TechTarget News - Week of Feb 19, 2017

UK brokers search engine deal to demote pirate sites

The Google and Bing search engines are to demote piracy websites after signing a voluntary code of practice in talks with the entertainment industry led by the UK government

Welsh government launches £5 million innovation fund

Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford launches a fund which aims to support public sector organisations and charities to develop innovative ways of delivering services

Amazon will create 5,000 UK jobs in 2017

Online retailer Amazon is creating 5,000 jobs in the UK over the next year, including roles for software engineers and apprenticeships in engineering and logistics

Oracle fleshes out APAC cloud strategy

Enterprise IT giant Oracle is looking to better serve APAC customers with data sovereignty requirements

Visa opens London technology centre

Visa opens a space in London where it can test out technologies alongside customers and suppliers

Industrial control systems top threat to UK cyber security

Most organisations understand cyber security readiness, but lack response and resilience capabilities – especially regarding industrial control systems in the UK, says RSA cyber defence expert Azeem Aleem

Microsoft issues critical patches but not for zero days

After missing the monthly security update for 14 February, Microsoft has issued some patches but not for zero-day vulnerabilities despite the availability of exploit code

Multi-layer approach to IoT security needed

Experts say physical security, encryption and tokenisation can enhance the security of connected things

Most hackers can steal data within 24 hours, study shows

Most hackers are able to access company systems and steal valuable data within 24 hours, according to the Nuix Black Report, which aims to show which security technologies are worth investing in

BDUK head Chris Townsend to step down

Government executive Chris Townsend, who oversees the DCMS-run BDUK rural broadband programme, is to step down in April

Starling Bank opens API with hackathon

Challenger bank Starling opens its API up to developers in hackathon at Google’s London Campus

Lords pressurise government over broadband USO

In a House of Lords debate on the Digital Economy Bill, peers passed an amendment to set the minimum standard speed for broadband at 30Mbps

NAND flash shortage has SSD supply, pricing impact

Flash shortage could slow price declines and constrain SSD supplies through the end of 2017 as manufacturers make difficult transition from 2D/Planar to 3D NAND technology.

Nexsan Unity adds compliance archive appliance

Nexsan Unity arrays integrate optional secure compliance archive for petabytes of unstructured data. Data files written to primary storage are immediately copied to the archive.

NHS needs single point of access for data

A report has found that clinicians struggle with access to basic data and recommends a single online point of access for healthcare datasets

Businesses urged to buy security according to their actual needs

Organisations must resist the temptation to buy a whole raft of security technologies without first assessing their real and specific security needs, says industry expert Michael Dieroff

Old code haunts Cloudflare with memory leak scare

Ancient software has been blamed for a major memory leak affecting hundreds of thousands of web pages delivered via Cloudflare’s CDN

Welsh university offers fintech degree

Wrexham Glyndwr University becomes the latest education provider to launch a course in financial technology

The Dogs Trust gets its claws into the cloud

Charity Dogs Trust is implementing a cloud-based consent platform to capture and manage supporter preferences and improve engagement

ShoreTel offers Google Chrome integration with G Suite

In UC news, ShoreTel integrates its Connect platform with Google G Suite, while RingCentral Glip achieves HIPAA compliance for secure team chat in healthcare.

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