TechTarget News - Week of Jan 29, 2017

Many firms in the dark on cyber security investment

UK businesses need to adopt a risk-based approach to cyber security spending to ensure the best ROI and most appropriate data protection, says industry expert Michael Dieroff.

Panzura controller, OS updates extend cloud options

The new Panzura controller has a bigger cache and an improved operating system with enterprise features. Hybrid Cloud Controller model also offers new enterprise support options.

Privacy Shield threat overshadowed by US immigration row

EU citizens’ rights under the Privacy Shield Act are not directly affected by President Trump's executive order on public safety, according to international law firm Hogan Lovells

Trump unlikely to reduce IT from India

The fact that Donald Trump's labour secretary has previously offshored IT work to the Philippines could ease IT services fears, particularly in India

Gigaclear wins Northamptonshire BDUK contract

Rural fibre broadband supplier Gigaclear has been awarded a Stage Three BDUK contract covering remote parts of Northamptonshire

Data breach costs exceed 20% of revenue

The cost of data breaches topped 20% of revenue in the past year as cyber attacks became more sophisticated and defenders struggled to keep pace, the latest Cisco security report shows

Finnish city takes €10bn leap into digitisation

Tampere is encouraging its people, businesses and government organisations to come together to make digital transformation work for everyone

Junior developers to see 4.3% pay rise in 2017

Developers, junior developers and mobile applications developers are among the top 10 job roles expected to see the highest salary increases this year

UK legislation will mirror EU’s GDPR, says Matt Hancock

The UK plans a full implementation of GDPR and is confident of agreements with the US to ensure uninhibited data exchanges with the EU and US post-Brexit, says digital minister

Trump’s cyber security executive order delayed

It is not yet clear when US president Donald Trump will sign an eagerly-awaited executive order on cyber security that was scheduled to take pace on 31 January 2017

NetApp AFF A700s flash array slims down A700 footprint

NetApp launches small-footprint A700s version of its high-end All Flash FAS A700 with built-in SSDs, updates all-flash capacity guarantee for A-Series flash storage line.

Facebook vows to upskill 10,000 women in 2017

Social media giant Facebook has partnered with Enterprise Nation to provide digital skills training to more than 10,000 women by the end of 2017

Schneider Electric patches DCIM software security hole

Users of StrucxureWare datacentre monitoring software urged to upgrade to latest version after discovery of critical vulnerability by security researchers

Minio object storage offers 'go big' container storage

Minio's object storage software is written in the robust Go programming language and supports Amazon S3 storage APIs for developers working in container environments.

UK government must improve cyber defence efforts, say MPs

Public Accounts Committee sets out six recommendations for the Cabinet Office to address shortcomings in protecting government data as UK defence secretary expresses concern over Russian cyber activity

Lockheed Martin backs UK CyberFirst skills initiative

Global security and aeropace firm boosts government’s CyberFirst skills initiative as Cabinet Office comes under fire for efforts to secure public sector data and ensure cyber teams have right skills

Security firm agrees many others use fear to propel sales

High-Tech Bridge agrees with the UK National Cyber Security Centre that some security firms are using fear, uncertainty and doubt to promote sales of their products

CIO interview: Adam Gerrard, Yodel

Parcel delivery firm has seen significant business improvements from a digital transformation programme and replacement of legacy IT systems

PAC recalls ESN inquiry after Vodafone revelations

The Home Office officials in charge of delivering the Emergency Services Network have been questioned by the Public Accounts Committee after new information came to light concerning some of the existing subcontracts

Google G Suite updates aim to improve phishing protection

News roundup: Google updates G Suite with stronger authentication. Plus, WordPress secretly patches vulnerabilities, malware is likely to infect entire OSes, and more.

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