TechTarget News - Week of Apr 22, 2018

Thales to open ‘digital factory’ in Asia

India and Australia are potential candidates for Thales’s new coding centre that will support digital transformation efforts

Community Fibre gets £25m to fund broadband in London

Broadband supplier receives backing from the National Digital Infrastructure Fund to bring full-fibre services to 100,000 more properties across London

No business safe from cyber attack, says KPMG

Businesses that operate online should be working to ensure operational resilience, while the financial sector should focus more on collaboration, says professional services firm KPMG

Densify launches UK&I channel

Cloud optimisation provider Densify signs distiribution agreement with DataSolutions

GDS on the hunt for new chief operating officer

Cabinet Office offers up to £130,000 for chief operating officer role, to act as Kevin Cunnington’s deputy and be responsible for the internal transformation and day-to-day running of Government Digital Service

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

All change at the top of Tech Data and plenty of movement in the security world in another week of people starting fresh chapters in their channel careers

ATA18 to explore the impact, potential of telemedicine

AI in healthcare will feature prominently at the 2018 ATA annual conference. The role of telemedicine in the fight against the opioid crisis will also be discussed.

What Salesforce's CloudCraze acquisition means for customers

CloudCraze president calls the acquisition by Salesforce 'a huge win' for its customers and for Commerce Cloud customers, with the capability of selling B2C and B2B on one platform.

Nearly half of UK manufacturers hit by cyber attacks

Nearly half of UK manufacturers have been hit by a cyber security incident, according to a report by an industry organisation, which calls for greater government focus on the specific security needs of the sector

Vodafone CityFibre broadband venture gathers pace

Residents of four more cities – Coventry, Edinburgh, Huddersfield and Stirling – will be hooked up to the ultrafast full-fibre broadband service in the coming months

Orangeworm cyber attack group targets health sector

A cyber crime group is targeting the health sector and related industries in the US, Europe and Asia in a suspected corporate espionage campaign, researchers warn

Unitrends launches ‘Veeam killer’ VM Backup Essentials

Backup specialist Unitrends says Veeam has become “arrogant” and abandoned large elements of its customer base. VM Backup Essentials aims to fill gap for VMware users

New patient care models showcased at HLTH 2018 conference

Top healthcare executives from all sectors of the industry convene to do business and dialogue about new approaches and technologies seen as disruptive to established care models.

Nurses want to use IT, but are held back by barriers

A majority of nurses welcome digital technology, but costs, poor connectivity and a lack of interoperability act as barriers, and lead community nurses to use paper instead

NHS shared care records: progress, projects and privacy

Sharing health records across health and social care has been something the NHS has worked towards for a long time. As the NHS ramps up its plans, has it finally got the right balance between patient care, privacy and feasibility?

New Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX has root-cause analytics

Accedian Networks has launched its first product from the Performance Vision acquisition. SkyLIGHT PVX includes network monitoring, plus root-cause analytics and remediation.

One month to GDPR compliance deadline

With one month to go before the deadline for compliance with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, organisations should ensure they are able to meet minimum requirements to defend against adverse scrutiny

Cyber fraud costs SMEs more than £1,000 per case

Just over half of IT and telecoms SMEs are targeted by fraudsters, with each case of cyber fraud costing more than £1,000, study reveals

TSB IT meltdown has the makings of an epic

TSB’s very public IT problems will send shivers down the spine of IT teams at large banks that are yet to migrate to new core banking systems

Employees still in the dark about data protection

With just a month to go before the GDPR compliance deadline, many employees still don’t know how to protect confidential data, a study shows

Most firms will not be GDPR-ready by compliance deadline

Survey of IT decision-makers shows one-fifth of companies lack continuous encryption capabilities and only half have the systems required for the right to erasure and the right to rectification

Major DDoS cyber crime website shut down

International law enforcement has shut down the Webstresser cyber crime website, which was the world’s biggest marketplace for selling distributed denial of service attack services that were used against seven UK banks

Interview: Amazon Web Services Sweden

Eric Morales leads the AWS business development team for startups and gaming companies in the Nordics. Computer Weekly caught up with him at AWS’s Nordic headquarters in Stockholm

Government urges UK businesses to beef up cyber crime defences

Government is urging UK organisations to defend against cyber crime, as newly released figures show that large numbers of businesses and charities suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year

Cohesity CloudSpin serves up test/dev data

Converged secondary storage vendor Cohesity brings copy data management into the cloud for DevOps with CloudSpin and public cloud snapshot API integration.

Google claims it is GDPR ready

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, says that since its advertising business relies on keyword searches, the impact of GDPR is limited

Dell EMC storage strategy talk buzzes Dell Tech World

Dell EMC World is no more. The combined vendor has renamed its annual user summit Dell Tech World, where data storage product upgrades will touch flash, HCI and software-defined.

Google Stackdriver APM enhances app monitoring

Additional profiling, debugging and tracing tools for Google's Stackdriver suite expand application performance management services for developers.

Home Office Brexit app only works for Android users

Home Office app for EU citizens registering to stay in the UK post-Brexit only works on Android devices as iPhones do not share passport chip data

EC sets out plans for sharing health data across borders

The European Commission wants to introduce EU-wide standards for health records, and allow EU citizens to access and share their patient information securely across member states

Rachel Tobac: Social engineering attacks need real-world 2FA

Rachel Tobac discusses how to train employees to avoid social engineering attacks and how individuals can keep themselves safe with awareness and by being 'politely paranoid.'

Windows application management software comes to IT's aid

Application management software is a necessity for organizational continuity and security. Without any such software, absent patches threaten end users' applications.

CMS elevates electronic health records interoperability

CMS is replacing meaningful use with 'Promoting Interoperability' and proposing new Medicare payment programs with looser physician reporting rules and more price transparency.

BGP routing security flaw caused Amazon Route 53 incident

A BGP routing security flaw enabled unknown threat actors to steal cryptocurrency by hijacking internet routing and rerouting traffic to a phishing site in Russia.

Malaysia’s Supahands finds agility with the cloud

Regional workforce crowdsourcing startup relies on the cloud to keep its infrastructure agile enough to scale up and down, according to customer demand

Digital economy research projects to get funding

Research projects aimed at building trust, privacy and security in the use of personal data and digital technologies are to receive funding

Business unit spending opening up compliance risks

SAM specialist Snow Software has highlighted the concerns of CIOs that the growing spending power outside the IT department is putting the business in danger of becoming non-compliant

O2 reveals plans for new 4G mobile spectrum

O2 has already turned on 100 new mobile sites since winning big in the Ofcom spectrum auction, and hopes to activate 900 more this year

European Commission unveils €1.5bn AI funding

Given the UK's new artificial intelligence sector deal, the European Commission is unveiling its own initiative to make Europe a world leader in AI

GDPR compliance requirements don't come cheap

GDPR has more teeth than any previous data privacy directive, but that looming threat hasn't motivated many companies to get their audit trail in order.

Argos announces 150 new tech roles in the UK

Argos is recruiting an extra 150 IT professionals as part of its strategy to offer a better digital services to customers

Cisco MDS FC Director switches expand with eye on NVMe

Networking giant Cisco adds two MDS FC Director switches for small and medium-sized businesses. The vendor said it wants to speed transition to 32 Gbps FC for NVMe flash.

TSB banking service tech problems continue

TSB customers are still experiencing problems using online and mobile banking services after almost a week of disruption

Doing analytics the Disney way

The Walt Disney Company’s head of solution integration tells how analytics helps to personalise the customer’s Disney experience, and how tech plays a leading role in The Lion King’s Broadway success

McLaren gets new group CIO

Karen McElhatton has been appointed McLaren’s new CIO, following former IT boss Craig Charlton’s departure in February

New Red Hat Storage One bundles hardware, SDS

Red Hat partners with Supermicro on first turnkey storage package, bundling Gluster Storage software, server hardware and support at one price in a single SKU.

SecureWorks warns of business email compromise campaign

SecureWorks researchers uncovered an extensive business email compromise campaign targeting the maritime shipping industry, which may have cost organizations millions of dollars.

Juniper battles Cisco, VMware with Contrail cloud tools

Juniper plans to release the first iteration of its Contrail cloud tools in June. Contrail Enterprise Multicloud will compete in cloud networking with Cisco ACI and VMware NSX.

Philip Tully: AI cyberattacks, AI arms race are coming

Malicious actors are working on AI cyberattacks and other ways to augment threat activity with AI. Philip Tully discusses how that can work and if enterprise security can keep pace.

Data analytics is about culture, not technology

Enterprises need to figure out the business problems they are trying to solve and foster a data-driven culture to benefit from data analytics

Welsh government plans digital pilots in the Valleys

As part of its digital vision for the Valleys, the government looks to pilot Uber-style transport app for NHS patients, a community Wi-Fi scheme and better use of data mapping tool

BEIS yet to begin procuring IT systems needed for Brexit, PAC finds

Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier says the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy “appears to be operating in a parallel universe where urgency is an abstract concept”, as it needs upwards of 12 new digital systems and so far has none

Government given six months to rewrite snoopers’ charter

The government has until 1 November 2018 to rewrite a key section of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, after the high court declared them unlawful in a judicial review brought by human rights group Liberty

AWS blockchain template a response to market demand

AWS was lukewarm on blockchain until recently, but customer demand might have pushed the cloud provider to change its tune and offer some entry-level templates.

Atlanta ransomware attack cost city more than $5 million

The bill for remediating the Atlanta ransomware attack that took some government systems offline in March was released, and totals more than $5 million and counting.

DWP to spend nearly £15m on GDPR

A single government department plans to spend nearly £15m on preparing for new European data protection legislation, a report reveals

Tufin Orca automates security for containers and microservices

Tufin's policy-based security automation tool fortifies DevOps environments, as it integrates with CI/CD tools, scans for threats, and secures containers and microservices.

Most organisations unprepared for GDPR, survey finds

Despite the vast majority of businesses agreeing that GDPR affects them, only 5% say they are fully prepared for it, according to a BSI survey

Avaya partners with Afiniti for intelligent call routing

Avaya will add intelligent call routing to its contact center platforms. The vendor is partnering with Afiniti, which uses artificial intelligence to match customers with agents.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 security pack

Microsoft has released a download pack that incorporates NCSC guidance to save UK companies weeks of work to secure Windows 10 and comply with government guidelines

Keycard vulnerability threatens millions of hotel rooms

News roundup: Researchers found a keycard vulnerability that enabled them to enter millions of hotel rooms worldwide. Plus, Yahoo has been fined $35 million by the SEC, and more.

Big Switch offers analytics, recording with packet broker

Big Switch has added value to its network packet broker with the introduction of analytics and recording nodes. The new products are sold as add-ons to Big Monitoring Fabric.

Microsoft releases Spectre variant 2 microcode patches

Microsoft released new fixes that include the Intel microcode patches for Spectre variant 2 to help protect users on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

DDoS-for-hire website taken down by law enforcement

Webstresser.org, a popular DDoS-for-hire website, was taken down by several law enforcement agencies across the globe. Details are sparse, but arrests have reportedly been made.

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