NexusTek's chief technology officer, Randy Nieves, sees the importance of striking a balance between migrating systems to the cloud and supporting legacy infrastructure. In a recent VMware study, 62% of respondents said integrating legacy systems was the toughest part of implementing multicloud strategies.
A report from Moody's finds that cyberattacks on higher education institutions are escalating, but the financial risk of those breaches remains relatively low. Universities with medical centers are most appealing to hackers, as are institutions doing defense research, which puts them at risk of cyberespionage, the report says.
Some of Silicon Valley's top cybersecurity companies -- including Cisco, Symantec and McAfee -- are pooling resources to help strengthen security at the national level. Information shared among the companies, which are working with the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, creates more opportunity for them to recognize and stop public and private cyberthreats.
Many small businesses fail to adequately defend themselves against cyberthreats, writes Bennett Conlin. He recommends that businesses conduct audits to find weaknesses, ensure that employees are trained and can identify security threats, and use strong passwords to prevent brute-force attacks.
Georgia Tech officials say they will provide credit monitoring and identity theft protection for the estimated 1.3 million people, including students, faculty and staff, whose data may have been compromised in the breach of the school's system, which was disclosed in April. The breach came less than a year after the university accidentally emailed some students' personal information to other students.
The Federal Election Commission will allow the bipartisan nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns to provide free or lower-cost cybersecurity services to candidates in the 2020 elections. The nonprofit is run by Robby Mook, who served as campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Matt Rhoades, the manager of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign; it will provide both materials and training.
Advanced digital technology trims costs and helps transform businesses, experts from Gartner and Deloitte say. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud services can increase company performance, and they cost less than using human labor or older technology.
Application programming interfaces are pushing system development toward a focus on improving and reconfiguring existing functions, John McDowall writes. Other contributions to this change in emphasis include networks, service-oriented architecture and the rise of an on-demand service approach to hardware.
David Linthicum offers a three-step process for designing a disaster recovery system in the cloud: determining what needs to be backed up, writing a macro playbook that explains necessary activities and how often they should be done, and selecting one or two solutions that can meet those needs.
Marketers will spend more than $29 billion on mobile video ads this year, a report from ad publishing platform PubMatic predicts. The share of video ads viewed on mobile devices has increased from 40% in 2018 to close to 50% this year.
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