Archive for November 6, 2023

Epson’s ET-4850 is the gift that keeps on giving

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 6, 2023 by itnerd

The holidays are a perfect time to help your loved ones upgrade their home office so they can seamlessly shift from work mode to family mode during some well-deserved time off.

The Epson EcoTank ET-4850 Wireless Colour All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer (MSRP: $599.99 CAD) is a fast, affordable and easy to use printer that will fit perfectly in any home office space and help with productivity, so you can get back to what really matters, baking holiday cookies and watching Elf on repeat. 

The ET-4850 can handle large print jobs with reliability you can count on. The all-in-one also offers fax, productive paper handling, a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and a convenient 2.4″ colour touchscreen — making it a one-stop-shop built into a sleek design that fits right on your desk. 

Unlike traditional printers, EcoTanks come with high-capacity ink tanks, which can help you save up to 90% with replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges, making this printer the gift that keeps on giving as it saves you money all year long.

Guest Post: Targeted individuals — most likely victims of social engineering attacks in 2023

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 6, 2023 by itnerd

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, targeted individuals were the most common victims of social engineering attacks throughout the latter part of 2022 and the initial half of 2023.  

During the observed period, around 31% of all social engineering attacks were aimed at targeted individuals, with the public administration sector following second at 18% of incidents.

The numbers are based on the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) Threat Landscape report, October 2023 edition. ENISA observed approximately 2,800 cybersecurity incidents in the European Union and beyond throughout the study period. 

The “all” category encompasses cybersecurity events that have a global effect across markets  was the third-most (7.97%) targeted sector in social engineering attacks. It reinforces the notion that cyber threats transcend the boundaries of specific industries or sectors.

The banking and finance sector (5.49%) follows closely, while the postal and courier sector (5.22%) rounds out the top five social engineering victims. The disparage in share percentages between first place and others is a testament to how threat actors view targetting individuals as the most profitable attack vector.

Digital infrastructure (4.4%), digital service providers (4.12%), as well as media and entertainment (3.3%) were also some of the most-targeted sectors in social engineering attacks, among others.

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DH2i to Showcase DxEnterprise Smart High Availability Clustering Software at PASS Data Community Summit 

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 6, 2023 by itnerd

DH2i, the world’s leading provider of always-secure and always-on IT infrastructure solutions, today announced it will showcase its DxEnterprise smart high availability clustering software at next week’s PASS Data Community Summit (November 14-17, Seattle, WA).

Visitors to DH2i’s Booth 101 will have the opportunity to see firsthand how DxEnterprise enables seamless SQL Server modernization with containers, unlocking your path to zero downtime and providing fully automatic database-level failover for Availability Groups (AGs) in Kubernetes.

In addition, don’t miss OJ Ngo, CTO at DH2i, and Amit Khandelwal, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, as they present: “Containerize with Ease with Cross-Platform SQL Server AGs” on November 16, 10:15 AM-11:30 AM, in Room 400

This talk will explore the motivators behind the SQL Server container explosion taking place across the globe. Organizations are in pursuit of enhanced scalability and portability, reduced management and operating costs, and peak utilization, amongst a wealth of other benefits. However, one of the greatest hurdles that stands in their way is high availability (HA). Attendees will learn how to break through the traditional constraints of Always On Availability Groups (AGs) and perfectly unify Windows, Linux, and Kubernetes in a single, highly available AG. To learn more about this session, please visit:

To learn more about the PASS Data Community Summit and register to attend, please visit: You can use code: DH150CP for a $150 discount.

Not attending the PASS Data Community Summit? Learn more about DH2i’s approach to smart high availability technology with a one-on-one demo today. Sign up here: