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Report: Organisations Have Endpoint Security Tools But Are Still Falling Short on the Basics

Most IT and security teams would agree that ensuring endpoint security and network access security applications are running in compliance with security policies on managed PCs should be a basic task. Even more basic would be ensuring these applications are present on devices. And yet, many organisations still fail to . . . Read more

Combatting Deepfakes in Australia: Content Credentials is the Start

There is growing consensus on how to address the challenge of deepfakes in media and businesses, generated through technologies such as AI. Earlier this year, Google announced that it was joining the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity as a steering committee member — other organisations in the C2PA include . . . Read more

Udemy Report: Which IT Skills Are Most in Demand in Q1 2024?

The tech industry courses people are taking online can tell a lot about which IT skills are in demand and what paths to careers look like today. Udemy is an online learning platform that collects data quarterly about which courses on its platform are most in demand. We’ve dialed in . . . Read more

Learn Windows PowerShell for just $17

If you’re a Windows system administrator or aspiring to become one, you can learn PowerShell scripting online, in your own time, with The 2024 Windows PowerShell Certification Bundle. Everybody feels like they have too much to do and not enough time these days. For IT professionals and systems administrators, however, . . . Read more

9 Innovative Use Cases of AI in Australian Businesses in 2024

More than three-quarters of Australian businesses are excited about the opportunities AI presents to them. A lack of AI talent and skills are holding some projects back, but we’re already seeing remarkably innovative uses of AI by enterprises that have been in a position to take an early mover advantage. . . . Read more

Anthropic Releases Claude Team Enterprise AI Plan and iOS App

Anthropic unveiled Claude Team, its enterprise plan for the Claude AI, on May 1. Claude Team comes at an interesting time as companies jostle to find money-generating uses for generative AI. With Claude Team, Anthropic packages up generative AI that could be used for iterating on projects, analyzing documents or . . . Read more

BeyondTrust Report: Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities Decreased by 5% in 2023

The number of Microsoft vulnerabilities has mostly flattened in 2023, with elevation of privilege and identity attacks being particularly common, according to BeyondTrust’s annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities report. Identity and access management solutions company BeyondTrust studied the most significant CVEs of 2023 and Microsoft vulnerability data from Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday . . . Read more

AI Sustainability: How Microsoft, Google Cloud, IBM & Dell are Working on Reducing AI’s Climate Harms

Many companies aim to measure sustainability-related effects with AI such as weather and energy use, but fewer talk about mitigating AI’s water- and power-hungry nature in the first place. Running generative AI sustainably could reduce some of the impact of climate change and look good to investors who want to . . . Read more

Breakthrough in Quantum Cloud Computing Ensures its Security and Privacy

Businesses are one step closer to quantum cloud computing, thanks to a breakthrough made in its security and privacy by scientists at Oxford University. The researchers used an approach dubbed ‘blind quantum computing’ to connect two quantum computing entities (Figure A); this simulates the situation where an employee at home . . . Read more