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Apple products have always been designed for the way we work as much as for the way we live. Today, they help employees to work more simply and productively, solve problems creatively and collaborate with a shared purpose. And they’re all designed to work together beautifully. When people have access to iPhone, iPad and Mac, they can do their best work and re-imagine the future of their business.
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The typical job duties of a computer forensic analyst involve the examination of electronic equipment ranging from basic USB flash drives to entire enterprise IT infrastructures. Whether it is a personal computer, smartphone, or encrypted hard drive, the analyst’s job is to search, find, and document exactly what information can be gathered from a device. Traditionally, this process was undertaken to acquire evidence in a legal investigation, but computer forensic analysts can now be found working in many industries and under many circumstances. This hiring kit includes a job description, sample interview questions, and a basic want ad to help you find, recruit, and hire the best candidates for your company.

From the job description:

Your company name] is searching for a Computer Forensic Analyst to help [criminal, legal, compliance, etc.] investigators find, analyze, and document information and data recovered from electronic equipment used for illegal or non-compliant activity. The successful candidate will have demonstrable technical expertise and established analytical problem-solving abilities.

Candidates will also have highly advanced communication skills and the proven ability to work in a high-pressure team environment.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or information technology from an accredited university or college. Supplemental education or training in accounting, finance, or criminal justice is preferred.

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More and users are conducting business on mobile devices. This can be attributed to increases in remote workers, travel, global workforces, or just being on-the-go. This policy provides guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees.

From the policy

Summary

Mobile devices are commonly used to conduct company business which can render them more susceptible to risk than desktop or even laptop computers. Desktops are routinely stationary devices and laptops are harder to lose than smartphones or tablets, being more sizeable. In addition, the same social engineering, phishing and application/operating system vulnerabilities which plague desktops and laptops are just as applicable to mobile devices.

With this in mind, it’s important to establish and follow specific, comprehensive guidelines for securing mobile devices from loss, attack or misuse.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees.

This policy can be customized as needed to fit the needs of your organization.

Scope

All employees, whether full-time, part-time, contract workers, consultants, part-time staff, interns and temporary workers and other personnel are covered by this policy. It also applies to all company-owned drone equipment or material related thereto.

Exceptions

There are no exceptions to this policy except where permitted in writing by the HR and IT departments.

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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off on June 3 in San Jose, with a keynote presentation from Apple executives announcing a number of new software and hardware updates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives announced significant feature updates and new versions of the company’s operating systems to developers at WWDC, including iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and also introduced iPadOS. As usual, Apple left device announcements like new iPhones for its fall event.

Here are all of the announcements made at WWDC 2019, and what businesses need to know about them

From the ebook

1. tvOS

Apple is making tvOS “more entertaining and personal,” Cook said. The OS will include a redesigned home screen, and full screen previews of TV shows and movies. It also added multi-user support for tvOS, so each user in a household or office receives their own “up next” list and personalized recommendations, similar to Netflix.

2. watch OS

With watchOS 6, the no. 1 smartwatch in the world added new features to increase power and personalization, Kevin Lynch, vice president of technology at Apple, said during the WWDC keynote. These include:

New watch faces, on which you can add more complications/information Taptic chimes on the hour

More Apple apps, including Audiobooks, Voice Memos, Calculator (with the ability to do tip calculations and bill splitting)

Apple also announced new tools and APIs to build apps that run independently on watchOS, and no longer re- quire a companion iPhone app. The App Store is coming to Apple Watch, so users can purchase and install apps directly on their watch. New developer tools and a new native UI framework are coming this year, Lynch said.

In terms of health features, watchOS 6 includes:

Activity Trends, offering a more complete picture of what you can do to stay active Noise app, to warn you when noises in your environment may hurt your hearing Cycle Tracking app, allowing women to track their period and fertility.

3. iOS

Apple announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 13. Cook touted iOS 12’s high customer satisfaction rate (97%), and 85% of all iOS users are on the latest version.

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Prescriptive analytics goes a step beyond advanced data analytics options such as descriptive or predictive analytics, by not only anticipating what will happen and when but why something will happen and recommends actions to take based on those predictions. By acting on these insights, companies can maximize opportunities, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage.

Are companies capitalizing on prescriptive analytics? Tech Pro Research conducted an online survey in May 2019 to find out.

The survey included the following questions:

  • Does your organization use prescriptive analytics?
  • Is prescriptive analytics a top company priority for 2019?
  • How actively is your company using prescriptive analytics?
  • Which areas in your company use prescriptive analytics?
  • How have you implemented the majority of your prescriptive analytics projects?
  • Are you confident that the data you use in your prescriptive analytics is reliable?
  • What do you think is the most important factor for a successful prescriptive analytics project?

Prescriptive analytics may be an emerging technology, but it has definitely piqued the interest of enterprise users. Of survey respondents, only 28% said that their companies actively use prescriptive analytics; however, 42% of respondents listed prescriptive analytics as a top corporate priority in 2019, and 49% of respondents are currently researching prescriptive analytics.

Applications for prescriptive analytics varies. More than one half of survey respondents (54%) apply prescriptive analytics for operations, while 43% use it for marketing and sales. Interestingly, only 29% of respondents from finance and IT report using prescriptive analytics. No matter the reason behind implementation, the data used in prescriptive analytics gained a vote of confidence from more than two-thirds of respondents (61%); 36% said they were somewhat confident in their data. Only 4% responded that they lack confidence in the data used for prescriptive analytics.

Overall, most survey respondents admit prescriptive analytics remains in the early stages of adoption. While some companies (26%) have deployed and actively use prescriptive analytics, the majority remain in the early research and trial stage. This won’t deter prescriptive analytics growth, however, as (39%) of respondents said their organizations are eager to plan and deploy prescriptive analytics within the next 12 to 24 months.

This report contains all the data, plus analysis, from the survey. For details on future Tech Pro Research surveys, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn

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Help reduce the number of IP address conflicts in your environment by getting rid of error-prone manual processes, try IP Address Manager (IPAM) for free.

SolarWinds® IP Address Manager (IPAM) can help:

  • Automate IP address tracking
  • Monitor and alert on the depletion of subnets/scopes
  • Centrally manage multi-vendor DHCP and DNS servers
  • Leverage our API to perform CRUD operations with third-party systems
  • Automate IP address management with VMware® vRealize® Orchestrator™/Automation™ integration

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Mistakes happen, corruption happens, disasters happen. They’re unpredictable and inevitable. When a disaster like a cyberattack or ransomware strikes your Active Directory and wipes out your DC’s operating system, every second counts. If you don’t have a plan to quickly recover, an AD disaster can stop your business in its tracks.
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