TechTarget News - Week of Feb 12, 2017

DevOps security remains an afterthought

The promise of DevOps breaking down organisational silos has not yet materialised for security

Autodata turns to big data to predict vehicle failures

Vehicle data company sees 30% jump in revenue after moving to open source software and opening its data to garages, insurers and parts companies

Santander introduces voice-controlled payments

Santander has taken its voice-controlled banking initiative to the next phase, with customers now able to make payments by voice

Caringo FileFly cleans data off Windows Storage Servers

Caringo FileFly powers Secondary Storage Platform that works with Microsoft DFSR and ReFS to offload passive, unstructured data from a Windows storage server.

Singapore's central bank sets up analytics group

The move by The Monetary Authority of Singapore is part of larger efforts to position Singapore's financial sector for the digital economy

Oracle expands cloud offerings in Australia

Tech giant Oracle will deliver platform and infrastructure services through its Sydney datacentre

HMRC rejects Verify

HM Revenue and Customs says it won’t be using Verify, which could cause difficulties for the government’s target of having 25 million Verify users by 2020

Major DDoS attacks see huge increase, says Akamai

Akamai’s State of the Internet/Security Report for the fourth quarter of 2016 finds that distributed denial of service attacks larger than 100Gbps are rapidly increasing as more IoT devices are compromised

ONF lays out innovation roadmap for SDN and NFV

The Open Networking Foundation unveils its Open Innovation Pipeline to guide the next phase of development of software-defined and virtualised networking tech

Nation-state cyberattacks rising, warns former NSA director

Speaking at RSA Conference 2017, former NSA Director Keith Alexander warned of increased nation-state cyberattacks and called for an overhaul of U.S. government cybersecurity.

Diablo targets flash in DIMM slots at in-memory apps

Apps such as Apache Spark need memory. Diablo has changed tack to provide flash as memory in DIMM slots that acts as cache behind regular DRAM so apps don’t have to hit disk storage

Ramzan advocates collaborative security in RSAC keynote

Zulfikar Ramzan opens RSA Conference 2017 by reminding enterprises that just as cyberattacks have long-tail repercussions, so too do collaborative security decisions made in business.

RSA panel covers cryptography trends, elections and more

Panel at RSAC on cryptography trends offers views on AI's coming domination of cybersecurity, quantum computing and quantum cryptography, politics and elections and more.

APAC enterprises have fewer high-risk cloud apps

Cisco study shows enterprises in Asia-Pacific have fewer apps that pose a significant risk to network security than those in North America and Europe

UAE bank builds predictive marketing models

Rakbank is using SAS analytics software to better understand its customers following a successful implementation of the supplier’s anti-money laundering software

Ericsson introduces first 5G network platform

As the industry gears up for Mobile World Congress, Ericsson has announced a new platform designed to help networks evolve towards 5G mobile networking

Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

RSAC17: AI could help in IoT security, says Eric Schmidt

Former Google chief says artificial intelligence could be applied in internet of things security, but the technology is still a long way from Hollywood scenarios

CIO interview: Matt Peers, Linklaters

Linklaters CIO Matt Peers is taking the firm through a complete digital transformation and making some big changes

Brexit is a potential boost for Swedish fintech

Stockholm could be set to benefit from the UK’s exit from the European Union by attracting more fintech investment

Cisco sales fall as traditional product sales slump

Cisco's traditional product sales such as switches are falling, but revenues in emerging products in areas such as security are on the up

Microsoft PCs get Brexit-fuelled price increase

Microsoft has raised the price of its Surface PCs by as much as 15% in the UK because of the falling value of the pound since the country voted to leave the EU

Will automation define the future of network technology?

This week, bloggers look at automation as the future of network technology, weigh in on Cumulus' EVPN features and examine ExtraHop's Addy machine learning analytics.

GP practices get free Wi-Fi for patients

Nearly 1,000 GP practices will provide free Wi-Fi for patients by the end of March 2017 as part of a national programme to roll it out across the health service

Microsoft Patch Tuesday February release delayed by a month

News roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday was canceled in February without a clear reason. Plus, APT28 is linked to new Mac malware; Lazarus targets more banks and more.

Arista Networks' revenue rises, while rival Cisco stumbles

Arista Networks' revenue rose more than 33% on strong sales of switches and routers. Arista released results a day after Cisco reported a decline in sales of networking gear.

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