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Ransomware: The Signature Malware Threat of 2017

There's still a little bit of 2017 left, but barring a major cybersecurity incident during the winter holidays, it's already clear which threats will define the year. While many new malware specimens emerged in 2017 - a record 7.41 million, according to the G Data Security Blog, - the most high-profile ones were mostly ransomware.

The World's Most Creative Datacenters

When we think of data centers, we tend to think of large, open rooms full of featureless racks. But many data centers break the mold and utilize truly creative designs, layouts, and locations.

These unusual data centers are not vanity projects, but creative responses to some of the challenges that technology has presented.

Top 3 Fastest Growing IT Certifications for 2017

Technology is a constantly moving target. For IT professionals, that means that remaining stagnant in terms of skills, experience and capabilities can be a severe detriment to the business and themselves. IT certifications are a great means to improve knowledge and support tech efforts. Let's take at the three fastest growing IT certifications for this year that professionals should take advantage of:

Why Security Certifications Should be a Main Priority This Year

Cybersecurity certifications are basically evergreen investments in technical expertise and knowledge. The scope of security-related challenges has greatly expanded in recent years as IT organizations have integrated mobile devices, cloud-connected applications and support for the Internet of Things into their day-to-day operations.

Indeed, the recent RSA Security conference in San Francisco illustrated how significant cybersecurity issues have become for today's enterprises. The show set a record for number of vendors and total attendance, with 43,000 professionals present, and yet there was no clear consensus on which problems were high-priority, nor on which specific tools were best suited to solving them.

Best Ways to Prepare for the IOT Surge

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest opportunities in the history of computing. According to Business Insider Intelligence, there could be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from only 10 billion in 2015. Nearly $6 trillion might be spent on IoT solutions between 2016 and 2021, with businesses, government organizations and consumers all investing heavily in the hardware and software that enables new connections and services to thrive.

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