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Windows 11: Should you bypass the hardware block?

Strict hardware requirements block many machines from upgrading to Windows 11. There’s a way around that block, but should you use it? Here’s what to consider.

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Why Industry 4.0 must think more like Apple

Perhaps industries making use of connected solutions should take a leaf out the Apple book and lock down a little more.

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Google’s open-source security move may be pointless. In a perfect world, it should be.

Given that one of the uglier threats to enterprise cybersecurity involves re-purposed third-party code and open-source code, you might think that Google addressing the issue would be a big help. Think again.

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DOJ reverses itself, says good-faith security researchers should be left alone

The US Department of Justice last week reversed its own policy, telling prosecutors not to prosecute anyone who has engaged in “good-faith security research.”

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IT salaries aren't keeping up with inflation — but that may soon change

Pay for IT workers was generally slack in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, according to surveys of large and mid-sized companies. But that trend is expected to turn around as CIOs face talent shortages and try to attract and retain...

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Microsoft security vulnerabilities drop after five-year rise

While elevated privilege attacks remain a critical security concern when using Microsoft products, a new report says that the raw number of vulnerabilities is dropping.

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Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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Europe puts Apple’s CSAM plans back in the spotlight

The European Commission intends to force messaging services to begin monitoring for such material, just as Apple now does.

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Just what does Windows 11 bring to the table?

For many enterprise users (with the right Windows licensing) Windows 11 offers a number of security upgrades. But for more regular users, those tools may not be available.

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Google responds to EU data rulings with new Workspace controls

Google is boosting its data protection controls for European Workspace users.

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Download: UEM vendor comparison chart 2022

Unified endpoint management (UEM) platforms now dominate the enterprise mobility space. Our chart lets you quickly compare features and functions from eight top vendors.

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Enterprise mobility 2022: UEM adds user experience, AI, automation

As unified endpoint management platforms mature, vendors are expanding feature sets, embracing ‘modern management,’ and blurring the line between endpoint management and security.

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Russia is losing the cyberwar against Ukraine, too

Not only has Russia seen setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine, it's not faring well in the less-obvious cyberwar either. One reason: Russia's ally Belarus was still using Windows XP to keep the trains running on time.

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Think the video call mute button keeps you safe? Think again

Have you recently been on a video call, muted and then said something nasty about a client — or maybe even the boss? Were you confident the mute button was protecting your secret? You shouldn't have been.

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Jamf adds network and endpoint security tools for enterprise Macs

Jamf has unveiled a series of significant updates designed to improve Mac enterprise security, and touted additional security solutions.

When it comes to data, resist your inner packrat

Hanging onto information after it's no longer needed carries all kinds of risks. Businesses need rules for when and how to throw stuff away.

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In a remote-work world, a zero-trust revolution is necessary

Zero trust is not just for cybersecurity specialists — it’s the new necessary way of life for business.

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12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Some of the most important Android settings are also the most buried — and they're absolutely worth your while to uncover and put into action.

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California eyes law to protect workers from digital surveillance

Digital monitoring and AI supervision are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of job roles. With that in mind, the California State Assembly is working on a bill that could lead to a wide range of protections for employees in the...

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