TechTarget News - Week of Jun 10, 2018

Singapore government to regulate eSIM technology

The government is gathering feedback on key proposals such as forbidding telcos to lock embedded SIM-enabled devices to their networks

GDS loses digital identity policy to DCMS

The move follows DCMS taking over data policy from GDS and means Cabinet Office is no longer responsible for relations with private sector ID ecosystem

APAC remains a hotbed for software piracy

The Asia-Pacific region is still seeing the highest use of unlicensed software installations globally, making enterprises more susceptible to cyber attacks from malware

Industry must do more to open up cyber security profession

Talented and successful cyber security researcher and passionate advocate for the profession, James Lyne reveals that he fell into security more by accident than design, and says training and recruitment must change to find and develop talented individuals

Nyansa extends network performance monitor software

In Cisco Live news, Nyansa upgrades its network performance monitor software to track WAN and Wi-Fi connection problems. Also, A10 adds Kubernetes support.

Singapore career website hit by PageUp malware scare

A Singapore government career website was among others affected by a malware attack on an Australian recruitment technology supplier

Email-based cyber attacks gathering momentum

Email-based cyber attacks are gathering momentum and the cost of these attacks are rising, with several hidden costs, a survey of IT professionals in Europe, Middle East and Africa reveals

BT announces “unhackable” quantum-secured network

In the face of the threat that quantum computers could crack many of the encryption methods used to protect highly sensitive data, BT has developed a “quantum-secured” network

Privacy Shield under threat by US non-compliance

The Privacy Shield framework that replaced the Safe Harbour agreement for personal data transfers between the EU and the US is under threat due to non-compliance by US firms

Dutch region Zeeland to get datacentre without diesel backup

One of the world’s most sustainable datacentres is to be built in the southwest region of the Netherlands, and is said to be the first datacentre to use battery backup rather than a diesel generator

IT teams should rework supplier contracts to free up budgets

There is no money for IT to help the business to innovate digitally, so CIOs should look at how their IT teams can maximise value from existing contracts, survey shows

CityFibre wins key decision in fake fibre case

CityFibre has been granted permission to proceed with a judicial review of the ASA’s November 2017 decision about the use of the term fibre in broadband ads

New CEO expects Caringo Swarm to ride object storage wave

Object storage veteran Caringo switches CEOs and is looking to 'Swarm' the market through expanded partnerships that go well beyond its Dell OEM relationship.

CIO interview: Richard Gifford, CIO, Wincanton

The CIO of logistics firm Wincanton, Richard Gifford, is in the process of improving its digital propositions and developing a digital supply chain, while dealing with legacy systems

ONAP Beijing release targets deployment scenarios

With its ONAP Beijing release, the Linux Foundation turns its attention to what makes a system deployment ready to go: usability, stability and security, among others.

Cisco opens DNA to developers in campus networking push

Cisco wants to turn its DNA Center campus networking platform into a platform for software development. The goal is to work with the data the system collects.

Hybrid cloud security architecture requires rethinking

Enterprises need a centralized approach when considering a hybrid cloud security architecture, an analyst says. Plus, is user experience management an IT responsibility?

Adobe zero-day fix precedes June Patch Tuesday

Adobe closed a zero-day vulnerability last week, which Microsoft added to its June Patch Tuesday updates. Administrators have a lighter workload, with about 50 exploits to address.

Prime minister announces new visa for startups

The government promises new “startup” visa for entrepreneurs, a £2.5bn British Patient Capital fund to support UK companies going global, and plans for two international tech hubs

Dixons Carphone breach should give GDPR selling a second wind

Everyone was waiting for the first breach and the retailer has given those that had not completed GDPR preparations the chance to see what fate awaits those who fall foul of the data protection regulations

DCMS sets out plans for National Data Strategy

A new centre for data ethics and innovations will drive UK government policy making regarding data sharing and use of public data

Salesforce Interaction Studio unveiled at Connections 2018

At Salesforce Connections, Salesforce builds off its Google partnership announced at Dreamforce by releasing new integrations between Marketing Cloud and Google Analytics 360.

North Korea hacking threat still looms despite summit

Despite a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the threat of North Korean hacking and cyberespionage still looms large, according to experts.

Spectre v4 fix and Windows DNS patch in June Patch Tuesday

A Windows DNS patch for both desktops and servers headlines Microsoft's June 2018 Patch Tuesday, but the release also includes mitigations for Spectre v4 and more.

Google Hangouts Meet adds interoperability with competitors

Interoperability with Skype for Business and video conferencing systems from Cisco and Polycom should help Google Hangouts Meet gain more traction among enterprise buyers.

NCSC urges action after Dixons Carphone breach

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging UK business to improve data protection capabilities after Dixons Carphone revealed that millions of payment card and personal data records may have been compromised in a cyber breach

Cyber attack warnings highlight need to be prepared

Fresh warnings about the vulnerability of national infrastructure to cyber attacks show the need for securing and monitoring associated control systems connected to the internet

Ofcom satisfied with progress on BT Openreach split

Ofcom has published its first annual report on the legal separation of BT and Openreach, and said it is broadly satisfied with progress to date, despite hiccups relating to the BT pension scheme

AI is key to keeping IBM compliant with GDPR

Artificial intelligence is vital for keeping IBM compliant with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation, which, in turn, provides opportunities for business, says the company’s data protection officer

Government Geospatial Commission opens up OS MasterMap data

The Geospatial Commission, announced by chancellor Philip Hammond in his 2017 Autumn Budget, has opened up some Ordnance Survey MasterMap data to boost small businesses

Encryption is under attack, says Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson

Encryption is one of the fundamental principles on which the internet is built, but this vital technology is under threat from criminals and ill-advised government policies, says Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson

Docker pledges Kubernetes for Windows support in Docker EE

Docker Enterprise Edition will add Kubernetes for Windows features in the coming months, but Microsoft shops haven't decided on a container orchestration strategy.

Cisco to merge Viptela, DNA Center for campus networking

Cisco plans to integrate its Viptela SD-WAN with DNA Center for campus networking in the next 18 months. At the same time, Cisco expects to release a cloud version of DNA Center.

Iron Mountain data recovery adds ransomware protection

The isolated nature of Iron Mountain's latest Iron Cloud offering is important to its battle against ransomware. The Virtual Cleanroom provides an offline recovery environment.

New Apple Health Records API may make a PHR app easier

Apple's new Health Records API should mean a slew of incredibly customized healthcare apps later this year. But concerns remain about security and interoperability.

Quantum computing applications creep forward

Tech vendors and users are moving forward on quantum computing tools and research. While still futuristic, developments bear watching, Forrester's Brian Hopkins says.

Docker Desktop templates ease container app dev

Docker targets a bigger pool of enterprise developers with enhancements to the Docker dev tool set that lets developers design apps graphically rather than through the command line.

Security Servicing Commitment clarifies Microsoft patch policy

Microsoft's unspoken patch management policy has been codified in the new Security Servicing Commitment, which outlines what flaws will be patched monthly and which will be in Windows updates.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week for personnel departments as more fresh faces arrive determined to shake things up for the better

Juniper unveils Penta chipset for 5G infrastructure

Juniper unveils the Penta chipset for carrier's 5G infrastructure. The packet-forwarding chip features higher speeds and low power consumption.

Microsoft Teams e-discovery enabled for hybrid clouds

Microsoft is giving businesses with on-premises Exchange servers a new tool for Microsoft Teams e-discovery, as the vendor seeks to help large enterprises transition to the cloud.

FBI fights business email compromise with global crackdown

U.S. federal agencies worked with international law enforcement in Operation Wire Wire to find and prosecute alleged cybercriminals conducting business-email-compromise scams.

EU institutes Kaspersky ban, calls software 'malicious'

News roundup: Following a vote by the European Parliament to implement a Kaspersky ban in the EU, Kaspersky announced it would halt ties with the No More Ransom project and Europol.

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