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About a year ago when Hackaday and Tindie were at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle, we were shown an interesting retrocomputer by a member of York Hackspace. The Gigatron is a fully functional home computer of the type you might have owned in the early 1980s, but its special trick is that it does not contain a microprocessor. Instead of a 6502, Z80, or other integrated CPU it only has simple TTL chips, it doesn’t even contain the 74181 ALU-in-a-chip. You might thus expect it to have a PCB the size of a football pitch studded with countless chips, but it only occupies a modest footprint with 36 TTL chips, a RAM, and a ROM. Its RISC architecture provides the explanation, and its originator [Marcel van Kervinck] was recently good enough to point us to a video explaining its operation.

It was recorded at last year’s Hacker Hotel hacker camp in the Netherlands, and is delivered by the other half of the Gigatron team [Walter Belgers]. In it he provides a fascinating rundown of how a RISC computer works, and whether or not you have any interest in the Gigatron it is still worth a watch just for that. We hear about the design philosophy and the choice of a Harvard architecture, explained the difference between CISC and RISC, and we then settle down for a piece-by-piece disassembly of how the machine works. The format of an instruction is explained, then the detail of their 10-chip ALU.

The display differs from a typical home computer of the 1980s in that it has a full-color VGA output rather than the more usual NTSC or PAL. The hardware is simple enough as a set of 2-bit resistor DACs, but the tricks to leave enough processing time to run programs while also running the display are straight from the era. The sync interval is used to drive another DAC for audio, for example.

The result is one of those what-might-have-been moments, a glimpse into a world in which RISC architectures arrived at the consumer level years earlier than [Sophie Wilson]’s first ARM design for an Acorn Archimedes. There’s no reason that a machine like this one could not have been built in the late 1970s, but as we know the industry took an entirely different turn. It remains then the machine we wish we’d had in the early 1980s, but of course that doesn’t stop any of us having one now. You can buy a Gigatron of your very own, and once you’ve soldered all those through-hole chips you can run the example games or get to grips with some of the barest bare-metal RISC programming we’ve seen. We have to admit, we’re tempted!

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Killexams : Mechanical Keyboards Are Over, This Device Has Won

The desk of any self-respecting technology enthusiast in the 2020s is not complete without a special keyboard of some sort, be it a vintage IBM Model M, an esoteric layout or form factor, or just a standard keyboard made with clacky mechanical switches. But perhaps we’ve found the one esoteric keyboard to rule them all, in the form of [HIGEDARUMA]’s 8-bit keyboard. You can all go home now, the competition has been well and truly won by this input device with the simplest of premises; enter text by setting the ASCII value as binary on a row of toggle switches. No keyboard is more retro than the one you’d find on the earliest microcomputers!

Jokes aside, perhaps this keyboard may be just a little bit esoteric for many readers, but it’s nevertheless a well-executed project. Aside from the row of binary inputs there is a keypress button which sends whatever the value is to the computer, and a stock button that allows for multiple inputs to be stored and sent as one. If you pause for a moment and think how often you use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V for example, this is an essential function. There’s more information on a Japanese website (Google Translate link), which reveals that under the hood it’s a Bluetooth device running on an ESP32.

We can imagine that with a bit of use it would be possible to memorize ASCII as binary pretty quickly, in fact we wouldn’t be at all surprised to find readers already possessing that skill. But somehow we can’t imagine it ever being a particularly fast text input device. Take a look for yourselves, it’s in the video below the break.

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Killexams : Strategy Consulting Market Future Trends Outlook 2022, and Forecast to 2030 | By -Accenture Consulting, IBM Global Services, Bain & Company

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Jul 26, 2022 (Heraldkeepers) -- New Jersey, United States- IBI presents another assessment on the Strategy Consulting market, which consolidates little-level competition examinations and critical business parts (2022-2030). The market study is isolated into key areas where marketization is accelerating. The Strategy Consulting industry explores many parts like entryways, size, improvement, advancement, arrangements, and general improvement of essential players from start to finish. The assessment relies upon fundamental and helper bits of knowledge and integrates both abstract and quantitative information.

It consolidates a portrayal of the fundamental assessment, the Strategy Consulting market’s improvement rate, subtle circumstances, market examples, drivers and issues, and full-scale pointers. The degree of the things introduced in the Strategy Consulting market, the years assessed, and the survey centers are completely covered by this report. While isolating the advancement of the top players following up watching out, exact instruments like SWOT examination, Porter’s five powers examination, and hypothesis return appraisal were used.

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The worldwide Strategy Consulting market is expected to grow at a booming CAGR of 2022-2030, rising from USD billion in 2021 to USD billion in 2030. It also shows the importance of the Strategy Consulting market main players in the sector, including their business overviews, financial summaries, and SWOT assessments.

Strategy Consulting Market Segmentation & Coverage:

Strategy Consulting Market segment by Type: 
Operations Consultants, Business Strategy Consultants, Investment Consultants, Sales and Marketing Consultants, Technology Consultants

Strategy Consulting Market segment by Application: 
Automotive, Electronic Products, Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods, Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals, Energy, Others

The years examined in this study are the following to estimate the Strategy Consulting market size:

History Year: 2015-2019
Base Year: 2021
Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Year: 2022 to 2030

Cumulative Impact of COVID-19 on Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic influences general prosperity as well as a tremendous money-related impact on most countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has in like manner raised the prerequisite for social distance among specialists and patients, driving interest for virtual meetings through different stages and the requirement for precise and quick calm prosperity record sharing.

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This Strategy Consulting market examination recalls information for imports and wares, arrangements, creation, and huge firms in every one of the business areas analyzed. The market study consolidates information on premium for a couple of geologies, including the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and Central and South America.

The Key companies profiled in the Strategy Consulting Market:

The study examines the Strategy Consulting market’s competitive landscape and includes data on important suppliers, including Accenture Consulting, IBM Global Services, Bain & Company, GEP, Infosys Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services, Oracle Consulting, Capgemini Consulting, Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI Group, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory, KPMG Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory,& Others

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Chapter 2. Executive Summary
Chapter 3. Industry Outlook
3.1. Strategy Consulting Global Market segmentation
3.2. Strategy Consulting Global Market size and growth prospects, 2015 – 2026
3.3. Strategy Consulting Global Market Value Chain Analysis
3.3.1. Vendor landscape
3.4. Regulatory Framework
3.5. Market Dynamics
3.5.1. Market Driver Analysis
3.5.2. Market Restraint Analysis
3.6. Porter’s Analysis
3.6.1. Threat of New Entrants
3.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5. Internal Rivalry
3.7. PESTEL Analysis
Chapter 4. Strategy Consulting Global Market Product Outlook
Chapter 5. Strategy Consulting Global Market Application Outlook
Chapter 6. Strategy Consulting Global Market Geography Outlook
6.1. Strategy Consulting Industry Share, by Geography, 2022 & 2030
6.2. North America
6.2.1. Market 2022 -2030 estimates and forecast, by product
6.2.2. Market 2022 -2030, estimates and forecast, by application
6.2.3. The U.S. Market 2022 -2030 estimates and forecast, by product Market 2022 -2030, estimates and forecast, by application
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Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape
Chapter 8. Appendix

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Killexams : The Best Ransomware Protection for 2022

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If a bot slips past the defenses erected by your antivirus utility, it will sit awaiting instructions from its command-and-control server. It may not take any action before an antivirus update wipes it out. An genuine virus that flies under the radar could infect many files on your system, files that get disinfected once your antivirus learns to handle this new threat. But if ransomware evades the protective efforts of your antivirus, you’re sunk. Even if the antivirus gets an update a mere hour later, it’s too late. Your files are encrypted, and the ransomware squad has won.

It’s not great to have a virus or Trojan infest your PC, wreak havoc for a few days, and then get eliminated by an antivirus update, but it’s survivable. When ransomware is involved, though, it’s a different story. Your files are already encrypted, so eliminating the perpetrator does you no good, and can even interfere with your ability to pay the ransom, should you opt to do so. (Pro tip: If you do suffer a ransomware attack, tell the FBI about it—they can help!) Some security products include protection layers specific to ransomware, and you can also add ransomware-specific protection as a helper for your existing security.

It's even worse when your business gets attacked by ransomware. Depending on the nature of the business, every hour of lost productivity might cost thousands of dollars, or even more. Fortunately, while ransomware attacks are on the rise, so are techniques for fighting those attacks. Here we look at the top tools you can use to protect yourself from ransomware, as well as what to look for in deciding the right protection for you.

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Best for Multi-Layered Ransomware Protection

Why We Picked It

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is a top choice for general-purpose malware protection, with consistently excellent scores from the independent testing labs and top scores in most of our hands-on tests. Among the many security bonuses that justify the “Plus” in its name is a multi-layered system of ransomware detection and remediation. If the behavior-based detection system gets any hint of a problem, the remediation system makes secure backups of important files.

Bitdefender’s real-time malware protection wiped out all my ransomware samples, so I turned off that protective component and tried again. In hands-on testing with from-the-wild samples, Bitdefender detected every single file-encrypting ransomware threat. It did miss one demo designed to encrypt the whole disk, but remember—that demo only got a chance to run because I turned off the regular antivirus.

Who It’s For

Does installing a separate ransomware protection program seem like an imposition? Do you feel like an antivirus utility should simply take care of the problem? Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is just what you need, combining an award-winning antivirus engine, a set of features specifically aimed at ransomware protection, and a boatload of security bonus features.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Review

 Best for Reversing Ransomware Effects

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

Why We Picked It

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus doesn’t work like most antivirus tools. Oh, it does wipe out malicious programs that it recognizes, and it sends known valid programs on their way with a pat on the head. But when it encounters an unknown program, it virtualizes and journals any system changes by the program, prevents any irreversible actions (such as sending your data to an unknown server), and sends telemetry to the big Webroot brain in the cloud. If the cloud returns a guilty verdict, Webroot wipes out the malicious program and rolls back all its actions.

On the one hand, this emphasis on cloud analysis means Webroot is the tiniest antivirus around in terms of disk space used, and its scans run very quickly. On the other hand, the fact that it can take a while to get a judgment on an unknown program means it’s not compatible with most third-party tests.

Webroot quickly eliminated all my ransomware samples. The only way I could test its protection was to create new, never-before-seen modified versions of those samples. Some of the modified files just didn’t perform, perhaps due to internal integrity checks. Webroot caught most of the rest, wiping out the ransomware and restoring encrypted files.

Who It’s For

Like Bitdefender, Webroot is an antivirus with ransomware protection built in, so you don’t have to layer on separate ransomware protection. Its small size and speedy scans will appeal to those with a preference for efficiency.

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus Review

Best for Ransomware File Recovery

Why We Picked It

In a very real way, backup is the ultimate security, and backup is the main function of Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office. Ransomware creators know this, and some design their nasty programs to attack both local files and backups—but Acronis actively prevents such attacks. In addition, it has its own malware and ransomware protection components built in.

Acronis isn’t an antivirus product, so it’s no surprise that the antivirus testing labs don’t include it. Its antivirus component earned a range of scores in our hands-on tests, from mediocre to excellent. To test ransomware protection, I turned off the usual real-time antivirus before releasing ransomware samples. The ransomware-specific detection layer caught all the samples and restored all affected files, pulling clean copies from backup if necessary.

Who It’s For

Your documents are everything to you. You don’t want to take even the slightest chance that ransomware might take them from you. Acronis is a great choice for you, because behind everything else it does to keep your files safe, there’s the ultimate security of a full backup.

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office Review

Best for Dedicated Ransomware Protection

Why We Picked It

A few years ago, dedicated ransomware protection seemed like an up-and-coming security category. Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware was one of almost a dozen such products. Fast forward to today and most competitors are gone, but ZoneAlarm soldiers on. Speaking of soldiering on, part of ZoneAlarm’s behavioral detection strategy involves strewing “bait” files around your system as cannon fodder, hoping they’ll take any ransomware hits instead of your valuable files.

ZoneAlarm’s antivirus includes some elements of ransomware protection, enough that I had to disable the antivirus portion before I could directly test the ransomware system. In testing, ZoneAlarm detected all my file-encrypting ransomware samples and recovered most affected files. One ransomware demo encrypted all the other samples—ZoneAlarm didn’t recover those, but then, executable files aren’t the usual target for ransomware.

Who It’s For

Say you’re perfectly happy with your existing choice of antivirus or security suites, but you’re not entirely sure how well it would protect against ransomware. Add ZoneAlarm to your arsenal and you have all bases covered.

Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware Review

Best for Cautious Users

Why We Picked It

Systems that rely on detecting ransomware behavior can potentially be fooled by the latest, cleverest attacks, leaving you defenseless. NeuShield Data Sentinel doesn’t even try to detect an attack—hey, the ransomware will announce itself with a ransom note. This unusual product focuses on recovering from a ransomware attack. Its One-Click Restore resets your Windows installation to a safe, malware-free configuration on reboot. After wiping out the threat you Revert protected files such as documents and pictures to a clean version saved by the program.

It's true that One-Click Restore eliminates any files installed today along with the ransomware, and Revert may lose changes and edits that you made today. But losing a few changes is a lot less worrisome than losing all your important files.

In testing, Data Sentinel handled every file-encrypting ransomware attack I threw at it. In some cases, ancillary files like .CAB files and logs remained encrypted, but the system didn’t exhibit any problems. Note that Data Sentinel includes special handling for disk-encrypting ransomware, and its remote control console can handle screenlocker ransomware.

Who It’s For

You’re a realist. You know that software isn’t perfect. Rather than hoping a behavior-based ransomware detector never misses, you plan for the worst, choosing a solution that can undo the attack. Right? Then NeuShield Data Sentinel is just what you’re looking for.

NeuShield Data Sentinel Review

Best for the Family Tech Expert

Why We Picked It

In the world of enterprise security, users don’t control their antivirus—it’s all done by the IT Security team, remotely. Sophos Home Premium brings that kind of remote control to consumers. You can install it on PCs or Macs belonging to your friends and family, and handle all configuration and problems remotely. No more driving across town to fix Grandma’s PC! Best of all, this versatile, inexpensive product includes strong protection against ransomware.

Only one of the labs I follow has tested Sophos recently, but SE Labs(Opens in a new window) certified it at the tip-top AAA level. It earned perfect scores in our malware protection and malicious URL detection tests. Better still, even with regular antivirus protection disabled, the ransomware behavior detection system caught all but one of a dozen ransomware samples, and that one escaped only because it did not do anything. With no behavior, there’s no behavior-based detection.

Who It’s For

You love your family…and they love to call you when they hit a tech snag. Once you protect them all with Sophos Home Premium, you can handle any problems without ever leaving your Fortress of Solitude.

Sophos Home Premium Review

Best for Complete File Protection

Why We Picked It

Launch Panda Dome Advanced and you’re greeted with a soothing nature scene as the background for your security features. It’s a pleasant change from the common stark white or dark gray backgrounds. This is a full security suite, with antivirus, firewall, limited VPN, USB Vaccination, application allow-listing, a network scanner, simple parental control, and more. The suite didn’t do so well in my hands-on tests; overall it doesn’t compare to the best competitors. However, the Windows-only ransomware protection system stands out.

Many security products defend against ransomware by blocking all unauthorized changes to files in protected folders. When an unknown program tried to tweak a file, you get a warning, usually with an opportunity to trust or block access. Panda takes this protection to the next level, blocking all access to protected files. An unauthorized program can’t even look at your files. In testing, I confirmed that it works, both with unknown file-editing programs and with real-world ransomware.

Who It’s For

Some ransomware crews devise a double-edged attack. If you don’t pay the ransom, they won’t decrypt the files, but they also threaten public release of those sensitive files. Sure, you’ll get your data back, but so will the rest of the world. If this thought alarms you, if having your files exposed would damage you as much as merely having them locked away, then Panda’s total hands-off protection system may be just what you need.

Panda Dome Advanced Review

Where's Kaspersky (and What Else Isn't Here)?

You may have noticed that previous versions of this article mentioned Kaspersky and its Kaspersky Security Cloud Free product. Kaspersky is among the companies that maintain a collection of ransomware decryption tools for those who need them, and its free security tool is among the products that supplement day-to-day antivirus protection with behavior-based ransomware detection. Here's what happened.

For years, Kaspersky has faced accusations and censure based on its Russian origins, though none of the accusations have come backed by hard evidence of malicious behavior. We at PCMag focused on the capabilities of the products, not on the brouhaha around the company. However, the current war in Ukraine has raised the stakes. Governments and third parties are cutting ties with Kaspersky. The FCC labeled Kaspersky a national security risk.

After consideration, we can no longer recommend that you purchase Kaspersky security products. We've left the reviews in place, with a warning, since they provide useful information. But at least for now, we're removing Kaspersky products from our "best of" lists.

In addition, this article looks specifically at ransomware protection solutions that are available to consumers. There's no point in including the free, one-off decryption tools, since the tool you need totally depends on which ransomware encrypted your files. Better to prevent the attack in the first place.

CryptoPrevent Premium, created when CryptoLocker was new, promised several levels of behavior-based ransomware protection. However, at the top security level, it inundated the desktop with bait files, and even at this level, several real-world samples slipped past its detection. We can't recommend this tool in its current form.

We've also omitted ransomware solutions aimed at big business, which typically require central management or even a dedicated server. Bitdefender GravityZone Elite and Sophos Intercept X, for example, are beyond the scope of our reviews, worthy though these services may be.

It's also worth noting that several years ago you could choose from a dozen or so standalone ransomware protection tools from consumer security companies, and many of those tools were free. Most of those have since vanished, for one reason or another. For example, Acronis Ransomware Protection used to be a free standalone tool, but now it only appears as a component in the company’s backup software. Likewise, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware now exists only as part of the full Malwarebytes Premium. As for Heilig Defense RansomOff, its web page used to say “RansomOff will be back at some point.” Now there's no mention of the product.

Trend Micro telegraphed the end of life for its free, standalone RansomBuster product more than a year in advance. RansomBuster no longer exists as a separate product. However, its ransomware-fighting skills live on, embedded in Trend Micro's full-blown antivirus utility.

A few ransomware protection tools come from enterprise security companies that decided to do the world a service by offering just their ransomware component as a freebie for consumers. And quite a few of those have also fallen by the wayside, as companies find that the free product eats up support resources. For example, CyberSight RansomStopper is no longer with us, and Cybereason RansomFree has likewise been discontinued.

Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware is gone for a more practical reason. While it existed, it took an unusual approach. A ransomware attacker that encrypted the same files twice would risk losing the ability to decrypt them, so many such programs leave some kind of marker to avoid double-dipping. Bitdefender would emulate the markers for many well-known ransomware types, in effect telling them, "Move on! You've already been here!" This approach proved too limited to be practical. CryptoDrop, too, seems to have vanished, leaving the CryptoDrop domain name up for grabs.

What Is An Example of a Ransomware Attack?

The premise of ransomware is simple. The attacker finds a way to take something of yours and demands payment for its return. Encrypting ransomware, the most common type, takes away access to your important documents by replacing them with encrypted copies. Pay the ransom and you get the key to decrypt those documents (you hope). There is another type of ransomware that denies all use of your computer or mobile device. However, this screen locker ransomware is easier to defeat, and just doesn't pose the same level of threat as encrypting ransomware. Perhaps the most pernicious example is malware that encrypts your entire hard drive, rendering the computer unusable. Fortunately, this last type is uncommon.

If you're hit by a ransomware attack, you won't know it at first. It doesn't show the usual signs that you've got malware. Encrypting ransomware works in the background, aiming to complete its nasty mission before you notice its presence. Once finished with the job, it gets in your face, displaying instructions for how to pay the ransom and get your files back. Naturally the perpetrators require untraceable payment; Bitcoin is a popular choice. The ransomware may also instruct victims to purchase a gift card or prepaid debit card and supply the card number.

As for how you contract this infestation, quite often it happens through an infected PDF or Office document sent to you in an email that looks legitimate. It may even seem to come from an address within your company's domain. That seems to be what happened with the WannaCry ransomware attack a few years ago. If you have the slightest doubt as to the legitimacy of the email, don't click the link, and do report it to your IT department.

Of course, ransomware is just another kind of malware, and any malware-delivery method could bring it to you. A drive-by download hosted by a malicious advertisement on an otherwise-safe site, for example. You could even contract this scourge by inserting a gimmicked USB drive into your PC, though this is less common. If you're lucky, your malware protection utility will catch it immediately. If not, you could be in trouble.

Until the massive WannaCry attack, CryptoLocker was probably the best-known ransomware strain. An international consortium of law enforcement and security agencies took down the group behind CryptoLocker ages ago, but other groups kept the name alive, applying it to their own malicious creations.

Master ransomware ransom demand

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Can You Recover Ransomware Files?

Even if ransomware gets past your antivirus, chances are good that within a short while an antivirus update will clear the attacker from your system. The problem is, of course, that removing the ransomware itself doesn't get your files back. The only reliable guarantee of recovery is maintaining a hardened cloud backup of your important files.

Even so, there's a faint chance of recovery, depending on which ransomware strain encrypted your files. If your antivirus (or the ransom note) gives you a name, that's a great help. Many antivirus vendors, among them Trend Micro, and Avast, maintain a collection of one-off decryption utilities. In some cases, the utility needs the unencrypted original of a single encrypted file to put things right. In other cases, such as TeslaCrypt, a master decryption key is available.

The surest way to survive a ransomware attack is to maintain a secure, up-to-date backup of all your essential files. Beyond just backing up your files, Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office actively works to detect and prevent ransomware attack. We expect to see similar features in other backup tools.

This wordy ransom note is from Maze ransomware

(Credit: PCMag)

CryptoDrop Anti-Ransomware maintained copies of your sensitive files in a secure folder that's not visible to any other processes. Alas, CryptoDrop has vanished.

As noted, when Trend Micro detects a suspicious process encrypting a file, it backs up the file. If it sees a flurry of suspicious encryption activity, it quarantines the process and restores the backed-up files. ZoneAlarm also tracks suspicious activity and repairs any damage caused by processes that turn out to be ransomware.

NeuShield Data Sentinel takes an unusual approach. Given that ransomware must announce its presence to request the ransom, it makes no attempt to detect ransomware activity. Rather, it virtualizes file system changes to protected folders, and lets you reverse all changes after an attack. To get rid of the ransomware itself, it rolls back the system to the previous day's state. In testing, it proved effective, though you could lose one day's changes to your files.

But really, the best defense against ransomware involves keeping it from taking your files hostage. There are several different approaches to accomplish this goal.

Anti-Ransomware Strategies

A well-designed antivirus utility ought to eliminate ransomware on sight, but ransomware designers are tricky. They work hard to get around both old-school signature-based malware detection and more flexible modern techniques. It only takes one slipup by your antivirus to let a new, unknown ransomware attack render your files unusable. Even if the antivirus gets an update that removes the ransomware, it can't bring back the files.

Modern antivirus utilities supplement signature-based detection with some form of behavior monitoring. Some rely exclusively on watching for malicious behavior rather than looking for known threats. And behavior-based detection specifically aimed at encryption-related ransomware behaviors is becoming more common.

Ransomware typically goes after files stored in common locations like the desktop and the Documents folder. Some antivirus tools and security suites foil ransomware attacks by denying unauthorized access to these locations. Typically, they pre-authorize known good programs such as word processors and spreadsheets. On any access attempt by an unknown program, they ask you, the user, whether to allow access. If that notification comes out of the blue, not from anything you did yourself, block it!

Of course, using an online backup utility to keep an up-to-date backup of your essential files is the very best defense against ransomware. First, you root out the offending malware, perhaps with help from your antivirus company's tech support. With that task complete, you simply restore your backed-up files. Note that some ransomware attempts to encrypt your backups as well. Backup systems in which your backed-up files appear in a virtual disk drive may be especially vulnerable. Check with your backup provider to find out what defenses the product has against ransomware.

Detecting Ransomware Behavior

During its lifespan, Cybereason's free RansomFree utility had just one purpose: to detect and avert ransomware attacks. One very visible feature of this utility was its creation of "bait" files in locations typically targeted by ransomware. Any attempt to modify these files triggered a ransomware takedown. It also relied on other forms of behavior-based detection, but its creators were naturally reluctant to offer a lot of detail. Why tell the bad guys what behaviors to avoid? Alas, maintaining this free product for consumers proved impractical for the Enterprise-focused company.

Quite a few antivirus products use behavior-based detection to take down any ransomware that gets past your regular antivirus. They don't use "bait" files; rather they keep a close eye on how programs treat your genuine documents. On detecting ransomware, they quarantine the threat.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware also uses bait files, but they're not as visible as RansomFree's. And it clearly uses other layers of protection. It defeated all our real-world ransomware samples in testing, fixing any affected files and even removing the spurious ransom notes that one demo displayed.

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus relies on behavior patterns to detect all types of malware, not just ransomware. It leaves known good processes alone and eliminates known malware. When a program belongs to neither group, Webroot closely monitors its behavior. It blocks unknowns from making internet connections, and it journals every local action. Meanwhile, at Webroot central, the unknown program goes through deep analysis. If it proves to be malicious, Webroot uses the journaled data to undo every action by the program, including encrypting files. The company does warn that the journal database isn't unlimited in size, and it also advises keeping all important files backed up. In our latest round of testing, Webroot successfully rolled back the actions of several real-world ransomware samples but let a couple others slip past.

The main purpose of Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is backup, of course, but this product's Acronis Active Protection module watches for and prevents ransomware behavior. It uses whitelisting to avoid falsely flagging valid tools such as encryption software. It also actively protects the main Acronis process against modification, and it ensures that no other process can access backed-up files. If ransomware does manage to encrypt some files before being eliminated, Acronis can restore them from the latest backup.

Ryuk ransomware encrypts files and changes extension

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Preventing Unauthorized Access

If a brand-new ransomware program gets past Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security, it won't be able to do much damage. The Folder Shield feature protects files in Documents and Pictures, in local folders that represent online storage for file-syncing services, and on USB drives. Avast has added a very similar feature to Avast Premium Security.

Trend Micro also offers a ransomware hotline(Opens in a new window) that's available to anyone, even noncustomers. On the hotline page you can find tools to defeat some screen locker ransomware and decrypt some files encrypted by ransomware.

Panda Dome Essential and Panda Dome Complete offer a feature called Data Shield. By default, Data Shield protects the Documents folder (and its subfolders) for each Windows user account. It protects specific file types including Microsoft Office documents, images, audio files, and video. If necessary, you can add more folders and file types. And Panda protects against all unauthorized access, even studying a protected file's data, so it balks data-stealing Trojans too.

Testing this sort of defense is easy enough. We wrote a very simple text editor, guaranteed not to be whitelisted by the ransomware protection system. We attempted to access and modify protected files. And in almost every case we Tested that the defense worked.

Ransomware Vaccination

Ransomware perpetrators lose credibility if they fail to decrypt files for those who pay the ransom. Encrypting the same set of documents multiple times could make it difficult or even impossible to perform that decryption. Hence, most ransomware programs include a check to make sure they don't attack an already-infected system. For example, the Petya ransomware initially just checked for the presence of a certain file. By creating a fake version of that file, you could effectively vaccinate your computer against Petya.

Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware, during its existence, very specifically prevented infestation by TeslaCrypt, BTC-Locker, Locky, and that first edition of Petya. It had no effect on Sage, Cerber, later versions of Petya, or any other ransomware family. And it certainly couldn't help against a brand-new strain, the way a behavior-based detection system can. These limitations, along with the ever-changing nature of malware, caused Bitdefender to withdraw the tool, relying instead on the powerful ransomware protection of its full-scale antivirus.

The most obvious way to test ransomware protection is to release genuine ransomware in a controlled setting and observe how well the product defends against it. However, this is only possible if the product lets you turn off its normal real-time antivirus while leaving ransomware detection active. Of course, testing is simpler when the product in question is solely devoted to ransomware protection, without a general-purpose antivirus component.

In addition, ransomware samples are tough to deal with. For safety, we run them in a virtual machine with no connection to the internet or network. Some won't run at all in a virtual machine. Others do nothing without an internet connection. And they're just plain dangerous! When analyzing a new sample, determining whether to add it to the collection, we keep a link open to a log folder on the virtual machine host. Twice now we've had a ransomware demo reach out and start encrypting those logs.

Petya ransomware fakes a crash

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KnowBe4 specializes in training individuals and employees to avoid getting hit by phishing attacks. Phishing is one way malware coders distribute ransomware, so developers at KnowBe4 created a ransomware simulator(Opens in a new window) called RanSim. RanSim simulates 10 types of ransomware attack, along with two innocuous (but similar) behaviors. A good RanSim score is a plus, but we don't treat a low score as a minus. Some behavior-based systems such as RansomFree don't detect the simulation because no genuine ransomware limits its activities to subfolders four levels below the Documents folder.

What Is the Best Protection Against Ransomware?

Getting your files back after an attack is good, but completely preventing that attack is even better. The products listed here take different approaches to keeping your files safe. Ransomware protection is an evolving field; chances are good that as ransomware evolves, anti-ransomware utilities will evolve as well. For now, ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is our top choice for ransomware-specific security protection. It detected all of our ransomware samples, including the disk-encrypting Petya and repaired all files damaged by the ransomware. If your budget doesn't stretch to paying for a ransomware protection add-on, consider switching to an antivirus or security suite that includes a ransomware-specific protection layer, such as Bitdefender Antivirus Plus or Sophos Home Premium.

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Killexams : 7 Books That Will Help You Build a Better Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

According to the Institute for Development, 92% of leaders feel the impact of digital disruption, yet only 15% are "very prepared" to navigate their companies through it.

By absorbing authors who've utilized their skills to advance their careers, you'll learn how to optimize your own talents and become a more influential leader, making your better, as well.

The Art of Tea by Steve Schwartz

It took tragedy to turn this founder, CEO and international speaker into the success he is today. In The Art of Tea, Steve Schwartz explains how, after helping his mother through her terminal illness and eventual death, he threw himself on a global journey. This is where he learned the art and alchemy of tea making, along with its roots in age-old traditions. He dedicated himself to bringing this calming craft into the modern world. Eventually, his skills brought him to work with companies like Disney, Vera Wang and Wolfgang Puck. You'll learn that taking a leap into your wildest passions can lead to a profitable life.

How Leadership (Actually) Works by Larry Yatch

Larry Yatch understands the components of leadership. After spending ten years as a Navy Sear Air and Land officer, he went on to found the SEALS success program, which teaches workshops, skills and training to high performers in their respective fields. Yatch takes these premises and explains a six-step process within How Leadership (Actually) Works. By choosing to connect with a team and self over climbing the proverbial ladder, you find better management styles and self-regulation.

Related: How to Turn Failures Into Wins As an Entrepreneur

UNLOCK by Matt Hulett

Businesses are set in their organizational structures, but when companies get off track, Matt Hulett steps in to help. With over 30 years in the field, Hulett knows how to fix businesses and has gained over $2 billion in revenue by using his skills to assess everything from market trends to positions. In UNLOCK, Hulett asks the reader five crucial questions to answer and, therefore, excel. His real-life examples of working at companies such as Rosetta Stone, Expedia and RealNetworks contain invaluable lessons for any business owner.

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes by Nick Donofrio with Michael DeMarco

When you want change, oftentimes you must be the change. This is true whether talking about businesses, families finances or friendships. In his autobiography If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes, Nick Donofrio looks back at his overarching career as IBM's Executive Vice President of and Technology, discussing challenges within his second-generation Italian family and eventual success. His revolutionary ideas moved IBM into the 21st century and led him to be one of Business Week's 25 Top Innovation Champions.

Related: 5 Characteristics to Look for in a Great Strategic Partner

The 29-Hour Work Day by Ethan and Stephanie Bull

What if you could enhance and expand what you do during the day by adding an executive assistant? Would you know how to offload the right amount of work to them? Ethan and Stephanie Bull's combined skills in executive-level positions detail how to take control of your schedule from their wealth of knowledge. In The 29-Hour Work Day, the Bulls line out five performance multipliers to help you get the right EA so you can both be successful. Control is hard to give up for most leaders, but hiring the right helper can be revolutionary, no matter what industry you're in.

The Next Normal by Greg Giuliano

In The Next Normal Greg Giuliano details using his years in psychology to make money as an executive coach. He helps you lay out an applicable framework for radically shifting how you see yourself as a leader in your industry, all while not losing your inherent skill set. With his framework, you then set up a system to renew engagement with your employees and get major results.

More Money Less Hustle by Jess Lenouvel

Jess Lenouvel takes her background as a realtor, marketing specialist and thought leader in the industry to help you pave a roadmap for your own rewards in the age of the Internet. Along with writing More Money Less Hustle, she founded The Listing Lab to enable agents to implement transformative changes in their strategies. This book recommends setting aside the unknowns in your business and to start working smarter to skyrocket you and your business to long-lasting success.

Related: 5 Myths About Technology the Real Estate Industry Must Bust

Bonus book recommendation:

Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy

In Entrepreneur Press's Million Dollar Habits, author Brian Tracy shares the habits of successful men and women so that readers can learn new strategies to think more effectively, make better decisions, and ultimately increase their income. Lessons include organizing finances, increasing health and wellness, and how to take a leadership role to turn visions into reality.

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Killexams : $63.6 billion Worldwide Cloud Enabling Technologies Industry to 2030 - Featuring BMC Software, HP Development, IBM and Microsoft Among Others

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Dublin, July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Cloud Enabling Technologies Market Size, Share, Trends, By Deployment Mode, By Technology, By Application, By Solution Type, By Service Type, and By Region Forecast to 2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global cloud-enabling technologies market size is expected to reach USD 63.63 Billion in 2030 and register a revenue CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period, according to the latest report. The cloud-enabling technologies market is expected to grow owing to the rising need for efficient utilization of data center resources and enhanced operational capabilities. Additionally, the increasing adoption of cloud services among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is anticipated to fuel market growth over the forecast period.

The cloud enabling technologies market comprises various software tools and platforms that enable an enterprise to develop, deploy, and manage its applications on the cloud. Cloud enabling technologies help enterprises in reducing their IT infrastructure cost and improving their operational efficiency.

Rising demand for cloud-based services and applications and the need for reducing operational costs are the major factors driving the growth of the cloud enabling technologies market. Majority of cloud solution providers are still in the early stages of adoption and are focused on providing basic cloud services. However, providers have started to offer new capabilities to enable enterprises to take advantage of cloud technologies for their digital transformation initiatives. These include DevOps automation, microservices-based application development, and serverless computing.

In addition, solution providers are also investing in research and development to create new cloud-based services and applications that can address the needs of enterprises across different industries. For instance, IBM has been investing in blockchain technology to create a decentralized platform that can be used by enterprises to streamline their operations.

Various features of cloud services including scalability, reduced IT cost, pay-per-use model, and others are fuelling the growth of the cloud enabling technologies market. The cloud enabling technologies market is expected to grow from USD Things like big data, gaming, and social media networks have been a major source of data. This has led to an increase in the demand for storage space on remote servers. Cloud services are being used to store and manage this data.

Deployment of cloud can reduce the overall IT cost by optimizing the data center resources. Capgemini's research indicates that the use of cloud can lead to an 18% reduction in the total IT cost. Cloud enabling technologies can broadly be classified into four categories, namely, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and business process as a service (BPaaS).

IaaS includes solutions such as storage, servers, and networking, which can be delivered to the customers on demand over the Internet. PaaS solutions provide a platform for developing, testing, and deploying cloud-based applications. SaaS solutions are application oriented and are delivered to the customers on demand. BPaaS solutions help in automating business processes, such as human resource (HR) and customer relationship management (CRM).

Some Key Highlights From the Report

  • On 12 November 2021, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced that it had completed the acquisition of M12, Microsoft's venture fund. The fund has now been renamed to Ignite and will be managed by a team within Microsoft Ventures. This move signals Microsoft's continued focus on startups and their role in the company's future.

  • Public cloud segment revenue is expected to register faster revenue growth rate during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of public cloud services by small and medium enterprises (SMEs).The Asia Pacific cloud enabling technologies market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the presence of a large number of SMEs in the region.

  • Multitenant technology segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2021 due to the high demand for multitenancy in the cloud market. In addition, the segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 25% during the forecast period.

  • BFSI segment revenue is expected to register a steady growth rate during the forecast period due to the increasing demand for cloud-based banking and insurance applications among small and medium enterprises.

  • The healthcare sector is anticipated to grow at a significant pace owing to the rising adoption of cloud-based healthcare applications such as electronic health records (EHRs), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and patient management systems. The education sector is also expected to exhibit a significant growth rate due to the increasing adoption of cloud-based education applications and solutions among educational institutions.

Companies profiled in the global market report include BMC Software, Inc., HP Development Company, LP., IBM, Microsoft, Dell Technologies, Oracle, Citrix Systems, Inc., Broadcom, Parallels International GmbH, and SAP.

Key courses Covered:

Chapter 1. Market Synopsis

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Indicative Metrics

Chapter 4. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market Segmentation & Impact Analysis
4.1. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market Material Segmentation Analysis
4.2. Industrial Outlook
4.2.1. Market indicators analysis
4.2.2. Market drivers analysis Increasing digitalization across industries Increasing demand for cloud-based services
4.2.3. Market restraints analysis Limited control and flexibility Rising cyber threat
4.3. Technological Insights
4.4. Regulatory Framework
4.5. Price trend Analysis
4.6. Customer Mapping
4.7. Covid-19 Impact Analysis
4.8. Global Recession Influence

Chapter 5. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market By Deployment Mode Insights & Trends
5.1. Deployment Mode Dynamics & Market Share, 2022 & 2030
5.2. Public Cloud
5.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
5.2.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
5.3. Private Cloud
5.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
5.3.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
5.4. Hybrid Cloud
5.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
5.4.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Chapter 6. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market By Technology Insights & Trends
6.1. Technology Dynamics & Market Share, 2022 & 2030
6.2. Broadband Networks & Internet Architecture
6.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.2.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.3. Data Center Technology
6.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.3.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.4. Virtualization Technology
6.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.4.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.5. Web Technology
6.5.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.5.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.6. Multitenant Technology
6.6.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
6.6.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Chapter 7. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market By Application Insights & Trends
7.1. Application Dynamics & Market Share, 2022 & 2030
7.2. BFSI
7.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.2.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.3. Telecom & IT
7.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.3.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.4. Manufacturing & Retail
7.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.4.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.5. Healthcare
7.5.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.5.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.6. Others
7.6.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
7.6.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Chapter 8. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market By Solution Type Insights & Trends
8.1. Solution Type Dynamics & Market Share, 2022 & 2030
8.2. Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) Solution
8.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
8.2.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
8.3. Autonomic Computing
8.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
8.3.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Chapter 9. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market By Service Type Insights & Trends
9.1. Service Type Dynamics & Market Share, 2022 & 2030
9.2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
9.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
9.2.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
9.3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
9.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
9.3.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
9.4. Software as a Service (SaaS)
9.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)
9.4.2. Market estimates and forecast, By Region, 2019 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Chapter 10. Cloud Enabling Technologies Market Regional Outlook

Chapter 11. Competitive Landscape
11.1. Market Revenue Share by Manufacturers
11.2. Manufacturing Cost Breakdown Analysis
11.3. Mergers & Acquisitions
11.4. Market positioning
11.5. Strategy Benchmarking
11.6. Vendor Landscape

Chapter 12. Company Profiles
12.1. BMC Software, Inc.
12.1.1. Company Overview
12.1.2. Financial Performance
12.1.3. Technology Insights
12.1.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.2. HP Development Company, LP
12.2.1. Company Overview
12.2.2. Financial Performance
12.2.3. Technology Insights
12.2.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.3. IBM
12.3.1. Company Overview
12.3.2. Financial Performance
12.3.3. Technology Insights
12.3.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.4. Microsoft
12.4.1. Company Overview
12.4.2. Financial Performance
12.4.3. Technology Insights
12.4.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.5. Dell Technologies
12.5.1. Company Overview
12.5.2. Financial Performance
12.5.3. Technology Insights
12.5.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.6. Oracle
12.6.1. Company Overview
12.6.2. Financial Performance
12.6.3. Technology Insights
12.6.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.7. Citrix Systems, Inc.
12.7.1. Company Overview
12.7.2. Financial Performance
12.7.3. Technology Insights
12.7.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.8. Broadcom
12.8.1. Company Overview
12.8.2. Financial Performance
12.8.3. Technology Insights
12.8.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.9. Parallels International GmbH
12.9.1. Company Overview
12.9.2. Financial Performance
12.9.3. Technology Insights
12.9.4. Strategic Initiatives
12.10. SAP
12.10.1. Company Overview
12.10.2. Financial Performance
12.10.3. Technology Insights
12.10.4. Strategic Initiatives

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Killexams : Amazon project gets green light from Town of Niagara

Jul. 20—TOWN OF NIAGARA — The Niagara Town Board did what was expected Tuesday night, giving unanimous approval to the site plan for a $550 million Amazon distribution center at 8995 Lockport Road, near Niagara Falls International Airport.

The vote came after one last round of public comment on the project. It was hailed by government and business leaders, bitterly criticized by residents whose homes will be nearby and characterized by town leaders as essential to the community's survival.

"For those of you who are against the project, I doesn't matter what we say," town Supervisor Lee Wallace said after the vote. "But we have to make decisions based on what we think is best for the entire community."

Wallace then told residents gathered for the meeting at the town hall that "the Town of Niagara doesn't raise enough money from property taxes to pay for what we need to pay." The supervisor said that in latest years the town has been balancing its annual budget by borrowing money from its fund balance, a so-called "rainy day" account.

He called that practice "unsustainable."

"If we didn't develop (the Amazon project) we'd get $24,000 (a year in property taxes) from that land,"Wallace said. "Amazon will pay between $800,000 to $1 million (in property taxes). We can't raise that kind of money anywhere else."

Wallace said he and Town Board Member Richard Sirianni were also involved in ongoing negotiations with Amazon for a host community agreement that could provide additional funding to the town.

Those comments did not sway Robert Taylor, a 27-year resident of the town with a home on Packard Road near the project site.

"All of you sitting up here don't have any regard for the people on Packard Road," Taylor said as he stood in front of the town board members. "You're forcing me to sell my home and pack up my life. Thank you for forcing me to sell my home and move to a town that listens to their residents."

The board acted after being advised that, with recommendations by both the town and Niagara County planning boards and the approval of zoning code variances by the town Zoning Board of Appeals, there were no remaining hurdles for the 3 million square foot, five-story distribution facility, set on 216 acres of state-declared "shovel ready" land, to clear.

John Bancroft, a partner and co-founder of JB2 Partners, the project developer, said, after the vote, that there were still "some issues" to address with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. JB2 has requested a package of tax breaks from NCIDA that would total more than $123 million over the next 15 years.

Bancroft indicated that once those matters are resolved, work on the project could begin "very quickly." He declined to speculate on when the project would break ground, but town officials said that could take place by late fall of this year.

The project will take 24 months to complete, according to Bancroft.

Sirianni said he "lost sleep" worrying about the concerns of Packard Road residents. But Board Member Samuel Gatto said, "We're trying to do our best. We think we're doing that on Amazon."

The project has been staunchly opposed by a group of town residents who live in close proximity to the site of the proposed warehouse. Their objections have centered largely on the amount of traffic, first from construction vehicles, and ultimately from tractor-trailers, that the distribution center will create.

Amazon has described the project as a "fulfillment center," where merchandise, sold and purchased on the online retailer's website, is trucked in by tractor-trailers and then sent to delivery centers. Delivery centers are where Amazon's ubiquitous blue vans are filled and prepared for home and business deliveries.

In its application for the project, Amazon projected that up to 1,000 full- and part-time jobs would be created with opening of the warehouse facility. The site plan indicates that the facility would have in excess of 50 loading docks and provide parking for close to 500 truck trailers.

Amazon projects 494 tractor-trailers would would come and go at the site daily. The site would also provide more than 1,700 individual parking spaces for employees and visitors.

In response to the concerns of the nearby residents, Amazon modified its original project application to create a plan that calls for four driveways on the warehouse property, with a main entrance at Packard and Lockport roads. Traffic mitigation measures would include the use of Packard Road for inbound trucks only, while outbound trucks would be directed to use Lockport Road.

Amazon has also proposed the widening of nearby roadways and the extensive use of dedicated left and right turning lanes.

Representatives of the giant online retailer have said that the New York State Department of Transportation has given preliminary approval of its proposed traffic mitigation measures.

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Killexams : Global Consumer IoT Market (2022 to 2027) - Players Include Alphabet, Amazon, AT&T and IBM Among Others

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Global Consumer IoT Market

Global Consumer IoT Market

Dublin, July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Consumer IoT Market (2022-2027) by Component, Network Infrastructure, Solution, Service, End-Use Application, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Consumer IoT Market is estimated to be USD 95.06 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 212.45 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 17.45%.

Market dynamics are forces that impact the prices and behaviors of the Global Consumer IoT Market stakeholders. These forces create pricing signals which result from the changes in the supply and demand curves for a given product or service. Forces of Market Dynamics may be related to macro-economic and micro-economic factors. There are dynamic market forces other than price, demand, and supply. Human emotions can also drive decisions, influence the market, and create price signals.

As the market dynamics impact the supply and demand curves, decision-makers aim to determine the best way to use various financial tools to stem various strategies for speeding the growth and reducing the risks.

Company Profiles

The report provides a detailed analysis of the competitors in the market. It covers the financial performance analysis for the publicly listed companies in the market. The report also offers detailed information on the companies' latest development and competitive scenario. Some of the companies covered in this report are Alphabet Inc, Amazon, Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Honeywell International Inc, IBM, Infineon Technologies, etc.

Countries Studied

  • America (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Rest of Americas)

  • Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Rest of Europe)

  • Middle-East and Africa (Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Rest of MEA)

  • Asia-Pacific (Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)

Competitive Quadrant

The report includes Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their Industry Position score and Market Performance score. The tool uses various factors for categorizing the players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.

Ansoff Analysis

The report presents a detailed Ansoff matrix analysis for the Global Consumer IoT Market. Ansoff Matrix, also known as Product/Market Expansion Grid, is a strategic tool used to design strategies for the growth of the company. The matrix can be used to evaluate approaches in four strategies viz. Market Development, Market Penetration, Product Development and Diversification. The matrix is also used for risk analysis to understand the risk involved with each approach.

The analyst analyses the Global Consumer IoT Market using the Ansoff Matrix to provide the best approaches a company can take to Strengthen its market position.

Based on the SWOT analysis conducted on the industry and industry players, The analyst has devised suitable strategies for market growth.

Why buy this report?

  • The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Consumer IoT Market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.

  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.

  • The report includes an in-depth market analysis using Porter's 5 forces model and the Ansoff Matrix. In addition, the impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.

  • The report also includes the regulatory scenario in the industry, which will help you make a well-informed decision. The report discusses major regulatory bodies and major rules and regulations imposed on this sector across various geographies.

  • The report also contains the competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, the analyst's Proprietary competitive positioning tool.

Key courses Covered:

1 Report Description

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Internet Users and Adoption of Smart Devices
4.1.2 Increasing Significance of Home Monitoring From Remote Locations
4.1.3 Government Regulations for Security of IoT Devices
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Risk of Data Breaches
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Favorable Government Regulations to Promote Green Buildings
4.4 Challenges
4.4.1 Risk of Device Malfunctioning
4.4.2 Lack of Common Protocols and Communication Standards
4.4.3 High Power Consumption by Connected Devices

5 Market Analysis
5.1 Regulatory Scenario
5.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Ansoff Matrix Analysis

6 Global Consumer IoT Market, By Component
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Processor
6.2.1 Microcontroller (MUC)
6.2.2 Microprocessor (MPU)
6.2.3 Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
6.2.4 Application Processor (AP)
6.3 Sensor
6.3.1 Accelerometers
6.3.2 Inertial Measurement Units (IMUS)
6.3.3 Heart Rate Sensors
6.3.4 Pressure Sensors
6.3.5 Temperature Sensors
6.3.6 Blood Glucose Sensors
6.3.7 Blood Oxygen Sensors
6.3.8 Electrocardiogram (ECG) Sensors
6.3.9 Humidity Sensors
6.3.10 Image Sensors
6.3.11 Ambient Light Sensors
6.3.12 Carbon Monoxide Sensors
6.3.13 Motion and Position Sensors
6.3.14 Camera Modules
6.4 Connectivity IC
6.4.1 Wired
6.4.2 Wireless
6.5 Memory Device
6.5.1 Flash
6.5.2 Dram
6.6 Logic Device

7 Global Consumer IoT Market, By Network Infrastructure
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Server
7.2.1 Tower Server
7.2.2 Rack Server
7.2.3 Blade Server
7.2.4 Density-Optimized Server
7.3 Storage
7.4 Ethernet Switch and Routing
7.5 Gateway

8 Global Consumer IoT Market, By Solution
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Software
8.2.1 Real-Time Streaming Analytics
8.2.2 Security Solution
8.2.3 Data Management
8.2.4 Remote Monitoring
8.2.5 Network Bandwidth Management
8.3 Platform
8.3.1 Device Management
8.3.2 Application Management
8.3.3 Network Management

9 Global Consumer IoT Market, By Service
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Professional Services
9.2.1 Deployment and Integration Service
9.2.2 Support and Maintenance
9.2.3 Consulting Services
9.3 Managed Services

10 Global Consumer IoT Market, By End-Use Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Wearable Devices
10.3 Consumer Electronics
10.4 Healthcare
10.5 Home Automation
10.6 Automotive

11 Americas' Global Consumer IoT Market
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Argentina
11.3 Brazil
11.4 Canada
11.5 Chile
11.6 Colombia
11.7 Mexico
11.8 Peru
11.9 United States
11.10 Rest of Americas

12 Europe's Global Consumer IoT Market
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Austria
12.3 Belgium
12.4 Denmark
12.5 Finland
12.6 France
12.7 Germany
12.8 Italy
12.9 Netherlands
12.10 Norway
12.11 Poland
12.12 Russia
12.13 Spain
12.14 Sweden
12.15 Switzerland
12.16 United Kingdom
12.17 Rest of Europe

13 Middle East and Africa's Global Consumer IoT Market
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Egypt
13.3 Israel
13.4 Qatar
13.5 Saudi Arabia
13.6 South Africa
13.7 United Arab Emirates
13.8 Rest of MEA

14 APAC's Global Consumer IoT Market
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Australia
14.3 Bangladesh
14.4 China
14.5 India
14.6 Indonesia
14.7 Japan
14.8 Malaysia
14.9 Philippines
14.10 Singapore
14.11 South Korea
14.12 Sri Lanka
14.13 Thailand
14.14 Taiwan
14.15 Rest of Asia-Pacific

15 Competitive Landscape
15.1 Competitive Quadrant
15.2 Market Share Analysis
15.3 Strategic Initiatives
15.3.1 M&A and Investments
15.3.2 Partnerships and Collaborations
15.3.3 Product Developments and Improvements

16 Company Profiles
16.1 Alphabet Inc
16.2 Amazon
16.3 Apple Inc
16.4 AT&T Inc
16.5 Cisco Systems Inc
16.6 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
16.7 Honeywell International Inc
16.8 IBM
16.9 Infineon Technologies
16.10 Intel Corp
16.11 LG Electronics
16.12 Microsoft
16.13 NXP Semiconductors
16.14 Qualcomm
16.15 Samsung Electronics
16.16 Schneider Electric
16.17 Siemens Inc
16.18 Sony Group Corp
16.19 STMicroelectronics
16.20 Symantec Corp
16.21 TE Connectivity
16.22 Texas Instruments

17 Appendix

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Killexams : It's Your Business | Elevators in Bondville, Fisher to be auctioned off

Jul. 25—Danville has a new bar and grill at 509 E. Main St.

It's called Danville's Main Street Bar & Grill — in the same location as the former Main Street Bar & Grill, said owner David Hancock, who bought the building this past April and slightly tweaked the former name.

Hancock said he's serving typical bar food, such as burgers, fries, a few appetizers, plus Butch's pizza and sandwiches such as turkey club, BLT and chicken salad. There are also a chef's salad and side salad on the menu.

Inside, the kitchen has been remodeled, coolers have been updated, and a few custom tables have been built for the bar, he said.

Hancock planned a soft opening this past Friday.

Regular hours were set to start Sunday as follows: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

For sale

Champaign-based Premier Cooperative plans to auction off two of its 25 grain elevators, those in Bondville and Fisher, on Aug. 2.

Premier CEO Tim Hughes said those two elevators are smaller, older facilities.

Farming operations have gotten larger and more mobile, and the Bondville and Fisher locations weren't built to handle semi-trailer trucks, he said.

"Like a lot of things in small towns, they, unfortunately, lose their customer base and viability," Hughes said.

An Illinois farmer-owned cooperative, Premier was formed in 2009 from the consolidation of Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal Co. and Grand Prairie Coop.

Week off

Manzella's Italian Patio restaurant at 115 S. First St., C, is planning to be closed temporarily, from July 23-28.

Manager Mary Manzella Racz said the closing is to to give all family members involved with the restaurant a chance to attend a family wedding in Chicago — plus a few days after to rest and unwind.

FedEx update

The new FedEx distribution center under construction on the east side of Danville is set to open in October, and hiring is underway, the company said.

Vermilion Advantage CEO Tim Dudley is looking forward to the impact this new employer in the community is going to have.

"These kinds of projects and investments in our town will bring people here," he said.

Local manufacturers are going to be able to use FedEx to get their products out of the community faster, he said, and the jobs will hopefully draw more people to the Danville area.

The 217,000-square-foot facility in the 3600 block of Borgen Drive is going to initially employ 100 to 150 people and could grow to 300 employees in a few years, Dudley said.

FedEx Ground spokesman David Westrick said the site was chosen because of its ease of access to major highways, proximity to customers' distribution centers and a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees.

The company plans to also contract for package pickup and delivery services with service provider businesses that hire locally for driver, helper, manager and other positions, he said.

"FedEx Ground has entered into a lease agreement on a new, 217,000-square-foot distribution center located on Borgen Drive in Danville that is expected to be operational in October," Westrick said.

"The new facility will employ a mix of full- and part-time team members, and recruiting is underway for jobs at the new facility. Anyone interested can visit and search 'Danville' to find information on all the available positions including job summary, essential functions and qualifications," he said.

"In addition to competitive wages and a flexible schedule, FedEx Ground offers benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and parental leave, as well as tuition reimbursement after a minimum threshold of service," Westrick said.

Home sales down

Champaign County home sales declined 15.9 percent in June, compared to the previous June, according to the local Realtors organization.

But homes sold faster. The average number of days on the market for homes sold last month was 19 days, compared to 32 days in June 2021 the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Year-to-date home sales are also down by 8.78 percent, compared to the same months of last year, the group said.

The June median home sale price in the Champaign County area was $210,000, up by 13.5 percent from June 2021's median home sale price of $184,900.

The median reflects that half the sales were for more and half were for less.

The average home sale price was $251,604 last month, up from $216,293 in June 2021.

As of July 19, there were 901 properties on the market in the Champaign County area, compared to 848 the previous month.

"Both the median and average home sale prices in the Champaign County area rose by double-digits in June as competition for homes on the market continues," said association President Stefanie Pratt.

"We should see the rate of appreciation of home sale prices begin to slow by the end of summer as the peak buying season of summer comes to a close and as the housing supply slowly starts improving."

Meanwhile, first-time buyers are facing an affordability crunch due to higher inflation and higher mortgage rates, she said.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate for the week ending July 14 was 5.51 percent, compared to a year ago when it was 2.88 percent, according to Freddie Mac.

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