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New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems — such as Cobol and Fortran — are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology. New research found that these outdated systems, which may not be encrypted or even documented, were more susceptible to threats. Read More

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Which IT threat brings the most danger to enterprises, SMBs, governments, and individuals? The answer, of course, is data breaches. Now: Which data breaches are the hardest to prevent? And the answer is, those people don’t know about. Read More

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A common fear of privacy officers is a data breach, the unauthorized acquisition or processing of personal information that is maintained by an organization. The fear is enhanced by some IT security folks reminding us that “there are two types of companies, those that have been breached and those that don’t know they’ve been breached.” […]

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When Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service at Amazon’s US-EAST-1 data centers went down, things went bad. Very, very bad. How bad? Popular sites such as Quora, Business Insider, Netflix, Reddit and Slack either crashed entirely or were broken. By SimilarTech’s count, over 124,000 sites were affected. A college student told me, “It’s knocked out my […]

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