TechTarget News - Week of Jul 31, 2016

IT boss Mark Dearnley to leave HMRC

HMRC’s chief digital and information officer is returning to the private sector in the midst of the department’s Aspire contract exit

Stephen Foreshew-Cain confirms he is leaving GDS

Head of Government Digital Service is leaving after nine months in the role, to be replaced by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kevin Cunnington

ARM expands IoT security team

Chip maker continues to boost its internet of things security capabilties by expanding its Israeli engineering team

Sky suffers national broadband outage

Nationwide service outage has affected users of Sky’s fibre-based broadband services

Nordic CIO interview: Liv Fiksdahl, DNB

CIO of Norwegian bank tells Computer Weekly how Indian outsourcing partners help her keep costs down and digitise the business

Broadband connection voucher SMEs generate substantial ROI

London SMEs that received help in getting online through the government’s broadband connection voucher scheme in 2015 are generating much more money, according to a report

MI5 wrongly told staff it was exempt from privacy safeguards

Security service MI5 carried out a rearguard attempt to avoid requirements to seek independent approval for accessing the public’s internet, web, email and phone records

Linux botnets on the rise, says Kaspersky DDoS report

DDoS attack data collected by Kaspersky Lab shows a greater proportion of attacks are coming from hijacked Linux servers and attacks are tending to last longer

Government considers use cases for blockchain

A government Select Committee met with industry experts to discuss the potential for using blockchain in and outside of the UK government

Software WAN reaches peak of hype cycle

This week, networking industry analysts assess the networking hype cycle, Black Hat 2016 and networking in the 1980s.

Why Asean SMBs increasingly opt for SaaS

Region is seeing a rapid take-up of cloud-based business software driven by SMBs and large firms expanding in Southeast Asia

Bitcoin exchange hack highlights security weaknesses

The breach of the Bitfinex bitcoin exchange highlights the need to follow best practices and to improve security around exchanges and wallets, say security experts

Context warns of VoIP wars at Black Hat USA

A lack of understanding of modern VoIP and unified communications security opens many service providers and businesses to cyber attack, a Context IS researcher warns at Black Hat USA

Slow broadband causes widespread stress, campaigners claim

A report compiled for the ISP-led Fix Britain’s Internet campaign has said that millions of people are experiencing stress and anxiety because of slow and unreliable broadband

Quip joins growing stable of Salesforce apps

With the addition of Quip, Salesforce users can perform word processing tasks without leaving the CRM provider's platform -- which may spell bad news for Microsoft.

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage in cyber security

Artificial intelligence-led cyber security technology has been in the spotlight at two major industry conferences in Las Vegas, signalling a firm trend in cyber defence research

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