Canonical Sharpens Focus on Red Hat, VMware; IPO Plans Remain

Sdxcentral | May 03, 2019

DENVER Canonical this week moved to simplify its service offerings in an attempt to lower cost and attract more customers looking to jump into the open source game. The move also comes ahead of a planned initial public offering that could handsomely compensate the company’s staff.

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The Mirai botnet infected and then exploited poorly secured IoT devices to perform the largest ever distributed denial-of-service attack. The critical components for establishing context. Includes the scope and extent of a suspected attack, and how best to coordinate the incident response actions. Big data analytics, machine learning, and other automated decision- making techniques can be applied to this problem to augment human capacity and judgment.

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The Mirai botnet infected and then exploited poorly secured IoT devices to perform the largest ever distributed denial-of-service attack. The critical components for establishing context. Includes the scope and extent of a suspected attack, and how best to coordinate the incident response actions. Big data analytics, machine learning, and other automated decision- making techniques can be applied to this problem to augment human capacity and judgment.

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Bright Data | December 14, 2021

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New 10-Gigabit Ethernet XMC Module Features Dual 10GBASE-KX4 Ports and Conduction-Cooling Support

Acromag | December 06, 2021

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