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IT News - CxO
4 Ways For CIOs To Strike A Balance Between Operation And Innovation
Automation, serviceability, modernization, and enterprise resiliency are top of mind
CIOs are often teetering between striving for innovation and maintaining operational excellence. With a potential recession on the horizon and lingering complications from the pandemic, what is the best way to strike a balance between the two? 'CIOs are empowering everyone to challenge the status quo daily and providing the digital acumen and psychological safety required for teams to thrive in a culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and rapid innovation,' according to Red Hat CIO Jim Palermo in our latest report in partnership with HBR Analytic Services.
The Enterprisers Project, March 8th, 2023
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How CISOs Can Do More With Less In Turbulent Economic Times
If you think cybersecurity is recession-proof, think again. The time is now to trim waste and streamline risk management.
CISO Nicole Darden Ford has become accustomed to doing more with less since the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly upended her company's workforce. 'I got off a plane from India and saw all these people with masks at the airport in Washington, DC, and I wondered what was going on. I went straight to the office where my CEO and CIO explained our new reality: We were going into quarantine and we had less than a week to come up with a way for people to work remotely.'
CSO Online, March 8th, 2023
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3 Ways IT Leaders Can Break Free From Outdated Software
Is your organization hindered by outdated, incrementally developed software? Check out this advice to break the cycle and move forward
In his book, The Innovator's Dilemma, author Clayton Christensen writes that big companies fail to innovate not because of a lack of resources but because the processes and values that helped them scale are not designed for disruptive innovation.

Lately, I've been noticing a trend I call "the implementer's dilemma," which follows similar logic to explain why leading companies find themselves woefully stuck in outdated implementations of their software. Like the innovator's dilemma, the implementer's dilemma is a product of how enterprises function: Enterprises tend to approach software implementation with how to fix today's problems, not weighing the future needs of the business.

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Q&A: Schneider Electric CIO Talks IT Staffing, Sustainability, And Digital Transformation
Bobby Cain recently took over as Schneider Electric's CIO and immediately faced many of the same issues other tech firms routinely address. To address them, he says, the role of a CIO must change.
Schneider Electric, a Fortune Global 500 company that specializes in digital automation and energy management, has the same challenges other enterprises face today - namely, finding new IT talent or reskilling employees to build talent pools from within.

The company recruits new IT talent from multiple backgrounds, and not specifically computer science graduates. Across the tech industry, more companies are dropping college degree requirements in favor of talent with soft skills, such as the ability to learn, lead, and work as part of a team.

ComputerWorld, March 10th, 2023
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ChatGPT: 3 Benefits for CIOs
From enhancing DevOps to tightening security and more, here are some examples of how ChatGPT is poised to transform the role of CIO
ChatGPT may be in its fledgling stage of development, but we are already seeing promise in its capacity to transform how we perform tasks, maintain various roles, and even operate in different industries.

In September 2022, Forrester reported that Artificial Intelligence (AI) software expenditure is projected to reach an annual growth rate of 18 percent, doubling by 2025 and growing 50 percent faster than the global software market. Given the popularity of ChatGPT, it is not farfetched to imagine that a large part of that market will be chatbot technology, which combines AI and language to serve users with a human-like quality to its responses.

So, what does this mean for a CIO?

The Enterprisers Project, March 5th, 2023
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Survey Surfaces Changing Role of IT Leaders
A survey of 1,000 technology leaders conducted by Logicalis, a provider of IT services, suggests the role of the CIO has significantly expanded as organizations continue to launch multiple digital business transformation initiatives.
More than three quarters of the survey respondents (77%) said that despite an uncertain economy, their organization continues to invest in digital business transformation initiatives. Well over half the CIOs surveyed (57%) said that building and operating new digital platforms is a core part of their job.

A full 81% of CIOs are spending more time on innovation compared to a year ago with nearly half (46%) reporting that innovation is part of how their job performance is measured. A total of 81% of CIOs said they saw a 'significant increase' in the amount of time they spend on strategic planning in 2022, while 80% noted that business strategy will become a bigger part of their role over the next two years.

Digital CxO, March 6th, 2023
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IT Leadership: How To Lead With Strategic Clarity
Establishing strategic clarity - a shared vision among all elements of your organization - can help unlock its fullest potential. Here's how to get started
Business leaders who have a complete understanding of where their people and activities are situated in their overall strategy have 'strategic clarity.' These leaders are invaluable - they can fill their team's day with meaningful work, burst through information silos, synergize teams across departments, and articulate every activity's role in achieving their goals.

By connecting every department, goal, person, and task to a shared vision, businesses can unlock their full potential. While establishing strategic clarity might sound complicated, with the right framework, it's quite intuitive. Here's how you can accomplish this using the strategic clarity map.

The Enterprisers Project, March 10th, 2023
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The CIO's Guide To Smarter Vendor Negotiation: 10 Tips
The deals IT leaders make with technology vendors and service providers are of strategic importance, making effective negotiation a difference maker not just for IT, but the business.
In an IT marketplace marked by turbulence, inflation, and economic uncertainty, the process of contracting with vendors for technology products and services has gotten significantly more challenging for CIOs.

IT leaders may find that prices are going up without an accompanying increase in benefits, with technology providers - less dependent on any one industry or geography - taking a harder line on deals, says Achint Arora, a partner in the pricing assurance practice at Everest Group.

CIO, March 9th, 2023
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SoftwareOne CIO Pulse Report Identifies 2023 Budgets & Priorities
The good news is that most CIOs expect 2023 IT budgets to increase. The bad news is most CIOs report that they have to stretch budgets further than ever.
Global software and cloud services provider SoftwareOne released its "CIO Pulse: 2023 budgets & priorities" report on March 9, revealing that organizations will feel significant pressure to do more with less this year.

The report is based on a survey of 600 IT leaders in the U.S. and U.K. Among the top findings in the report is that although 93% of CIOs anticipate an increase in IT budgets in 2023, 83% feel pressured to maximize their budgets more than ever before.

ITProToday, March 10th, 2023
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IT News - Security
19 Cybersecurity Trends Every CISO Must Prepare For In 2023
We saw numerous cybersecurity breaches in 2022. The attacks became more sophisticated, the bots got sneakier, and the cost of breaches multiplied.
Yet, enterprises were underprepared to deal with the well-known threats. With the rise of new technologies and the increased adoption of remote work, cybercriminals have quickly adapted their tactics. They are now targeting businesses in ways never seen before.

As a result, every organization needs to realign its cybersecurity goals and processes to meet the changing needs of the threat landscape. CISOs must stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for the cybersecurity trends defining 2023.

Indusface, March 9th, 2023
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A Letter To The Modern CISO: Part 1 - Are You Feeling Cloud Security Imposter Syndrome?
The typical cloud is likely less secure than an organization believes it is, and that is because most security professionals do not have a clear picture of their entire cloud. How did they get here?
Well, enterprise digital transformation has historically placed so much value on speed in development, that cloud security has fallen by the wayside. Many organizations find themselves moving to the cloud once the business discovers it can offer them major cost savings and increased efficiency, but their procedures, tools, dashboards and security strategies are consistent with on-prem days.
sonrai, March 7th, 2023
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Attackers Exploit APIs Faster Than Ever Before
After combing through 350,000 reports to find 650 API-specific vulnerabilities from 337 different vendors and tracking 115 published exploits impacting these vulnerabilities, the results clearly illustrate that the API threat landscape is becoming more dangerous, according to Wallarm.
Researchers came to this conclusion based on the 2022 data, specifically these three trends:

Attack growth

In 2022 there was a huge increase in attacks against Wallarm's customers' APIs, which ballooned over 197% from H1 to H2. As API-related breaches influence today's headlines, it's clear that this trend is extrapolating beyond Wallarm customers and will continue to grow in 2023.

HelpNet Security, March 8th, 2023
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Enabling SD-WAN and SASE - An Ideal Edge Computing Use Case
Standardized SD-WAN and SASE have emerged as crucial use cases for edge computing as they allow the provisioning of computing resources and connectivity needed to improve application performance, minimize latency, and enhance the user experience.
The adoption of a hybrid work environment has reverberated across the technology ecosystem. Employees expect fast, secure, and reliable access to corporate resources from any location, and the traditional walls of centralized security and applications have been dismantled as organizations look to support a geographically distributed workforce.
NETWORKComputing, March 8th, 2023
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Preparing For The Soon To Be Updated OWASP API Security Top 10
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the security of software. The OWASP foundation first released a list of the top 10 security risks faced by APIs in 2019.
This year, we'll see the updated list for 2023 being published, which is currently in Release Candidate status soliciting contributions...

Although 4 years is an extremely long time when it comes to computing, the fact remains that most organizations are still in the process of putting better API security controls in place to protect against the 2019 Top 10. Additionally, remember that the list contains ten categories of vulnerabilities, each category housing multiple vulnerabilities.

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What Is Zero Trust? A Model For More Effective Security
As the security model becomes the preferred security strategy, it's worth looking at what it is and what it takes to achieve.
Security leaders are embracing zero trust, with the vast majority of organizations either implementing or planning to adopt the strategy. The 2022 State of Zero-Trust Security report found that 97% of those surveyed either have or plan to have a zero-trust initiative in place within 18 months.

In fact, the percentage of organizations with zero trust already in place more than doubled in just one year, jumping from 24% in 2021 to 55% in the 2022 survey issued by identity and access management technology provider Okta.

CSO Online, March 7th, 2023
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IT News - Storage
6 Essential Data Storage Security Best Practices To Know
Solutions Review editors assembled this resource containing essential enterprise data storage security best practices to know. For an even deeper breakdown of securing storage, we recommend reading the NIST Special Publication: Security Guidelines for Storage Infrastructure.
Enterprise data storage security has become increasingly complex and challenging in recent years due to the exponential growth of data and the proliferation of cyber threats. While organizations have reaped the benefits of increased efficiency and accessibility of data, they are also faced with the daunting task of safeguarding it. With the growing threat of data breaches and cyber-attacks, there is a growing need for enterprises to implement comprehensive security strategies to protect their data.
Solutions Review, March 10th, 2023
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Backblaze: SSDs Fail Slightly Less Than HDDs
Cloud storage provider Backblaze has found its SSD annual failure rate was 0.98 percent compared to 1.64 percent for disk drives, a difference of 0.66 percentage points. It also noted that SSD manufacturers' SMART stats were not so smart.
Backblaze stores customers' backup and general storage data in its cloud datacenters. These are composed of disk drive pods and servers that use SSD boot drives. It has published disk drive annual failure rate statistics for some years and has now accumulated enough SSD data to publish SSD AFR numbers for the first time.

The surprise is that SSDs are not much more reliable than disk drives with their mechanical components - the moving read:write heads and spinning platters.

Blocks & Files, March 10th, 2023
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GigaOm Radar For Kubernetes Data Protection
Outperformers: Kasten by Veeam, CloudCasa by Catalogic, Commvault, NetApp
Kubernetes is the industry standard for container orchestration, and it's being used by born-in-the-cloud startups and cloud-native enterprises alike. It's found in production on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge for many different types of applications, including some that Kubernetes wasn't initially built for., March 9th, 2023
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How SSD Data Reduction Can Help Enterprises
Data reduction techniques have been difficult to achieve on SSDs, but vendors appear to be making progress. The more effective the data reduction, the more affordable SSDs become.
While data reduction in storage used to have a backup focus, vendors now commonly include the technologies in their flash-based systems.

The superior performance that SSDs offer over HDDs has made it possible to use data reduction techniques even in primary storage systems that support mission-critical applications. Vendors have also improved their data reduction techniques for better efficiency and to help minimize the impact on performance.

SearchStorage, March 9th, 2023
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IT News - CxO Podcasts
@HPCpodcast-52: AI iPhone Moment, Virtual Quantum, Silicon Photonics
In what might become a regular segment, we cover important advances in tech that signal changes in markets and policies.
This time, we discuss the iPhone moment in AI and the ensuing AI gold rush, virtual quantum computers, and how silicon photonics can change the chip industry.
OrioinX, March 5th, 2023
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@HPCpodcast: The AI Gold Rush, Virtual Quantum, an Advance for Silicon Photonics and Nuclear Energy for Future Supercomputers
In what may become a regular segment of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug cover important recent developments in HPC and AI that signal changes in markets and policies. Always, we keep an eye on where these developments fit into the big picture, what it all means.
This time, we look at what may be AI's 'iPhone moment' (you guessed it: ChatGPT) and the ensuing AI gold rush that's been gaining massive investment momentum since about 2015, much to the happiness of NVIDIA shareholders; virtual quantum computers; and how advances in silicon photonics could change the chip - and therefore the technology - industry. I.e., change the world.
insideHPC, March 7th, 2023
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#insideBIGDATApodcast: Three Metrics for Measuring Enterprise AI Success
Welcome back to the insideBIGDATA series of podcast presentations, a curated collection of topics relevant to our global audience. We bring you compelling topics of the day including: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Enjoy!
Today's guest is Supreet Kaur, Assistant Vice President at Morgan Stanley. She's spent the last five years working in data spaces across financial services and life sciences, along with essential advocacy work in mentoring a diverse next generation of data science leaders. In conversation with Emerj CEO Daniel Faggella, Supreet tells business leaders three metrics they need to measure their enterprise AI success. Later, they dissect common approaches to ROI from leadership and IT teams that are at odds with AI adoption's experimental nature.
insideBIGDATA, March 6th, 2023
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IT News - ESG
The Race To Net Zero: Six Ways To Slash IT Infrastructure Emissions
Strategies aimed at successfully cutting climate risk can appear to be stymieing business sustainability. How can the industry remain productive?
Organisations that prioritise the monstrous task of reducing IT emissions can and will remain competitive, sustainability experts assure Computer Weekly, but this will mean picking optimum targets. Here, we look at six ways to do that.

1. Fix problematic thinking about tech In a Bible story, David the shepherd boy slays Goliath, a terrifying warrior, with a carefully aimed stone, saving his people against the odds. IT can do similarly, countering the current inertia and overwhelm around emissions targets.

ComputerWeekly, March 5th, 2023
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IT Sustainability Think Tank: The Importance Of Measurement In Closing The Sustainability Gap
There is mounting anecdotal evidence that enterprises are struggling to ensure their statements of intent on sustainability are matching their actions, so what steps can they take to bridge the gap?
It is now the expected norm for companies to have a sustainability strategy, with a YouGov survey finding that 70% of GenZ customers will pay more for sustainable products. However, there is sometimes suspicion that the stated goals do not match behaviour leading to accusations of greenwashing being levelled at organisations.

The tech sector generates between 2-4% of all greenhouse gas emissions. And the International Telecommunication Union estimates that digital technology alone is capable of reducing the entire world's carbon emissions by 17%.

Additionally, work by Ericsson suggests the tech sector could further reduce its carbon footprint by 80% if all its electricity came from renewable sources.

ComputerWeekly, March 9th, 2023
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IT News - AI
A Game Changer For Kids' Mental Health: Universal Tutor Can Save Lives
Revolutionizing Mental Health with AI-Powered Avatars
UNIVERSAL TUTOR, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Economic Transformation Technologies (ETT), is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking education technology platform for social & emotional learning. The platform uses an AI avatar-led gamified approach, providing a customized and powerful tool for students, teachers, parents, and administrators. In addition to optimizing the student experience, it connects the stakeholders to provide additional support to students in need, which addresses concerns of bullying, gun violence, and child suicide, all which are at an all-time high.

The Universal Tutor platform is equipped with psychometrics, providing powerful insight into students' mental health and emotional well-being. The platform is unique in providing real time secure data to stakeholders in the education process, offering a collaborative approach to Social & Emotional Learning. This platform is the first to use Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Data to provide visibility, personalized learning, and effective collaboration.

Consumer World Report, March 8th, 2023
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AI Issues Hitting HR From 'Everywhere At Once,' Former EEOC Chair Says
Tools developed appropriately may be able to help with DEI initiatives - but therein lies the problem, experts said during a recent SHRM panel.
Artificial intelligence tools offer many potential benefits, but keeping up with AI's rapidly evolving developments can seem like 'Everything Everywhere All at Once,' said Victoria Lipnic, head of the Human Capital Group at Resolution Economics, referring to the Oscar-nominated film as she summarized the challenges employers face.

Lipnic, a former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, moderated a Feb. 28 panel on AI at the Society for Human Resource Management's Employment Law and Compliance Conference in Washington, D.C.

HRDIVE, March 9th, 2023
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Artificial Intelligence Is Booming - So Is Its Carbon Footprint
Training a single AI model can gobble up more electricity than 100 US homes use in an entire year. But with the such fast growth and limited transparency, no one knows exactly how much electricity and emissions can be attributed to the AI sector.
Artificial intelligence has become the tech industry's shiny new toy, with expectations it'll revolutionize trillion-dollar industries from retail to medicine. But the creation of every new chatbot and image generator requires a lot of electricity, which means the technology may be responsible for a massive and growing amount of planet-warming carbon emissions.
Data Center Knowledge, March 9th, 2023
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ETT's PaaS: The Intelligent Cure for Healthcare's Interoperability
Economic Transformation Technologies (ETT), a leading provider of on-premise or cloud-based solutions for healthcare, has announced the launch of its Intelligent Healthcare Interoperability Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution.
The new solution is designed to accelerate the seamless integration of disparate data sources and applications with an AI-enabled solution to generate actionable information for clinical decision-making, population health management, quality-driven health outcomes, and value-based care. ETT's Intelligent Interoperability PaaS provides an affordable and agile solution for providers, health systems, and patients to allow an AI-enabled comprehensive solution for patient-centric clinical care as well as for population health management within a single unified platform.
ETT , March 8th, 2023
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Meet The Companies Trying To Keep Up With ChatGPT
From Google's Bard to Microsoft's new Bing, here are all the major contenders in the AI chatbot space
With all the hype surrounding ChatGPT, it's no wonder other companies are vying for a piece of the AI-powered chatbot game. Companies are betting that we're at a decisive moment in the artificial intelligence industry, where products that adopt and build upon the budding technology could have the potential to reshape technology as we know it - not to mention shake up the Big Tech hierarchy.
The Verge, March 7th, 2023
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What Is Generative AI? The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is already designing microchips and sending us spam, so what's next? Here's how generative AI really works and what to expect now that it's here.
This article introduces you to generative AI and its uses with popular models like ChatGPT and DALL-E. We'll also consider the limitations of the technology, including why "too many fingers" has become a dead giveaway for artificially generated art.
InfoWorld, March 10th, 2023
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IT News - Operations
The Changing State Of Data Center Auditing Requirements
Data center auditing requirements are changing as new rules appear and old ones evolve.
Few people get excited about auditing or regulatory requirements. However, given the rapid pace of change within the regulatory and compliance landscape in recent years, there is reason to get excited about data center auditing. The auditing rules that data centers need to meet are changing in some ways, and stakeholders must track and respond to the changes if they want to remain in compliance with the various regulatory and industry auditing standards they need to meet.
Data Center Knowledge, March 10th, 2023
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IT News - Cloud
How Cloud Computing Has Intensified Cybersecurity Challenges
The cloud has changed cybersecurity. Here's why these changes make security more challenging.
Table of Contents:

1. Complex Access Controls

2. Heightened API Security Risks

3. Multiple Clouds

4. Perimeterless Networks

5. New Types of Cloud Cybersecurity Attacks

6. The Growing Security Cost of the Cloud

Cybersecurity has become tremendously more challenging over the past decade. The number of cyberattacks increased by about 60-fold. The average cost of attacks has also surged, growing from about $3.8 million per incident in 2015 to $4.35 million in 2022.

ITProToday, March 10th, 2023
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IT News - BYOD
Considerations For Managing BYOD Policies In 2023
Companies should exercise caution when it comes to BYOD policies due to the potential downsides of tax issues for employees, minimal business savings, and increased security risks.
Business owners have a lot to consider when it comes to the management of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies - gone are the days of these policies being popular like they were for their first 12 years of their existence, and here are the days of different priorities in 2023.

When BYOD policies were first launched, they became popular and remained mainstream practice for over a decade as they were viewed as being an inexpensive alternative for businesses. Nowadays, though, there is debate over BYOD still being a smart choice for companies as the corporate focus has shifted to the preservation of mobile endpoints and the welfare of employees.

NETWORKComputing, March 9th, 2023
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IT News - Big Data
Zero-Copy Integration: How Small Data Practices Will Replace Big Data
As organizations grapple with ever-increasing amounts of data, the limits of the big data movement are becoming clear.
Over the last two decades, big data has provided benefits in the form of cutting-edge software that made the generation, collection, and amalgamation of data widely available to organizations. These positive impacts are both wide-reaching and apparent from optimal route planning in aviation to fraud detection and risk management in the financial sector and even tracking infectious diseases on a federal level.
Dataversity, March 10th, 2023
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IT News - Encryption
Understanding SSL/TLS Decryption for A Secure Business
CXOToday has engaged in an exclusive interview with Mr. Shibu Paul, Vice President of International sales, Array Networks
1.What is SSL Decryption and its Business Benefits? Ans: Data can ideally travel over the Net without any security hiccups and clients can receive information they are searching for without any delays or issues, and businesses need not be worried about any malicious traffic entering their network.

Actually, malicious threats pose a real challenge to the privacy of insecure data traveling over the Internet. Therefore, encryption became vital to securing information moving over the Internet. This stopped data from being misused and helped protect its privacy. It also made sure that no one else in between understand it, but the two end communicators., March 6th, 2023
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