Daily Tech Briefing Aug. 22, 2017

Ransomware Victims Pay Much More Than Just the Ransom VIDEO

August 22, 2017 10:39 AM | ()
DAILY VIDEO: The true cost of ransomware is much more than just the ransom; Facebook awards $100K for spear phishing security research; Google and UC Berkeley will create an eclipse movie from crowd-sourced images; and there's more.

Skytap Banks $45 Million VC to Move Legacy Apps to Cloud

August 22, 2017 9:45 AM | ()
Moving apps that work well for organizations in data centers but haven't been retrofitted to work in cloud deployments is a common inhibitor for an enterprise moving to a cloud-based environment.
Private cloud

What to Consider When Deciding if Private Cloud Is Right for Your Firm SLIDESHOW

August 22, 2017 9:33 AM | ()
Private clouds are attractive to enterprises for good reason. But they have some complex challenges. Here’s what to consider when deciding whether private cloud is right for your company.
Mimecast Ropemaker

Ropemaker Email Exploit Exposes Desktop Clients to Security Risks

August 22, 2017 7:40 AM | ()
Email security vendor Mimecast releases a report on a new type of email exploit that neither Apple nor Microsoft sees as a risk that needs to be patched.

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10 Features That Make the iPad Pro an Attractive Hybrid Alternative SLIDESHOW

August 22, 2017 7:12 AM | ()
Thanks to a stellar design, outstanding performance and the promise of iOS 11, now may be the right time to buy an iPad Pro.

Google Officially Takes Android Oreo Out of the Oven

August 21, 2017 9:14 PM | ()
New features in the operating system include picture-in-picture, Autofill and support for Android Instant Apps.

Dreamhost Crowd-Funding Legal Action Against DOJ

August 21, 2017 4:00 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: The hosting company is opposing a demand from the Department of Justice to turn over every piece of information about every visitor to a political action website.

KPMG Survey of CEOs Shows Serious Issues with Digital Transformations

August 21, 2017 3:30 PM | ()
Survey of 400 CEOs uncovers some significant findings for new-gen usage of data and analytics, including the fact that half of them said they are concerned about the integrity of the data upon which they are basing their decisions.
Unity flaw

Game Developers Warned of Remote Vulnerability in Unity

August 21, 2017 2:55 PM | ()
The popular Unity game platform is vulnerable to remote compromise due to a flaw in the Windows game editor, the company says as it releases a critical patch.
speech recognition

Microsoft Researchers Set New Speech Recognition Record

August 21, 2017 2:15 PM | ()
The company's AI-assisted speech recognition systems reach a 5.1 percent word error rate in the Switchboard benchmark.

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