TechTarget News - Week of Mar 12, 2017

IDC survey reveals Middle East CIO challenges

CIOs in the Middle East have three huge digital transformation challenges this year, even before they start to look at what technologies to use

NCSC to educate UK politicians on the cyber threat

The National Cyber Security Centre is to deliver tailored seminars for politicians on how to protect their email communications and voters’ data to defend against cyber threats to the political system

CIO interview: Simon McCalla, Nominet

Nominet, the registry for more than 10 million of the UK’s internet domains, is expanding into the internet of things and internet security services

Digital Economy Bill amended to protect Openreach pensions

The government introduces an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill to protect the pensions of BT employees transferring into the newly independent Openreach business

Scale Computing to bring NVMe flash to hyper-converged

Hyper-converged infrastructure maker Scale Computing is set to introduce NVMe connectivity to its products in 2017 with tiers of all flash also on the roadmap

Android ransomware and more pre-installed on devices

Security researchers found Android ransomware and malware pre-installed on popular devices, putting users at risk for information theft, tracking and more.

NCSC chief calls for UK collaboration on cyber security

The National Cyber Security Centre is unashamedly ambitious in aiming to make the UK the safest place to do business online, which chief Ciaran Martin sees as an achievable goal

Deprecated SHA-1 certificates trip up SAP Ariba

SHA-1 certificates are still in play, despite browser deprecation, as SAP Ariba advises legacy users to use unpatched browsers to avoid error messages, blocked access.

Is the antivirus industry dead? Experts weigh in

RSAC 2017: With malware-detecting software increasingly coming under fire for vulnerabilities, find out what the experts had to say about the future of the antivirus industry.

Nine critical Windows security bulletins in Patch Tuesday

After its cancelled February Patch Tuesday, Microsoft's March 2017 Patch Tuesday includes nine critical Windows security bulletins targeting remote code execution flaws.

Middle East healthcare on cusp of IT innovation era

Healthcare in the Middle East looks set for a revolution, according to the first surgeon to use Google Glass during an operation

National Theatre moves to Office 365

The National Theatre is increasingly using cloud technology, with the implementation of cloud-based productivity tools its latest move

UK identity fraud reaches record levels

The UK fraud prevention service is calling for better education about fraud and financial crime as identity fraud, which is often cyber-enabled, hits the highest levels ever recorded

US set to charge four hackers for Yahoo breaches

Three Russians are reportedly among four hackers US authorities believe to be linked to data breaches at Yahoo affecting more than a billion accounts

Google Hangouts apps for business carry uncertainties

The latest Google Hangouts apps are a competitive team collaboration offering from a vendor with a spotty track record in enterprise technology.

Assessing the Google Cloud security strategy

This week, bloggers assess the Google Cloud security strategy, Cisco's lessons from OpenStack and Arista's new containerized network operating system.

The UK needs more women in cyber security, says GCHQ chief

The need to recruit more women into cyber security has come under the spotlight at CyberUK as a study shows the UK infosec industry has one of the lowest proportions of women and the highest gender pay gaps in the world

Raising cyber security grasp is biggest challenge, says GCHQ chief

Everyone has a role to play in cyber security, and the NCSC has the right pedigree to co-ordinate and balance the efforts of government, industry and academia, says GCHQ director Robert Hannigan

Unicef uses data science to track refugees

United Nations agency for humanitarian aid for children and mothers in developing countries is turning to data science, marshalling expertise from companies and other corporates

APAC topped the world in number of cyber attacks in 2016

The prevalent use of pirated software is one of the possible reasons for the APAC region’s poor showing in Trend Micro’s annual study on the state of cyber security

US accuses Russian spies of directing Yahoo breach

US authorities have arrested a man in Canada who has been charged alongside two Russian intelligence officers and a Russian hacker in connection with a 2014 data breach at Yahoo affecting 500 million accounts

UK holidaymakers’ data breach highlights need to be proactive

Security experts say the data breach at travel industry association Abta underlines that no organisation is immune from cyber attack and that data holders and consumers should be more proactive about data protection

Nordea goes beyond what is mandatory for PSD2

Nordic bank prepares for the introduction of the latest banking regulations through a platform that is open to third parties

Government to ramp up help for UK cyber security industry

Government, in partnership with industry, is pursuing a range of initiatives aimed at establishing a UK cyber security ecosystem, developing skills and products and boosting exports, says DIT’s Conrad Prince

IT contractors prosper from Brexit uncertainty

Since the Brexit vote, IT contractors have seen higher pay rates and longer contracts, which indicates businesses’ caution over permanent recruitment

NCSC commits to greater diversity

GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre is planning several initiatives to ensure more women are attracted to and remain in technology roles, particularly cyber security

Patched Apache Struts vulnerability exploited in the wild

News roundup: An Apache Struts vulnerability is still being exploited, despite being patched. Plus, WhatsApp and Telegram release patches; Assange contacts Microsoft; and more.

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