Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles:
Increasing amounts of traffic on the intranet and Internet are being encrypted. Individuals are concerned about their privacy and utilizing encrypted services more. Companies are protecting and securing the communications to their applications. Finally, HTTP/2 was introduced last year and most web clients encrypt HTTP/2 traffic by default. Sandvine (News - Alert) predicts that more than 70 percent of Internet traffic will be encrypted by the end of 2016.
I love a surprise ending in a movie. Whether I’m watching drama, action,
or sci-fi, there’s nothing better than a plot twist you can’t predict.
At work, however, I feel the exact opposite. Movies are one thing, but
surprise endings in the real world are rarely as welcome or harmless.
Think of this as a Cyber Security Trend community service. For community members who may not be aware, Austin, TX-based NSS Labs, is one of the world’s highly respected cyber security research and advisory firms. Its offers include the Cyber Advanced Warning System (CAWS)—a cloud service that continuously captures live attacks being used by threat actors, and tests security products against those attacks in real time.
Web pages know it takes a lot to catch — and hold — visitors' attention.
That's why many sites are cramming their homepages with images, video
and other content. But as they add more visuals, they're missing one
core element: optimization.
The threat of cyberattacks on nuclear power plants and other nuclear
facilities is substantial and growing, according to a report this week
by a prominent industry group.
All men and women might be created equal, but the same does not go for
web pages. Especially as online retail has become an essential part of
even strictly brick-and-mortar brands, how well a retailer’s web page
performs can have a major impact on sales.