TechTarget News - Week of Jul 17, 2016

Japanese tech firm to acquire UK chipmaker ARM

Japanese technology firm SoftBank Group is to acquire Cambridge-based ARM Holdings to capitalise on the UK firm's IP in chipsets for smartphones and IoT devices

Most ransomware gangs open to negotiation, says F-Secure

Businesses can take several precautions to avoid being victims of ransomware, but if all else fails, they should negotiate with their attackers, according to a report by F-Secure

British Gas launches women in tech network

Energy services provider announces the launch of its women in tech network to provide a community for female tech employees

DDoS attack size up 73% from 2015

Distributed denial of service attacks continue to be popular with attackers, increasing in size, complexity and frequency in the first half of 2016, according to the latest global report by Arbor Networks

US government joins legal challenge of EU-US data transfers

Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, is asking the European Court of Justice to rule on the legality of EU-US data transfers, post-Safe Harbour, in a landmark legal challenge

Carbon Black bets on next-generation antivirus

Carbon Black is betting on next-generation antivirus technology by acquiring Confer to extend the capability and appeal of its endpoint protection offerings

Home Office merges IT units

The Home Office is merging its IT units to create Home Office Digital, Data and Technology and has appointed CTO Sarah Wilkinson to lead it

Williams F1 teams up with Thales cyber security

Williams Group seals technical partnership to protect its confidential high-value data in the competitive world of F1 racing

BT broadband users hit by UK-wide outage

Telecommunications giant incurs the wrath of BT broadband users after thousands struggle to get online, following power outage at third-party datacentre provider

Insurance firm frees itself from legacy shackles

Insurance intermediary is moving its IT infrastructure into the cloud in a 12-month project that also sees it update its end-user computing technologies

Benelux CIO interview: Paul Elich, CIO at KLM

Paul Elich, CIO at Dutch airline KLM, tells Computer Weekly about building innovation into IT departments and the ongoing de-duplication of internal systems since its merger with Air France

Aster Group to implement ServiceNow

Housing developer to use cloud-based service across multiple business functions following succesful implementation for IT service desk

BBC+ app tailors content to individuals

Users of BBC app can shape their experience based on the content they want to consume

Mobile payments get Isaca’s security approval

Mobile contactless payments enable three key security controls that make them more secure than physical and e-commerce payments, according to a report by Isaca

Facebook completes first flight of UK internet drone

Facebook has completed the first test flight in a year-long programme for its UK-developed Aquila drone designed to enable internet connections in remote areas, using high-speed laser communications

Jihadists’ digital tools revealed

A report by dark web intelligence firm Flashpoint reveals how jihadist groups use common security and other tools to hide their digital communications from national security forces

Tech firms tackle IoT security with management protocol

A group of tech firms have joined forces to develop a management protocol for IoT devices that could pave the way to an open, interoperable standard to address security and privacy risks

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