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Quantum Computing: Time for Change?

Contributed by Jordan Lydon
With the advent of modern computing and the desire to always have more compute power and faster access to data, some companies are beginning to look towards different options to potentially be on the forefront of the future of computing. A lot of big names in the technology industry, such as Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Alphabet, are investing in quantum computing looking to be the first to bring the technology to the mainstream computing world. The return on investment for these companies could be potentially enormous if quantum computing becomes viable for long-term mainstream use in server or workspace environments. The potential advancements that stand to come from moving to quantum wafers also come with their own set of risks, costs, education and security considerations.
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Data Breaches: Who is behind them, why they do it, and how to protect your data

Contributed by David McDaniel


Guns for Hire: An Exploration of Booter Services

Contributed by Sam Dixon


Block Chain and DNS: Improving Security

Contributed by Abraham Flores
DNS technology acts as the backbone of the internet but suffers from serious vulnerabilities that have been used in major attacks. These attacks include the Mirai botnet DDoS attack on DYN’s DNS services, and the BGP/DNS poisoning of Amazon’s route 53 service. By using blockchain technology as an underlying mechanism, DNS could have improved integrity and security, and using the peer-to-peer network, complete decentralization. There are already technologies providing DNS-like services using blockchain and can be looked to for an example of implementing DNS on a blockchain-based network.
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Cloud Security - Challenges and best practices

Contributed by Safwan Riyazudeen Paul Sirajudeen
The quest to access data effectively and efficiently has brought forth the birth of cloud computing technology.  The cloud computing industry is experiencing hyper-growth recently in the technology community.  It is difficult to imagine an enterprise without the usage of cloud services due to its low cost of ownership and maintenance.  This article provides an overview on some of the challenges faced by technology community using cloud services and some of the best practices that can be adapted to address them.
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