TechTarget News - Week of Mar 03, 2019

Clearer North Korean link to global infrastructure malware campaign

Researchers have uncovered clearer links between a North Korean hacking group and a cyber espionage campaign targeting government, defence, nuclear, energy and financial organisations around the world

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Lots of appointments this week as some firms shuffle their executive packs in the hunt for growth

RSA Security bets on digital risk management

RSA Security chief predicts that managing digital risk is set to become increasingly important to organisations as they complete their journeys to digital transformation

Nutanix HCI position under fire due to sales slump

Nutanix CEO says HCI sales slowdown is temporary because its technology remains strong; in the meantime, Dell-VMware is pushing HCI deeper into the enterprise.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset brings AR to enterprises

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset is here, with updated specs and new features built from Microsoft's enterprise cloud offerings. It supports Windows Core OS and brings AR to IoT.

Cyber awareness of UK boards found wanting

Boards of many of the UK’s biggest firms must do more to be cyber aware, according to a government report.

Vendors stepping up security training

Gartner has produced a list of trends for the year ahead and has noted that there has been a reaction to the ongoing skills crisis

Civica picks up SaaS player TranSend

The acquisition will add delivery management tools to the Civica portfolio and give it more options to pitch around those looking for help with transport and logistics

Government must prioritise replacement of legacy IT, MPs told

Science and Technology Committee inquiry into digital government told that Treasury needs to offer funding in next spending review to eliminate ageing technology in Whitehall

AI-powered WLAN behind Juniper-Mist acquisition

Juniper plans to acquire WLAN vendor Mist for $405 million. The Juniper-Mist acquisition is an offensive move that fills a hole in the networking vendor's campus portfolio.

5 ERP trends the C-suite should keep an eye on

ERP has been around for decades, but technology development is not stagnant. Here are some of the biggest ERP trends taking shape in 2019.

Container security tools turn heads with expansion to hosts

Vendors that sell container security tools now face off against traditional security tool providers, as both vie for the attention of IT pros who look to fortify their cloud-native infrastructure.

Chronicle dives into security telemetry with 'Backstory'

Alphabet's Chronicle looks to give enterprises a leg up with a new service called Backstory, which will bring context and insight to vast amounts of security telemetry.

Keep pace with device management with DaaS

Adoption of device-as-a-service offerings is expected to improve as more enterprises migrate to Windows 10 over the next two years

Partner numbers and investment up at Salesforce

The CRM firm has revealed that it has grown its partner base and seen an increasing number go through certifications

5G one of several security challenges to CNI

5G technology is among the key security challenges facing critical national infrastructure and all other business organisations, according to the Information Security Forum

AWS CloudFormation complaints spark roadmap pledge

AWS has responded to user complaints over feature lag and a perceived lack of organizational support for CloudFormation, its popular native infrastructure-as-code service.

Hammerspace adds Kubernetes CSI driver for containers

Startup Hammerspace updates product with Kubernetes Container Storage Interface driver and multisite global namespace to facilitate data access in container environments.

SurveyMonkey acquisition of Usabilla adds website feedback

SurveyMonkey, by adding website and app feedback capabilities from Usabilla to its survey software platform, now has a more robust offering for enterprise customers.

After delay, Microsoft to nix Skype Meetings App for Mac

Microsoft plans to eliminate the Skype Meetings App for Mac next month, despite complaints from users that the move will make it harder to join meetings as a guest.

NSA releases Ghidra open source reverse-engineering tool

The National Security Agency launched its highly anticipated reverse-engineering tool, Ghidra. The free software offers features found in high-end commercial products.

Google Cloud Storage price plan stresses data gravity's pull

Google Cloud Storage's expanded annual budget framework may give customers more cost savings and control, but they should consider other factors such as vendor lock-in.

Veritas acquires Aptare for storage analytics

Veritas acquired storage monitoring software vendor Aptare on the advice of common customers and will integrate its features in NetBackup and other data protection applications.

Cyber espionage group behind SingHealth attack

A cyber espionage group dubbed Whitefly has been identified as the perpetrators behind Singapore’s largest data breach to date

UK military robotics get multimillion-pound boost

A budget of £66m from the Ministry of Defence's Transformation Fund has been allocated to a project that will see mini-drones and autonomous vehicles deployed to the battlefield

Zuckerberg commits to Facebook becoming privacy-focused

After a storm of controversy and criticism over the way Facebook fails to protect users’ privacy, the company’s chief says he plans to transform it into a privacy-focused platform

England gets nod as next CEO of Nuvias

Distribution veteran Simon England will take up the role at the start of next month at the EMEA wide VAD

Channel backing apprenticeships

It is National Apprenticeship Week and the channel is doing its bit to arm the next generation with the skills and opportunities to make a difference in the IT world

Machine identities for sale on dark web, business warned

Academics and security professionals are warning businesses that certificates used to establish trust and privacy on the internet are being weaponised and sold to cyber criminals bundled with other services

ICO head still in top three of DataIQ data leader list

The UK’s information commissioner remains in the top three data leaders after claiming top spot in 2018 in the DataIQ 100 list of most influential data leaders, but GDPR is not the only focus in the industry

Half of government IT jobs in 2023 do not exist today

Widespread digital transformation in the public sector means government CIO responsibilities will change rapidly in the next four years and many of those future roles do not yet exist, says Gartner

New Avaya video devices target huddle rooms

Avaya released new video hardware for huddle rooms this week, while also announcing plans to rent certain Avaya video devices through a monthly subscription.

Vodafone defends its use of Huawei as 5G trials go live

As Vodafone begins trials of a live 5G service in Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool, the operator’s CTO and general counsel have defended their use of Huawei equipment in Vodafone’s network and challenged its detractors to produce evidence of spying

FBI: How we stopped the Mirai botnet attacks

FBI Special Agent Elliott Peterson gave RSA attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation into the Mirai botnet following the devastating DDoS attacks in 2016.

Red Hat eyes cloud-native Java future with Quarkus

Red Hat's Quarkus project aims to raise Java up to the cloud and update the popular programming language for cloud-based computing situations and projects.

Microsoft promotes zero-trust security over firewalls

Microsoft told RSA Conference attendees a zero-trust model is better than firewalls for protecting corporate data -- a stance that some said doesn't go far enough.

Equifax defends against scathing Senate report

Equifax chief says firm did take cyber security seriously in a response to a scathing Senate report on the credit rating agency’s 2017 data breach, which experts say highlights failings around open source software

Nexsan listening to partners

The firm has chosen to celebrate its 20th anniversary by rolling out a partner advisory council

Growing awareness of mobile security risk

There is a growing awareness of mobile security risk among members of the information security community, but most admit accessing corporate data from personal devices or public Wi-Fi

Accenture acquisition highlights recent IT services M&A

The acquisition of a consulting company is expanding Accenture Industry X.0, while SADA Systems and Wipro are seeking greater focus in divestitures; more news from the week.

IBM quantum computer roadmap moves full speed ahead

With IBM releasing its latest benchmark, the company's quantum computer appears to be consistently, if not slowly marching toward commercial reality.

Battling misinformation focus of Facebook, Twitter execs' talk

Facebook and Twitter executives say finding a pattern of malicious activity is more effective in identifying bad actors on sites than looking at the misleading information itself.

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