TechTarget News - Week of Aug 06, 2017

Lenovo wants to move away from shipping boxes

After admitting to being addicted to market share, server supplier Lenovo is changing tack by focusing on customer experience and new areas such as software-defined infrastructure

UK calls for smart car cyber protection

A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from cyber attackers, under tough new UK government guidance

Attala Systems shows off 'CPU-less' FPGA storage gear

Startup Attala Systems plans a joint demonstration with Intel at Flash Memory Summit next week. The FPGAs serve as NVMe storage targets and handle processing and network commands.

UK 31st worldwide for broadband speeds

Average broadband speed in the UK lags behind 19 European countries, as well as most of North America and Asian economies such as Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore

Child cyber exploration good for the UK, says ex-GCHQ head

Children should be encouraged to spend more time online learning cyber skills to inspire future generations of computer scientists, cyber defenders and engineers, says former GCHQ head

New enterprise SSDs launch from Intel, Micron, Toshiba

SSD manufacturers showing off new 3D NAND products at this year's Flash Memory Summit include Intel, Micron and Toshiba; Intel adds new SSD form factor and Optane options.

WannaCry hero due in court on malware charges

The Briton who played a key role in halting the global WannaCry ransomware attacks is due in court in the US to face charges in connection with the Kronos banking Trojan

WannaCry hero malware trial postponed

The US court appearance of British WannaCry hero on charges of writing and distributing malware has been postponed

Websites giving hackers easy access, audit reveals

Many company websites still contain critical vulnerabilities that cyber criminals can use to carry out a variety of cyber attacks, a security audit shows

HBO hacking gets personal

Theft of data from US television network has become personal with the release of details of actors in Game of Thrones and could signal a trend of cyber attacks on entertainment firms

Writable shared flash volumes highlight E8 Storage upgrade

E8 adds parallel file-system support for IBM Spectrum Scale and Oracle RAC deployments. Applications read and write to a shared flash volume on E8-D24 and new E8 X-24 arrays.

Windows 10 Linux subsystem gets first patches

Microsoft's August 2017 Patch Tuesday brought the first Windows 10 Linux subsystem patches, just as a new version of the Linux subsystem is released for Windows Server.

Singapore firms losing out on top IT talent

Hiring processes that could take more than four months in some cases are leading top tech professionals in Singapore’s tight labour market to look elsewhere

ICO hits out at misinformation about GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned against misinformation about the EU’s new data protection rules and how they will be applied Verify fails to meet key business case targets

Government’s controversial online identity system has missed important milestones that formed the basis of its original 2015 business case

Kaspersky Lab to drop EU complaint against Microsoft

Security firm Kaspersky Lab is to drop a complaint that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to promote its security software in light of changes to the latest Windows 10

Remaining McKesson EHR technology sold to Allscripts

McKesson Corp. departs the mainstream EHR business with the sale of its remaining EHR technology aspects to Allscripts, essentially leaving only four major hospital EHR vendors.

Russian cyber espionage group targeting hotel Wi-Fi

A Russian cyber espionage group is targeting hotel Wi-Fi networks to carry out malware infections and potentially steal credentials, researchers warn

Malicious email spikes in Q2, reports Proofpoint

Malicious email campaigns saw a spike in volume and increased variety in the second quarter of 2017, a cyber security report reveals

Big Switch-HPE partnership opens chances for enterprise SDN

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnering with SDN vendor Big Switch. The HPE partnership is expected to take advantage of Big Switch's limited success in the enterprise market.

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