Best High Resolution Monitor: LG 27UD88-W

The LG 27UD88 is an affordable, color-accurate, and beautiful monitor for both work and play. There’s very little to complain about, and so much to praise. This is a genuinely fantastic and versatile display for any computer.

  • Freesync compatibility
  • Good price to performance ratio
  • Beautiful Image

  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • No swivel on Y axis

Price and Availability

Normally, if you’re looking to get a 4K panel with FreeSync and a high sRGB color gamut coverage, you’d be looking at a moderately expensive monitor. However, that’s not necessarily the case here.

At £490 (about $649, AU$900), the LG 27UD88-W is, quite frankly, a bargain. When we first saw the price of this monitor, we had to do a double-take to make sure we noted the model number right. While many monitors in this price range, like the Acer XB281HK feature higher refresh rates and lower response times, it’s hard to find a panel with this level of color accuracy for a better price. And, given that it’s not primarily a gaming monitor, that’s a sacrifice worth making.

If you’re a graphic designer or creative professional, and you’re looking for an affordable monitor that won’t hold you back, you can’t do much better at a lower price.

Design

Considering the manufacturer, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the LG 27UD88 is an attractive display. With a white chassis and black bezels, the classy build belies the low cost of the device. It’s not an unbelievably huge display, like the Dell UltraSharp UP3218K or an ultra-wide like the AOC Agon AG352UCG. But, with its 27-inch display and narrow bezels, it’ll effortlessly blend in to any office environment.

Performance

The LG 27UD88 has a gorgeous IPS panel at 3,840 x 2,160 and covers a whopping 99% of the sRGB color space. That would be enough to carve out a win in our book, but in reality, it’s even sweeter.

The panel is factory calibrated, so we don’t have to screw around in the menus to get the perfect image. Instead, we are able to just plug it in and get to work.

And, as we’ve already hinted at a few times before, this monitor is at its best in creative workloads. We found ourselves hunting across the internet for RAW photos to mess around within Photoshop. Even other productivity tasks, like word processing or web browsing, take advantage of this bright, colorful display that makes content pop.

Final Verdict

When you’re looking for the best 4K monitor, you want to find something that’s affordable, but also has fantastic picture quality. It’s a balance that’s pretty rare, but the LG 27UD88-W hits it out of the park. Not only does this panel cover 99% of the sRGB color space, but it does so with an insane contrast ratio and a response time to display the best PC games as they should be seen. The best part? It does all this while maintaining a reasonable price tag. If you have the horsepower to drive the LG 27UD88-W, you should pick it up.


Secure Web Gateway Explained

What is a secure web gateway?

So what exactly is a secure web gateway? A secure web gateway is an advanced, cloud-delivered, or on-premises network security service. It enforces consistent internet security and compliance policies for all users regardless of their location or the type of computer or device they are using. These gateway security tools also protect against threats to users who are accessing the internet via the web or are using any number of web-based applications. They allow organizations to enforce acceptable use policy for web access, enforce compliance with regulations, and prevent data leakage.

As a result, secure web gateways offer a way to keep networks from falling victim to incursions through internet traffic and malicious websites. They prevent data from such places from entering the network and causing a malware infection or intrusion.

This form of gateway security is accomplished through malware detection, URL filtering, and other means. A gateway effectively blocks malware from calling home and acts as a barrier against the sensitive intellectual property being stolen or sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and medical information getting into the wrong hands. The web gateway secures people, processes, or programs from downloading or accessing external sites, software, or data that could harm them, or the organization. Additionally, they stand in the way of untoward, unauthorized access from the outside.

A secure web gateway, then, is a solution that filters unwanted software or malware from user-initiated web and internet traffic while enforcing corporate and regulatory policy compliance. These gateways must, at a minimum, include URL filtering, malicious-code detection and filtering, and application controls for popular web-based applications, such as instant messaging (IM) and Skype. Native or integrated data leak prevention is also increasingly being included in these products. Similarly, analysts note convergence with other security technologies such as endpoint protectionnetwork firewalls, and threat detection.

What does a secure web gateway do?

How does a secure web gateway work? As a web proxy, a secure web gateway terminates and proxies web traffic (ports 80 and 443), inspects that traffic via several security checks, including URL filtering, advanced machine learning (AML), anti-virus (AV) scanning, sandboxing, data loss prevention (DLP), cloud access security brokers (CASBs), web isolation and other integrated technologies. Web gateways apply policies and enforce threat prevention and information security rules based on user, location, content, and a variety of other factors.

This form of gateway security can stop known and unknown threats in their tracks. This includes zero-day and other forms of advanced threats.

Web gateways start with filtering the URL

URL filtering is typically the first layer. It blocks access to known malicious URLs and can form a buffer against zero-day threats. It does this by recognizing new URLs that are similar to or the same as known malicious web servers.

Further layers such as AML and AV can remove attempted downloads of threats, including new and unknown threats. Sandboxing is also included in some secure web gateways. It conducts real-time blocking and can prevent targeted attacks by emulating a company’s environment.

Web isolation is another element that some vendors have incorporated. It runs webserver code and malicious code in a virtual instance that is isolated from the user. DLP, too, can be used to stop unauthorized data leakage.

Secure web gateways vs firewalls

Some people have confused secure web gateways with firewalls. So what is the difference? Secure web gateways are dedicated to cloud services or appliances for web and application security. They are proxies (meaning they terminate and emulate network traffic). Because of specialization, they can detect and protect against much more sophisticated and targeted attacks that use the web.

Firewalls have a different function. Firewalls are great at packet-level security, but are not as sophisticated on the application layer for security, said Gerry Grealish, head of Product Marketing for Cloud & Network Security Products at Symantec. Firewalls typically do not terminate or inspect entire objects, and many are reliant on stream-based AV scanning as a defense against malware. That’s why evasive threats operating on an application-level can easily bypass some firewall defenses. But the clear distinction between secure web gateways and firewalls is beginning to blur.

Some cloud-delivered secure web gateway services now offer an optional cloud firewall service to enforce controls on non-web internet traffic.

Secure web gateways vs Cloud Access Security Brokers

The CASBs is another technology that can sometimes be confused with secure web gateways. Indeed, there is some overlap. However, CASBs are able to recognize a bigger range of applications than secure web gateways. They also provide better-detailed control over the use of applications.

A secure web gateway needs a CASB for full visibility and control, and a CASB needs a secure web gateway for full traffic and log information of web and application activity. By working together, they offer comprehensive gateway security for the web as well as application security.

As in many areas of security technology, convergence is evident. Some vendors have integrated secure web gateways with CASBs. This trend is accelerating. By tying together CASB and secure web gateway functions, it is much easier to provide access security capabilities to SaaS applications.


Rotterdam tech bags designer can start again after the reopening of the Italian studio

A year ago, the Simone Tertoolen from Rotterdam presented the first model in her sack name MINOIS, which was generally welcomed during the structure week in Milan and New York Fashion Week. She went to work with two new models, however, Corona tossed a spanner in progress, and the Italian production line needed to close. Now that the factory can open again, Simone can still start production of its latest model. Her tech bags include features such as built-in lighting, a charger for your phone and a wireless charger for the bag.

The MINOIS line with the Isobel tote has received a new addition, which should also fit your laptop. After the forced interruption by Corona, the Italian factory is now able to start manufacturing this model. Simone is also working on the development of a third model.


Google and Apple release contact tracing app API to public health agencies accross the globe

Google and Apple delivered their contact tracing app API to public health agencies across the globe. The apps would allow Bluetooth pings between smartphones within six and a half feet of each other. And in theory, these apps would notify you if you had been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. In practice, public health authorities will have to encourage around 60% of people in a given state or country to download the app in order to meaningfully conduct contact tracing/exposure notification. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and PCWorld/Macworld’s Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss Apple and Google’s unprecedented collaboration, privacy concerns, and how state and federal governments will utilize the API.

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Measures taken by EHT to prevent the COVID19

As we all know by now, we are experiencing a pandemic like never before which is very contagious.

With that in mind, we would like to inform you about the measures we have taken to ensure that our clients are safe in regards to the buying and selling of our hardware.

Measures Taken

Wearing of hand gloves

Before the outbreak, our colleagues always wore gloves whenever the hardware was either been cleaned, refurbished, and packaged. Now, we make sure this is even needed than ever before.

Hand sanitizers

After the gloves are taken off, the employees wash their hands and uses the hand sanitizers to sanitize their hands to avoid germs.

Nose and mouth guards

This is a precaution the employees are currently working with us to ensure that our customers/clients get their hardware.

 

 


Computer Hacking and How To Protect It

Individuals using a device connected to the Internet are vulnerable to the threats posed by cyber predators and computer hackers. Such computer hacking experts typically use phishing scams, instant messages or spam emails and fake websites to deliver dangerous malware to your computer and compromise your computer security.

If you are not secured by a firewall, these hackers may also try to access your device and private information directly. You will be able to monitor your messages, review the back-end of your personal website, and also install malware. Protecting your device from hackers is, therefore, a growing concern that can be solved by installing effective antivirus software and other virus protection measures.

Hackers can do the following things with your computer:

  • Make purchases
  • Hijack your passwords and usernames
  • Obtain cash advances
  • Ruin your credit
  • Request new account Personal Identification Numbers (PINSs) or additional credits
  • Add themselves or an alias that they control as an authorized user so it is easier to use your credit.

Tips on how to stay protected from computer hacking activities

Install, update and use antivirus

Installing antivirus software is an extremely important step that helps to protect viruses and avoid malware, but it doesn't affect everyone.

Turn on the windows firewall

Windows has a built-in firewall that protects your PC from unwanted internet attention. This software firewall is enabled by default and works alongside any hardware firewall that is installed into your home broadband router. Check its settings by entering "Test Firewall" in the Start menu search box and selecting Check Firewall status from the list. Three green tick marks mean that the firewall is usually operating, if not, choosing each one to turn the firewall on.

Check link locations

Unknown messages are connected to unknown pages. You could end up facing unintended consequences if you visit a cryptic website. Such pages may be unsecured or compromised with malware. Copy and paste the connection location to a new browser to see which site is on the other side. Encrypted pages are the easiest to visit because you know they are safe when you see HTTPS in the URL and the lock icon on your browser.

Use Advanced Password

An effective password includes lowercase, uppercase, punctuation, numbers, and special characters. Do not store a list in a saved file and refrain from making a personal reference to the password. Never use the same password on multiple accounts.

Use Two-Factor Authentication

When hackers get your passwords, they try to study which personal accounts they can control with the stolen data. Two-factor authentication is known to be an effective way to stop attackers who have stolen passwords. A growing number of companies are now setting standards for logging in. For two-factor authentication, users will need to enter a password and also validate an entry with another element like a code that is sent to the phone.

Be Suspicious of Emails

If you receive phone emails, make sure to check your email address to see if it suits the website you think it is from. You can also search the sender's IP address in order to be extra careful. This can be done by identifying the source information from the email and then searching for an IP address that matches the' Received: from' line. Google will have an IP address to discover the source of the email.

Use The Most Recent Version of Your Web Browser

Web browsers are vital tools, but they can contain bugs just like other apps. Hackers are fast to capitalize on these and create false websites with data designed to exploit them. After hacking the web browser in this way, the hacker will be able to monitor anything you type, from credit card numbers to passwords. It is therefore important for you to use the most recent version of your web browser, as this helps prevent hacking attempts by your computer and other related issues.

 


The Edge

Edge computing has saved an entire industry today, countering the major concern of reduced efficiency affecting management operations.Edge computing today is closing towards accelerated response rate computing time and thus positively processing the data analysis.

Edge computing not only brings data storage and computation closer to the target, it saves bandwidth as well. Being able to save bandwidth indirectly translates into saving money, less data traffic = lower bills. Edge computing is the new trend in the techno world, competing all the sophisticated, high powered computers which are bound to reduce the latency.

The current status of Edge computing is being powered by the fast growing development of internet of things the (IoT). It is very likely that in the future, it will form an undefined niche in many distributed cloud services.

There are so many example of in our every day life wherein gadget are being controlled using IoT. To begin with, there are drones making deliveries for Amazon. It (the gadgets) directly communicates with the enterprise IoT platform and conduct peer-to-peer exchanges. There is every increasing rise in the use of storage, sensor, computer, and advanced AI capabilities. Not just Amazon, but these following companies have also invested in IoT;

  • Samsung
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Philips

 


The Biggest Technology Trends in 2020 To Get Ready For

We are amid the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever before. Companies and individuals who do not keep up with some of the major trends in technology run the risk of being left behind. Understanding key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare for and take advantage of opportunities. As a future-oriented business and technology, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends that everyone should be ready for in 2020.

AI-as-a-service

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technological developments of our time. Most companies have begun to explore how they can use AI to improve their customer experience and streamline their business operations. This will continue in 2020 and, as people become increasingly used to working alongside AIs, the design and deployment of our AI-based systems will remain an expensive proposition for most businesses.

Currently, these platforms, provided by the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, tend to be somewhat broad in scope, with (often expensive) custom-engineering required to apply them to the specific tasks an organization may require. During 2020, we will see wider adoption and a growing pool of providers that are likely to start offering more tailored applications and services for specific or specialized tasks. This will mean no company will have any excuses left not to use AI.


Cybersecurity Awareness: Secure IT, Own IT, Protect IT

For all companies, cybersecurity should be a problem— big and small. In our increasingly linked globe, cybersecurity should also be a problem for customers, government agencies, and basically anyone who depends on the Internet. To quote two high-profile instances of mass cybercrime, in 2016 some 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked, and in 2017 412 million Friendfinder accounts were damaged, according to Varonis, a cybersecurity study firm.

A malware attack's average price was US$ 2.4 million, while the price in lost moment averaged 50 days, the company discovered. Even more worrisome, the average price of worldwide cybercrime risen by 27 percent in 2017, with ransomware expenses that year exceeding $5 billion— fifteen times the cost of ransomware just two years earlier. The issue is that the threats are still ignored by far too many individuals. "Yes, we certainly should always think about cybersecurity," said Elad Shapria, head of studies at the Panorays cybersecurity company.

Building Awareness

Luckily, attempts are being made to concentrate on the threat in the hope that knowing really is half the fight. In October, which is the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM, a focus will shine on many of those initiatives. The Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division and the Nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance joined in designating the month as a means of raising awareness of the significance of cybersecurity.

As part of a wide attempt to educate Americans and assist them to remain safe and secure online, NCSAM first introduced in 2004. Initial attempts claimed easy stuff that could be done by individuals, such as maintaining antivirus programs up to date. The objective was to remind customers in October to do cybersecurity updates— comparable to remembering changing batteries in a smoke detector when they put their clocks back in the fall or spring forward. "It grew out of NCSA's previous awareness attempts working in partnership with sector and government," said NCSA Executive Director Kelvin Coleman.

The attempts have extended in more latest years, and since 2009 the month has included the general theme, "Our Shared Responsibility," reflecting how everyone— from big businesses to individual computer users— plays a part in securing digital assets. "We want individuals to know the shared accountability of cybersecurity because what we do online can impact others," Coleman informed TechNewsWorld. "When that worker opens a poor connection to their office email, it could have broader corporate repercussions and put everyone at danger," he added. "We discovered that this continuing outreach to different target audiences works really well," Coleman said. "In addition to exchanging data with the press, we disseminate products and resources through our partners representing industry, government, tiny and medium-sized enterprises, and academia, thus spreading our message across multiple channels and reaching a broad group."

Increasing Awareness

NCSAM's overarching message for 2019 is "Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT." This year's objective is to concentrate on important fields of citizen privacy, consumer devices, and the safety of e-commerce. "It's essential to call times like the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to remember what we're facing and how we can be vigilant," said Shapria of Panorays. "One major issue is that we continue to see catastrophic information breaches by third parties," he observed. These attacks can often happen when hackers target suppliers with the objective of accessing information from big businesses with which the suppliers are related or otherwise working. "We saw this occur with Wipro, Evite, and AMCA this year— and such cyber incidents can lead to a loss of consumer confidence and allegiance, expensive regulatory penalties for businesses, and even bankruptcy," advised Shapria.

What should not be part of the solution is the assumption that the threat is understood by staff at any stage. All too often, this can lead to lax behaviors of safety. "What is evident is generally subjective. Businesses need to acknowledge that staff knowledge and training on cybersecurity threats is an important component of how they can mitigate the inadvertent or intentional violation of employees," said Justin Fox, DevOps engineering director at NuData Security, a Mastercard corporation.

"Employees need to be educated on what safety warnings they should care about are lawful warnings, as opposed to advertisements that look like a warning," he informed TechNewsWorld. "Employees need to know how their security protocols have been enforced and[ trained] in some of the most popular emails they can obtain from safety software," added Fox. "Then they will probably know how to properly react to threats."

Shared Data, Shared Responsibility

Data sharing on a daily basis has complex cybersecurity issues. Besides worrying about protecting their own information, everybody now has to trust every business, seller, customer, employer, and worker to safeguard their information as well. "Businesses need to be conscious that when hiring and sharing information with suppliers, the risk of being infringed by those suppliers is significantly increased," suggested Shapria from Panorays.

Companies need to carefully evaluate and track the cyber posture of their suppliers with the same diligence they are monitoring their own pcs, networks and systems. Simply put, the severity of the continuing threat must be recognized by everyone. "Consumers need to be conscious so that they can comprehend with their information what businesses are doing and request greater controls," Shapria said. "C-level execs need to be conscious as safety impacts the price of doing company directly, while staff needs to be conscious so that they do not expose their businesses to cyber danger," he added. "Developers need to be conscious to be able to program safe alternatives, and network administrators need to be conscious to be able to protect their businesses and client information."

Failure to Act

The cost of failing to heed warnings can be huge— not just in bucks, but in wasted time, lost productivity, and even the social stigma that may accompany hacks. Cities like Baltimore and Atlanta, businesses like Target and Yahoo, and even government agencies like the Personnel Management Office had to react to major cyber attacks. The danger is becoming so bad that the Internet, which has become the glue that holds the connected world together, may fail to the extent that it can not be trusted.

"Who will want to use[ the Internet] if all of your documents are open fodder and can be accessed so readily by hackers?" Daniel M. Gerstein, Ph.D., senior policy scientist at RAND Corporation, commented. "If we can not get our act together and solve this problem properly, the present Internet could eventually become little more than a straightforward data-sharing platform," he said to TechNewsWorld. The Internet may not go away, but if the information is not safe, there may be a future when relying solely on streaming Netflix and watching Wikipedia facts. That situation may seem extreme, but from a breaking point, the Web could be just one significant violation. "We need to be serious about safety and there are methods to safeguard it, but right now, on the data superhighway, the ordinary customer could basically become roadkill," Gerstein advised. There is hope that constant attempts to raise awareness will be worthwhile.

"We discovered that this continuing outreach to different target audiences works really well," Coleman said of NCSA. "In addition to exchanging data with the press, we disseminate products and resources through our partners representing the sector, government, SMBs, and academia, thus spreading our message across different channels and reaching a broad group."


Backup and restore strategy in four steps

When most businesses still had their own data centers, their information should normally be backed up by themselves. Many businesses now believe that this will be arranged for them by their SaaS supplier. Unfortunately, with all the related hazards, this is not always the case. Read here how in four steps you can develop your own cloud backup strategy.

More and more businesses are turning to cloud-based office software like Office 365. This implies that if the service fails, the supplier, in this case, Microsoft, will be liable for both accessibility and disaster recovery. The data on the platform, however, is the property of the companies themselves, so it is their responsibility to protect it. However, information may still be lost or unavailable, e.g. because of:

  • Unintentional removal
  • Cyber attacks and ransomware
  • File corruption
  • Intentional removal

This means: the need for excellent safety of data is higher than ever before. Cloud users need to take action and create an efficient backup policy all the more. For this purpose, the following measures are essential, as an instance, we take Office 365 for the sake of comfort.

Determine the policy and requirement

Every company's backup demands are distinct. For instance, certain legislation and other laws need to be complied with in some industries. Therefore, to begin with, an organization must establish its own service level contract (lettuce) and define the data backup criteria. I suggest that you take the following into account:

  1. Recovery point objective: How often does an organization's information need to be backed up so that the quantity of information lost in case of a power failure is no higher than acceptable for company activities?
  2. Recovery time objective: How long can information be retrieved after a catastrophe or malfunction, and what is acceptable?
  3. Recovery granularity objective: How long can information be retrieved after a catastrophe or malfunction, and what is acceptable?
  4. Content: What types of content and which platforms do you want to back up?
  5. Retention Period: How soon do you want your information to be backed up? And does this vary by place of the storage, such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint versus Exchange?

Determine how this applies to Office 365

Then see how Office 365 can apply your backup policy. For this purpose, Office 365 provides the following alternatives according to the above criteria:

  • Thirty days, at the End, User Recycle Bin, thirty days in the Second-Stage Recycle Bin, and three more days using PowerShell.
  • Removal after the employee/user has left the company.
  • It is important to note that Project Online is part and fully backed up of the content database. There is no separate option to recover a single object for that reason.

Third-Party Solutions

If the built-in backup feature in Office 365 does not fulfill the policies of your organization, Gartner and Forrester recommend that third-party alternatives be considered and implemented. Keep in mind that while Office 365 backups are advertised by many providers, they often only give export alternatives from Exchange Online to a.pst file. Office 365 is more than just an Exchange, besides causing data protection problems. The following places can also store numerous significant information:

  • SharePoint
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Office 365 Groups
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Project Online
  • Dynamics 365

You should also consider the following problems when comparing distinct providers with backup services.

  • Use of your own private encryption keys,  so that you always manage your backup data yourself and not the supplier.
  • Use of different storage providers. It is an alternative to placing backups with distinct storage suppliers, and perhaps even in your own data center if you want to further restrict the hazards. Pay attention to all the advantages and disadvantages offered by distinct storage suppliers such as bandwidth or additional information transfer expenses.
  • It is also essential to manage the release of SaaS alternatives from third parties. Cloud suppliers tend to introduce fresh product updates rapidly, which sometimes disrupt the cloud environments of a customer. Therefore, good and regular management of the release from a third party SaaS supplier is essential.

Finally, ensure cloud suppliers have ISO safety certification for the systems they are using (MSFT, AWS, Google) and for their own infrastructure. ISO 27001 provides a solid foundation.

Monitoring and Verification

It is essential that it continues to be controlled through (1) backup dashboards and logs and (2) periodic retrieval tests after all information is stored in an organization's backup. This allows you to determine whether current processes are working properly and whether protected goods can still be efficiently restored. I propose the following: regularity:

You should be able to create a fresh or better backup approach for Office 365 with these four steps. Intuitive third-party solutions can assist you quickly expand the normal backup features of Microsoft if you have to fulfill rigorous (legal) demands. In any event, I hope these measures will assist you in your manner to better-protecting Office 365 business information and avoiding unwanted data loss.