Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report Is Out

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report was delivered at Code Conference in California today. Described by TechCrunch as “the state of the union for the technology industry,” her report is one of the most anticipated, annual presentations on Internet trends.

Insights from her report may help shape future product and service offerings and can easily impact governments, businesses and individuals across the world (including the Caribbean).

If you read only one annual report on Internet trends, this is the report for you. The 2017 slide deck weighs in a a hefty 355 pages. I waded through all of the them and added emphasis where I felt it was needed (in ALL CAPS and/or bold).

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British Airways Flights Resume from Tuesday

British Airways said that full service will resume from Tuesday (May 30). This follows the cancellation of all flights on May 27 as a result of an I.T. systems crash. The crash was blamed on a power supply issue.

Our IT systems are now back up and running and we will be operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick

These cancellations would have negatively affected the businesses of several Caribbean islands that British Airways flies into.

Source: British Airways, The Register

Accidental Hero Who Stopped WannaCry Attack Does AMA On Reddit

REDDIT, The Internet – If you’re interested in “MalwareTech,” the handle of the guy who helped stopped the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, head on over to his reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session.

Over the years, reddit’s AMA’s have seen several politicians, movie stars, athletes, authors, and a variety of other interesting people, answer questions from members of the popular social site.

Past popular AMA’s include:

Barack Obama

Gordon Ramsay

Bill Gates

Elon Musk

Peter Dinklage

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Source: reddit

Caribbean Cyber Security Consultant: Told You So!

“Organizations who continue to run Windows XP, software which cannot adequately detect and protect your information assets, and obsolete software, will make your systems easy targets for hackers and cyber criminals, as these systems will be hardest hit as the level of vulnerabilities and exploits are high and easily available.” This is an extract from the Cyber Security Predictions for 2015 written by the Deon Olton, ICT/Cyber Security Consultant with Caribbean Cyber Security Center.

Cyber security consultants at the Caribbean Cyber Security Center have predicted this level of cyberattacks two years ago based on the threat intelligence available in 2015. Furthermore, we stated that malware and special variants like ransomware will be on the rise across the globe in 2016 and beyond; hence there is no surprise of the recent news.

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