TechTarget News - Week of Oct 07, 2018

Google Safety Center goes live in the UK

Google says its commitment to transparency is as strong as ever as its new Safety Center goes live in the UK to help keep businesses and consumers safe online

Brexit could hit enterprise investment plans

Deloitte's latest quarterly quizzing of the CFO community makes sobering reading for those hoping that the good times will keep rolling

Ctera to enhance multi-cloud after $30m funding boost

Ctera does “NAS replacement” on object storage in the cloud, but wants its customer on-premises hardware to be smarter to allow tiering of data to multiple private and public clouds

High Court blocks Google iPhone privacy lawsuit

The UK High Court has thrown out a group action lawsuit against Google for tracking iPhone browsing data, but campaign group Google You Owe Us, which brought the litigation, will appeal the decision

UiPath Forward: Industry execs talk enhanced services

IT services companies suggest the industry will have to step up its service offerings as enterprises take robotic process automation past the proof-of-concept phase.

City buses use Cloudian storage for video data

Cloudian object storage hops a ride on Montebello Bus Lines, helping the California city improve its storage system for surveillance camera footage that had proved challenging.

Windows 10 update pulled after file losses

Microsoft has been forced to stop the October 2018 release of Windows 10 because users have complained it deletes files

Huawei Connect 2018: China on the hunt for AI talent

At Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai, Huawei shared insights into how the developing artificial intelligence industry is changing the face of IT talent development in Asia-Pacific

Consumer Google+ dumped in favour of enterprise focus

Google+ will no longer be offered to consumers, following a security audit. Instead, the company plans to flesh out an enterprise social media strategy

Blockchain adoption hotting up in Australia

The emerging technology is being tested in several industries in a country aspiring to be a global leader in blockchain development

Arcserve cloud platform eyes comprehensive business continuity

The Business Continuity Cloud brings together the spectrum of Arcserve's technologies. Through the web-based user interface, users can perform most jobs in a few clicks.

Video communications startups Pexip and Videxio to merge

The merger of startups Pexip and Videxio will give service providers and enterprises a one-stop shop for video conferencing software, analysts said.

U.S. government domain officials to start using 2FA

The government domain registrar -- DotGov -- began rolling out two-factor authentication for officials managing .gov domains in order to mitigate against DNS hijacking.

CI/CD workflows, IT roles lead to organizational disharmony

Divides between IT teams and roles in an organization can impede software delivery, even if they use the right tools. Some companies have chipped away at those barriers.

October Patch Tuesday grounds JET Database Engine flaw

Administrators have a relatively light workload for October Patch Tuesday, but IT workers should pay attention to multiple workstation fixes and issues with older patches.

Huawei Connect 2018: Huawei tackles barriers to effective AI

At its annual customer and technology event, Huawei chairman Eric Xu set out 10 key challenges facing AI, and revealed how the networking supplier’s strategy will help to address these

Singapore extends reach of digital ID system with cloud

GovTech is using AWS to host a developer platform that enables government agencies and businesses to develop services that build on the upcoming National Digital Identity system

NCSC head says attribution of GRU attacks important

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has described the attribution of a wave of cyber attacks to Russia’s military intelligence service as “historically important” at a conference in Poland

Bug bounties not a silver bullet, Katie Moussouris warns

Targeted bug bounties have a role to play in cyber security, but they are not a "silver bullet", and run the risk of wiping out talent pipelines if poorly implemented, warns bug bounty pioneer

Ofcom says government should lead on internet regulation

Representatives from the telecoms regulator tell House of Lords that the government should build a framework for internet regulation that other bodies can follow and enforce

Embrace DevOps innovation to modernize legacy applications

To bring legacy applications into the DevOps fold, IT teams must be creative and collaborate in ways that may differ sharply from approaches to greenfield projects.

HP boss opens up on Apogee buy

Vendor felt it had to swoop for the print specialist to ensure it did not fall into the hands of rivals

Google security audit begets product changes, German probe

A Google security audit uncovered a glitch in Google Plus that exposed data from nearly 500,000 accounts, causing the company to shutter the social network and spur a German data protection probe.

CenturyLink service offers self-serve connection to AWS

CenturyLink has introduced a service that lets companies create a temporary virtual connection to AWS. The pay-as-you-go CenturyLink service is called Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections.

IT must beware Apple DEP issues with authentication

IT admins can expose an organization to a variety of threats while using Apple DEP if they're not careful. But there are ways to sidestep a DEP security issue that could be problematic.

PyTorch 1.0 brings developers closer to cloud services

The release candidate version 1.0 of Facebook's PyTorch deep learning framework enables developers to more easily include machine learning in their applications.

Optus to acquire Hivint in cyber security deal

The deal is expected to bolster the telco’s security pedigree in a market that is grappling with more data breaches and cyber incidents

A hard Brexit would hurt distribution

Canalys boss Steve Brazier paints a grim picture of how a hard EU exit could impact the channel

Robots in the workplace supported by 81% of business chiefs

Robotic process automation continues to be taken up by more organisations – but despite proven benefits, those that already use it are struggling to scale it up

RATs and Mimikatz among top publicly available hacking tools

Remote access Trojans (RATs), web shells and Mimikatz among the top publicly available tools that are used in cyber attacks around the world, a five-nation cyber intelligence report reveals

Crypto-mining malware poses as Flash updates

Cryptocurrency mining malware is posing as Flash updates that appear to be legitimate, Palo Alto Networks security researchers warn

Zoom enters UCaaS market with new cloud PBX service

Zoom will expand beyond its roots as a video conferencing startup and enter a crowded UCaaS market, with the release of a cloud PBX service in early 2019.

BlueJeans-Dolby meeting room service focuses on UC audio

In UC news, BlueJeans launches a UC audio offering with Dolby Voice, Talkdesk gets $100 million toward CCaaS, and Silver Peak's SD-WAN platform earns a VoIP performance certification.

SevOne and Versa Networks join forces for SD-WAN monitoring

In networking news, SevOne adds SD-WAN monitoring support for Versa Networks; HPE announces new hybrid cloud services with Microsoft; and Aerohive updates its A3 service with cloud management.

Commvault appliance lineup expands by two

Commvault moves its HyperScale appliance platform into the enterprise with the HS3300 and into remote and branch offices with the Remote Office Appliance.

U.S. weapon systems cybersecurity failing, GAO report says

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report gave failing grades to military weapon systems cybersecurity, but some experts say the report should be a source of encouragement.

AI is no silver bullet for cyber security

A security expert has called for businesses to manage the risks of adopting new technologies and improve their cyber hygiene, rather than see artificial intelligence as a panacea for their security woes

Watchdog calls for clarity on Schedule 7 terrorism powers

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation has called for greater clarity over police Schedule 7 powers to seize mobile phones and computers and question people without grounds for suspicion at ports and airports

Lenovo pledges to fix channel process issues

The vendor came in for some criticism at the Canalys Channels Forum but responded by vowing to fix the problems in the next six months

Some 10% of user-reported emails malicious

On average, 1 in 10 user-reported emails is identified as malicious, and more than half can be tied to credential phishing, a Cofense report reveals

Workplace by Facebook app adds multicompany chat

Businesses can now use the Workplace by Facebook app to instant message and video conference with partners and customers.

AWS consulting partners launch Mission

AWS cloud consulting services firms Reliam, Stratalux and G2 Tech Group have rebranded as Mission and more acquisitions could be in the works; more news from the week.

Riverbed tailors SteelCentral AppResponse for the cloud

Riverbed has launched SteelCentral AppResponse Cloud. The latest version of the application monitor troubleshoots problems found in business applications running on the AWS cloud.

Facebook breach affected 20 million fewer than thought

The recent Facebook breach affected 20 million fewer accounts than was previously thought. The company now says 29 million accounts had data exposed to attackers.

Looker 6 update adds analytics applications to BI tool

With Looker 6, users of the BI platform can now access packaged applications that are designed for uses such as web analytics and digital marketing analytics.

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