TechTarget News - Week of Feb 28, 2016

Norfolk County Council on the hunt for ICT boss

The council is looking for a head of ICT and information management to drive its transformation programme, with a potential salary of up to £115,000

CIO interview: Anders Candell, Stora Enso

CIO at Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer shares advice for shouldering a new CIO position and guiding the business towards innovative technology

Government consults on data sharing

Consultation includes proposals to allow data to be used for research purposes and making unlawful disclosure a criminal offence

Versa Networks updates software-defined security offerings

Versa Networks says new security features will help providers create safer branch networks; SDN could make medical devices more secure; and Aryaka claimed two SDN-related patents.

New York judge blocks FBI iPhone warrant

Judge rules that Apple does not have to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of a suspected drug trafficker

RSAC16: US works on data access agreement with UK

The US is negotiating with the UK to establish a new framework that will permit UK authorities to access electronic communications directly from US companies

Finland’s Kone chooses IBM for IoT push

Lift manufacturer is using IBM Watson as part of its internet of things strategy after a multi-year agreement with the IT giant

Drown attack sinks SSL security

Researchers publish paper outlining how an attacker could crack the TLS security protocol to gain access to millions of secure websites

Ofcom badly wrong on Openreach separation, MPs told

The decision not to separate BT and Openreach has not solved any regulatory issues and will not address the problems at the heart of broadband roll-out, a Select Committee hears

Why are big government IT projects still going wrong?

The rural payments programme has again been in the spotlight over its failures, continuing the trend of government IT programmes being noted not for their success, but rather the opposite

RSAC16: UK government to change tack on cyber security

The UK government is thinking about becoming more interventionist to ensure the next five years yield a better return on investment in cyber security, according to CESG cyber security head

Businesses covering up cyber attacks, says IoD

The Institute of Directors warns that businesses are actively covering up when they have been the victim of a cyber attack

Bet365 donates Erlang libraries to GitHub

The open-source initiative will help to drive adoption of the Erlang functional programming language among enterprise developers

Miserden has most miserly broadband speed, report claims

Speed tests carried out by have located the slowest average broadband speeds in the UK, in the village of Miserden in Gloucestershire

Legal spears fly at Privacy Shield

Police Scotland is investigating the implications of the end of Safe Harbour. Service providers must comply with UK law, regardless of where they are based

MasterCard named as VocaLink suitor

MasterCard is reportedly in talks with the banks that own payments provider VocaLink over a £1bn takeover

ONUG hosts SDN hackathon to jump-start network automation

The Open Networking User Group is hosting the first ONUG Grand Challenge Hackathon, with the goal of encouraging the development of new automation applications.

UK insurance industry prioritises big data in 2016

The UK insurance industry is making a priority of big data to make more personalised customer offers in 2016, research from Teradata reveals

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