Essential security analytics technology for advanced malware detection

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A few years ago, a company tried to sell me its latest and greatest product for detecting and preventing malware from infecting my corporate systems. I politely declined, explaining that my company, full of engineers and other smart people, couldn’t possibly be affected by the scores of malware that plague the rest of the Internet. Besides, I told the vendor, we already have a corporate antivirus product designed to prevent these types of issues.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Josh Sokol on TechTarget

The #antimalware software that we’ve hung our hats on for so long provides little more than an illusion of #security.

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Is the Internet of Things a platform, or a thing?

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The problem is, everything is a platform these days. Of course, not everything is a platform today. But this doesn’t stop every vendor worth its salt now referring to its major product set, database, applications suite, device etc. as a platform.

 

If we take a more purist software application development programmer stance on this matter then we would probably say that only Java and .NET rank as “platforms” in the original sense of the word.

 

But that time has (arguably) long gone now. SAP’s HANA cloud-centric database world is essentially a platform if we can now build applications “to it” that feed off of it and on it — or substitute any other major database vendor or provider of ERP-centric (or CRM connected) systems of record of your choice.

So times have changed, devices (mobile, desktop, embedded and other) are platforms too now.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Adrian Bridgewater’s thoughts on #IoT and #platforms

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The internet of nothings

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BABBAGE is getting a little tired of all the hype surrounding the “internet of things” (IoT). To judge from some of the more breathless claims, the IoT would seem to be just around the corner. The worst offenders, no surprise, are those who expect to profit most from embedding sensors in anything and everything, and connecting them wirelessly to servers in the cloud.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

#IoT or Internet of Nothings? Read and decide. On The Economist.

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The Five Signs of a Positive Leader

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Do you remember a time when you felt energized and inspired by a positive leader?  What inspired you about that person? How did they lead the organization?

When I began my career journey in the hospitality field, I was lucky to be surrounded by positive leaders. When I was still in college, I was working at a small extended stay Marriott hotel.  My first manager at that hotel was Robin.  Although we were a smaller hotel with only had about 50 employees, Robin knew how to create a positive culture to inspire people to come to work every day.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

#Leadership #Cafe

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Jeremy Rifkin: Intelligent technology and the future of human labour

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Earlier this month, I spoke to Jeremy Rifkin about his new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Our conversation ranged widely over many of the book’s central arguments, particularly those concerning the transition, driven by new information technologies, from a capitalist market economy to what Rifkin calls the “Collaborative Commons”. We ended with a brief discussion of the future of work. In the following guest post, Rifkin discusses in more detail the implications of the ”wholesale substitution of intelligent technology for mass wage labour and salaried professional labour.”

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

By Jonathan Derbyshire – The world of ideas.
#labour #future 

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Deze negen bedrijven weten nog meer van je dan Facebook en Google

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Facebook en Google zijn slechts kleine visjes in de Big Brother-zee

 

De Federal Trade Commission (FTC) heeft een onderzoek gepubliceerd naar negen grote Amerikaanse databrokers, bedrijven die hun geld verdienen aan het (veelal zonder je toestemming) grootschalig verzamelen en verkopen van persoonlijke data. Dit soort bedrijven blijven vaak grotendeels onder de radar – er zijn veel mensen die nog nooit van het woord databroker hebben gehoord, en de negen namen zullen veel lezers niets zeggen: Acxiom, Corelogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID Analytics, Intelius, PeekYou, Rapleaf, en Recorded Future. Maar onderling hebben ze een gigantische poel aan data verzameld, waarvan de schaal en impact nu enigszins in kaart is gebracht door de FTC. 

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

#Acxiom, #Corelogic, #Datalogix, #eBureau, #IDAnalytics, #Intelius, #PeekYou, #Rapleaf, en #RecordedFuture

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How computer science majors came back after the dotcom bust (in 3 charts)

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Computer science in academia ,was in its heyday around the tech bubble of the early 2000s but took a nose dive after the prolonged tech slump. Now the popularity of computer science is roaring back on America’s college campuses.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Gregory Ferenstein sees an increase in #computer #science studies.

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Can’t trust Dropbox? New IRM technology may be the answer

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An increased reliance on the internet brings greater risk of losing personal or business information online. With information rights management (IRM) technology, you can rest assured that you will maintain lifetime control of your information, no matter where it’s stored, shared or used.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

#IRM: Information Rights Management. Control you’re information no matter where it’s stored.

#Intralink

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