Ransomware Greatest Risk to Supply Chain in Minds of IT Pros

Ransomware is the top supply chain risk facing organizations today, according to a survey released Monday by ISACA, an association for IT professionals with 140,000 members in 180 countries. The survey, based on responses from more than 1,300 IT pros with supply chain insights, found that nearly three-quarters of the respondents (73%) said ransomware was …

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New Linux Laptop Line Advances HP, System76 Open-Source Collaboration

Collaboration between Linux computer and software firm System76 and HP is pushing for greater commercial adoption of open-source software and hardware optimized for Linux. System76 and HP on Thursday announced a new premium computer line designed to attract a wider audience to the developer-focused HP Dev One laptop computer. HP’s new Dev One, powered by …

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Lax Cyber Skills, Dev Blind Spots Behind Organizations’ AppSec Breakdowns

Government organizations and educational institutions, in particular, are increasingly in hackers’ crosshairs as severe web vulnerabilities spiral upward. Remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), and SQL injection (SQLi) are all top software offenders. All three increase or hover around the same alarming numbers year over year. RCE, often the ultimate goal of a malicious …

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Open Source Leaders Push WH for Security Action

A first-of-its-kind plan to broadly address open source and software supply chain security is waiting for White House support. The Linux Foundation and the Open Source Software Security Foundation (OpenSSF) brought together over 90 executives from 37 companies and government leaders from the NSC, ONCD, CISA, NIST, DOE, and OMB on Thursday to reach a …

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6 Critical Steps for Scaling Secure Universal Data Authorization

Modern data platforms continue to grow in complexity to meet the changing needs of data consumers. Data analysts and data scientists demand faster access to data, but IT, security and governance are stuck, unable to figure out how to give access to the data in a simple, secure, and standardized way across a wide variety …

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Open-Source Code a Marginal Problem, Managing It the Key Challenge: Report

Businesses using open-source code — which is embedded in a large majority of enterprise-grade software — need a full-scale inventory of its existence. That is missing in many corporate IT records. Without a detailed accounting of open-source code running within their software, companies have no way to monitor software policies, licenses, vulnerabilities, and versions. That …

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Canonical Lets Loose Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ‘Jammy Jellyfish’

Canonical’s Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, aka “Jammy Jellyfish,” is now generally available with features that raise the bar for open source — from cloud, to edge, to IoT and workstations. The desktop version is one of the biggest LTS releases from Ubuntu with respect to visual and feature changes. This major upgrade to GNOME 42 brings …

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Ukrainian IT Firm Counterattacks Russian War Lies

Stand with Ukraine

One of the largest IT companies in Ukraine has been waging its own informational defense against Russian propaganda since the start of the incursion. When the Russian invasion began, digital marketing firm Netpeak, made a redirectional web page on its website for Russian users. That site reflected insights regarding Russian propaganda and evidence of war …

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PC Shipments Decline, Revenues Rise During Q1 2022

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Worldwide PC shipments declined during the first quarter of 2022, but revenues, fueled by enterprise desktop sales, increased during the period. Despite the first decline in PC shipments since 2020, computer revenues increased 15% during Q1 of 2022, according to global market research company Canalys. Shipments of desktops and notebooks fell 3%, year over year, …

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US Tech Market Leadership at a Crossroads

Qualcomm went to Washington, D.C., last week to host an event focused on preserving and protecting the United States’ unique leadership position in the technology market. The keynote and panel were populated by ex-government officials and experts on trade and technology who pointed out that, regardless of which party is in power, government is ineffective …

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