TechTarget News - Week of Jul 31, 2022

Amazon CSO Steve Schmidt talks prescriptive security for AWS

In part two of this Q&A, Amazon CSO Steve Schmidt discusses why AWS has taken a more prescriptive approach to customer security and how it influences areas like incident response.

MicroStrategy adds more governance to analytics platform

The longtime independent vendor's latest platform update features tools to help system administrators and application developers easily add data governance and security guardrails.

How customers could be affected by MinIO-Nutanix dispute

MinIO revoked Nutanix's open source license, which could mean customers would have to work with Nutanix on how to best use its Objects product moving forward.

SBRC to administer NCSC training across Scotland

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre has been awarded a £500,000 contract to extend cyber resilience training across more than 250 at-risk organisations

Spyware activity particularly impactful in July

After a quiet June, vulnerability exploitation ramped up in July, with intrusions linked to spyware seeing unusually high volumes of activity, according to a report

Shipyard workers don smart glasses in 5G testbed

Shipyard workers at Singapore’s Keppel Offshore and Marine can view work instructions on their smart glasses, pull out real-time data about their equipment and receive remote guidance in a range of operational tasks

Amazon CSO Steve Schmidt preaches fungible resources, MFA

In a Q&A with SearchSecurity, Amazon CSO Steve Schmidt discusses his time as head of AWS security and shifts the cloud provider made to improve its posture, as well as customers'.

Saylor to step down as MicroStrategy CEO after 33 years

The vendor's co-founder will leave the role he's held since the company was founded to become executive chairman, with President Phong Le to take over as CEO.

Metrics upgrades, AR tool highlight Power BI platform update

The July update includes over 20 features, with highlights including new capabilities for Metrics, a tool that uses AR to add context to data and new embedded BI capabilities.

Thoma Bravo to acquire Ping Identity for $2.8B

Thoma Bravo's bid is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022. Ping Identity's purchase price represents a 63% premium over the vendor's closing price Tuesday.

Extreme Networks puts emphasis on training

Vendor Extreme Networks enhances partner programme with an emphasis on encouraging partners to get certifications and increase their technical training

UK smart meter data traffic set to grow five-fold in coming years

After 8.5 million devices were added to the DCC network in 2021-22, UK’s smart metering network will see massive growth in data traffic over the coming years, with the 7.6 billion messages carried in 2021 likely to double this year

New EU due diligence law needs amending to stop tech sector abuse

European corporate due diligence directive seeking to transform how companies approach their human rights and environmental risk is welcome, but without further changes, it will fail to effectively curb tech firms’ harmful practices, claims international non-profit

GSMA warns of potential 5G benefits loss through lack of 6GHz wireless band allocation

Trade body for the global mobile industry publishes industry ecosystem review and rails further against plans to offer the full 6GHz band to unlicensed use, warning a significant portion of the expected benefits of mid-band 5G could be lost if no additional mid-band spectrum is assigned to mobile services in the near future

Shift to remote work sees major rise in cyber crime

Survey finds almost four in five cyber security teams agree that recent changes to working practices have adversely affected their organisation’s cyber security, with one-fifth banning the use of public Wi-Fi by policy

Finnish AI Region drives digital growth in small businesses

Helsinki-based SMEs are being offered support and resources to help them get the best out of artificial intelligence technology to improve their operations and create services to sell

Twilio eyes CDP opportunity in APAC

Twilio is tapping opportunities in customer data platforms and will deploy APAC instances of its Segment platform next year

July another down month in ransomware attack disclosures

July saw a similar number of ransomware attack disclosures as June, previously the sparsest month for disclosures this year, according to SearchSecurity's data.

UiPath acquires NLP vendor in effort to expand beyond RPA

The vendor's acquisition aligns with its strategy of expanding beyond its robotic process automation footprint to try to compete more effectively with tech giants.

UK regulator urged to address broadband loyalty penalty issue

Citizens Advice calls on UK comms regulator to take action after loyalty penalties of £451m were revealed for broadband customers and £83m for mobile customers paying a bundled contract including a handset

Oracle's 'widespread' layoff aired on LinkedIn

Employees affected by an Oracle layoff turned to LinkedIn Monday to post the news. Several called it 'widespread,' but it seemed limited to certain business units.

TelcoSwitch: Now is the time for UCaaS

Firm urges the channel to grasp the opportunity to support customers as they develop their hybrid working strategies

Exclusive Networks delivers strong Q2

Distributor buoyed by security and cloud growth as it reports second-quarter numbers

VMware CEO defends Broadcom deal

Raghu Raghuram is confident that Broadcom will invest in growing VMware through a broad portfolio of assets that will serve its entire customer base, not just its biggest customers

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

The personnel moves continue to stack up, even as many head to the beach and enjoy a summer break

Zoom IQ provides more intelligence for sales teams

Zoom's latest enhancements to IQ for Sales represent a product diversification strategy focused on delivering better intelligence to sales teams.

Chinese manufacturers’ woes drag back global smartphone shipments

Tough quarter for Chinese market, with economic downturn and people worried about falling disposable income and unemployment, has global ramifications for smartphone industry pinning hopes on Q2 fulfilling pent-up demand after lockdowns

Estonia is building AI Gov Stack

Data scientists in Baltic nation are creating a repository of software code that provides building blocks for digital services

CloudMile banks on trust in regional expansion

Taiwanese cloud and AI startup CloudMile keeps its billing transparent and provides round-the-clock support to build trust with customers as it grows its business in Southeast Asia

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