Jeff Burt

Jeffrey Burt has been a journalist for more than three decades, the last 20-plus years covering technology. During more than 16 years with eWEEK, he covered everything from data center infrastructure and collaboration technology to AI, cloud, quantum computing and cybersecurity. A freelance journalist since 2017, his articles have appeared on such sites as eWEEK, eSecurity Planet, Enterprise Networking Planet, Enterprise Storage Forum, The Next Platform, ITPro Today, Channel Futures, Channelnomics, SecurityNow, and Data Breach Today.
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Holes in Linux Kernel Could Pose Problems for Red Hat, Ubuntu, Other Distros

A pair of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel disclosed this week expose major Linux operating systems that could let a hacker either gain root...

Microsoft Security Under Scrutiny After Recent Incidents

Microsoft is struggling through a rough July for security issues even as the company continues to add more cybersecurity capabilities through acquisitions. The software giant...

IoT Devices a Huge Risk to Enterprises

When millions of people around the world were sent home to work at the onset of the global COVD-19 pandemic, they left behind not...

Apple Security Under Scrutiny Amid Fallout from NSO Spyware Scandal

Reports that the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by governments to spy on Apple iPhones used by journalists, activists, government officials and business...

Ransomware Groups are Targeting VMs

Virtual machines are becoming an increasingly popular avenue cybercriminals are taking to distribute their ransomware payloads onto compromised corporate networks.  Bad actors have been exploiting...

Ransomware Evolves as Groups Embrace as-a-Service Models

At first glance, the report this week from cybersecurity software vendor McAfee showing that the incidence of ransomware dropped by half in the first...

Homomorphic Encryption Makes Real-World Gains, Pushed by Google, IBM, Microsoft

The increasing mobility of data, as it ping-pongs between clouds, data centers and the edge, has made it an easier target of cybercrime groups,...

White House to Corporate America: Take Ransomware Threat Seriously

The National Security Council is sending a memo to U.S. companies urging them to take the ransomware threat more seriously as the Biden Administration...

USAID Email Phishing Campaign Shows Supply Chain Threats Continue

A Russian-based group’s cyberattack in late May on a range governmental agencies, think thanks, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and the like around the world highlight...

Cyber Insurers Pull Back Amid Increase in Cyber Attacks, Costs

The explosion of ransomware and similar cyber incidents along with rising associated costs is convincing a growing number of insurance companies to raise the...

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