Microsoft security experts urge GISEC 2021 attendees to ‘Secure the Hybrid Workplace’.

Microsoft security experts urge GISEC 2021 attendees to ‘Secure the Hybrid Workplace’.

Microsoft reiterated its message of “Securing the Hybrid Workplace” at GISEC 2021, operating its Microsoft Hub at the event, and offering demonstrations and expert perspectives alongside its security industry partners. Microsoft’s GISEC 2021 theme reflects the region’s rapid migration to complex multi-cloud environments that cater to both on-premises and remote working.

“Microsoft spends more than US$ 1 billion annually on security and in the new world of hybrid work, businesses are facing an increase in volume of data, evolving complexities and frequency of data security breaches,” said Sayed Hashish, General Manager, Microsoft UAE. “We blocked some 30 billion email threats in 2020 alone, so we know the scale of the issue. The UAE government has correctly identified cybercrime as a challenge to business continuity and economic growth. It has been working in partnership with Microsoft on providing a safe infrastructure to local entities, underpinned among others by Microsoft’s state of the art UAE cloud data centres.”

Microsoft security experts urge GISEC 2021 attendees to ‘Secure the Hybrid Workplace’.

This year, Microsoft will be marking the second anniversary of its Middle East datacenters to deliver on the UAE’s growth agenda. These cloud regions are playing a vital role in securing enterprises in the country while accelerating their digital transformation journeys by providing enterprise grade cloud services combined with data residency, privacy, and the broadest compliance offering in the industry.

The Microsoft Hub will feature activations including the ‘Selfie Mirror’, which uses green-screen technology to let people see in real time what they would look like on a magazine cover, and later get to print out their photo on the magazine cover and keep it as a souvenir. The ‘Car Brain Wave Race’ activation by Dubai World Trade Centre, is allowing people to race cars around a track with the help of neural brainwaves. Microsoft Security Partners Paramount, Delphi, Adfolks, and Intertec will also showcase their solutions at The Microsoft Hub.

“By one estimate, we see almost 600 attempts each second to steal passwords,” said Paula Januszkiewicz, Founder and CEO of CQURE and a Microsoft Enterprise Security Consultant. “We must ready ourselves for the age of hybrid work. We must take a long, hard look at our expanding attack surfaces and our new hybrid environments to determine where our strengths and weaknesses are and how we can adopt a threat posture that is appropriate to the moment.”

Januszkiewicz was a part of a session called “Biggest Threats When Working from Home” and delivered a live hacking demo for delegates to experience what an attack by a hacker could look like in real time.

Qualcomm Introduces a High End Snapdragon Processor For Entry-Level Computers

Qualcomm Introduces a High End Snapdragon Processor For Entry-Level Computers

Recently, Qualcomm has introduced a second-gen Snapdragon processor that is explicitly made for entry level Windows PCs and Chromebooks. The processor is named as Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 that is ARM-controlled and has a clock hindrance from 2.4 GHz to 2.55 GHz.

And like the original Snapdragon 7c, it is offering integrated LTE connectivity so you can connect to cellular networks, and Qualcomm promises it will support “multi-day battery life.”

Qualcomm Introduces a High End Snapdragon Processor For Entry-Level Computers

The first device to rock this processor will be coming soon and in fact, Lenovo will soon be adopting this processor for their computer.

According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 brings the leading innovations of our compute portfolio to the next generation of entry-tier and affordable devices. Laptops powered by this platform will redefine mobile computing for education users, first line workers, and everyday light consumers, enabling reliable and powerful devices that feature advanced AI, and support for multi-day battery life,” said Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to bring this next generation upgrade to our entry level platform, for the very best mobile PC experiences.”

With ARM being the next big thing in the technology world, more chipmakers are switching to this technology due to its high-end performance and power efficiency. Currently, Qualcomm is neck and neck with Apple and their all-powerful M1 chip. With Apple computers and devices being highly expensive it seems Qualcomm has the upper hand with their 7c Gen 2 processor.
Let's Talk About MediaTek 5G Chipset: Ultra-Connected Lifestyle of Today's Gen Z

Let’s Talk About MediaTek 5G Chipset: Ultra-Connected Lifestyle of Today’s Gen Z

MediaTek has a long track record of R&D in the area of 5G connectivity and have been collaborating with 3GPP (the 5G/cellular standards consortium), to further the advancement of 5G technologies. According to MediaTek’s Rami Osman, Director of Sales and Marketing – the Middle East and Africa, Our 5G timeline boasts more than 25 industry-first technologies including collaborations with global operators, technical documents and products that are enabling MediaTek-powered devices to bring incredible experiences to consumers around the world.

The MediaTek 5G-enabled portfolio has established an ecosystem of more than 100 global 5G operators, industry partners and global brands, and continues to grow.

Let’s Talk About MediaTek 5G Chipset: Ultra-Connected Lifestyle of Today’s Gen Z

“Since the start of 5G commercialization last year, both OPPO and MediaTek have been working towards one goal, bringing flagship 5G technology to more devices in the market so that everyone can experience the power of 5G. MediaTek’s Density family of 5G chipsets brings cutting-edge, next-gen technology in the mid-range price tier, enabling OPPO smartphone to deliver ultra-connectivity through advanced 5G, imaging, gaming, and multimedia experience, such as the latest Reno5 Z 5G.” Rami Osman stated.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U brings the most comprehensive 5G features on OPPO Reno5 Z 5G to the young generation that delivers the ‘ultra-connected’ lifestyle that they seek, without skimping on the performance of everyday apps and experiences.

The MediaTek 5G UltraSave on Dimensity 800U is also delivering the world’s most power-efficient smartphone 5G modem design on OPPO Reno5 Z 5G. The chipset is made using the latest, ultra-low power TSMC 7nm production process and incorporates several power-saving technologies.

Equipped with a speedy octa-core CPU, the Dimensity 800U features two Arm Cortex-A76 ‘Big’ cores operating up to a speedy 2.4GHz. This ultra-fast peak speed benefits apps and games that need the fastest throughput, giving OPPO Reno5 Z 5G users ultra-responsive action. Dimensity 800U also empowers smartphones to deliver crisp Full HD+ resolution and ultra-fast 120Hz displays. This reduces blur, improves response time and shows notably smoother scrolling of webpages and animations

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Google says your Chrome tabs will soon load up to 10 percent faster

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Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, is getting into insurance

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