Quarter of the working week wasted dealing with false positives

A quarter of the working week (10 hours) is spent addressing false positive alerts, a survey of 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals has revealed. Conducted by security company Deep Instinct, the survey found the rest of the time is spent keeping the boat afloat, by rolling out security patches and software updates. Consequently, very little time is left for improvements …

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A quarter of government agencies suffered cloud leaks in 2020

Government agencies experienced all sorts of cloud-related cybersecurity incidents in 2020, but the most dangerous was data leakage, due to the time it takes to identify and remedy issues of this kind. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Netwrix, which states that phishing and targeted attacks on infrastructure round out the three biggest threats to government …

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PC sales grow for second successive quarter

As much of the world remains in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, global shipments of personal computing (PC) devices have continued on an upward trajectory. According to market analysts Canalys, the third quarter of 2020 was “stellar” for the global PC market in terms of growth, with 124.5 million units sold. That’s up 23 percent up year-on-year and includes …

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Quarter of workers will suffer in silence rather than contact tech support teams

Remote workers in the UK would rather suffer in silence than reach out to their IT department for help, a new report from NetMotion claims.  According to the company’s figures, two thirds of remote workers (66 percent) reported encountering an IT issue so far during the pandemic. Of these, more than half (57.5 percent) decided not to share their issues …

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IBM smashes targets for super profitable quarter

IBM has released its financial results for the second quarter of the year, reporting  stellar profits despite the current financial climate. Overall, the company saw non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.18, with revenues of $18.1 billion, representing a 5.4 percent decline year-on-year but surpassing analyst estimates. As reported by ZDNet, the company’s cloud business performed particularly well, with revenue for …

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