Cyber threats like hacking, phishing, ransomware, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have the potential to cause enormous problems for organizations. Not only can companies suffer serious service disruption and reputational damage, but the loss of personal data can also result in huge fines from regulators.
Take British Airways as an example. In 2019, the airline was fined more than £183m by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after customer data was compromised in a cyber-attack. Customer details, including name, address, logins, and payment card, were harvested by hackers – affecting half a million customers in total. The fine, which amounts to around 1.5% of British Airways’ global 2018 turnover, was the first proposed by the ICO under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Cyberattacks like this are hitting the headlines with increasing frequency. But
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There are five smartphones right now that have more system memory than most business laptops and computers out there.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Nubia Red Magic 5S/5G, Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, Asus ROG Phone 3 and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G all have 16GB of RAM, which is an incredible amount, regardless of how you dice it.
All of these models also run on the most powerful mobile processor on the market, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (or its slightly faster iteration, the 865 Plus).
The cheapest among them is the Nubia device, which comes with 256GB onboard storage and is available for only
Archaeologists have uncovered a warrior burial in Berkshire that could change historians’ understanding of southern Britain in the early Anglo-Saxon era.
The burial, on a hilltop site near with commanding views over the surrounding Thames valley, must be of a high-status warlord from the 6th century AD, archaeologists from the University of Reading believe.
The ‘Marlow Warlord’ was a commanding, six-foot-tall man, buried alongside an array of expensive luxuries and weapons, including a sword in a decorated scabbard, spears, bronze and glass vessels, and other personal accoutrements.
The pagan burial had remained undiscovered and undisturbed for more than 1,400 years until two metal detectorists, Sue and Mick Washington came across the site in 2018.
Sue said: “On two earlier visits I had received a large signal from this area which appeared to be deep iron and most likely not to be of interest. However, the uncertainty preyed on my mind
One of the best things about using cloud-based applications is that, every few months, your apps get better. App users get new features on the fly, with no fuss.
Never has that innovation engine been more important than since COVID-19 hit.
“COVID-19 has taken a number of areas that were nice-to-have or maybe thought of as things we should do and made them must-haves,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle Fusion applications development, kicking off a September 29 Oracle Live online event.
It used to be nice for salespeople to have the option to hold a Zoom call with potential customers, for example. Now Zoom meetings are the main way some companies keep revenue flowing. That’s why Oracle
Tim Cook was a guest at The Atlantic Festival, where he sat for a virtual interview with Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. During their conversation Cook talked about everything from climate change, to how Apple is handling the pandemic, both from the perspective of working remotely, as well as what the company is doing to help.
It was at the end of the interview, however, when things shifted to something more personal. Goldberg asked Cook first about whether he had plans to leave (he says he doesn’t), and then what impact Apple’s $2 trillion market cap had on the company (it sits at just under that as of today’s date).
We’ll get to Cook’s response in a moment, because I think it says a lot about Apple and what has long drawn its most loyal fans to the company. That’s an important thing right now as the company has faced criticism over
Temi Ophylia Ibekwe is the founder of Phyllion and Partners Limited, a fast-growing PR and marketing consulting firm based in Lagos. With various certificates in marketing from Nigeria, the UK, and USA, she has worked in key public relations firms in Nigeria in strategy and account manager capacities, facilitating pitch wins and project leads. Passionate about tech communications and brand marketing, she recently held and concluded the first Tech PR Conference in Nigeria with key leaders in tech and communications discussing the future of African Technology and PR.
It is no secret that the ongoing pandemic has affected many businesses, both big and small, how can they remain relevant in these times? Indeed, no one knew at the start of the year that this would happen but proactively, we took steps to give us a head start until the pandemic struck and businesses began re-structuring to survive. As countries
On social media, Biden highlighted his best soundbites and offered fact checks of Trump’s repeated false claims. His campaign team also tried to seize on potentially viral moments and was swiftly out with a link to buy a t-shirt with the line of the night, “Will you shut up, man.”
Meanwhile Trump was using powerful Facebook advertising tools to amplify misinformation. He was running dozens of ads last night that implied Biden was wearing an earpiece during the debate – after such false rumors festered on social media and were covered by conservative news outlets.
Facebook declined to comment on the ad, but the company does not fact check ads from politicians. The company’s fact-checking partners did debunk and label similar claims from accounts that did not belong to politicians.
The travesty of a debate further proves campaigns’ digital strategies matter more than ever in 2020.
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As any business owner or marketer can attest to, there are limitless tools available to help your organization generate awareness and support sales efforts. These are known as marketing technology (or martech) tools. As the world continues to rely on technology to make connections and bridge the gap between us, it’s more vital than ever to truly understand the tools and technologies available to you, especially if your company is considering making an investment.
The martech industry has seen tremendous growth recently and, as a result, is valued at over $121 billion worldwide. In fact, over the past few years, martech spend has increased significantly in the U.S. and the U.K., which just goes to show how popular and widely-used martech is.
As the CEO of a martech provider myself, I realize
Apple is widely expected to launch two new MacBooks during October. They will be the first hardware available to the public using the new ARM-based processors instead of the current Intel chips. This is part of a planned two-year transition towards Apple using its own silicon over all of the Mac platform.
The laptops are very much on the bleeding edge of technology, but not much is expected to change on the outside – those who are looking for new design ideas and up to date technology outside of the move to ARM are going to have to wait until the back half of 2021.