At Black Hat 2017, Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein unveiled the Broadpwn exploit, which he called the world's first Wi-fi worm and which puts billions of iOS and Android devices at risk.
This week, bloggers look into 2017 cybersecurity trends leading up to the Black Hat conference, Movidius deep learning and Mist's approach to WLAN.
Mitel expects the ShoreTel acquisition to double its cloud business and help accelerate customers' migration to hybrid UC services.
News roundup: Adobe announced that Flash end of life will happen by the end of 2020. Plus, Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, the 2017 Pwnie Awards winners, and more.
At Black Hat 2017, security researcher Matt Suiche analyzed the Shadow Brokers dumps, postings and behavior to get to the bottom of one of the infosec industry's biggest questions.
Azure App Service Isolated brings dedicated space and broadens the reach of Microsoft's PaaS offering to assuage enterprises wary of public cloud.
Microsoft Security Risk Detection automatically tests application code for errors and vulnerabilities so developers can fix issues within an app before releasing it to users.
Analyzing infosec through the lens of game theory shows that cyber-risk analysis and wasting attacker time may be highly effective cybersecurity strategies.
In UC news, Broadview Networks released a service that connects video meeting rooms regardless of location and system type, while InFocus released display wall processors for 4K screens.
Full-fibre broadband supplier wants to pass two million homes and businesses with a gigabit service by 2022 after receiving a £100m funding injection
BT has had to pay out £225m to avoid being dragged through the courts by EE’s old owners
The networking firm has worked with the Police to take thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit networking products out of circulation
Amazon.com’s earnings per share failed to meet analyst expectations, but the retail giant’s cloud arm continues to go from strength to strength
IDC is convinced that SD-WAN is going to be a major technology and has provided more forecasts of the revenues it will be generating over the next five years
WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central Intelligence Agency
Intelligent voice service will enable motorists to check whether their vehicle tax and MOT are up to date
Intel chief claims to have raised the bar on performance and predicts record year for the chip maker after record second-quarter revenue
If given the green light, the proposed changes to the Personal Data Protection Act will require organisations to notify the authorities of data breaches
SQL Server for Linux has gained added features on its way to general availability as part of the almost-ready SQL Server 2017. Meanwhile, its Windows-based brother is upping its high availability quotient.
Karla Burnett of Stripe presented sobering results of phishing research from her company at Black Hat 2017, suggesting phishing training is ineffective against today's threats.
A large enterprise dove into database containers for Oracle and SAP apps, and in the process displaced infrastructure incumbents such as VMware in its data center.
Comcast is providing integration between its cloud phone service, Business VoiceEdge, and Office 365. The extension lets users make phone calls from the Microsoft cloud-based applications.
PwC names supply chain disruption among three areas of uncertainty; data aggregation and skills gap are challenges to IoT adoption, according to new survey of IEEE members.
With the latest upgrades, Service Cloud Lightning enables easier contact center customization and provides a mobile app for agents.
Two years after the split between HPE and HP Meg Whitman has decided the time is right to step down from being chairman at HP
Despite data breaches costing UK firms nearly £30bn in 2016, cyber security is still not a priority for most UK industry sectors, a study has revealed
Security researchers at Black Hat 2017 analyzed the Industroyer malware, the attack on Ukraine's power grid and what it means for industrial control system security in the U.S.
EE has retained its overall lead as the top-performing mobile network in the country, but is facing increasingly stiff competition from O2, Three and Vodafone
The deal will create a market leading unified communications business and adds strength to Mitel’s cloud offering
Broadcasting giant outlines plans to ramp up its software engineering capabilities in the face of growing competition
The security vendor has taken steps to help resellers sell data protection services to ease customer GDPR fears with it forming the main emphasis of its Touchstone partner programme
Whitman has served as chairperson of HP since the separation of HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in November 2015
The telecoms regulator will have to go back to the drawing board as it seeks to establish regulation for the business broadband market, following a successful appeal by Openreach
Social networking giant reports revenue up 45% and profits up 71% in second quarter compared with Q2 2016, as share price hits $173
SCC has given an insight into the changing nature of its business with its three year plan to grow services having been achieved
The Nordic region is becoming highly connected – which has not gone unnoticed by cyber criminals
Facebook's Alex Stamos used his Black Hat 2017 keynote to address a wide variety of issues, including defensive security research and diversity in the infosec community.
Long a conference that has thrived on technical sophistication and nuanced attacks, Black Hat USA 2017 in Las Vegas also found room for softer themes.
Azure Container Instances will mean customers can now use -- and pay for -- containers only, though some doubt this will dramatically change the competitive landscape.
Savvius Spotlight, a new network traffic monitoring tool, launches; ManageEngine boosts its endpoint monitoring; and Cisco forecasts 'destruction-of-service' attacks.
Microsoft's Azure Stack Development Kit is designed to help developers validate Azure Stack applications for hybrid deployments in different locations globally or even on premises.
The latest version of Ctera's file-sharing software takes the sync out of sync-and-share with intelligent caching built into Enterprise File Services Platform 6.
The latest update to the Mist Wi-Fi management platform makes it more useful for divvying up network access in hotels, college dormitories and apartment buildings.
The channel player has set up a fund that is designed to help students that join its graduate scheme cut down on some of their debts
The Government Digital Service encourages tech firms to adopt the platform services it has developed – but can’t offer any service or support guarantees
A security researcher has discovered numerous security flaws in multiple devices that are used to detect radiation in critical facilities
Digital projects aren’t living up to expectations, with many only delivering incremental improvements to the status quo, survey reveals
With nearly 800 reported incidents of potential data misuse by police in less than 16 months, at least 34 police forces are taking steps to improve monitoring systems to address this problem
Apple faces a further three-month delay to see if it will be given the go-ahead to proceed with its much-delayed bid to build an €850m datacentre in Athenry, County Galway
Most UK companies consider their staff as the biggest threat to compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, a survey has revealed
GCP is establishing itself as a viable revenue stream for the search engine giant
A business-centric rather than one-size-fits-all approach to cyber security will help organisations mitigate cyber attacks that have become bolder than ever
Adobe has announced it is to stop updating and distributing Flash Player in just over three years’ time
Demand for artificial intelligence technology is growing in Australia amid looming fears over job losses
Google G Suite and other cloud services use app whitelisting to prevent untrusted third-party applications from accessing and exposing critical data.
G Suite security faced similar issues to Amazon Web Services, as misconfigured access permissions could have exposed sensitive information from hundreds of Google Groups.
IBM opened four new cloud data centers to expand its global cloud footprint and to better equip users with tools, applications and services, such as containers, for the cloud era.
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.
Pharmaceutical giant GSK is building out its executive tech team with the appointment of its first chief digital officer
Unilever enters tech partnership with Accenture to help maintain consumer loyalty and drive sales
Europol warns that the threat of ransomware continues to escalate as it marks the anniversary of a cross-industry anti-ransomware initiative
Experts applaud Microsoft for clever use of a lawsuit to claim command and control server domains used by malicious Russian APT group Fancy Bear.
IT leaders who have adopted a hyper-converged architecture say it streamlines costs and eliminates silos and finger-pointing, but also brings a fear of the unknown to their staffs.
An analysis of the global SME market from IDC has found that drives to increase productivity and unearth competitive gains are driving IT spending
The advent of ransomware as a service heralds a new era in malware, which means security suppliers and user organisations will have to adapt
Threat intelligence specialist Recorded Future claims that the North Korean elite are as plugged in to the worldwide web as any western citizen
The Swedish Transport Agency exposed sensitive information by transferring its databases to a third party cloud provider without following data protection procedures
The attitude towards cyber security still differs between the IT department and the rest of the boardroom and that is an issue the channel will need to be aware of and ideally help tackle
The government is to fund a new cyber security innovation centre in the capital and has launched a competition to develop and design it
Oil and gas giant reveals details of plans to move its proprietary data lake to Microsoft Azure for data processing purposes
Led by growing demand for cloud infrastructure services, the public cloud market is now dominated by Microsoft, Amazon and Alibaba, which is expanding its footprint outside China
Nordea is reaping the rewards of its fintech investments through its latest project to use artificial intelligence to support customers
Beach resort completes major project to revamp its wireless infrastructure with TP-Link technologies
Red Hat's Ceph and Gluster storage roadmaps reflect increased focus on hyper-converged infrastructure, containers and big data, in addition to performance improvements.
Cloud computing has put the squeeze on traditional system administrators. IT leaders from Google, Pivotal and Rackspace say those employees can remain relevant through expanded skills.
Mastercard has developed its mobile app, Qkr, for spectators at The Open Championship. The improvements further demonstrate new digital payment platforms offered by the company
The Ericsson-Cisco partnership is likely to produce little in the way of sales or technology, as carriers wait to rearchitect networks for 5G broadband.
Headline figures from KPMG’s Outlook 2017 survey of 1500 CEOs shows that 40% expect technology innovation to cause major disruption
In many organizations, chief data officer jobs centered on defense against risk are giving way to ones emphasizing innovation. To do so, CDOs must nurture a data culture, MIT panelists said.
Supermarket retailer Tesco announces it will be extending its offering of same-day delivery for groceries to across the UK
As more vendors bundle enterprise mobility management into suites, it's important for organizations to be aware of the different ways to buy the technology.
There has been an acceleration in the migration away from Windows XP to more modern alternatives with the ransomware threat looming over users
Serial acquirer Civica finds itself signing the other line on a contract to be picked up by Partners Group
Amazon Web Services' head in the Nordic tells Computer Weekly about the region's increasing demand and use of the cloud
A test of an app-based autonomous valet service is to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart over the next few months
Following the early-stage success of efforts to crowd-fund a legal challenge against the IR35 reforms, one of the IT contractors behind the campaign outlines details of what could happen next
EC digital leader says EU must avoid “data nationalisation” after the UK leaves – but also warns EU states
Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18
Southeast Asia’s largest telco is delivering peak data transmission speeds of up to 800Mbps in Singapore’s prime shopping belt