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Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings
Eric Zeman,
Samsung earned a bit more than it expected to during the first three months of the year, thanks to robust sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
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Malware At Root Of Bangladesh Bank Heist Lies To SWIFT Financial Platform
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Customized malware hid $81 million of wire transfers until the money had been safely laundered.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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Google Search Fuels First Quarter Earnings For Alphabet
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Alphabet posts a solid first quarter that was fueled by its core search business and YouTube. But cloud and enterprise remain in sharp focus for future growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Making Mainframes Cool Again
Steve Trautman, Freelance Writer
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
By Steve Trautman Freelance Writer,
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Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer,
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HP, Lenovo Lead Slowing Worldwide PC Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
The PC market continued its losing streak in the first quarter of 2016, as shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC. Lenovo and HP remained the market leaders.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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Galaxy S7 Propels Samsung Profits
Eric Zeman,
Samsung said it recorded a 10% jump in profits for the first quarter due to sales of its new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
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Insider Security Threats: Disloyal Employees
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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'Panama Papers' Law Firm: We Were Hacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Founding partner of Mossack Fonseca tells Reuters his firm was a victim of an external hacker who leaked its data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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7 Lessons From The Panama Papers Leak
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Hopefully your organization isn't hiding as many dark secrets as Mossack Fonseca, but the incident still brings helpful hints about data security, breach response, and breach impact.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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Apple Services Secret To Growth
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Apple's iPhone sales are facing slowing growth, but the company has another weapon in its arsenal to drive growth higher, according to a report by Credit Suisse.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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Panama Papers Leak Exposes Tax Evasion -- And Poor Data Security, Data Integrity Practices
Dark Reading Staff,
Whether an insider leak or an outsider hack, an exposure of 11.5 million documents definitely falls under the infosec umbrella.
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Big Data And RDBMS: Can They Coexist?
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Can relational database management systems peacefully coexist with big data technologies? Here's what the experts have to say.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer,
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Apple At 40: 12 Products That Changed Computing Forever
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Apple reached its 40th anniversary this month, no mean feat in a tech industry littered with the names of long-gone giants. Here's a look at the 12 products that defined the company, and changed what we know as computing in the process.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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Symantec: Financial Trojans Declined By 73% In 2015
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
Symantec detected far fewer financial Trojans in 2015 and saw cybercriminals focus more of their efforts directly on financial institutions.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas,
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IBM Acquires Cloud Consulting Specialist Bluewolf
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
The acquisition of Bluewolf pairs cloud services and strategic consulting with IBM's expertise in experience design, mobility, and cognitive solutions. Financial details were not released.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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NIST Publishes New Security Standard For Encrypting Credit Card, Medical Info
Dark Reading Staff,
NIST published a new cybersecurity standard that specifies 'format- preserving encryption' techniques to secure credit card number and sensitive medical information.
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