TechTarget News - Week of Sep 25, 2016

Apple to fix backup security vulnerability in iOS 10

Apple is to issue a security update for a security vulnerability in iOS 10 that could give hackers access to passwords and other security data

Growth in UK smartphone market levels off

Deloitte’s annual study of UK consumer mobile habits reveals that more than 80% of Brits own or have access to a smartphone, and growth is levelling off

Bangkok Airways takes customer service to the cloud

Airline is the latest Southeast Asian organisation to harness cloud-based software to improve customer services, deploying the Oracle Service Cloud

Yahoo sued over data breach

Yahoo is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges that the internet firm showed a reckless disregard for the security of its users that resulted in a breach affecting half a billion accounts

Yahoo breach underlines need for Security Serious Week

The recently disclosed Yahoo data breach shows that no business is immune, underlining the need to raise awareness and improve practices, say the organisers of Security Serious Week

NetApp revamps FAS filers with 15TB flash and NVMe

NetApp brings its Ontap 9 operating system and hardware changes to its FAS and all-flash FAS multi-protocol arrays with a range that scales up to tens of petabytes

Gigaclear to deliver fibre broadband through old water pipes

Rural fibre broadband supplier Gigaclear has teamed up with Affinity Water Distribution to study the feasibility of using disused water mains as an FTTP delivery mechanism

UK Oracle MD: companies repeating tangled architectures in cloud

Oracle’s UK, Ireland and Israel managing director, Dermot O’Kelly takes stock of Open World 2016 and urges CIOs not to reinvent on-premise “accidental architectures” in the cloud

UK National Cyber Security Centre set to launch

NCSC is due to launch officially on 1 October 2016 and will help the healthcare sector deliver consistent quality of data security

Business secretary calls for national broadband upgrade

In a speech to the Institute of Directors’ annual conference, Greg Clark calls for a major broadband upgrade to support the reinvention of the government’s industrial strategy

BlackBerry ends production of mobile phones

Canadian firm to focus on a strategy built around software development, including security and applications, and mobile device management

Trust issues stifling digital economy growth, study shows

Businesses that have products and services based on trust have a significant opportunity to future-proof their business, but those who do not risk being side-lined, a study shows

CISOs need to be more business-focused, says Publicis CISO

Information security leadership is about politics, getting a place at the top table and showing what security can do for the business, according to Publicis CISO Thom Langford

DirecTV Now on target to become AT&T's main video platform

AT&T plans to test wireless broadband traveling near power lines; AT&T pushes its online-streaming platform, DirecTV Now; and Yahoo and Verizon weigh the effects of the largest recorded company hack on its deal.

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