Email Phishing Attacks Take Just Minutes to Hook Recipients

Email Phishing Attacks Take Just Minutes to Hook Recipients

If you work in IT security, you’ve got one minute and 20 seconds to save your company from being hacked.

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Microsoft acquires mobile business intelligence leader Datazen

By Kamal Hathi, Partner Director, Cloud + Enterprise at Microsoft

Today I am excited to announce the acquisition of Datazen Software, an industry leader in mobile business intelligence and data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices. This acquisition accelerates our Power BI strategy to help organizations create a data culture with easy-to-use, accessible tools to extract maximum value from data – from anywhere, on any device.

Companies around the world need simpler ways to find data insights they can use to improve their business. With the pervasive use of mobile devices at work, mobile business intelligence (BI) is at a tipping point. Datazen is a mobile-first company at the forefront of this wave, with enterprise customers around the globe using its technology.

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In particular, SQL Server customers love Datazen, because it is optimized for SQL Server Analysis Services and the overall Microsoft platform, enabling rich, interactive data visualization and KPIs on all major mobile platforms: Windows, iOS and Android. As of today, SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are entitled to download the Datazen Server software at no additional cost. This means millions of people around the world will now be able to visualize and interact with data on their mobile devices, using the native mobile apps available at no charge at the respective app stores.

Datazen technology and solutions will complement Power BI, our cloud-based business analytics service, rounding out our mobile capabilities for customers who need a mobile BI solution implemented on-premises and optimized for SQL Server. Over time, we plan to integrate Datazen technology with Power BI to give our customers another hybrid bridge for their on-premises investment to the cloud.

Beyond great technology, this acquisition brings a group of talented people to Microsoft. They will help us continue to deliver a broad range of products and services that will empower organizations around the world capitalize on their data opportunities. I’m pleased to welcome them to the team.

You can also read a blog post by Miljan Braticevic, CEO of Datazen, here.

Kamal

 

 

 

Hacker Lexicon: What Are Chip and PIN Cards?

Hacker Lexicon: What Are Chip and PIN Cards?

The chip generates a one-time transaction code on in-store purchases that, combined with a customer’s PIN, makes stolen data less useful to card thieves.

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Ransomware decryptor | Kaspersky Lab

RANSOMWARE DECRYPTOR

Are you a ransomware victim? The National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Netherlands’ police, the Netherlands’ National Prosecutors Office and Kaspersky Lab have been working together to fight the CoinVault ransomware campaign. During our joint investigation we have been able to obtain data that can help you to decrypt the files being held hostage on your PC. We provide both decryption keys and the decryption application. For more information please see this how-to. Please note that this is an ongoing investigation and new keys will be added in the future.

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