TechTarget News - Week of Oct 08, 2017

UAE’s Mashreq launches digital-only bank

The UAE’s oldest bank has launched a digital-only offering, designed to appeal to the tech-savvy generation

NCSC to host cyber practitioner summit

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is to host a summit for cyber security practitioners in February 2018

NetApp-SolidFire storage operating systems nudge closer

NetApp's SolidFire skeleton gains some flesh with Ontap 9.3 and Element 10 integration. Notable features include enhanced security and SnapMirror replication between OSes.

World at a cyber security crossroad, warns expert

Governments need to agree on cyber security realities and priorities, and move towards more effective regulation, legislation and law enforcement to enable tech interoperability for business

Sweden wins blockchain datacentre investment

Sweden attracts more datacentre investment with a blockchain company selecting the country for its next datacentre

Cyber heist hits banks in Russia and eastern Europe

Criminals hired mules to open rogue bank accounts and manipulated risk ratings and overdraft limits, paving the way for millions of dollars to be stolen

Java 18.3 marks the future of Java at JavaOne 2017

At JavaOne 2017, Oracle identified four projects that will have a significant impact on the future of Java: Project Valhalla, Project Panama, Project Amber and Project Loom.

Automation ‘will put 28% of young workers’ jobs at risk’

Research suggests the next 15 years will see young workers’ jobs at risk from automation, putting pressure on the UK to ensure the future generation has appropriate skills

Windows 10 patching could make older systems vulnerable

Microsoft's practice of automatic Windows 10 patching could be uncovering vulnerabilities in older systems that can be exploited by attackers, Google researchers said.

Comtrade upgrades HYCU Nutanix AHV backup software

Comtrade Software improves the performance of its HYCU backup application that protects virtual machines running on hyper-converged vendor Nutanix's AHV hypervisor.

Australia outlines space ambitions

A national space agency would put the country in the league of nations with space capabilities, but questions about its true value remain

October 2017 Patch Tuesday includes Windows zero-day fix

The top priority for Microsoft's October 2017 Patch Tuesday goes to a Windows zero-day vulnerability, but IT should also beware of two publicly disclosed flaws.

AI set to be cloud computing’s killer app

Major cloud suppliers are already offering artificial intelligence capabilities that are expected to account for a greater share of the cloud computing market in years to come

CW500: A perfect storm – the cyber attack that hit Parliament

The former director of the Parliamentary Digital Service shares details and lessons learned from the cyber attack that hit UK parliament in June and explains why it was a “good experience”

DEFCON hopes voting machine hacking can secure systems

The first official report on voting machine hacking from DEFCON suggests the need for pen testing, basic security guidelines and cooperation from local and federal governments.

MEPs push for stronger data protection by EU institutions

All EU institutions, bodies and agencies should live up to strong data protection safeguards when processing personal data, says the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee

Cybersecurity evolution brings shifts for network security

Bloggers explore cybersecurity evolution and its impact on network security, new network fabrics from Extreme and take a deep dive on routing protocols, such as BFD.

Cyber security a business necessity

Cyber security is a business necessity, according to the T-Mobile security chief in Poland

Arkadin unveils Cisco integrations for cloud telephony

In UC news, Arkadin announces integrations with Cisco Spark and WebEx that support cloud-based telephony, while Box unveils machine learning tools to digitize and automate workflows.

DOJ's 'responsible encryption' is the new 'going dark'

News roundup: The DOJ calls for 'responsible encryption' to comply with court orders. Plus, there's more bad cybersecurity news for banks, and Accenture data in AWS gets exposed.

Equifax website hack blamed on drive-by download attack

Security researchers find drive-by download attacks affecting both Equifax and TransUnion, but Equifax claims systems were not compromised in the website hack.

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