TechTarget News - Week of Feb 26, 2017

Government puts artificial intelligence on the agenda

Government digital strategy’s plans to boost the artificial intelligence industry include a £17m fund to support new technological developments

MWC 2017: Standard allows for LoRaWAN roaming

A LoRa Alliance draft standard will allow wider collaboration and cross-border use cases for long range WAN IoT network operators by enabling roaming

Most businesses failing to train IT and security about users

Teaching IT and cyber security teams about psychology and sociology is key to enabling better cyber security practices in organisations, according to human behaviour specialist Jessica Barker

NHS ‘mislays’ 500,000 confidential patient documents

Health service accused of a ‘cover-up’ after it came to light that more than half a million documents holding patient data were never delivered to their intended recipients

Cyber criminals net £8bn from financial services in 2016

Organised cyber fraud gangs are turning their attention to online lenders and emerging financial services, potentially netting £8bn in 2016, a report reveals

Teachers ‘need help’ to get kids into Stem

More assistance should be given to teachers to encourage children into science, technology, engineering and maths careers, says Ada College head of computer science

IBM flash storage key to turnaround, says GM Walsh

Ed Walsh takes over as general manager of IBM storage to reignite sales. He says customers 'challenged by disruption' turn to flash storage to modernize IT.

IWM digitises vast collection in SpectraLogic tape archive

Imperial War Museum deploys SpectraLogic tape archive systems with LTFS Black Pearl in digitisation project for 21,000 hours of film and millions of images and voice recordings

Unite union members at Fujitsu on strike

Union members strike over jobs, pay and pensions after Fujitsu announced plans to cut it UK workforce by 1,800

UK fintech investment down in 2016

Investment in UK fintech went down in 2016 but is still ahead of 2014 numbers, according to figures from FinTech Global

Edge and IE vulnerability disclosed by Project Zero

Google Project Zero's 90-day disclosure policy bites Microsoft again, as a zero-day Edge and IE vulnerability is made public before a patch is available.

Subscription-based air travel to hit Europe

Airline Surf Jet launches its membership-based service in Europe with cloud-based subscription management software at the core of the business

Cyber security need not cost a fortune, says researcher

Organisations can bolster their cyber security without incurring huge costs by tapping into free resources and following best practices, according to a security researcher

MWC 2017: Tata helps telcos transition to digital

Tata Communications Transformation Services has launched a digital transformation plan to help telecoms and mobile operators transition from communications service providers to digital service providers

GDPR good for UK business and economy, experts tell Lords’ committee

Adopting GDPR is good business practice and will put the UK on a good footing post Brexit, but getting an EC data protection adequacy ruling could be challenging due to bulk data collection provisions in the Investigatory Powers Act, experts warn

Singtel to start consumer IoT trials in Q3 2017

Southeast Asia's biggest telecom group Singtel has developed a platform that integrates standalone IoT applications, including connected cars

Yahoo breaches underline executive role in cyber security

Yahoo's data breaches cost its top lawyer his job, CEO Marissa Mayer millions in bonuses, and $350m off its sale price, highlighting the importance of executive involvement

Tintri storage strategy shoots straight at public cloud

Tintri's storage is evolving to help customers utilize cloud-based services. Tintri added synchronous replication to its VM-aware VMstore arrays and plans to integrate AWS support.

Businesses blame rivals for DDoS attacks

Industrial sabotage is considered to be the most likely reason behind a distributed denial of service attack, a study has revealed

AWS claims human error to blame for US cloud storage outage

Cloud services giant says an input error by an engineer is what led to large numbers of users being unable to use its cloud storage services for several hours on Tuesday 28 February

GaaP could save local government up to £500m

The Government Digital Service estimates that local public services could save up to £500m annually by using common platforms such as Gov.uk Verify

Cyber attack on Barts NHS trust exploited zero-day vulnerability

A cyber attack that forced parts of Barts NHS trust offline in January 2017 has been blamed on previously unknown malware that was able to bypass the antivirus systems, highlighting a common weakness in cyber defences

Versa Networks' SD-WAN platform now supports IPv6

In SDN news, Versa Networks announces SD-WAN that supports IPv6, and ONUG releases the speaker lineup for its upcoming spring conference, hosted in San Francisco on April 25-26.

Cloudflare security team calms fears over Cloudbleed bug

Cloudflare security researchers continue investigations as CEO calms fears over potential exposure of sensitive personal data by the Cloudbleed bug, though doubts remain.

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