Black Friday 2020 deals: The best Office Depot and OfficeMax sales

Office Depot and OfficeMax’s Black Friday 2020 ad has leaked a few days after its rival Staples dropped its deals ad, but it’s a lot slimmer than in year’s past. 

A mere four pages long, the ad may reflect the new normal for Black Friday, where retailers run deals throughout November rather than hoard them for the last weekend of the month. Regardless, there are a handful of deals if you’re looking for a new desktop or laptop, which we’ve detailed below.

$90 off

We haven’t seen many all-in-one PC deals anywhere close to this price during this Black Friday, so if you’re looking for such a package and you’re on a tight budget, this could be a strong option. The specs are basic — an AMD Athlon Silver processor and 4GB of RAM — but HP does include a 1TB hard drive for plenty of storage, and, perhaps

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Why ransomware is still so successful: Over a quarter of victims pay the ransom

Over a quarter of organisations which fall victim to ransomware attacks opt to pay the ransom as they feel as if they have no other option than to give into the demands of cyber criminals – and the average ransom amount is now over $1 million.

A Crowdstrike study based on responses from thousands of information security professionals and IT decision makers across the globe found that 27 percent said their organisation had paid the ransom after their network got encrypted with ransomware.

While law enforcement agencies say organisations should never give in and pay the ransom, many businesses justify making the payment because getting the decryption key from the attackers is viewed as the quickest and easiest way to restore the network.

However, not only does paying the bitcoin ransom just encourage ransomware gangs to continue campaigns because they know they’re profitable, there’s also no guarantee that the

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Cato collects $130m investment to extend SASE proposition

Cato Networks, which claims to be the provider of the world’s first secure access service edge (SASE) platform, has announced its largest funding round to date, an amount worth $130m, to bring total investment in the company to a third of a billion dollars.

The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation of a new investor, Coatue, and existing investors Greylock, Aspect Ventures, Acrew Capital, Singtel Innov8 and Cato Networks CEO and co-founder Shlomo Kramer.

Before the round, Cato put its market valuation at $1bn, reflecting its strong leadership of the SASE market. The company will deploy the new funds to further strengthen its financial position and accelerate its SASE market and technology expansion strategy.

With the drastic increase in remote working due to the Covid-19 outbreak, SASE has come of age rapidly since the term was first coined by research firm Gartner in August 2019, when it

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Headway, which helps people search for and engage therapists who accept insurance, raises $26M Series A co-led by Thrive and GV (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:

Headway, which helps people search for and engage therapists who accept insurance, raises $26M Series A co-led by Thrive and GV  —  Mental health has taken a nosedive for many people this year — spurred by economic and political uncertainty, a Covid-19-fueled public health crisis, and being cooped up.… Read More