standards Forum

More than 30 prominent tech organizations have formed the Metaverse Standards Forum to foster cooperation among standards organizations and companies in order to develop interoperability guidance for an open and inclusive metaverse.