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IEEE: Most Important 2022 Tech Is AI/Machine Learning, Cloud and 5G

"Because of the global pandemic, technology leaders surveyed said in 2021 they accelerated adoption of cloud computing (60 percent), AI and machine learning (51 percent), and 5G (46 percent), among others."

Cybersecurity Study Sees Zero Trust Replacing VPNs

As hybrid home/office workplace schemes become the new normal, more organizations are replacing the traditional VPN approach with Zero Trust architectures and remote desktop tech, a new survey indicates.

Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack: Immutable Cloud Blob to the Rescue!

A ransomware consultant remembers a particular Monday morning: 'And so we actually got to watch our infrastructure start disappearing in front of our very own eyes.'

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.

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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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.

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."

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.

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.

Will IoT Investment Soon Surpass Cloud Computing?

Satellite communications specialist Inmarsat predicts IoT investment will soon overtake digital transformation technologies like Big Data, robotics and next-gen security -- and even cloud computing itself.

Report: DevOps Goes Multi-Cloud to Enjoy 'Unique Benefits' of Multiple Providers

"Every cloud provider provides basic compute and storage services, but building a best-in-class business can be best achieved by taking advantage of best-in-class cloud computing features and not being locked into a specific vendor."

Cloud Native Security Survey: Kubernetes Defaults 'Too Open'

The problem hinders secure production deployments and will require effort and maturity to solve, according to a new post from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Remember When Kubernetes Was Just a Container Orchestration Platform?

Now its functionality has expanded to the point it handles just about everything in our new, modern, cloud-native computing cloudscape, including stateful, data-centric workloads.