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What are these “botnets” you keep hearing about? Botnets (think roBOT + NETwork—gets you “BOTNET”) are a network of secretly compromised, run-of-the-mill home and office computers that have malicious software—controlled by a solitary hacker or cybercrime ring.
Hackers use botnets to execute a variety of cybercrimes like page rank sabotage, ...
The promise of big data, particularly big data analytics and machine learning, is being greatly touted as the next big thing in technology. Predictive data applications based on machine learning are already making our world amazing by combining historical data with near real-time user interactions to make accurate predictions. ...
Being a DBA in today’s world can be hard. Really hard. Not only are the daily challenges growing as businesses rely more and more on applications to engage with their customers, there are several technical and cultural shifts that are putting enormous pressure on “traditional” DBAs to change how ...
Here’s four chief ways how data breaches happen:
Illegal access to information or systems. Personal Identifying Information (PII) data can be illegally accessed via technology such as computer hacking or infecting computers with viruses, Trojans or worms—leading to stolen data or malfunctioning systems.
In a previous article, we profiled a very interesting startup called Mattermark, which aims to bring big data analytics to the process of investing in startups. The idea behind Mattermark is that in the same way that enterprises can use big data to unearth new observations, VCs and other investors ...