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Security: 2016 Saw the Return of Massive Volumes of Spam Email

By Dick Weisinger

Email servers are being swamped by in-coming spam.  A report by Cisco on cybersecurity finds that as much as 65 percent of all mail that is sent is spam and about 20 percent of the spam sent has malicious content.  The

Bad Bots: Increasingly Sophisticated in their Attack on Web Sites

By Dick Weisinger

Internet site traffic is increasingly attributed to visits by bot programs.  40 percent of all traffic on the internet is from bots, and half of those visits are made by bad bots.  Bots are software programs that automate tasks on the

Big Data in the Cloud: Businesses Deploy Big Data in the Cloud for Strategic Operations

By Dick Weisinger

In 2016, Big Data was a $130 billion market, estimates IDC.  Further, they expect the Big Data market to grow to $203 billion by 2020, a nealry 12 percent annual growth rate. A recent study by AtScale looked at businesses,

Blockchain: Applications Beyond Digital Currency Include Identity Management and Regulatory Compliance

By Dick Weisinger

Blockchain is an electronic ledger system that was originally created as part of the digital currency Bitcoin, but there are many more applications for blockchain than just digital currency. Suresh Ramamurthi, the chairman and chief technology officer of CBW Bank

Bots: One Third of All Internet Traffic Attributed to Bad Bots

By Dick Weisinger

Bots dominate the Internet. Nearly 52 percent of all online activity in 2016 was generated by bot activity according to the Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report. Many of the bots on the internet are like the ones from Google, Microsoft Bing, and