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Best practices to beat container misconfiguration

He urges IT decision-makers to strategise better and only shift what is optimum for the new environment – transforming assets to reduce complexity, probability of human error, and cost. According to Firment, container misconfiguration is a symptom of larger problems with migrations that haven’t incorporated architecture and practice modernisation. Good strategy means less is missed…

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Data leakage in the cloud – can data truly be safe in the cloud?

As organisations store and process data in the cloud, there are increasing concerns from administrators, data owners and CISOs’ around the possibility of misconfiguration or mishaps that lead to sensitive data being leaked – particularly to public cloud services that fall outside of the intended geographic region. In 2019, Gartner predicted that by 2025, 90%…

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Storage technology explained: Key questions about tape storage

Magnetic tape storage has a long history as a storage medium, being the primary way to store computer data from the 1960s to the 1980s. More recently, tape has been most closely associated with backup and long-term storage and archiving. Those applications make the most of tape’s key attributes, which include durability and low cost,…

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Invasive tracking ‘endemic’ on sensitive support websites

Dozens of university, charity and policing websites designed to help people get support for serious issues like sexual abuse, addiction or mental health are inadvertently collecting and sharing site visitors’ sensitive data with advertisers.   A variety of tracking tools embedded on these sites – including Meta Pixel and Google Analytics – mean that when a…

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Sellafield local authority slammed over response to North Korean ransomware attack

Former bosses at Copeland Borough Council blame a 2017 ransomware attack for the authority’s failure to submit audited accounts for its final four years of business. As part of local government reform, Copeland was incorporated into the joint Cumberland authority on 1 April 2023.Auditors from Grant Thornton have now also lambasted Copeland for its response…

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Tesla recalls over 125,000 cars for another seat belt issue

A rough year for Tesla just got worse. This week, the carmaker issued a recall of over 125,000 Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y vehicles due to yet another seat belt issue. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall report, the seat belt warning system isn’t working as intended…

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Storage technology explained: File, block and object storage

File, block and object are fundamental to how users and applications access and modify data storage. That’s been the case for decades, and the transition to the cloud has seen that remain so, but with adaptations to the use case, performance and cost constraints of cloud storage. In this article, we look at the fundamentals…

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Organisations value digital trust, but aren’t working at it

Just over three-quarters of technology leaders value digital trust as an important priority in the pursuit of digital transformation, but seem to be unwilling to put in the hours to work on it, according to research from security association ISACA, which is calling on compliance, security and IT to fill in some of the gaps…

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Why reliable data is essential for trustworthy AI

After decades where artificial intelligence (AI) was largely confined to research projects, niche applications or even science fiction, it’s now a mainstream business tool. Driven by applications such as Google’s Bard (now Gemini), Mistral and ChatGPT especially, generative AI (GenAI) is already impacting the workplace.  Industry analyst Gartner, for example, predicts 95% of workers will…

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HMRC boosts data scientist numbers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has significantly increased its spending on data science expertise, according to figures revealed by a Freedom of Information (FoI) request. The FoI findings have been analysed by the Parliament Street think tank, who have been investigating the data capabilities of the department over the past three financial years. The FoI request…

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