TechTarget News - Week of Oct 01, 2017

Cyber threat to payment industry demands multi-layer defence

No industry is immune to cyber attack, and Mastercard believes the threat to the payment card industry demands a multi-layered approach, with a new fraud prediction tool in its arsenal

Europol and Interpol reaffirm fight against cyber crime

Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference sees No More Ransom anti-ransomware initiative highlighted as successful example of law enforcement agencies’ collaboration

Keynote speakers open up at JavaOne 2017

From the release of JDK 9 to the open sourcing of serverless programming technologies, the JavaOne 2017 keynote paved a path for a progressive future.

Peer-to-peer CDN improves customer experience for Equinix

Datacentre and colocation services provider Equinix cut page load times at its customer information resource library using a developing peer-to-peer model of content delivery networking

How JSR-375 simplifies and standardizes Java EE security

Java EE security has always been a mixed bag in terms of simplicity and standardization, but the new Java EE Security API, JSR-375, plans to change all of that.

Toshiba memory business sale faces bumpy road

Toshiba signs a $17.7 billion deal to sell its memory business to a Bain-led consortium that includes Dell and Seagate, but Western Digital's SanDisk wants to stop it.

Java SE 9, OpenJDK energize Java community at JavaOne 2017

From the release of Java 9 to the GPL of OpenJDK builds, recent Oracle announcements have energized the Java community, creating a palpable positivity at JavaOne 2017.

Equifax breach bigger than first reported

Credit rating firm says up to 145.5 million consumers may have been affected by cyber breach earlier this year

Intel leak reveals plans for more Optane 3D Xpoint products

Leaked Intel slides show 900P products to be launched at end of October with half a million IOPS per card. We run the rule over 3D Xpoint and what it offers enterprise customers

CIOs moving to revenue-generating roles

Gartner survey shows changing role for CIOs to cover revenue generation and deriving value from data, and spending less time on traditional IT delivery

TSB moves to Microsoft cloud applications

TSB bank is moving more of its productivity business software to the cloud, with Microsoft 365 products next in line

Tech entrepreneur aims to take digital skills to refugees

Tech entrepreneur Emma Sinclair hopes to raise £150,000 to run an education programme for displaced young people in a Unicef programme that aims to develop skills that might otherwise be lost

Cyber security industry key to solving skills gap

In the face of a growing shortage of cyber security skills around the world, the security industry itself needs to do more to attract people

DHS cyberinsurance research could improve security

A longitudinal cyberinsurance study performed by the Department of Homeland Security could improve enterprise security but the effects depend on the data collected, said experts.

Yahoo breach affected 3 billion accounts

Yahoo’s personal data breach affected three billion user accounts, the company’s new owners have revealed

How Australia is tackling cyber crime

Telcos such as Telstra and industry associations in Australia are chipping in to help enterprises that are being targeted by cyber criminals with phishing and social engineering exploits

Business needs help to act on cyber security advice

Organisations need help to act on all the information they receive about cyber security, the London Digital Security Centre has learned since its inception in 2015

NetApp HCI launches at subdued user show

NetApp rolls out HCI based on the SolidFire flash array, consisting of two VMware compute nodes and two SolidFire storage nodes, at abbreviated user conference.

Singapore’s public sector finds agility and speed in AWS

City-state’s government has been able to meet peak demands and address security issues through a cloud-based web-hosting platform powered by Amazon Web Services

Much GDPR prep is a waste of time, warns PwC

Many organisations are not paying enough attention to technology in their preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation and risk compliance failure

UK at risk of AI skills crisis

The UK is at risk of being left behind when it comes to artificial intelligence advances, with the current shortage of AI skills likely to get a lot worse

Yahoo data breach found to affect all 3 billion users

Newly uncovered information indicated that all 3 billion users were affected by the 2013 Yahoo data breach, but Oath claimed passwords and credit card info was safe.

SoftNAS Cloud architecture gets facelift, new features

SoftNAS Cloud architecture splits into distinct products for primary NAS, secondary storage and replication across clouds, and targets multicloud and hybrid cloud implementations.

Azure Functions, Project Fn shine at JavaOne 2017

At JavaOne 2017, Microsoft previews its Azure Functions serverless offering with support for Java; Oracle introduces Project Fn, which runs across multiple clouds and also supports Java.

Data Dynamics StorageX 8.0 adds analysis, S3 support

Data Dynamics beefs up StorageX file management software with new single-view analysis portal and support for Amazon S3 API-compliant object storage.

Scality Connect ports S3 apps to Azure Blob storage

Scality's Connect software opens access to Microsoft Azure Blob services for S3 API-compatible applications, making it easier to port S3 API apps to Microsoft cloud storage.

Equifax breach impact expands, blame game continues

The Equifax breach impact expanded and the company's former CEO answered questions in a congressional hearing, but experts were not satisfied by the answers.

Security Serious Unsung Heroes announced

Awards celebrate the people of the cyber security industry on the front lines of organisations battling cyber threats

Ofcom adds new protections for consumer broadband buyers

ISPs will have to provide more detailed information on the range of broadband speeds customers are likely to receive during the buying process

NetApp customers, partners press on after Las Vegas shooting

About 4,000 NetApp customers and partners attended the vendor's Insight user conference expecting storage news. Instead, they had to absorb the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Komprise adds data lifecycle management, deeper analytics

Storage startup updates data management software with additional policy-based data migration options, more granular analytics and GDPR-focused confinement capabilities.

ETSI industry group publishes six NFV specifications

The ETSI Industry Specification Group for NFV is living up to its name with the publishing of six new NFV specifications. Also, NSS Labs puts SD-WAN products to the test.

Dnsmasq server flaws unmasked and patched by Google

News roundup: Google researchers find and patch vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq server that are used widely in routers and IoT devices. Plus, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield challenge and more.

NSA breach leads to theft of government spy software

An NSA contractor became the target of a cyberattack after storing agency spying software on a personal device, and this NSA breach has caused a rise in fears regarding Russia.

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