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US technology industry cross border venture financing deals total $3.01bn in Q4 2020

Total technology industry cross border venture financing deals worth $3.01bn were announced in the in Q4 2020, with $160m 8090 Partners, Arrowroot Capital, Carlos Gutierrez, Daniel Nadler, Dorm Room Fund, Escondido Ventures, Firetrail Investments, Global Public Offering Fund, Green Visor Capital Management LLC, Jerry Yang, Jipyong & Jisung, Katharine Weymouth, Lakebridge Equity Partners, Mark Cuban, Nautilus Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Pure Asset Management, Regal Funds Management, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Ron Gula, Runway Growth Capital, S&P Global Ventures, Tech Pioneers Fund, The Economist Group, Thorney Opportunities, Tom Monahan,…

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THESE tech influencers could bank €165,000 a month from YouTube!

Technology is evolving at such a rapid rate that it is often overwhelming for the average consumer to keep up with. Luckily, the rise of tech influencers has taken this burden of consumers with their in-depth video reviews and tutorials of various tech products. Interested in tech influencers, ManySpins.com analysed data from analytics tool on Social Blade to find out how much some of the biggest tech influencers in the world could earn each month from their official YouTube channel. Key findings from research include: Marques Brownlee is the highest earning tech influencer on…

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In-depth study of 800 cyber jobs reveals the most desired skills

Every year cyber attacks become more sophisticated and severe. So much so, that a recent study by Specops Software found that 54% of business owners from a range of sectors have experienced an increase in cyber threats this year.  To neutralise risk and protect key functions from being compromised by cyber attacks, more and more business leaders are realising the importance of cyber security positions (cyber security analyst, cyber security specialist etc.) within their organisations. Interested in this, Specops Software analysed 843 cyber security job listings on Indeed to identify…

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People most fearful of this authentication feature

With many people debating whether new technologies, such as tracking apps, are a breach of privacy, it’s certain these technologies will find their way into society one way or another. With that in mind, the security experts at Specops Software were curious to find out public opinion on a feature we use daily, which is authentication. Whether that is unlocking our phones or logging into our online bank accounts. People prefer traditional authentication methods over biometric authentications, with 78% saying they feel most comfortable using traditional passwords. People are most…

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GlobalData presents top 25 global technology companies by market capitalization in Q1 2019

Eight of the top 10 companies remained unchanged in the GlobalData’s list of Top 25 publicly traded global technology companies by market capitalization (M Cap), with the exception of Facebook and Tencent swapping their places at fourth and fifth positions, during the first quarter (Q1) ended 31 March 2019.  Facebook’s M Cap increased by 26.3% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) as its share price increased from US$131.09 in Q4 2018 to US$193.4 in Q1 2019. Akhila, Company Profiles Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “This was driven primarily by investors’ sentiments following an increase in…

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Business intelligence trends 2019: AI-powered predictions, data governance, and data gravity

Business intelligence industry in 2019 is all about using artificial intelligence for data interpretation, having heightened awareness of data management, and moving software to the cloud The growing operational capacities are shaping new trends in the business intelligence (BI) industry. The tendency to migrate the BI software to the cloud where the data is stored, further implementation of AI-powered technologies, and establishing reliable data governance practices are among the top current trends in business intelligence. AI-driven predictions based on data Current AI-driven business intelligence platforms can assess the data quicker…

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Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds, According to Sophos Global Report, “Exposed: Cyberattacks on Cloud Honeypots”

Sophos study of 10 cloud server honeypots placed worldwide reveals the need for visibility and security to protect what businesses put into hybrid and all-cloud platforms Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the findings of its report, Exposed: Cyberattacks on Cloud Honeypots, which reveals that cybercriminals attacked one of the cloud server honeypots in the study within 52 seconds of the honeypot going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On average, the cloud servers were hit by 13 attempted attacks per minute, per honeypot. The honeypots were…

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“MegaCortex” ransomware wants to be The One

The sudden appearance of a new ransomware on a large number of enterprise networks was not the May Day gift anyone wanted A new ransomware that calls itself MegaCortex got a jolt of life on Wednesday as we detected a spike in the number of attacks against Sophos customers around the world, including in Italy, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and other countries. The attackers delivering this new malware campaign employed sophisticated techiques in the attempt to infect victims. The convoluted infection methodology MegaCortex employs leverages both automated and…

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How Facebook Is Solving The Fake Accounts Problem

Are you a Facebook user? If you are, then you can count yourself amongst a global community that includes roughly 2.2 billion other monthly active users. That’s pretty wild to think about especially when considering that is active users per month. However, an even more mind-boggling number is the amount of fake accounts the social media giant deleted in the first quarter of 2018: 583 million. Yep, more than half a billion Facebook accounts, all fake, all deleted. In the just the first quarter of this year. To put that…

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Motortech strengthens threat prevention with Check Point Infinity

Cybercrime continues to plague organizations across the world, causing immense amounts of damage and confusion. In 2018, we witnessed an alarming number of large scale data breaches, and the repercussions were both dangerous and costly. Motortech, a specialist manufacturer of parts and accessories for stationary gas engines, recognized the potential damage an attack could inflict, and strengthened their capabilities with Check Point Infinity. “It is important that cyber threats are controlled, blocked or dismissed before they reach the end-user,” says Marcus Morig, Head of Information Technology, Motortech. “We want our…

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