TechTarget News - Week of Oct 22, 2017

Microservices are about organisational change

Microservices technology can pave the way for companies to decentralise the way they build software to deliver innovation and reduce the cost of failure

US warns of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure

The US government has issued a warning about ongoing cyber attacks targeting critical national infrastructure, saying some networks and at least one power generator have been compromised

Understand cyber security, don’t fear it, says NCSC head

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organisations to ensure they understand cyber risks, as a survey reveals mid-sized firms have inadequate cyber protection

Kaspersky Lab announces global transparency initiative

Faced with a US government ban and media reports alleging co-operation with Russian spies, Kaspersky Lab has announced a global transparency initiative

Microsoft to offer Cray supercomputing on Azure

Both Microsoft and Amazon are building up their HPC capabilities. The partnership with Cray could help to bolster Azure’s footprint

Maxta hyper-converged MxSP helps services firm fuel growth

Maxta MxSP was deemed the most cost efficient hyper-converged product to help services provider Trusource Labs to add call centers amid rapid growth.

Inside Australia’s supercomputing journey

The country’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation has upgraded its high performance computing infrastructure to keep pace with global research

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US revises data access policy

Microsoft has dropped a lawsuit pushing for reforms of state surveillance practices in response to changes in US data access request policy, but says more reform is necessary

Adtran and CCS collaborate on millimetre wave for 5G

At Broadband World Forum in Berlin, network specialists Adtran and Cambridge Communications announce a technology collaboration to help rapidly and cheaply deploy dense 5G networks

Nearly 200 arrested for airline ticketing fraud

Police have arrested nearly 200 people for airline ticketing fraud in an international operation involving public and private sector organisations

McAfee aims to out-innovate adversaries

Security firm intends to break the cycle of playing cat and mouse with cyber attackers, according to its technology head

UK’s FCA to probe Equifax breach of Britons’ data

The UK’s financial regulatory body has announced it is to probe the Equifax data breach believed to have affected hundreds of thousands of Britons

Scottish Water extends ServiceNow following HR success

Having pioneered optimising the joiners and leavers process, the IT service management team at Scottish Water can now show other areas of the business the benefits of ServiceNow

Channel firms benefit from Docker MTA strategy

The Modernize Traditional Applications program, unveiled at DockerCon 2017, is seeing traction among customers interested in adopting container technology, Docker partners said.

To buy or build IT infrastructure focus of ONUG 2017 panel

During ONUG's fall conference, panelists debated whether to buy or build IT infrastructure. Company IT execs say the final decision depends on a company's culture and talent.

DHS' Dragonfly ICS campaign alert isn't enough, experts say

The Department of Homeland Security released an alert confirming the Dragonfly ICS cyberattack campaign, but experts said more action is needed to protect critical infrastructure.

UK website privacy notices inadequate, says ICO

Privacy notices are too vague and generally inadequate, a global investigation finds, with UK websites in several sectors found wanting by an Information Commissioner’s Office review

BlackBerry launches cyber security services

BlackBerry has launched cyber security services to safeguard people, privacy and assets, with vehicle security and GDPR compliance leading the new offering

Spark Summit 17: Databricks launches Delta as purified data lake

At Spark Summit Europe 2017 in Dublin, organising supplier and Spark inventor and distributor Databricks announced the Delta system, which will combine data lakes and data warehouses

Apple DEP faces new device provisioning competition

The Apple Device Enrollment Program is well-established, and now, Microsoft and Google have their own zero-touch device provisioning services for Android and Windows.

NSA cyberweapons report follows Kaspersky transparency plan

A Kaspersky transparency initiative and a full code review of its products are on the way, and a new Kaspersky statement explained how NSA cyberweapons were uploaded to its servers.

Kaspersky Lab explains how NSA data was uploaded

Malware detection triggered an upload of data from a National Security Agency contractor’s home computer, Kaspersky Lab says an internal investigation has revealed

Health and Social Care Network connects first customer

Digital dictation and clinical records management systems firm Crescendo Systems has become the first customer to officially connect to NHS Digital’s Health and Social Care Network

Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks planned long ago

The new Bad Rabbit ransomware spread through Russia and Ukraine, drawing comparisons to NotPetya, and researchers say the attacks were planned for a long time.

Consumer identity management will benefit business

Businesses should embrace consumer identity management to improve marketing capabilities and help drive regulatory compliance, says KuppingerCole

Getting to know serverless computing architecture

Bloggers explore the dynamics of serverless computing architecture, efficacy and efficiency with endpoint security and use cases for bidirectional forwarding detection

AWS continues to power Amazon profits

The latest Q3 results from Amazon have shown that AWS continues to play a key role in revenue for the company

DUHK attack puts random number generators at risk

News roundup: Researchers find DUHK attacks can get around encrypted communications. Plus, FBI Director Wray criticizes mobile device encryption, and more.

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