A national security and privacy survey sponsored by CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA – News) and conducted by The Strategic Counsel showed that security threats from within an organization now are a bigger problem than attacks from external sources.
At the same time, the number of U.S. organizations reporting loss of confidential data and reduced customer satisfaction has increased by 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively, in the past two years. According to the CA 2008 Security and Privacy Survey, in 2008 more than 34 percent of organizations reported a loss of confidential information as a result of security attacks and breaches, up from 22 percent in 2006.
Open Source is all the rage – and Intel is truly involved. In this video from Blip.TV, Doug Fischer, Intel Vice President & GM System Software Division, discusses open source, and Intel’s use of Moblin.org as a true open source project. For more information please join the discussion in Intel’s Open Source Community.
Picture yourself turning your PC on simply to surf the Net or do something fairly inconsequential. However, there is a problem: the PC just won’t turn on. You then check everything up and suddenly, you figure it out. The hard disk is shot. It’s not working. Reality sinks in, and you realize that all your important files are there. Helpless, you shake your head in utter frustration and disbelief. Now, truth be told, losing your files is simply a painful experience. Of course, it is also an experience that could have been easily avoided had all those files been properly backed up. With the Maxtor OneTouch III 750GB External Hard Drive, you’ll be able to do just that in a quick and simple way. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
How could Google Docs and Spreadsheets get any better? Well, Google, with yet another shot-over-the-bow at Microsoft, is letting users of its Internet-based word-processing program access their documents offline. A desktop version of Google Docs, now available to a small number of select users, will be rolled out more broadly over the next few weeks, the Mountain View company said Tuesday in a blog posting.
Internet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.
If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.
If you are tired of playing the cat-and-mouse game on eBay, especially when you don’t have the time to spend sitting and refreshing the pages, why not try something different – something that will help you get that next auction you are trying so hard for – without your help!
That’s what we feature in today’s Into Tomorrow Tech Update with Dave Graveline.