2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise. The wheels of 2020’s biggest cybersecurity threats have already been set motion. Mobile, the cloud and artificial intelligence, to name a few, are trends that will continue to be…

Iran strike puts U.S. cybersecurity experts on alert

Iran is considered one of Washington’s primary adversaries in cyberspace, and has shown a willingness to go after government and civilian targets.   Almost immediately after news broke that the United States had killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a high-profile Iranian military commander, in Iraq, John Hulquist’s inbox was already filling up. “I was getting inquiries within…

Don’t Let the Streams Pool Fool You

Sometimes conventional wisdom isn’t so conventional, or common. As a case-in-point DBAs may believe that the STREAMS pool is reserved strictly for streams processes. That isn’t the case as other Oracle utilities, such as Data Pump and GoldenGate, use that pool. Of course opting to use dynamic management will automatically allocate the required memory when…

Dallas data center operator CyrusOne discloses ransomware attack

A major Dallas-based data center operator says it is working to restore service to six of its customers after a ransomware attack. CyrusOne Inc. disclosed the attack Thursday and said affected customers are primarily hosted at the company’s New York data center. The computer hack encrypted customers’ devices. “Upon discovery of the incident, CyrusOne initiated its response…

Software’s Accelerating Data Needs May Benefit From Intel’s High-Optane Push

For all of computing’s advances the past few decades, one aspect that’s remained fairly constant is the fundamental relationship among processors, memory chips, and storage, coupled with software designed to route data where it’s most urgently needed. New memory technology that reached the market this year in response to big computing trends could upend this…

Cybersecurity in the Age of AI

AI is reshaping the landscape of cyber defense. As new security fissures open up, threat analysts deploy more powerful tools to prevent and respond to attacks. Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the escalating arms race in this new cybersecurity landscape. In this podcast, they also discuss: What security experts can learn from the…

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS  text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages to their customers and students. The Austin,…