TechTarget News - Week of Jul 08, 2018

Inside one of the world’s largest bug bounty programmes

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative may be the top external supplier of software bug reporting for Microsoft and Adobe, but that does not mean it purchases every type of bug

London NHS organisations pick Kcom for HSCN

Network services supplier Kcom has been named as the preferred bidder for the Once for London Health and Social Care Network contract

Three chooses SSE for 5G fibre backhaul

SSE Enterprise Telecoms will connect Three’s mobile network into BT’s local telephone exchanges as the mobile operator ramps up its preparation for 5G

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Board room, business development and cyber security were some of the job roles where firms chose to make some changes across the channel last week

Superbike team adds managed UC to support racers

Crescent Racing, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team has enhanced its existing relationship with MSP GCI to include new unified comms and Skype for Business elements

Google's partner ecosystem remains a work in progress

The Google Cloud ecosystem continues to expand, as Google improves its relationships with third-party vendors and tries to translate its technology to traditional IT shops.

Imanis Data improves ransomware detection

Imanis improves its machine learning-powered ransomware detection, introduces disaster recovery for Hadoop and unveils its new Recovery Sandbox feature.

Managed private cloud gives IT a cost-effective option

Cloud evaluation requires planning and cost analysis. With available technology and managed service providers, IT can reduce long-term expenditures and management headaches.

UK slips down broadband speed league table

Although average broadband speeds in the UK have improved in the past year, other countries are moving faster, according to new data from comparison site

Analysts question Australia government’s IBM deal

Industry analysts and experts have called the wisdom of the A$1bn IBM IT deal into question, with one claiming that the federal government should have used a range of suppliers instead

Singapore to build speech recognition system to speed up emergency response

Emergency responders in the city-state could be able to react more quickly in future with the help of the world’s first mixed-lingual speech recognition engine, to be developed at a new artificial intelligence speech lab

Time for Exertis to make some changes at Hammer

More than a year and a half after it acquired Hammer the decision has been made by Exertis to re-brand an operation to focus on the enterprise market

NIC calls for nationwide broadband plan

The National Infrastructure Commission has called for a national broadband plan to support full-fibre roll-out

IBM all-flash diversifies with NVMe-based FlashSystem 9100

IBM FlashSystem 9100 scales to 32 PB of all-flash storage in a standard rack. IBM guarantees consistent latency of 350 microseconds and 100 million IOPS per four-way cluster.

The case for cloud storage as a service at Partners

Partners HealthCare needed storage that was secure, compliant with health regs and readily accessible to researchers. Read why it took a cloud-storage-as-a-service approach.

OpenText OT2 hybrid cloud EIM platform debuts

OpenText's makeover of EIM platform reflects reality that few companies are fully cloud or fully on premises anymore; SaaS, microservices bridge CMS gaps between the two.

Stolen digital certificates used in Plead malware spread

Researchers found the spread of Plead malware was aided by the use of stolen digital certificates, making the software appear legitimate and hiding the true nature of the attacks.

July Patch Tuesday brings three public disclosures

Microsoft resolved three public disclosures and updated its Spectre and Meltdown advisory this July Patch Tuesday. In total, Microsoft addressed about 54 vulnerabilities.

Lords urge Brexit negotiators to reach agreement on security

Time is running out for the UK and EU to agree on a future security relationship and if negotiators fail to find common ground, all stakeholders stand to lose, warns a Lords’ committee

DevOps gathers pace in APAC

Large enterprises such as DBS Bank have been shaking up their software development practices to fend off disruption from more nimble rivals

Facebook could face ICO fine of up to £500,000

Facebook could face the maximum fine provided by the UK’s previous data protection laws for lack of transparency and security issues relating to the harvesting of data, the UK’s privacy watchdog has revealed

UK firms too confident about cyber security

Three-quarters of UK companies say their cyber protection is above average, and nearly half think they are a “top performer” despite the growth in data breaches

White-hat hackers find record number of vulnerabilities

White-hat hackers are finding more vulnerabilities than ever before, with crowdsourced security testing continuing to gain popularity, a report reveals

DHS, SecureLogix develop TDoS attack defense

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and vendor SecureLogix are making 'rapid progress' in developing a TDoS attack defense. The technology is expected in the coming months.

Execs: Content management in the cloud not as easy as it looks

Challenges await companies as they move content and microservices app-enabled processes to the cloud. Chief among them are data security and apprehension about process complexity.

GandCrab ransomware adds NSA tools for faster spreading

NSA exploit tools have already been used in high-profile malware. And now, GandCrab ransomware v4 has added the NSA's SMB exploit in order to spread faster.

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud eye Chinese IoT market

The two bigwigs will develop industrial internet of things offerings for China’s manufacturing industries that are being digitised through various state-led initiatives

Indonesia leads ASEAN region in AI adoption

The sprawling archipelago of more than 260 million people is becoming a hotbed for adoption of artificial intelligence, led by digital native companies such as Go-Jek and Kaskus

Computacenter looking at a strong 2018

The channel player has issued a Q2 trading update that refers to growth, momentum and the prospects for the second half of the year

Most influential women in UK tech: The 2018 longlist

Each year, Computer Weekly asks the technology industry to nominate who it thinks are the most influential women in UK tech. Here is the longlist of nominees for 2018

Tape storage capacity plays important role as data increases

There's a long runway for tape, with hundreds of terabytes of storage capacity soon available on a single cartridge. Flash, disk, the cloud and tape will all be key for storage.

Broadcom acquisition of CA seeks broader portfolio

Broadcom has acquired CA Technologies in a move some believe is largely financially motivated, while others see an opportunity for the companies to integrate core offerings.

Windows 7 migration powers PC uptick

PC sales in the enterprise have increased as businesses roll out Windows 10 before Microsoft ends support for Windows 7

Hackers increasingly targeting cloud infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure is a growing target for cyber attackers because of available computing resources, as well as the repositories of valuable data, a report reveals

How Singapore’s MyRepublic hones its IT chops

MyRepublic’s CIO shares how the company’s IT strategy has enabled the internet service provider to spread its wings into new markets

DCC makes double acquisition to bolser portfolio

A presence in the US as well as Europe and Australia is one of the benefits that comes with the acquisition of AV player Stampede and the mobile accessories business will get a boost with Kondor

Microsoft flagging channel Azure MSP experts

Ahead of the Inspire event the vendor has made it easier for those who are experts at Azure managed services to stand out from the crowd

Flexible IT contracts generate savings for HMRC

HMRC’s annual report and accounts show transformation savings are slightly lower than planned as Brexit work means other projects are put on hold, but it’s making significant savings from smaller and more agile IT contracts

IBM blockchain apps starter pack targets developer disparity

With demand high for blockchain development expertise, IBM has delivered a new blockchain-as-a-service offering that helps developers learn the basics of the database ledger.

Ticketmaster breach part of worldwide card-skimming campaign

News roundup: The Ticketmaster breach was part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign. Plus, the U.K. fined Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and more.

Team collaboration secondary in Workplace by Facebook app

Organizations are deploying the Workplace by Facebook app to build community among large and geographically diverse workforces. In that sense, the platform is more like an intranet than a team collaboration platform.

A web-based approach to preauthorization for insurance

Most specialty medicine needs preauthorization for insurance coverage and it's a headache for providers and staff. ZappRX hopes to solve the problem with a web-based app.

New Spectre variants earn $100,000 bounty from Intel

Researchers discovered two new Spectre variants that can be used to bypass protections and attack systems and earned $100,000 in bug bounties from Intel.

Russian intelligence officers indicted for DNC hack

A grand jury for special counsel Robert Mueller's election-interference investigation indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for crimes related to the DNC and DCCC hacks.

Chrome site isolation arrives to mitigate Spectre attacks

In an effort to mitigate the risk of Spectre attacks, Google Chrome site isolation has been enabled for 99% of browser users to minimize the data that could be gleaned by an attacker.

Microsoft Teams free version takes on Slack, Cisco Webex

The new Microsoft Teams free version takes advantage of Microsoft's online Office suite to lure customers that might be considering competing products from Cisco and Slack.

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