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Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible

Image Credits: Erik Isakson / Getty Images Mark Mills @MarkPMills / 9:30 am PDT • April 25, 2020 Contributor Mark Mills is the author of the book, “Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era,” and is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, and a partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-te...
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Microsoft: 99.9% of compromised accounts did not use multi-factor authentication

Speaking at the RSA security conference last week, Microsoft engineers said that 99.9% of the compromised accounts they track every month don't use multi-factor authentication, a solution that stops most automated account attacks. The cloud giant said it tracks more than 30 billion login events per day and more than one billion monthly active users. Microsoft said that, on average, around 0.5%...
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Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in digital money, as it has "interesting long-term potential." By Lucas Mearian Senior Reporter, Computerworld | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 After announcing support for digital signatures and public and private encryption keys, which could be...
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Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple needs two more Android apps Apple won’t truly succeed with iMessage or Apple Pay unless it expands beyond the Appleverse. By Mike Elgan Apple likes to change the world. The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the launch of the iPad in 2010 mainstreamed touchscreen phones and tablets, respectively. That was world-changing. This change took place via products Apple makes ...
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Microsoft and Facebook’s 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable Marea is now complete

Microsoft and Facebook’s 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable Marea is now complete Paul Sawers A new subsea cable connecting North America with mainland Europe has now been completed, promising to meet the growing demand for cloud services with a capacity of 160 terabits per second. The 6,600km (4,000 mile) transatlantic cable, nicknamed Marea, lies more than 17,000 feet below the Atlantic ...
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Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers ExposedBy David Jones Sep 8, 2017 10:04 AM PT Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addres...
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Please join Lake Norman IT Professionals on the brand-new yacht “Carolina Grace” for an extraordinary networking event to benefit E2D

Lake Norman IT Professionals Charity Sunset Cruise to Benefit E2D by LKN IT Professionals Event Information Share this event Date and Time Thu, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Lake Normans Brand New Yacht "The Carolina Grace" Kings Point Marina Cornelius, NC 28031 Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-norman-it-professionals-ch...
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DDoS attack shows dangers of IoT ‘running rampant’

By Matt Hamblen Computerworld | Oct 25, 2016 2:02 PM PT A U.S. Senator has joined security officials calling for stiffer cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices following a major attack last Friday. In a letter to three federal agencies, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Tuesday called for "improved tools to better protect American consumers, manufacturers, retailers, internet si...
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10 tips for a successful cloud plan

Foundational best practices for starting up an IaaS deployment By Brandon Butler Network World | September 28, 2016 How do you get started using the cloud? For some organizations, cloud usage has already begun by someone in the company - whether they know it or not. But to have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. 1. Alignment workshops After a company has made a dec...
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