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4/15/2021

Google Chrome 90, available now for Android desktop users, defaults to HTTPS endpoint connections, improving browser security and page loading times. This version also comes with an AV1 encoder for better video conferencing and a toggle for Google's Privacy Sandbox.

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ZDNet, Android Police
4/15/2021

Dell Technologies has unveiled its plan to spin off its 81% stake in VMware to "drive additional growth opportunities" for the two firms as separate companies. The move will also help Dell pay off debts.

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SiliconAngle, ZDNet
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4/15/2021

Risk assessments should be framed as support for the three pillars of decision-making—choice, preference and information—writes Tony Martin-Vegue, a Society of Information Risk Analysts board member and co-chair of the San Francisco chapter of the FAIR Institute. "Having clear, complete information and understanding the motivations and options behind a decision help frame the assessment in a meaningful manner," Martin-Vegue writes.

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ISACA
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Tony Martin
4/15/2021

Failing to include risk management in corporate governance "can signal a lax attitude" that might be exploited by certain employees, writes David Muwanga of the Uganda Investment Authority. "Effective risk management means attempting to control, as much as possible, future outcomes by acting proactively rather than reactively," Muwanga writes.

4/15/2021

The Best Sound awards season kicks off this weekend as the industry honors the best in Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

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Mix
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CAS Awards
4/15/2021

The 2021 Emmy Awards campaigns kick off in June, and Mix goes behind the scenes with the composers and sound teams of the year's hottest series, episodics, comedies and dramas.

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Mix
4/15/2021

It can be used too transform a touchpanel into and all-in-one control system.
WHY THIS MATTERS: It's just a press release to start but an interesting new product. -Cynthia Wisehart

4/15/2021

With a name like “EVO Start Recording Bundle,” it's clear that Audient’s new package is aimed squarely at podcasters, content creators, home recordists, voiceover artists and the like—but does it deliver?
WHY THIS MATTERS: If you're clients are looking for an entry-level way in to podcasting this could be it. My colleague Clive Young puts it through its paces. -Cynthia Wisehart

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Pro Sound News
4/15/2021

As enterprises migrate to the cloud, cybercriminals have already moved there: 61% of malicious payloads in 2020 arrived via cloud-based apps, up from 48% the year before, Netskope reports. Pros say solutions to consider include encryption and multifactor authentication.

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Security Intelligence
4/15/2021

Security teams need a "healthy mix of organic growth and hiring" to evolve and deal with factors out of their control, writes Mohit Kalra, Adobe's director of cloud operations security. This commentary deals with the challenges managers face trying to "skate where the puck's going, not where it's been" in the words of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

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ISACA
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Wayne Gretzky