Global Government IT Spending to Decline by 0.6% in 2020

According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion in 2020, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019.Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, which is forecast to total $2.7 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 8% year over …

The price of compromised account logins as traded on the dark web

Can you put a price tag on the security of your online accounts? Hackers certainly can and a new report shows the average price they’re willing to pay for compromised account logins traded on the dark web. Researchers at Privacy Affairs analyzed hundreds of recent listings on the dark web, where hackers routinely exchange stolen …

How to reset Africa’s e-health systems after Covid-19

As COVID-19 rages on, it gives Africa multiple reasons to turn to mobile innovations in order to leapfrog the continent’s e-health services. Externally, the overwhelming of healthcare systems in G7 countries suggests a catastrophe is simmering in Africa, while the resurgence of the pandemic across the world suggests that we are in for a long …

Trends: Cyber-attacks Spiked by 34% globally in June compared to March and April

At the start of 2020, very few people would have predicted the events that unfolded. The COVID-19 global pandemic caused unprecedented changes to all of our lives, and has reshaped our entire working culture. From the accelerated pace of digital transformation and move to the cloud, to the increased use of collaboration tools, cybercriminals looked …

Twitter Hacked, now is a good time to turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

In case you haven’t heard, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Apple, and other public figures and companies were victims of a major hack by scammers asking for bitcoin. This would be the perfect opportunity to remind you to turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) on your own Twitter account. Think of 2FA as …

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS IoT SiteWise

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), has announced the general availability of AWS IoT SiteWise, a managed service that collects data from the plant floor, structures and labels the data, and generates real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to help industrial customers make better, data-driven decisions. Customers can use SiteWise …

Zoom to Offer End-to-End Encryption for All Its Users

Zoom’s has announced that it plans to offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, and not just those with paid subscriptions. Zoom had initially stated it would develop end-to-end encryption as a premium feature. A statement from zoom says Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, we have engaged …

Companies pull the plug on facial recognition, but major issues linger

In response to protest calling for police reform around the country, some of the biggest names in tech are taking a closer look at their facial recognition technologies. In recent weeks, protests calling for police and criminal justice reform continue to sweep the Untied States. These demonstrations have also spurred conversations surrounding flawed, racially-biased technologies …

Canadian Internet Registration Authority Offers Canadian Shield, New Free Cybersecurity Solution

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) launched a domain name system (DNS) service on April 23, 2020. CIRA is the entity responsible for overseeing Canada’s .ca country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). CIRA is offering its new DNS service—branded “Canadian Shield”—to assist Canadians with online privacy and security. Canadian Shield is an alternative to the DNS service …