Dave Sobel

Record Low in Ransomware Payments & New Cybersecurity Enhancements, Email Authentication Challenges

In this episode, we delve into the latest tech news, including a record low in ransomware payment rates, challenges with email authentication tools, and a new scam alert involving fake podcast invitations. ConnectWise and Microsoft also team up to enhance cybersecurity with new integrations. The episode wraps up with news on the U.S. Department of State imposing visa restrictions on individuals involved in commercial spyware targeting various groups.

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AI: 92% of Windows Machines in Large Organizations Not Ready, Push for Increased NIST Funding

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel discusses the latest developments in the tech industry. Highlights include a study showing that 92% of Windows machines in large organizations are not AI ready, calls for increased funding for AI safety oversight, and the introduction of advanced work analytics by Produce 8 to enhance MSP operations. Additionally, Google partners with the National Guard to improve disaster response with AI. Meta’s release of the Llama 3 large language model for MetaAI, touted as the most intelligent AI assistant, is also covered, with plans to expand its capabilities in the future.

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The State of Tech: Global IT Spending, Managed Services Market, and Cloud Migration Insights

The managed services market in the U.S. is a dominant force globally, as reported by IDC. Accounting for over 45% of the global contract value in the managed services sector, the U.S. outperforms regions like Western Europe. This underscores the strong presence and significant contribution of U.S.-based managed service providers. The data also indicates a…

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AI in Cybersecurity: A Nuclear Threat or a Defensive Tool? with Rodrigo Loureiro

In this bonus episode of The Business of Tech, Rodrigo Loureiro discusses the state of play in cybersecurity. He highlights that many organizations are still falling short in basic cybersecurity hygiene, which he views as a significant failure. Loureiro emphasizes the importance of human expertise alongside technology to effectively protect small businesses. If you want to learn more about cybersecurity and how AI is transforming responses, tune in to this insightful episode!

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Leadership vs. Technician Priorities in IT, AI and Healthcare: Adoption Rates and Future Trends

On this episode of the Business with Tech Lounge, Dave Sobel explores the intersection of AI and healthcare, discusses the arrival of the holodeck infused with AI, and delves into frameworks and policies with John Gillum. The show previews an upcoming interview on cybersecurity and addresses questions and comments from listeners. The episode highlights Auvik’s IT Trends 2024 Industry Report, emphasizing the persistent shortage of skilled workers in IT and the increased investment in automation and outsourcing to meet industry needs. With a focus on AI and ML tools, the episode showcases the growing trend of IT professionals investing in automation technologies.

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Microsoft Offers $1 Security Updates for Schools and Alt Store PAL Launches in the EU

In this episode, we discuss Microsoft’s $1 security updates for schools to address e-waste concerns, the launch of Alt Store PAL as the first alternative app store for iPhone in the EU, and the importance of using precise language in tech interactions. We also highlight Movebot as a fast and simple data-moving tool, capable of handling large-scale migrations with ease. Additionally, Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates program is detailed, allowing schools to extend Windows 10 support for a minimal cost per computer. Lastly, Slack introduces AI features to enhance teamwork, making them available to all users.

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T-Mobile & Verizon Employees Targeted, U.S. AI Safety Institute Bolsters Leadership Amid Controversy

In this episode of the podcast, we delve into cybersecurity concerns and recent developments in the tech industry. From a bribery scheme targeting T-Mobile and Verizon employees to D&H distributing credits for SMB channel partners, the episode highlights the importance of human expertise in cybersecurity. The discussion also covers SIM swap attacks targeting telecom employees and the FBI’s efforts to address this growing threat. Lastly, the LockBit Ransomware-as-a-Service group’s activities in West Africa are mentioned, emphasizing the ongoing need for vigilance in the face of cyber threats.

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Cisco’s Duo Incident, Ransomware Victims and Backup Compromises, Cyber Salaries Revealed

In this episode of “The Business of Tech,” we discuss cybersecurity incidents and studies revealing concerning trends in the industry. We highlight Cisco’s Duo security incident involving a threat actor accessing MFA SMS logs through a phishing attack on a supplier. Additionally, we cover studies showing the high salaries in cybersecurity, but also the gender and ethnic disparities present. Stay informed and protected in the world of tech.

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Tue Apr-16-2024: Amazon’s Three-Layer GenAI Stack, OpenAI’s ChatGPT Updates, EU Broadcom Scrutiny

In this episode of the podcast, we delve into tech news covering Amazon’s GenAI stack, Google’s AI challenges in material science, and Broadcom’s scrutiny in the EU for VMware pricing. Andy Jassy’s emphasis on generative AI as Amazon’s next big focus is also highlighted, outlining the three layers of their AI stack. OpenAI’s release of the updated ChatGPT, GPT-4 Turbo, is discussed.

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Mon Apr-15-2024: Strain on Small Businesses and AI Adoption in SMB Market, Microsoft Price Increases

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, host Dave Sobel discusses the financial strain on small businesses, insights from the latest U.S. economic reports, and the soaring adoption of AI in small and mid-sized businesses. He highlights key industry updates such as Amazon retiring a checkout technology, Microsoft pushing upgrades, and Google enhancing workspace security. Market conditions are reviewed, including the downturn in the Russell 2000 index and the challenges faced by U.S. small business owners amidst high inflation and hiring difficulties.

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