padcrypt

Ransomware is a sophisticated malware that blocks users’ access to their files through the use of encryption. The attackers will ask for a ransom to unlock the infected computer. Although ransomware has been known as a method of attack for a long time, it is still very much in use – there are still no defenses that can 100% eliminate this threat.

The protection against this malware involves a set of security layers. Companies should look towards not only technology, but also people and process-like solutions. The implementation of ISO 27001 can help fight this sophisticated and viral threat to our data.

microsoft linux

What a difference 15 years makes. Back in 2001, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was busy branding Linux "a cancer" during the height of the software giant's domination of desktop computing. Fast forward to 2016 and you'll find Microsoft confessing its love for everything open source and Linux. It's a stunning turnaround that's now backed up by Microsoft's serious attention to the open source world. Microsoft is now the top organization with the most open source contributors on Github. It beats Facebook, Docker, Google, Apache, and many other competitors.

Microsoft launched its CodePlex open source community 10 years ago, but the company started moving its big projects over to Github more than a year ago. This move has fuelled Microsoft's growth on Github, but a culture shift has played an even bigger role in this change. Microsoft employees have embraced Satya Nadella's culture change at the company, and open source advocates like Scott Hanselman have been free to push the company to open source some of Microsoft's top tools.

With Tuesday's release of version 1.7, Joomla has been redesigned to support jobs beyond its typical duties of Web content management (WCM). Administrators and developers can now use Joomla's underlying platform as the basis for other types of Web applications as well. The new version also heralds the beginning of a new development lifecycle for the open-source software, one that allows for quick updates as well as long-term support for enterprises. "The two major goals for 1.7 were to release it on time and [complete] the platform project," said Mark Dexter, a Joomla development coordinator.

deep web dark web

Many of you may still be thinking that the rumors about Dark Web and Deep Web as a myth. But, it’s true; it exists. It is huge than what you actually think. According to The BGR, you can only access 4% of the internet via search engines such as – the remaining 96% makes up the “invisible web”, or “Deep Web”.

Really, what is this Deep Web?

Simply we can define Deep Web like this “web content that a conventional search engine can’t find”. But, I can challenge you – you’d have also accessed this part of the web. Want to know how?

You might know how search engines like Google work. These search engines rely on pages that contain links to find out relevant content. But what if there are more content of on the websites indexed by Google – that remains uncovered by Google?

Yes, you can access these type of content after performing a direct search on a website. You can find out most of these “Deep Web” content in online Government databases that is typically unindexed by search engines.

sane email

You get in to work after a long weekend and that little number flashes away. 159 unread emails. It’s enough to make you want to turn around and walk out the door again, right? Half those emails are probably internal—people asking about the status of a project or a whole discussion around a presentation that needs to be done. So how did Jason Dooris, CEO of Australian media agency, Atomic 212, go about getting his team out of their inbox and back to doing what they do best? He cut out internal emails all together.

For the past four months the priority for all 75 employees has been to get up out of their seats and go talk to the people who they are working with. Wait a minute, we hear you say? How is any of this documented? How do they keep track of what they need to do? As Jason says, "When you’re looking at an email inbox there are literally hundreds of emails with things for you to do, but they just get lost in the mess. 

But it's not just about transitioning to a more transparent and easier way to communicate. Before turning off the internal emails, there was a lack of consideration of life/work balance—after-work emails were starting to become a regular occurrence because colleagues would know that, with modern technology, everyone is always just one notification away. 

encryption

Encryption has been in the news for months. From Apple’s highly-publicized battle with the FBI, to WhatsApp’s announcement they’ve added end-to-end encryption throughout their app, encryption has definitely been in the forefront. With all this encryption buzz, we wanted to take a step back and look at the basics behind the news.

What is Encryption?

Encryption is a way to secure and protect digital data, information and communications sent over the Internet or other networks. As described by How To Geek, encryption is “taking some information that makes sense and scrambling it so it becomes gibberish.”

How Does Encryption Work?

Encryption uses an algorithm to scramble data, so it cannot be viewed by anyone except those with the “key.” As described by CSM the key is a “very large number that an encryption algorithm uses to change the data back not a readable form.” Only people with the key can read the unencrypted data.

In technical terms: encryption converts data from plaintext into a form called ciphertext using an algorithm and encryption key. The ciphertext can only be opened (decrypted) with the correct key.

SAP million

Well there are a couple of ways through which you can surely make millions in your career in SAP. SAP(Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing) is a niche area and these days the skill is very much in demand. Thanks to technology now you can certainly be a millionaire in not much time. Let us get to know these tip and tricks!

Contingency Plan vs Fallback Plan

Today we are going to discuss the contingency plan and the fallback plan. This topic is very important from a PMP and PMI-RMP exam point of view. You may see a few questions testing your knowledge on this topic.

So understand this topic well.

Contingency and fallback plans are developed to manage identified risks. Since both plans are used to manage risks, you may wonder which plan you will use if any risk occurs.

A risk can be one of two types: identified risk, unidentified risk. Identified risks can be further divided into many categories, such as: primary risk, secondary risk, residual risk, etc. Now you may think that if any of these risks occur, which plan will you use to contain the risk?

This complicates the situation.

You have two kinds of reserves to manage the reserve: contingency reserve and management reserve. Now the question comes to mind which reserve will you use to implement the contingency plan and fallback plan?

  1. @telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
  2. @HERE Maps with Offline Navigation is just like your satnav or GPS. See your location and get accurate directions to your home.
  3. @Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you're using phone, tablet, PC or Mac
  4. @Skype: Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free.
  5. @LinkedIn: Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network and find perfect job.
  6. @Office: Explore Word, Excel... for an easier screen-reading experience, new ways to work together on documents, and tools that help you do your job.
  7. @XE: Get free live currency rates, tools, and analysis using the most accurate data with offline features. Other services include XE Trade money ...
  8. @swarmapp is an app that helps you keep up and meet up with your friends with check in feature to place that you have just visited.
  9. @KAYAK searches hundreds of travel and airline sites to help you find and book your flight for the absolute lowest fare.
  10. @TutanotaTeam: The open source app Tutanota enables you to send end-to-end encrypted emails to anybody with a tip of your finger.
  11. @duolingo: Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It's fun, easy, and scientifically proven.
  12. @VyprVPN: encrypts your Internet connection to protect your online privacy and security, without sacrificing speed
  13. and of course @Twitter: Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you.

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@DejanMajkic

ciso

The ever-present threat of cyber attacks, highlighted by the host of massive data breaches affecting most sectors and countries, is forcing business of all sizes to take action. Some reports tell us that cyber security is a hot topic in the boardroom, while other reports imply that the board isn’t placing enough emphasis on this thorny matter.

Nevertheless, cyber crime and its associated consequences are here to stay, and if the board is not yet asking the tough questions, it is time that it did. While some might argue that the board is ill-equipped to challenge the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) about cyber security risks and their counter measures, several organisations have already embarked on director training in cyber security.

Although boards of directors and CEOs may not need to know why a certain type of malware can penetrate a firewall, they will need to know what their organisation is doing to address threats known to penetrate firewalls. Discussions of cyber risk at board level should include identifying which risks to avoid, accept, mitigate or transfer (through cyber insurance), as well as reviewing specific plans associated with each approach.

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