TechTarget News - Week of Jul 30, 2017

How Japan is gearing up to secure the Tokyo Olympics

The country is focused on securing critical infrastructure such as power and communications systems, and training the manpower it needs to secure the global sporting event in 2020

OVH opens first UK datacentre in south London

French cloud provider OVH has opened the doors on its first datacentre in the UK, slightly later than planned

Nearly half of UK SMEs spend less than £1,000 on cyber defences

Almost 50% of UK small to medium enterprises plan to spend £1,000 or less on cyber security in the next year and 22% do not know how much they will spend, insurance firm Zurich has revealed

SMEs failing to address cyber threats despite risks

Small to medium enterprises are failing to prepare adequately to address cyber threats – despite the risks – because of a false sense of security, particularly in the UK, a survey has revealed

Businesses failing to understand GDPR compliance status

With less than a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline, many businesses are floundering, while others are embracing data-centric security to fast-track compliance

Moonwalk software streams data to cloud archives

The free Starter Edition of Moonwalk's archiving software migrates up to 25 TB of data to repository or clouds as files or objects, as well as supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google clouds.

Startup Morro Data launches CloudNAS services for SMBs

Startup Morro Data makes available hybrid cloud storage services for SMBs, blending an on-premises cache appliance for frequently accessed data and Amazon S3 or Backblaze.

Price war blamed for poor fibre broadband speeds in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered a review into the problem of broadband speeds, which one ISP says is compounded by NBN’s pricing model

One in three SMEs in Singapore hit by ransomware

Nearly one-fifth of small businesses in the city-state targeted by ransomware last year had to shut down their business operations

UK cities outside London show signs of technology innovation

In their fifth UK Tech Innovation Index, the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult organisation reveal signs of tech innovation outside the UK capital – but London leads by a long way

Red Hat acquires Permabit for inline deduplication

Permabit's inline compression, data deduplication and thin provisioning software will be integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help boost performance and lower costs.

Hacking voting machines takes center stage at DEFCON

DEFCON attendees were successful in hacking voting machines and now that there is proof the systems are insecure, more work needs to be done to change election laws and practices.

Ransom DDoS attacks on the rise

The use of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to extort money from organisations is on the rise, warns security firm Kaspersky Lab

Riverbed Xirrus merger brings SD-WAN, wireless integration

The Riverbed Xirrus merger will lead to unified management of SD-WAN and wireless products. Riverbed SteelConnect Manager will get some control over Xirrus access points this year.

Cyber criminals make it difficult to follow the money

Following the money is a classic technique used by law enforcement to link criminals to crimes by tracing associated financial exchanges, but that may not be easy in the case of the WannaCry attacks

MalwareTech arrested for Kronos banking Trojan connection

The FBI arrested the famed security researcher known as MalwareTech after a two-year investigation into the creation and distribution of the Kronos banking Trojan.

FBI arrests UK WannaCry hero on malware charges

The Briton credited with stopping the WannaCry global malware attacks in their tracks in May has been arrested in the US on malware charges

Expanding Extreme eyes Cisco, HPE networking business

Having acquired Avaya’s SDN and switching business, and with its purchase of Brocade’s datacentre unit imminent, Extreme Networks is on a mission to secure customers’ hearts and minds and take business from rivals

AVST, Collab9 partner on UC platform for governments

In UC news, AVST and Collab9 announce a partnership for FedRAMP-authorized cloud services, while two surveys find corporate email isn't going away anytime soon.

IoT device security bill mandates security standards

News roundup: U.S. Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to standardize IoT device security for government vendors. Plus, Anthem suffers another data breach, and more.

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