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Microverse IDE Unveiled for Web3 Developers, Metaverse Projects

As the Metaverse, Web3 and associated technologies take shape, developer tooling is arriving to help give it structure.

Mounting Data Breaches Cause Huge Encryption Spike

Mounting data breaches have caused a huge spike in encryption says a new survey-based report, but it's not ransomware attackers or other bad actors organizations are primarily protecting against -- it's their own employees.

SecOps Report: Stressed Pros Shouldn't Just Turn Off 'Noisy' Alerts (or Pay Ransom)

A new report on overstressed security pros finds many just turn off noisy, overwhelming alerts and provides more evidence that paying off ransomware attackers doesn't result in very many positive outcomes.

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Data Scientists vs. AI Pros: Who Makes the Most Money?

Executive recruiting firm Burtch Works, noticing an unprecedented increase in tech salaries since the post-pandemic economic recovery started, published a new report that sheds light on just how much money data scientists and AI pros make now -- and who makes the most.

Q: How Often Should SMBs Do Security Audits with Zero Trust? A: Constantly

John, an IT pro at a plastic fabrication company, had a question for our Zero Trust security experts: How often should a SMB (100-150 employees) do security audits? Dave, a front-line consulting veteran, had an answer: Constantly.

Salesforce Leans In to Web3 with New NFT Cloud

Salesforce, known for its cloud-based software for business functionality like customer relationship management (CRM), has furthered its embrace of cutting-edge Web3 technology with the closed pilot of an upcoming NFT Cloud.

Report: Serverless Has Gone Mainstream Across Big 3 Clouds

The monitoring and security specialist leveraged usage telemetry from thousands of its customers to compile the report on serverless computing, which typically involves distributed chunks of code -- or functions -- being triggered by various kinds of user or system events, instead of monolithic programs.

At RSA Conference, Cloud Security Tops Ransomware as Chief Concern

For all the buzz about ransomware lately, it wasn't the chief concern among attendees at this week's big security-focused RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Zero Trust Gains Ground Despite Lack of Expertise, Staffing

The Zero Trust security model is gaining traction in the enterprise even though it's still being held back by the ever-present skills shortage, says a new report published during this week's RSA security conference.

Ransomware Payouts Can Be 'A Matter of Life or Death' but 'Don't Pay' Generally Advised

A new ransomware survey from Cybereason published during this week's RSA security conference reaffirms general industry advice to not pay off the attackers, but many do so when it becomes "a matter of life or death."

'Tighter & Tighter' Cyber Insurance Regs: Assertions, Attestations and Reimbursements

Insurance companies are cracking down amid huge payouts for ransomware attacks.

Azure Container Apps Lead Big Cloud Push at Microsoft Build 2022

Microsoft announced the General Availability of Azure Container Apps at its big Build 2022 developer conference that was chock full of cloud-related news.

Study Finds Human Error Causes Pervasive Kubernetes Security Incidents

A new report on Kubernetes security found pervasive attacks that are hindering innovation, delaying application rollouts and causing other problems, many of which can be traced to human errors.

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Cisco Describes Hybrid Cloud 'New Normal,' Touts Cloud Operating Model for Success

"Hybrid cloud environments have become the new normal, particularly as consumers of IT services have become more empowered to make cloud choices that fit their needs."

Most/Least Popular Programming Languages for Cloud Development

Java tops most lists, but what languages are seen as least popular?

VMware Explore 2022 (Formerly VMworld) Focuses on Multi-Cloud Universe

The theme of the event is the Multi-Cloud Universe, with a focus on cloud transformation, cloud native platform, the hybrid workforce and cloud security.

Multi-Cloud Study Shows Complexity, Tool Sprawl, Siloed Data Challenges

A new report focusing on multi-cloud management reaffirms the huge growth in multi-cloud implementations while also detailing challenges concerning complexity, tool sprawl, siloed data and more.

Is the Kubernetes Skills Gap Shrinking?

New year-over-year findings in a Kubernetes/cloud native study conducted by Canonical show a smaller percentage of respondents listing "lack of in-house skills/limited manpower" as the biggest challenge when migrating to/using Kubernetes and containers, though it's still the No. 1 challenge.

Federal Security Agency Orders Emergency VMware Patching

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a May 18 emergency directive to all Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies to mitigate vulnerabilities found in a slate of VMware offerings.

Survey Shows Limits of Ransomware Insurance, Payoffs

"Paying cybercriminals to restore data is not a data protection strategy."