Organizations waste billions of dollars preparing data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 16:14:53

Clean data is vital if analytics are to deliver useful results, but a new survey reveals that many organizations are still relying on manual and inefficient processes to clean and prepare information. The study by data preparation company Trifacta shows these inefficiencies are draining resources and inhibiting organizations' ability to glean insights that could be crucial to their business...

Shadow devices put enterprise networks at risk dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:07:41

A new study finds that enterprise networks have thousands of shadow personal devices including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, as well as Internet of Things devices -- such as digital assistants and smart kitchen appliances -- connecting to them. The report from network control company Infoblox shows 35 percent of companies in the US, UK and Germany reported more than 5,000 personal devices...

Data breach activity declines sharply in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 16:17:03

The number of data breaches disclosed in the first three months of this year fell to 686 compared to 1,444 breaches reported in the same period of 2017, according to a new report. This still represents the exposure of some 1.4 billion records, although this figure too is down from 3.4 billion in the same quarter last year. The study from Risk Based Security also shows a shift in tactics. The...

Ransomware attacks up 400 percent in 2017 mainly due to WannaCry dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-03 15:41:15

Ransomware attacks grew by 400 percent last year, largely down to the success of the WannaCry attack. It’s perhaps not surprising that other variants slowed down, but this signals a shift in the way ransomware is being used. A new report from F-Secure shows WannaCry accounted for nine out of every 10 ransomware detection reports by the end of the year. The use of other ransomware by cyber...

81 percent of organizations see an increase in cyber security challenges dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-30 16:46:45

A new study from IT solutions provider US Signal reveals that businesses are seeing a greater number of security challenges. The survey of security experts from a cross-section of organizations also shows 40 percent of respondents experienced at least one security incident in the last year, and 13 percent didn't know if they had. The top three challenges are seen as: protecting against...

Leaked memo shows Apple threatens leakers with criminal action dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-14 11:19:53

A leaked Apple memo reveals that last year the company identified 29 leakers within its ranks, 12 of whom were arrested. The memo warns that employees that leak company information have "everything to lose". There is obviously a wonderful irony to the leaking of a memo about leaking, but it also gives something of an insight into just how seriously Apple takes the matter. The company is...

Cloud use and compliance drive enterprise encryption strategy dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 15:40:07

The need to protect sensitive data against cyber criminals, address complex compliance requirements, and guard against human error is driving enterprises to adopt encryption. A new study by cyber security company Thales eSecurity, based on research by the Ponemon Institute, shows that 43 percent of respondents report that their organization has an encryption strategy applied consistently across...

Universal Media Server 7 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-27 22:04:06

The Universal Media Server Project has released Universal Media Server 7.0.0, a major new release of its open-source, cross-platform media server for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The server, which works with a wide range of UPNP/DLNA-compatible devices from mobiles to smart TVs, adds support for filtering content into movie and TV show libraries. It also promises massively improved...

Google Play Movies & TV now lets you search for shows across a range of streaming apps dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-27 20:12:32

There are so many streaming apps and services to choose from, it can be hard to know where to look when you want to watch something. With its latest update to Google Play Movies & TV, Google may just have come up with the answer for Android users. The update means that when you search for a show within the app, you'll be told which app or service you can use to watch it -- regardless of...

One in three consumers owns two or more smart home devices dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-26 16:52:29

Smart home technology is catching on in a big way with a third of US consumers now having two or more smart devices, according to a new study. The Smart Home report from GfK Research shows a high level of awareness of the technology, with 58 percent of US consumers saying smart home technology is likely to change their lives in the next few years. The level of agreement with this statement is even...