TechTarget News - Week of Jan 22, 2017

Lloyds Bank hit by massive DDoS attack

It has emerged that UK banks have been targeted by a DDoS campaign that affected services intermittently only at the Lloyds Banking Group

Industrial strategy to power post-Brexit Britain

Theresa May has launched an industrial strategy green paper, which aims to create a prosperous post-Brexit Britain through developing Stem skills, investments in science and innovation, and infrastructure upgrades

UKGovCamp attracts record attendance in 10th year

Popular ‘unconference’ celebrates enters its 10th year by talking IoT, open government, making agile stick and archiving records in a digital age

Cloud storage for enterprise use should spike in 2017

Storage CTOs predict enterprise cloud adoption will increase in 2017, with a boost from new development and management technologies to assist with planning and deployment.

Enterprise flash storage to speed up in 2017

CTOs at leading storage vendors predict speed and latency breakthroughs with new NVMe-based enterprise flash and upcoming memory technologies in 2017 and beyond.

SEC to investigate the Yahoo breach disclosures

The SEC has requested more information for potential cases concerning whether the Yahoo breach disclosures could have come sooner.

Bromium mobilises endpoints to fight cyber attacks

Bromium evolves its micro-virtualisation security technology to gather threat intelligence from endpoints and automate checks and responses across an enterprise

GDS signals intent to move public sector off PSN

Government Digital Service’s Technology Leaders Network determines that the internet is an adequate solution to support the vast majority of public sector work

HoloLens tested for bridge inspections

Cambridge University is investigating how augmented reality could help improve safety and lower the cost of inspecting large structures, such as bridges

Norfolk pub becomes first Vodafone Ciss programme hub

The Wortwell Bell in Harlestone, Norfolk, becomes the first “community hub” to receive indoor 3G mobile coverage through Vodafone’s Community Indoor Sure Signal scheme

US man jailed for hacking into celebrity accounts

Edward Majerczyk is jailed for 9 months and ordered to pay $5,700 compensation for hacking iCloud and Gmail accounts and stealing celebrity nude photos

Microsoft’s cloud privacy battle may go to US Supreme Court

The US Department of Justice is considering going to the Supreme Court after an appeals court refused to revisit its July 2016 landmark ruling blocking government access to Microsoft servers in Ireland

Security spending leaving data vulnerable, study finds

Cyber breaches are increasing despite increased security spending, a study shows, highlighting that security investment decisions are not aligned with actual cyber threats

Software creation is not for every startup

While it may be beneficial in the long run, creating AI software requires patience, investment and the right cast of employees. For one company, the investment paid off.

Microsoft defeats DOJ appeal in cloud data privacy case

Microsoft notches another win in its battle to protect cloud data privacy, as an appeals court quashes the DOJ appeal over a warrant for data stored in an Ireland data center.

Cloud gives financial boost to Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel

Cloud computing is making significant contributions to driving the revenues for companies in the technology sector, according to quarterly results posted by Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel

BT profits plunge after Italian accounting scandal

BT’s pre-tax profit drops 37% as the telecoms giant comes to terms with the extent of massive corruption at its Italian business

NHS Digital picks peering exchange provider for HSCN

The development of the new Health and Social Care Network is moving ahead as NHS Digital signs Redcentric to provide peering exchange services

Cloud migration challenges continue to vex enterprises

Analysts discuss how providers can support cloud migrations, how workflow automation aids digital transformation, and Zoom's position in the cloud video market.

GDPR highlighted on Data Protection Day

Businesses dealing with EU citizens' data urged to ensure they are on track to comply with the GDPR in less than 16 months, as the world marks Data Protection Day 2017

Google creates its own root certificate authority

Google is expanding its certificate authority capabilities by creating its own root certificate authority, but experts are unsure of Google's plans moving forward.

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