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How Can Businesses Defend Themselves Against Common Cyberthreats?

Today, all businesses are at risk of cyberattack, and that risk is constantly growing. Digital transformations are resulting in more sensitive and valuable data being moved onto online systems capable of exploitation, thus increasing the profitability of a successful breach. Furthermore, launching a cyberattack is becoming more accessible. Exploit kits . . . Read more

The Tech Needed to Survive This Decade’s ‘Seismic’ APAC B2B Trends

The business-to-business market will see a number of big changes in the years to 2030, according to a new report from customer experience firm Merkle. APAC regional B2B enterprises will need to consider their levels of investment in a number of technologies and integrating new tools now to prepare for . . . Read more

Smart outsourcing strategies: When to consider outsourcing to gain a competitive advantage

Image: iStockphoto/littlehenrabi In a recent survey of over 1,000 U.S.-based c-suite executives, 86% of CIO’s said they were likely to outsource technology related functions and work within the next 6 months. However, IT outsourcing isn’t simple; pockets of IT outsourcing excellence exist all over the world. CIOs looking to outsource . . . Read more

Gartner releases 4 trends that will impact cloud, data centers and infrastructure in 2023

Image: metamorworks/Adobe Stock Enterprise infrastructure and operations teams will have to cope with economic and geopolitical pressures as they pivot to support new technologies and ways of working, according to new Gartner research about four trends that will impact cloud, data center and edge infrastructure in 2023. Gartner VP Analyst . . . Read more

S3 Ep136: Navigating a manic malware maelstrom

by Paul Ducklin A PYTHON PERSPECTIVE VORTEX No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or just . . . Read more

PyPI open-source code repository deals with manic malware maelstrom

by Paul Ducklin Public source code repositories, from Sourceforge to GitHub, from the Linux Kernel Archives to ReactOS.org, from PHP Packagist to the Python Package Index, better known as PyPI, are a fantastic source (sorry!) of free operating systems, applications, programming libraries, and developers’ toolkits that have done computer science . . . Read more

PHP Packagist supply chain poisoned by hacker “looking for a job”

by Paul Ducklin We’ve written about PHP’s Packagist ecosystem before. Like PyPI for Pythonistas, Gems for Ruby fans, NPM for JavaScript programmers, or LuaRocks for Luaphiles, Packagist is a repository where community contributors can publish details of PHP packages they’ve created. This makes it easy for fellow PHP coders to . . . Read more

Some semiconductors have been proactive in sustainability efforts, but much more is needed

Deloitte’s new semiconductor industry outlook suggests 2023 could be when more of the large players take actions beyond the basic carbon offsets. Image: Connect world/Adobe Stock Chip manufacturing is undergoing a realignment as leading-edge semiconductor makers ponder moving more back-end assembly and testing onshore from the Asia/Pacific region. As Earth . . . Read more

Attention gamers! Motherboard maker MSI admits to breach, issues “rogue firmware” alert

by Paul Ducklin If you’re a gamer or an avid squeezer of raw computing power, you’ve probably spent hours tweaking your motherboard settings to eke out every last drop of performance. Over the years, you might even have tried out various unofficial firmware bodges and hacks to let you change . . . Read more

S3 Ep129: When spyware arrives from someone you trust

by Paul Ducklin WHEN MALWARE COMES FROM WITHIN No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or . . . Read more