TechTarget News - Week of Jul 24, 2016

O2 denies data breach

Cyber criminals have accessed some O2 customer accounts to steal personal details and offer them for sale, but O2 says it was not breached and password re-use is to blame

Date set for landmark hearing into EU-US data transfers

Irish court hearing triggered by Austrian law student Max Schrems could have huge implications for EU-US trade and the data privacy rights of millions of EU citizens

UK education system failing to support cyber security profession

Countries and companies must act quickly to address the cyber security skills shortage through improvements in education, workforce diversity, training opportunities, security technology and data collection, a report says

Facebook’s revenue rockets on strong growth

Facebook has reported a 186% year-on-year increase in second-quarter profits driven by a 63% rise in advertising revenue boosted by demand for video ads

Smartphone sales boost Samsung’s second quarter

Samsung has reported a 27% rise in operating profit for its mobile division in the second quarter, driven by strong demand for Galaxy smartphones, which the company expects to continue

MI5 accused of compromising security court

Judges at the UK's most secret court were persuaded not to disclose the existence of secret intrusive data on the population after briefings and lunch with MI5's deputy director general

Cisco DNA means goodbye to CLI?

This week, bloggers look at Cisco's shift from CLI, Savvius' packet capture appliance and cybersecurity as a vertical industry.

Universities give free cloud services to UK medical researchers

The Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea and Warwick are giving researchers free access to cloud-based compute resources to speed up scientific discovery process

A quarter of UK developers are self-taught

As the skills gap leaves firms scrambling for tech talent, self-taught developers are taking advantage of the need for skilled workers

CIO interview: Gary Steen, chief technology officer, TalkTalk

TalkTalk has overhauled security since its controversial data breach in 2015, according to CTO Gary Steen, and is investing in technology to beat its rivals on customer service

Researcher uncovers UK government threat to privacy

Despite concerns about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, a legal researcher has highlighted that existing legislation is a much bigger threat to privacy than most UK citizens realise

Verizon launches virtualized services for enterprises

ICYMI: Verizon launches VNF service to enterprises; Ethernet organizations plan 2.5, 5 GbE plugfest for fall and Riverbed beefs up SteelCentral.

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