Global IT spending to grow 6.2% in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “Although global IT spending is forecast to grow 6.2 percent this year, the declining U.S. dollar has caused currency tailwinds, which are the main reason for this strong growth,” said […]

If You Have Old PC/Laptop Models Intel Will NOT Release Patch For Spectre And Meltdown Flaw

2017 was famous for two Intel chip flaws namely Spectre and Meltdown. The risks from these two vulnerabilities were so great that a potential hacker could remotely control your PC/Laptop once he/she had exploited the flaw. The newsbreak of Spectre and Meltdown flaws caused a huge furor with Intel shares dropping over 10 percent when […]

Intel is bringing its most powerful Core i9 processors to laptops

Ever since Intel announced its first Core i9 processor for desktops last year, it’s only been a matter of time until the company brought that branding to laptops, too. Today, Intel is announcing its first Core i9 chip for laptops, with what it claims is “the best gaming and creation laptop processor Intel has ever […]

New Spectre Attack Exploits Intel CPU Flaw And Leaks “Enclave” Secrets

All new Intel processors have a hardware extension available named Software Guard Extension (SGX) to improve the security aspects. It provides a shielded execution environment called ‘enclaves’ to deal with sensitive data and code. This enclave security is designed in such a way that even operating systems aren’t allowed to deal with what’s inside directly. […]

To Secure the Internet of Things, We Must Build It Out of “Patchable” Hardware

Read why Sandip Ray, Abhishek Basak and Swarup Bhunia says that to have secure Internet of Things, companies should build patchable hardware on IEEE Spectrum : On 21 October of last year, a variety of major websites—including those of Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, Netflix, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal—stopped working. Read their […]

Google and others back Internet of Things security push

Rather than becoming ubiquitous in homes as expected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the butt of jokes, in part because of major security and privacy issues. UK mobile chip designer ARM — which created the architecture used by Qualcomm, Samsung and others — has a lot to lose if it doesn’t take off. […]

Only 47% of IT pros are confident in their hardware configurations

Respondents of a new Tripwire survey were asked about the level of confidence they have in their application of foundational security controls, including hardware and software inventory, vulnerability management, patch management and system hardening. These controls are required by the most widely recognized global security standards and organizations, including: The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI […]