The more cybersecurity tools an enterprise deploys, the less effective their defense is

June 30, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The enterprise is slowly improving its response to cybersecurity incidents, but in the same breath, it is still investing in too many tools that can actually reduce the effectiveness of defense. On Tuesday, IBM released the results of a global […]

After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

June 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Full version upgrades to a Windows PC used to be rare: Most people only had to deal with an upgrade once every three to five years, and then typically as part of the process of buying a new PC. Now, […]

Implement DevSecOps to transform your business to IT-as-code

June 18, 2020

Conduct an online search and you’ll find close to one million websites offering their own definition of DevSecOps. Why is it that domain experts and practitioners alike continue to iterate on analogous definitions? Likely, it’s because they’re all correct. DevSecOps […]

Software Security

Microsoft’s new KDP tech blocks malware by making parts of the Windows kernel read-only

July 8, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has published today the first technical details about a new security feature that will soon be part of Windows 10. Named Kernel Data Protection (KDP), Microsoft says this feature will block malware or malicious threat actors from modifying (corrupting) […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Seizes Malicious Domains Used in Mass Office 365 Attacks

July 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has seized several domains associated with a massive hacking campaign, which has targeted Office 365 accounts with phishing and business email compromise (BEC) emails. The sophisticated phishing attacks, which first began in December, have since compromised Office 365 accounts […]

Development Software, Software Category

TypeScript 4.0 moves to beta

July 8, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

TypeScript 4.0, a planned major upgrade to Microsoft’s popular typed superset of JavaScript, is now available as a beta release, with improvements for builds and editing scenarios as well as support for variadic tuple types. The beta was published on […]

Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft’s ZeRO-2 Speeds up AI Training 10x

July 7, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft open-sourced Zero Redundancy Optimizer version 2 (ZeRO-2), a distributed deep-learning optimization algorithm that scales super-linearly with cluster size. Using ZeRO-2, Microsoft trained a 100-billion-parameter natural-language processing (NLP) model 10x faster than with previous distributed learning techniques. Writing in a […]