IoT for Buildings Creates a Hot Job Market

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Smart buildings. Smart cities. Smart infrastructure. What do all of these have in common? They’re powered by the convergence of the physical and digital realms through IP-connected devices, sensors, networks, and artificial intelligence. These technologies are poised to transform the way people interact with the built environment. And the success of it all relies on a niche practice in electrical engineering called low-voltage engineering.

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or that automatically follow/unfollow other people to get them to follow the client back. This is despite Instagram reiterating a ban on these businesses in November and threatening the accounts of people who employ them.

Where Can IT Get Expert Guidance for Managing Android in the Enterprise?

Over the past decade, Android has taken the enterprise by storm. In each new operating system (OS) version update, its capabilities continue to become more business-friendly as the strength and depth of its mobile security functionality improves. With these changes considered, it’s clear Google is committed to delivering an OS that transcends the consumer world into the enterprise. For this reason, it’s no surprise that one of the world’s most popular platforms appears on IT’s shortlist for new device investments and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

“Most Of The World’s Airports And Leading Destinations Remain Vulnerable To Criminal Or Rogue Mayhem”.

Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology notwithstanding the shock wake-up call from the chaos at Gatwick Airport last month before Christmas and more recently at Heathrow, as well as last week’s exploding drone incident in Yemen.

Weekly Threat Briefing: NASA Jira Server Leaked Internal Project And Employee Data

The intelligence in this week’s iteration discuss the following threats: Adware, Backdoor, CryptoMix, Data breaches, DNS hijacking, FlawedGrace, ICEPick-3PC, MageCart, Malware, Phishing, Ransomware, ServHelper, Side-channel attack, TA505, TEMP.MixMaster, and Vulnerabilities. The IOCs related to these stories are attached to the Community Threat Briefing and can be used to check your logs for potential malicious activity.

How to kick start your least privilege strategy as we begin 2019

As we open 2019, we are expecting the issue of least privilege cybersecurity to become a priority for companies across the spectrum. One of the big reasons, of course, is that 80 percent of breaches today involve the compromise of IT and business user credentials including usernames and passwords.  To combat the exploitation of compromised accounts, organizations increasingly recognize how important it is to secure and protect privileged access across the enterprise for super users and business users, services, applications, data and systems.

Huge prizes up for grabs for anyone who can hack a Tesla

If you’re going to the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver this March you’ll have the chance to participate in the Pwn2Own ethical hacking contest. As usual hackers will be working hard to crack the security of browsers and operating systems from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Oracle and VMware.

The Success of Your Business Depends on Your Security Culture

As you are no doubt aware, 2018 was yet another banner year for cybercrime. IBM Security Vice President Caleb Barlow recently reflected on the historic data breaches, widespread vulnerabilities and unprecedented onslaught of data privacy regulations affecting businesses across geographies. In such a fast-paced industry where technology — not to mention the threat landscape — is evolving daily, security culture is now a key determinant of success.