Government cloud contract a ‘big win for data sovereignty’ – Catalyst

Peter Griffin, Editor. 03 March 2022, 9:00 am Catalyst Cloud has won an all-of-government contract with the Department of Internal Affairs that the company says removes longstanding barriers around the IT procurement process. Catalyst Cloud, which has been offering its locally owned and operated cloud platform since 2014, has three data centre regions in New […]

Ukraine asks ICANN to revoke Russian domains and shut down DNS root servers

Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino reader comments 25 with 21 posters participating Share this story A Ukraine government official on Monday asked the nonprofit group that oversees the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) to shut down DNS root servers in Russia and revoke Russian domains such as .ru, .рф, and .su. The letter to ICANN […]

The propaganda war has eclipsed cyberwar in Ukraine

“We’ve never seen all these different players coming out like this before,” says Adam Meyers, vice president at the US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.  But when millions of people in city centers are under heavy artillery bombardment, what’s the real value of leaked databases and crippled websites? And how much of an impact has this international […]

Unending data floods and complete resource exhaustion: DDoSes get meaner

reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating, including story author Share this story Last August, academic researchers discovered a potent new method for knocking sites offline: a fleet of misconfigured servers more than 100,000 strong that can amplify floods of junk data to once-unthinkable sizes. These attacks, in many cases, could result in an infinite […]

Microsoft identifies and mitigates new malware targeting Ukraine “within 3 hours”

reader comments 9 with 8 posters participating Share this story Microsoft has been pushing harder to increase the baseline security features of Windows PCs for a couple of years now—the “secured-core PC” initiative launched back in 2019 was meant to guard against firmware-level attacks, and Windows 11’s system requirements mandate support for many supported-but-optional security […]

Ahrefs vs SEMrush: Which SEO Tool Should You Use?

SEMrush and Ahrefs are among the most popular tools in the SEO industry. Both companies have been in business for years and have thousands of customers per month. If you’re a professional SEO or trying to do digital marketing on your own, at some point you’ll likely consider using a tool to help with your […]

Scholarships in memory of a lost tech leader

Peter Griffin, Editor. 01 March 2022, 2:27 pm Scott Bartlett’s death from brain cancer at age 40 in 2020 as the pandemic was raging around him, sparked an outpouring of sorrow in the tech community he was part of. Bartlett had been the right-hand man to Seeby Woodhouse at Orcon, staying on after the sale […]