TechTarget News - Week of Sep 17, 2017

AI poses no threat to IT careers

A SolarWinds survey reveals that IT professionals are more concerned with cyber security than losing their jobs to artificial intelligence

New Pure Storage CEO Giancarlo faces scaling challenge

Former Cisco exec Charles Giancarlo takes over as CEO of Pure Storage from Scott Dietzen with the all-flash pioneer set to become a billion-dollar baby. Will profits follow?

Aruba security fabric signals new partner strategy

Through Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, partners can tap into the network security capabilities of the vendor's portfolio, which features IntroSpect UEBA and ClearPass technology.

UAE banks share information to combat cyber threats

Banks in the United Arab Emirates will share information on cyber attacks through a platform instigated by the country’s banking federation

Veritas takes stock of data management play

Software supplier Veritas says it has delivered on its promises but there is still work to do in realising its data management vision

Poor passwords still putting UK firms at risk

Poor password practices are still putting UK citizens and the companies they work for at risk, a survey reveals

CCleaner malware spread via supply chain attack

CCleaner malware was spread to users via an infected software update for close to one month, highlighting the dangers of supply chain attacks and the need for code signing.

PM pressures internet companies to act on terrorist propaganda

The UK, France and Italy will use a meeting with technology companies at the UN General Assembly in New York to press for development of technical solutions to defeat terrorist activity on the internet

Cyber crime a significant risk to individuals and organisations

Cyber crime is still a significant risk to individuals and organisations, a report claims, with the top threats including business email compromise, ransomware, and banking and mobile malware

Most UK councils hit by cyber attacks

A study has revealed that most UK local authorities have suffered cyber attacks in the past year, showing local government is a key target for cyber criminals and that legacy software is a top security concern

Vexata launches VX NVMe physical and virtual appliances

Startup claims near-bare metal NVMe performance by offloading controller functionality to multiple CPUs on back-end storage with an optimised Linux-based operating system

Salesforce world tour lands in Amsterdam

Salesforce customers met up for the Dutch leg of the supplier's world tour with a distinctly non-techy crowd present

Brexit mobile and broadband debate must involve consumers

The voices of consumers are being missed as communications services providers, industry bodies and the government set the agenda for the UK’s communications infrastructure market after Brexit

ASEAN hones in on cyber collaboration

Even as Southeast Asia works towards coordinating cyber security strategies, more needs to be done to establish cyber norms

Enterprise SDN adoption rapidly approaching tipping point, claims report

A study commissioned by networking solutions supplier Riverbed claims that legacy networks are causing problems for businesses trying to undergo digital transformation, and more decision makers are considering SDN as a result

Cyber security demands change in approach

There needs to be a change in the way technology is designed and in attitudes to data security to ensure cyber safety, say industry experts

Entry-level Dell EMC SC Series adds data features

Dell EMC's SCv3000 launch includes automated hybrid tiering, data compression and replication with federated clusters. Dell EMC announced a money-back efficiency guarantee.

Undisclosed SEC breach may have led to illegal stock trades

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission admitted a 2016 breach that was previously undisclosed may have enabled threat actors to engage in illegal stock trades.

Malware hidden in CCleaner targeted tech firms

Major tech firms were targeted by malware hidden in Avast’s Piriform CCleaner software, researchers have found, leading to speculation that it may have been state-sponsored espionage attack

CloudBees, partners add Jenkins services, security

CloudBees, the steward of the Jenkins DevOps platform, has teamed up with partners to provide managed Jenkins services, as well as new security features and database support.

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