How will we look back on the state of security in 2018? I believe it will be seen as an inflection point – a year in which an organisations’ approach to security will finally shift to being more in step with our always-on digital society. A new model of IT security is taking shape, which is more integrated with network operations, and will offer greater value to enterprises, with fewer trade-offs.That is the main theme of our recently-published 2018 Security Report, which highlights the biggest security findings and trends from the past year, as seen and analysed by our Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Centre.During 2018, we will see more and more organisations finalizing their cloud migrations, and moving to multiple cloud operations. As they do this, they will expect improved security as a given. But the reality is not quite so clear; cloud data breaches are up nearly 45 percent year over year. As enterprises are … [Read more...] about 2018: a year of change for IT security?
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Ever since system administrators have been in charge of managing servers and groups of machines, tools like monitoring applications have been their best friends. You will probably be familiar with tools like Nagios, Zabbix, Icinga, and Centreon. While those are the heavyweights of monitoring, setting them up and fully taking advantage of their features may be somewhat difficult for new users. In this article we will introduce you to Ganglia, a monitoring system that is easily scalable and allows to view a wide variety of system metrics of Linux servers and clusters (plus graphs) in real time. Install Gangila Monitoring in Linux Ganglia lets you set up grids (locations) and clusters (groups of servers) for better organization. Thus, you can create a grid composed of all the machines in a remote environment, and then group those machines into smaller sets based on other criteria. In addition, Ganglia’s web interface is optimized for mobile devices, and also allows you to export … [Read more...] about Setting Up Real-Time Monitoring with ‘Ganglia’ for Grids and Clusters of Linux Servers
Google has announced the launch of a new Chrome version for Android devices. The mobile browser is now being updated to version 42.0.2311.107, and while the improvements will not drastically change the way you browse websites on your mobile device, they do include a couple of new features, as well as the usual range of bug fixes and performance improvements.With the latest version of Chrome for Android, Google introduced the ability to monitor websites for changes in content. Set up the monitoring feature on your favorite website, and Chrome will fire up a notification when the content is changed. Unfortunately, this new feature will not work out of the box, as web developers need to implement the new Google Push API for Chrome. Possible use case scenarios include the ability to be notified when your order status changes. To prevent abuse, the user will have to explicitly set up permissions for these notifications, and the notifications messages themselves include a site setting … [Read more...] about Chrome v42 for Android brings new website monitoring feature
You just dropped a few thousand on a new bike. Should you spend another few hundred on a biking computer as well? Absolutely. Garmin’s Edge 1000 goes well beyond merely offering mapping and GPS, including heart rate monitoring, a speed/cadence sensor, Wi-Fi connectivity, and anything else an avoid biker could ask for. The device makes some marked improvements over its predecessor, the Edge 810, but won’t replace it. Rather, the Edge 1000 offers a few upgrades including a larger, easier to read screen, base mapping and routing, a capacitive touchscreen, and more. Sure, the Edge 1000 won’t pedal for you, and likewise it won’t cook that after-workout carb meal your body craves. But when it comes to everything else, Garmin’s got you covered. Features abound The Garmin Edge 1000 measures 2.3 × 4.4 × 0.8 inches and weighs just 4 ounces. It can be purchased as a standalone unit ($599) or as a bundle ($699). Both packages come complete with an … [Read more...] about Prepare, compare, improve: Garmin’s Edge 1000 is a data junkie’s dream
New research suggests that a potentially fatal snake fungus found in several species in the United States and three in Europe could be global in scale. The study, published today in the journal Science Advances, shows that the snake fungal disease caused by Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola can infect snakes of many species regardless of their ancestry, physical characteristics, or habitats. The study's authors, including researchers from the American Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Maryland, College Park, warn that future surveys for the disease should assume that all snake species harbor this pathogen. "This really is the worst-case scenario," said Frank Burbrink, an associate curator in the Museum's Department of Herpetology and the lead author of the publication. "Our study suggests that first responders shouldn't just be looking for certain types of snakes that have this disease, but at the whole community. All snakes could become infected, … [Read more...] about Study warns that snake fungal disease could be a global threat