The AMT needs this low-level access for some of the legitimate things it's used for. It can, for example, power cycle systems, and it can serve as an IP-based KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) solution, enabling a remote user to send mouse and keyboard input to a machine and see what's on its display. This, in turn, can be used for tasks such as remotely installing operating systems on bare machines. To do this, AMT not only needs to access the network interface, it also needs to simulate hardware, such as the mouse and keyboard, to provide input to the operating system. … [Read more...] about Sneaky hackers use Intel management tools to bypass Windows firewall
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Dealing with cyberattacksIn a recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commissioned by Sharp Electronics Corporation, nearly half of North American SMBs surveyed indicated they had multiple security incidents (an average of three) over the last year. The factors contributing to these incidents can vary, including end-user human error and a lack of cybersecurity training and organizational understanding of cybersecurity risk. However, having a smaller IT team that is unable to keep up with workloads was found to be a major issue. Among SMBs surveyed, 85% said they have, at most, one dedicated security professional on their team, while a third said they have no employees on staff at all focused on cybersecurity. It is clear that SMBs need to find other ways to afford themselves greater protection from cyber threats. … [Read more...] about Cyberattacks: where can small businesses turn to for help?
5G for Time-Sensitive Networks – Time-Triggered Transmission Technology for Telco 5T for 5G To support a transition to 5G networks, telco companies must address a longstanding problem of clock synchronization. This has to occur at the network edge, where the front-haul access network between radio resource units and baseband units requires an exact time synchronization for accurate management of radio resources and radio signal processing. … [Read more...] about HPE Offers NVIDIA ConnectX-6 Dx 100Gb Ethernet Adapter, Optimized for Advanced Security, Virtualization and Storage Requirements
Another study by CrowdStrike in June revealed that 45% respondents across four Asia-Pacific markets -- Singapore, India, Australia, and Japan -- said their organisation did not provide employees with additional training on dealing with cybersecurity risks associated with working from home. In addition, 54% believed their organisations were more likely to experience a serious cyberattack during the COVID-19 pandemic than they would before the outbreak. … [Read more...] about Lack of cloud expertise, controls leave APAC firms vulnerable in remote work