TechTarget News - Week of Mar 13, 2016

Pure FlashBlade tackles scale-out unstructured data

Pure Storage launches a blade-based, scale-out unstructured data all-flash system that handles NAS and object storage. The vendor also brings out an entry-level version of its SAN flash array.

New UK law will criminalise failure to hack on demand

MPs have been given only two weeks to read 1,200 pages of documents which disclose new powers to require technology companies to install secret surveillance capabilities in software, computer equipment or networks

TechUK to spotlight cyber threat intelligence

The ability to sift through that data and spot trends and emerging threats is becoming a useful and important tool for security professionals, according to TechUK's Talal Rajab

Crypto ransomware lurks in ads on popular websites

Security researchers warn that the major ransomware malvertising campaign that hit popular websites at the weekend may not be over yet

AWS ushers in new era of cloud-native applications

This week, bloggers explore the arrival of cloud-native applications and platforms, as well as recap the 2016 RSA Conference and assess a new SD-WAN security offering that says no to MPLS.

Graphene sheets, the fabric of IoT?

Researchers hope ultrathin, light-absorbent graphene sheets will provide the high-quality sensing and power required to reach the full potential of IoT and other smart tech.

Budget: Osborne pledges £10m for ONS data science hub

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne endorses findings of Charles Bean report on upgrading government statistics and pledges £10m to new data science hub for the Office of National Statistics

Cyber security is becoming a Dutch export

IT security is about to rival cheese, tulips, windmills and flood defences as an export from the Netherlands

Why NoSQL databases are getting replaced

NoSQL databases have gained popularity by solving problems at which relational databases fail. Now graphing engines are solving the problems that are too tough for NoSQL.

Most Britons adopting IoT devices cannot secure them

Two-thirds of UK consumers are concerned about the security of IoT devices – but nearly 75% cannot take steps to secure them, a survey reveals

Architectural firm explains move to cloud-based data storage

Growing through staff adds and acquisition forced a global architectural design firm to examine where and how it stores data files. The answer lay in cloud-based data storage.

CIO interview: Charlotta Nyström, Kemira

Finnish chemical industry group CIO sees networking with other CIOs as an essential part of her job

AT&T reveals details of ECOMP SDN platform

AT&T is seeking developer input in deciding whether to open source its ECOMP SDN platform for self-service networking.

FBI issues warning about car hacking

US security service calls on consumers and vehicle manufacturers to take steps to reduce the increasing risk of car hacking and to report incidents

Most students say cyber security is a growing threat

Some 70% of higher education students say they are aware that cyber crime and attacks are a threat, but less than half think security is their responsibility

CIO interview: Stuart Birrell, Heathrow Airport

Heathrow’s CIO is working to future-proof the airport, using technology to improve the passenger experience, reduce environmental impact and build a new operational model

UK workers more diligent about cyber security at home

UK employees expect an IT safety net to protect them at work and are more willing to take responsibility for security at home, a survey commissioned by Citrix has revealed

PAC disappointed by Major Projects Authority’s lack of impact

The Public Accounts Committee is concerned that the newly formed Infrastructure and Projects Authority will weaken project scrutiny and become a “champion for government projects”

Seif project makes Web security a priority

Creating a safer Internet has become a central topic of discussion at Fluent 2016. The Seif project is one attempt to improve Web security and deliver trusted infrastructure to the Web.

Bridging the gap between Web and native apps

Native applications have always been better at engaging consumers, but a new approach, called progressive app development, promises to make the browser more engaging than ever.

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