TechTarget News - Week of Aug 13, 2017

Film maker shuns cloud storage for Spectra Logic tape

Smoke & Mirrors replaces Quantum tape library with 7PB of Spectra Logic tape and decides the cloud lacks security and would be too costly for the 16TB it archives every day

Nimbus Data ExaDrive tunes into OEM channel

Nimbus Data claims ExaDrive can replace traditional disk in data centers. The 3.5-inch SSDs package flash and intelligent software, including data features in multiple ASICs.

How companies can fend off cyber attacks

Organisations should map IT assets to business strategy and adopt a proactive cyber security programme, says Centurylink’s chief security officer Dave Mahon

AI tipped as top tech trend of next decade

In 2010, social, cloud, analytics and mobile were tipped as megatrends – now Gartner sees artificial intelligence as the emerging tech trend with the biggest potential

Mobile data theft a risk from shared app libraries

Researchers claim malicious actors could commit mobile data theft by using shared third-party libraries and abusing elevated privileges that the permissions granted.

Fiat joins BMW's autonomous car platform initiative

Car makers Fiat and BMW are working in collaboration with Intel and Mobileye to develop a scalable platform for self-driving vehicles

Regulation and impact of cyber attacks driving security spending

Awareness of the impact of cyber attacks on business and regulation are expected to be the top drivers of continued and increased spending on cyber security, according to research firm Gartner

UK workers interested in cyber security, survey shows

Many UK workers are interested in cyber security and would consider a career in the field, a survey has revealed, which could help close the skills gap

A decade of IT change since banking meltdown

With 10 years passing since Northern Rock had to be bailed out by the government, we look at how banking IT has changed since the financial crisis

Developers lack skills needed for secure DevOps, survey shows

The growing demand for developers with security skills is outpacing supply, but a survey reveals that a lack of formal security education and training by employers is contributing to the growing skills gap

UK rail passengers don’t trust on-board Wi-Fi

YouGov survey commissioned by Cobham Wireless finds UK commuters are increasingly frustrated with connectivity standards on the rail network

Boys outperform girls in 2017 computing A-levels

This year’s A-level results show more male students gaining higher grades than female students, but girls continue to steam ahead in ICT

Microsoft Exchange Online UM drops third-party PBX support

Some Microsoft customers must quickly re-evaluate their UC strategy after the vendor announced its intent to end third-party PBX support for Exchange Online Unified Messaging in 2018.

Openreach adds 26 locations to G.fast roll-out

Openreach has added 26 more locations to its fibre-based G.fast broadband network, bringing the total number of properties served to half a million

Tintri Cloud Connector writes VM backups to AWS, IBM

Tintri Enterprise Cloud enhances VMstore snapshots to cloud and expands predictive analytics for compute and storage. Cloud Connector treats the cloud as a tertiary repository.

Authorities can't force smartphone access in iOS 11

IOS 11 will allow users to avoid authorities attempting to force smartphone access by temporarily disabling biometric unlocking of mobile devices.

NotPetya ransomware impact costs Maersk hundreds of millions

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk said the NotPetya ransomware attacks severely damaged business processes and the impact has been estimated at as much as $300 million in lost revenue.

Cisco revenues fall, likely to go lower

Top-line Cisco revenues fell in the July quarter, as the company's legacy switching business continued to weaken. Cisco could soon reach two straight years of revenue declines.

Hijacked Chrome extensions infect millions of users

News roundup: Hackers leveraged eight hijacked Chrome extensions to attack 4.8 million browser users. Plus, Cloudflare stopped protecting a neo-Nazi website from DDoS attacks, and more.

Offensive cyberweapons from enemies may be re-engineered

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency wants to isolate, study, customize and re-engineer malware from adversaries to be used as its own offensive cyberweapons.

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