TechTarget News - Week of Mar 10, 2019

Malaysia takes broad base approach to 5G security

The country’s telco regulator is taking a industry-wide look at security implications of 5G, preferring not to target any particular supplier

Citrix breach once again highlights password weaknesses

A reported breach of Citrix, which has potentially exposed data at hundreds of thousands of customer organisations, has once again highlighted the need for an alternative to passwords and the importance of supply chain security

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

There have been a mixture of personnel changes across the channel in the past seven days

NatWest launches biometric card pilot

NatWest Bank is set to trial biometrics-based cards with 200 customers to verify contactless payment transactions over £30

Aptare buy to add turbo-charged analytics to Veritas

Veritas announces acquisition of Aptare, in a move that will boost the backup giant’s analytics offer with inclusion of Aptare IT analytics in NetBackup and Backup Exec

Startup gives Datrium DVX subscription pricing

With Datrium Forward, the software-defined storage startup looks to deliver a 'cloudy feel' to pricing for its DVX storage that spans on premises and in Amazon Web Services.

Data catalog software takes on data lakes, privacy laws

Data catalogs form a hub for managing enterprise data. New products focus on machine learning and AI add-ons that help automate aspects of data governance.

Australia should embrace automation but be aware of downsides

Experts at a McKinsey event in Sydney called for Australian enterprises to automate while acknowledging the need to reskill workers whose jobs could be displaced

Midwich surfing a wave of AV demand

Distributor delivers a strong set of results for 2018 with growth across all territories and products

Many firms unaware of data exfiltration threat

Many firms are unaware that they are being targeted by cyber espionage and that data is being exfiltrated from their networks by overseas adversaries, a security firm warns

Defra criticised over no-deal IT systems plan

The introduction of slower, burdensome systems brought about by the challenges of preparing for Brexit must not become the ‘new normal’, MPs warn

Trump 2020 budget calls for more RPA, better CX

The Trump 2020 budget calls for ways to upgrade the consumer experience with RPA and user-friendly interfaces. But legacy systems continue to take the lion's share of IT funds.

RPA spend to increase after Brexit

Organisations will spend 20-30% more as a result of admin overheads expected after the UK leaves the EU, but companies are unprepared and skills are in short supply, analysts say

SAP still leads tier 1 ERP market, Infor solidifies place in the top 4

SAP continues to lead the tier 1 ERP market, according to Panorama Consulting's Clash of the Titans 2019 report. But disruption is never far from sight, with Oracle and Microsoft trailing just behind and Infor continuing to make gains.

Veeam roadmap includes NAS, CDP, acquisitions

In this Q&A, Veeam co-founder Ratmir Timashev details how close the well-funded company is to making an acquisition, and what's to come for its products in a competitive market.

Aerospike database garners Spark, Kafka connectors

Apache Kafka and Apache Spark connectors ease use of the Aerospike NoSQL data store in high-speed applications such as analytics that are becoming more broadly supported.

AWS Elasticsearch distro stokes open source competitive fires

The new AWS-backed Open Distro for Elasticsearch may constitute a fork of the popular distributed search and systems analytics engine. What it means for customers is yet to come.

F5-NGINX acquisition removes open source rival

F5 Networks plans to buy NGINX for $670 million. The F5-NGINX acquisition removes from the market a business founded on open source software used in 375 million websites.

IBM’s APAC CEO talks up next chapter of cloud adoption

In the next phase of cloud adoption, enterprises will need to manage multiple cloud environments, as well as data to scale up their use of artificial intelligence technology

March Patch Tuesday shuts down two zero-day exploits

In addition to the March Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft's attempts at improving performance following Spectre variant 2 patches backfire for some users on Windows 10.

Almost half UK firms hit by phishing attacks

Almost half of UK organisations have been compromised in the past two years using phishing attacks, despite high levels of cyber awareness and training, research shows

GDPR helps drive growth at ECSC

The cyber security player has delivered strong revenue growth for last year on the back of increasing demand from customers for help with GDPR

Revolutionising patient booking in the Gulf

Startup in the Gulf region is applying digital technology to solve the inefficiencies in medical appointment booking processes

Shetlands get broadband upgrade to support local NHS services

Shetland Islands Council is to receive £1.91m of funding to expand full-fibre broadband expansion to NHS sites on remote islands through the government’s Local Full-Fibre Networks initiative

Furman Review urges greater competition for tech giants

The six-month review into the UK digital economy includes recommendations of a new code of conduct for large companies, along with greater data openness and mobility

ICO pledges to support innovation

UK data privacy watchdog is increasingly gearing up to support innovation to ensure developers of tech and digital services do not lose society’s trust

MSPs guarding themselves against ransomware fallout

No one wants to be blamed after an attack, least of all the managed service provider, and more are taking steps to ensure they are not in the firing line

Cohesity-Cisco partnership deepens into reseller deal

The partnership between vendors Cohesity and Cisco has blossomed into a reseller deal. Customers can now buy Cohesity software with Cisco HyperFlex hardware and architecture.

Druva Phoenix serves up new DRaaS features

An upcoming wave of updates to Druva Phoenix and CloudRanger will boost the DRaaS offering's capabilities, and the vendor said it will extend Druva beyond data protection.

Citrix data breach report raises more questions

Citrix disclosed a potential data breach blamed on poor password security, but a lack of details about the attack leaves only unconfirmed claims from a single cybersecurity firm.

New widget for RingCentral integrations targets enterprises

RingCentral released several new tools for enterprises ahead of Enterprise Connect 2019, including a widget for adding RingCentral integrations to CRM and help desk apps.

SANS Institute: DNS attacks gaining steam in 2019

At RSA Conference 2019, experts from the SANS Institute discuss the most dangerous attack techniques they've seen, including DNS manipulation and domain fronting.

Spring Statement 2019 allocates £200m to technology

Chancellor Philip Hammond's latest statement announces funding to support progress in areas including supercomputer development, photonics and bioinformatics, promises tighter digital regulation and attempts to ensure flow of skilled professionals into the UK

Mellanox SmartNIC SNAPs into NVMe SSDs

As it waits to get acquired by Nvidia, Mellanox brings out an NVMe SNAP device that lets storage vendors place code directly on BlueField SmartNIC network cards.

Avoid infosec mistakes of the past, urges Robert Hannigan

Technology innovators need to avoid security mistakes of the past by building in integrity so that products and services can be used with trust and confidence, says former GCHQ director

Gogo's migration to AWS doesn't mean lock-in

In-flight broadband service provider Gogo has joined other companies with an all-in cloud push toward AWS, while keeping an eye on portability and its long-term options.

Alluxio adds support for more than 1 billion files

An update to Alluxio's data management software boosts scalability to more than 1 billion files, adds a POSIX API and enables a job service for replication and data transfer.

NYPD's Patternizr crime analysis tool raises AI bias concerns

The NYPD has rolled out Patternizr, a machine learning algorithm that helps analysts identify crime patterns but highlights the complexity around eliminating AI bias in real-world systems.

National Cyber Security Programme at risk of missing targets

The National Audit Office has sharply criticised the Cabinet Office over failings in how it set up the National Cyber Security Programme that mean it may struggle to meet its goals

DCMS announces new funding for prison coding skills

The expanded scheme by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is part of a a £1.2m package to help under-represented groups get jobs

Brexit complicating already complex data protection

GDPR impact is yet to be felt and data protection is set to become increasingly complex, with Brexit adding even more complexity that could be overwhelming, warns head of international privacy association

Businesses failing to grasp DevSecOps

UK and US businesses are being exposed to security risks by a failure to integrate security into DevOps programmes, research shows

Digital divide threatens healthcare innovation

Consumers and physicians are open to technology innovation, but progress is slow due to tech adoption at a varying pace and focus on different priorities, says report

Big data management practices gain attention amid risks

Many data professionals have yet to solidify traditional data management practices, but they have a new set of challenges to overcome to ensure data privacy and avoid misuse.

Despite reservations about NSA's Ghidra, experts see value

The NSA's reverse-engineering tool, Ghidra, was released to the public and despite some initial concerns experts are generally bullish on the prospects for the free software.

UK sees increase in contactless card use

Surge in use of “tap and go” payment feature is attributed to adoption by transport operators and more retailers, according to a trade body

DevOps security tools 'shift left' into CI/CD pipelines

DevOps security remains a work in progress, but many enterprise IT shops already plug collaboration points for IT security and operations pros directly into the app development pipeline.

Microsoft Government Community Cloud adds Teams, Dynamics 365

U.S. government agencies are undergoing a digital transformation, and Microsoft hopes that upgrades to its Government Cloud lineup will make its platform part of that change.

Microsoft, Deque open up accessibility software tools

Microsoft will release the source code to its core accessibility software testing tools and join forces with Deque to help developers find and fix accessibility issues.

DevSecOps shift begins, but remains a work in progress

DevOps security has shifted left, but IT pros disagree on just how far into application design and away from infrastructure security practices will go.

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