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The business value of security: delivering the return on investment

Once seen as a barrier to innovation, chief information security officers (CISOs) are increasingly showing how they can help their organizations to achieve strategic goals. As part of our interview series with leading CISOs on how they not only ensure security but also prove its commercial value, we focus on business impact and ROI. [1] [1] On CIO

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Top security technology trends in 2019: Transforming the future of work in security

Walk the show floor at any security event, and you will be inundated with a multitude of purportedly cutting-edge and disruptive security technologies. When every vendor claims that their solution is unique and that no security program would be complete without it, how do you cut through the noise to pinpoint what you must pay attention to and invest in? [1] [1] By Forrester Research on ZDNet

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The new shape of the IT budget

How the IT budget is spent — and by whom — has changed dramatically in recent years. With this downloadable infographic, we take a look at the big spenders, the shifting set of stakeholders and priorities, and the industries and companies with the deepest pockets. [1] [1] By Kenny MacIver on CIO

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Microsoft: We’re disabling VBScript in Windows 7, 8 to block attackers

Microsoft is moving ahead with its plan to eradicate VBScript from the web. On August 13, 2019, in the next Patch Tuesday update, the company will disable the technology by default on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). The move will happen by way of cumulative updates for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 in August’s Patch Tuesday updates, cutting off a preferred target of North Korean hacking group DarkHotel. [1] [1] By Liam Tung on ZDNet

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Guide to industry cloud: What businesses need to know

Cloud computing has enabled organizations of all sizes to scale computing resources to meet their workloads, remove the need for building and maintaining data centers, slow CapEx planning processes, and eliminate the costs of powering servers with unutilized capacity due to variable workloads. [1] [1] By James Sanders onn ZDNet

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The trust economy in action

Philipp Kristian Diekhöner is a Kairos Society Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and sought-after writer and speaker. We caught up with him to hear his views about trust, technology and the challenges facing the industry. Trust is the single most valuable competitive asset for companies and is crucial for the success of transformational technologies. [1] [1] By Rae Ritchie on CIO

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Microsoft and the learnings from its failed Tay artificial intelligence bot

In March 2016, Microsoft sent its artificial intelligence (AI) bot Tay out into the wild to see how it interacted with humans. According to Microsoft Cybersecurity Field CTO Diana Kelley, the team behind Tay wanted the bot to pick up natural language and thought Twitter was the best place for it to go. [1] [1] By Asha Barbaschow on ZDNet

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Security alert: How vulnerable is your organization on social media?

It’s your Marketing Director’s worst nightmare: your corporate social media account is hacked or impersonated, and your customers are targeted in a scam that uses your logo and messaging. Before you know it, the scam has gone viral and made the news. You’re forced into crisis management mode, the reputational damage to your brand is huge, and revenue is impacted.

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