TechTarget News - Week of Aug 27, 2017

IT workers in Southeast Asia drew higher pay in 2016

Singapore continues to be an attractive magnet for IT jobs, with IT professionals in the city-state making more than their peers in neighbouring countries

VMware making bigger push into cloud, cyber security

The virtualisation bigwig is making it easier for VMware customers to adopt public cloud services, starting with a partnership with Amazon Web Services

UK critical infrastructure skipping security checks

Almost two-fifths of the UK’s national infrastructure providers have not completed basic cyber security steps recommended by the UK government, an FOI response shows

NHS Lanarkshire recovers from ransomware attack

The Scottish health board was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend, affecting several IT systems and leading to cancelled operations and appointments

CIO Interview: Neal Sunners, CIO, Avis Budget Group

CIO international and senior vice-president for innovation at car rental firm aims to remove customer stress by driving mobile self-service applications

Dell EMC VxRail 'billion-dollar business' soon, Sakac says

The growth of Dell EMC VxRail and other hyper-converged appliances is the result of a shift toward software-defined storage, according to the vendor's converged platforms boss.

UK local councils failing on key GDPR requirement

Most UK local authorities are unable to meet the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s right-to-be-forgotten requirement, and nearly a quarter of firms have yet to hire a data protection officer

VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN highlight VMworld 2017 news

At VMworld 2017, Dell EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and Lenovo launched new and upgraded hyper-converged and hybrid cloud products based on VMware's vSAN and Cloud Foundation software.

Kaspersky-Russian ties still unclear, despite FBI push

The specter of Kaspersky-Russian ties has reportedly led to an FBI campaign urging private organizations to drop Kaspersky Lab products; experts urge the FBI to share more evidence.

Challenger bank Fidor reaches 200,000 customers

Fintech trailblazer Fidor now has more than 200,000 people using its banking services, but its CEO believes the fintech environment is getting tougher

CeX breach shows personal data is still vulnerable

A breach of the personal details of more than two million customers of used technology goods store CeX has prompted fresh calls for better data protection by retailers

UK libraries could get national online platform

The British Library has launched an 18-month project to investigate possibility of “single digital presence” through an online platform for all UK libraries

Tegile becomes the latest Western Digital acquisition

Western Digital's acquisition spree continues with the pickup of flash vendor Tegile Systems. The drive-maker says Tegile storage complements its ActiveScale object storage.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN security program adds more partners

VeloCloud introduced new members to its SD-WAN security program, while Canonical Ltd. and SnapRoute combine technologies to develop an integrated white box switching stack.

VMware Cloud on AWS pricing will vary in APAC

Prices for the hybrid cloud service in Asia-Pacific will differ based on market differences such as scale and maturity in adopting virtualised infrastructure

PCI DSS compliance reduces likelihood of data breaches

A Verizon report shows a link between compliance with the payment card industry security standard and an organisation’s ability to defend against cyber attacks, but nearly half are failing to maintain compliance

Use of healthcare data must improve, says report

Life sciences sector report calls on government to create several digital innovation hubs, improve data use and establish a regulatory health technology assessment and commercial framework

Instagram fixes API blamed for celebrity data leaks

Instagram says it has fixed the API responsible for enabling hackers to access some personal details of high-profile users of the service

Government consults on fibre broadband rate relief

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on the draft regulations covering business rate relief for new fibre broadband infrastructure

Two-thirds of UK firms hiring for GDPR

Most UK firms are planning to hire extra staff to help them meet the requirements of the EU’s new data protection regulation

Spambot email leak compromises 711M records

An email leak containing 711 million records was found in a breach of a spambot list stored in the Netherlands and included both addresses and passwords used to access email accounts.

CloudBees eases the DevOps journey with DevOptics

CloudBees has introduced DevOptics, a tool that provides end-to-end insight into application delivery streams, helps to identify problems and eases the overall DevOps journey.

Streaming video platforms see surge in healthcare market

Analysts discuss streaming video's important role in healthcare organizations, the positive effect of AI capabilities on customer service, and how to evaluate mobile devices.

Business warned of massive ransomware campaign

Security researchers are urging businesses to prepare for ransomware attacks after the discovery of a massive attack campaign

Almost all UK law firms vulnerable to email fraud, study shows

Robust defence of law firms’ email systems is critical to the £26bn industry in the face of increased impersonation attacks aimed at stealing money and data, claims security firm OnDmarc

Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

News roundup: More than half of enterprises are in compliance with PCI DSS, according to a Verizon report. Plus, Turla is on the attack again with a new campaign, and more.

Intel kill switch ME code indicates connection to NSA

Researchers discovered an Intel kill switch hiding in one of the chipmaker's software products, along with references to an NSA program focused on secure computing.

AWS management tools: Partners gain visibility with buyers

Consulting partners focusing on cloud management tools can increase their visibility with potential customers through AWS' Service Delivery Program; other news from the week.

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