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Katie Tregurtha
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December 11, 2020

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - December 7-11

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Staying up-to-date with the latest news and technology trends is hard. You’re busy modernizing your company, transforming your digital environments, and creating and executing strategies for helping your business compete in today’s hyper-connected world. How can you accomplish all this and keep up with all the technology news? It would take hours to slog through every tech and business publication to find the news that's most relevant to you. We did it so you don’t have to.

Tech News InteNS1ve provides a rundown of this week's news about IT modernization, tech adoption, and industry trends.

Building Resiliency into Your DNS

A recent study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that 89.2% of the top 100,000 websites rely on a single provider for their DNS service, leaving them vulnerable to downtime in case of a DNS attack. In a recent article for The New Stack, B. Cameron Gain provides more details on the findings - check it out for more information: NS1: Avoid the Trap of DNS Single Point of Failure.

Changing User Demands and Streaming Services

Streaming traffic surged in 2020, and this trend is expected to only continue through 2021, according to a recent survey from Dan Rayburn (in partnership with NS1). Joe O’Halloran of dives into the key findings from the report. Check out his article, IT Teams’ Challenges Ramp Up In Maintaining High-quality Network Video Experience, to learn more about the top challenges facing teams tasked with ensuring an optimal end-user experience. You can also download the full report here.

Digital Transformation in Financial Services Industry

Digital transformation became an urgent priority in 2020, as companies sought to empower a fully remote workforce and improve their digital products. Our own Chris Buijs breaks down key steps financial services firms can take to accelerate digital transformation in his article for Global Banking & Finance Review, Modernising IT is the Key to Future Financial Services Success.

Cybersecurity Concerns

Another push behind digital transformation is to improve security protocols - a key concern given the increase in attacks in 2020. A recent report from WatchGuard found that network attacks and malware was on the rise in Q3 of this year - check out Veronica Combs’ article for TechRepublic for more findings from the report: WatchGuard Q3 cybersecurity report finds spike in network attacks and malware delivered over TLS.

IoT devices are another target for malicious actors, and attacks on these devices have only become more common in 2020. Jessica Davis of Health IT Security offers more insights into common security flaws of these devices in her article, 33 TCP/IP Stack Flaws Pose Hacking Risk to Millions of IT, IoT Devices.

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