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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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Making the move to 5G: What to know, how to plan for it

Is 5G real? When should you upgrade? How will enterprises benefit and what are the costs and ROI? Analyst Jack Gold joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Computerworld's Ken Mingis to answer those questions and more to help...

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Implementation flaws make LoRaWAN networks vulnerable to attack

New report from IOActive details implementation errors that expose LoRaWAN networks to attack and provides a framework for mitigating the risk.

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Securing the IoT is a nightmare

Currently, we have over 26-billion IoT devices running in our workplaces, offices and homes. If you're looking for an IoT security scorecard, it looks something like this: Security Threats: 26,000,000,000, IoT Secure Devices: 0.

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Closing the security gap in OT/IT convergence

End-to-end security between converging information technology and operational technology worlds is imperative, but technical and cultural differences separate them. Here’s how to close the gap.

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Insecure configurations expose GE Healthcare devices to attacks

The six high-risk vulnerabilities result from hard-coded or no credentials in remote access software and the use of outdated applications.

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Top tech stories of 2019

The new Apple Card, the battle for cryptocurrency dominance, cybersecurity skills shortage – just a few of the stories that made headlines in 2019. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the top tech...

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IoT security: IT's biggest headache

The internet of things encompasses connected devices on a massive scale, actionable data and innovative business models – and it also brings unprecedented security challenges.

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Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Companies have big plans for digital transformation, but the lack of skilled IT talent remains an obstacle. Here’s how to cope.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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What is Shodan? The search engine for everything on the internet

Defenders find this simple tool valuable for finding vulnerable devices attached to the web that need to be secured.

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What is a botnet? When IoT devices attack

Most consumers don't consider security when purchasing IoT devices. Yet botnet attacks can be devastating, impacting large portions of the internet. Learn how to prevent botnets in this video.

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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro subscribers have free access to an online course that leads to a Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) certification.

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Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Drones, self-driving vehicles and intrusive tech devices have our otherwise fearless hosts on edge. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp, plus Macworld’s Michael Simon discuss why that tech scares them and...

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What does Libra mean for the future of cryptocurrency?

Amid concern from regulators and Libra Association members alike, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress about plans for his company's planned digital currency, Libra. He revealed Libra will not roll out until U.S....

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Will cryptocurrency ever become mainstream?

Seven huge companies have bowed out of the association in charge of overseeing Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra. While it doesn’t bode well for the cryptocurrency’s rollout, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Juliet discusses if,...

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Can microsegmentation help IoT security?

Deploying microsegmentation as part of a broad IoT security strategy can enable more granular control of network systems and better isolation if a security flaw is exploited.

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Google Mobile Services backdoor for Huawei devices goes offline | TECH(feed)

The Huawei Mate 30 launched without full Android support due to the Commerce Department’s ban on business with the Chinese tech company. However, a website allowed users to download beloved Google apps such as Gmail and the Google...

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