TechTarget News - Week of Jul 12, 2020

How SingEx is bracing itself for disruption

Singapore’s SingEx started its digital transformation journey a few years ago and has already pivoted its approach to cope with new challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic

Zoom zero-day a reminder to stop using Windows 7

Researchers have disclosed a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability to videoconferencing service Zoom, which only affects users of Windows 7 systems

Consistent trust gap in contact-tracing apps in US, Europe

Survey of more than 16,000 users in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain about mobile applications for Covid-19 tracking reveals global consensus that user trust needs to be rebuilt by giving citizens choice and control

RSA finds two-thirds of phishing attacks directed at Canada

RSA Security researchers found that nearly 70% of phishing attacks were directed at users in Canada, while the majority of attacks come from U.S.-based ISPs and hosting providers.

Confusion surrounds SD-WAN and SASE pitches

Research from Accelerate reveals the problems that resellers are having when they go out to talk to customers about their networking options

Backup, security join forces for ransomware protection

Ransomware can take out backup systems, which are the last line of defense against data loss. To defend backups, data protection vendors are partnering with security companies.

Geospatial data a means for deeper understanding

A presentation during Oracle's virtual user conference showed not only the value of spatial data but how it can be used with the vendor's tools.

Australian enterprises facing more cyber attacks

The volume of cyber attacks in Australia jumped from 90% in October 2019 and 81% in February 2019, underscoring the worsening threat landscape in the country

Yorkshire Water teams with BT to turn on tap for NB-IoT

Narrowband internet of things pilot scheme examines potential to optimise the management of utility firm’s estate and provide greater access for local businesses in South Yorkshire to take advantage of IoT advancement to boost economic growth

‘Name-and-shame’ ransomware attacks increasing in prevalence

Since emerging at the tail-end of 2019, double extortion, or exfiltration and encryption, ransomware attacks have become highly popular, and now account for a significant number of incidents, according to Emsisoft research

Government pumps more than £100m into border IT systems

HMRC will get more than £100m for border IT systems as part of a £705m government funding package for infrastructure, jobs and technology post-Brexit

Nokia claims readiness to enable 5G transition ‘seamlessly’

Software upgrade claimed to offer ‘seamless’ transition for installed 4G/LTE technology to 5G infrastructure, avoiding the need for tower climbs enabling immediate enablement of next-generation networks

Commvault rolls out enhanced partner programme

As promised by the Commvault’s channel boss earlier in 2020, steps have been taken to make life easier and more profitable for partners

HPE extends edge to home network

With employees working from home, IT departments are struggling to provide adequate remote access to corporate systems

Huawei technology banned from UK national comms infrastructure

After NCSC advice, and accepting billions in cost and a significant delay to 5G roll-out, UK government takes decision to remove so-called high-risk tech supplier’s 5G products from mobile network, and begins assessment of risk to fixed fibre nets

BigQuery Omni enables Google multi-cloud data analytics

Google BigQuery data analytics users can now query data across clouds from multiple providers, including AWS and Microsoft Azure, without the need to first move the data.

For ONC final rule, compliance clock is ticking

Having passed the June 30 effective date, healthcare CIOs will be playing a significant role in ensuring compliance with the federal regulator's final rule.

COVID-19 recession looms for PC market

The PC market will likely contract as 2021 nears, analysts say. The second quarter was a positive one for PCs, as companies bought laptops to enable remote work.

HPE ups SD-WAN chops with Silver Peak acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Silver Peak acquisition could significantly improve the software-defined WAN offering that's available today in HPE's Aruba-branded network portfolio.

Acquia launches digital experience platform

Acquia's digital experience cloud aims to create a more marketer-friendly environment in its historically developer-centric platform based on Drupal.

Quel ransomware s’est invité au département d’Eure-et-Loir, et par où ?

C’est l’ensemble de l’infrastructure du département profitant des services de connectivité d’Adista qui semble avoir été coupée, suite à la cyberattaque du premier week-end de juillet. On y trouvait notamment les serveurs de messagerie et un VPN Pulse Secure.

UK comms industry counts the cost of Huawei tech ban

After UK government takes decision to remove so-called high-risk tech supplier’s 5G products from national communications infrastructure, operators add up the cost to mobile networks

SAP security vulnerability could affect 40,000 customers

More than 40,000 SAP systems could be vulnerable to a security flaw that allows attackers to gain access to SAP systems. SAP released a patch to mitigate the vulnerability.

Hitachi Content Platform integrates WekaIO file storage

Hitachi Content Platform G-11 object storage nodes get refreshed with startup WekaIO's parallel file system. The WekaFS is optimized for Hitachi VSP all-flash arrays.

HP looks to Amplify partner relationships

Vendor announces significant changes to its partner programme due to come into effect towards the end of the year

Azure partner Aparavi takes on unstructured data management

Aparavi retired its Active Archive and File Protect & Insight products and brought their features to its new cloud-based data management and automation platform launched on Azure.

DNS Server vulnerability tops July Patch Tuesday concerns

Microsoft warns administrators not to delay the deployment of a patch to shut down a critical bug in Windows DNS servers due to its potential to cause widespread damage.

Citrix data exposed in third-party breach

Citrix CISO Fermin Serna said a third-party organization is investigating a data breach after some of the vendor's customer data ended up on a dark web marketplace.

Defra releases sustainable IT strategy

Defra’s sustainable IT strategy seeks to help government and private organisations maximise the benefits of sustainability, with an overall mission to ‘leave the environment in a better state than we found it’

Attackers find new way to exploit Docker APIs

Aqua Security released research detailing a new tactic where the attacker exploits a misconfigured Docker API port in order to build and run a malicious container image on the host.

Advent, Forescout bury the hatchet with new acquisition deal

Despite an ugly legal dispute and allegations of channel stuffing, Advent International and Forescout Technologies are moving forward with an amended acquisition agreement.

Datto quietly files for IPO

Industry analysts say despite economic uncertainty, the data protection market seems unfazed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Datto offered no comment on the IPO matter.

Government proposes IoT security enforcement body

The government is today publishing new proposals concerning planned legislation that will protect users of smart IoT devices from cyber criminals

Coronavirus shines spotlight on cyber security

Programme committee chair of this year's RSA Conference Asia-Pacific and Japan talks up the challenges that IT security professionals in APAC are facing to mitigate security risks amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Ocado hired 300 tech workers over past six months

Online supermarket Ocado has hired a significant number of technology workers over the past six months to cope with coronavirus demand, it announced in its half-year results

Cryptocurrency scammers attack Twitter in insider breach

Apparent insider breach at Twitter saw so-called “blue tick” accounts of business people, politicians and celebrities hijacked to promote a Bitcoin scam

Room for improvement in Dutch digital skills

The Netherlands has good telecommunications and IT networks that can be used safely and reliably, but there is room for improvement in digital skills among the Dutch

Google's OUC play muddies Istio service mesh outlook

Google surprised even major partners with the transfer of Istio's trademark to a new organization it launched last week, leaving some key governance details undefined.

Sellers adapting to a digital world

There are signs that channel sales staff are getting more comfortable with a digital approach

Ricoh launches audiovisual managed service

Ricoh Europe gets the ball rolling on an AV managed services scheme that should be available to channel partners in the next year

Citrix-Microsoft partnership aimed at Azure, Office

A new Citrix-Microsoft team-up is intended to ease the challenges of dealing with a hybrid workforce. The companies aim to improve moving to the cloud and working digitally.

Distributed SQL database capabilities come to MariaDB X5

Open source database vendor updates its MariaDB platform with a new release that integrates improved Kafka support and a faster InnoDB storage engine to accelerate performance.

Catalogic copy data management supports HPE Nimble Storage

Catalogic is reacting to market appetite for putting copy data management on primary storage. Flash customers want to get more out of their arrays, and the hardware can handle it.

Salesforce Pardot, Interaction Studio get feature boosts

Salesforce adds Einstein AI, as well as personalization and data visualization features from its acquisitions of Evergage, Datorama and Tableau, to Marketing Cloud.

Government gives £24m boost to agricultural tech

Nine agricultural technology projects are receiving government funding to create more efficient food production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Unesco launches global consultation on AI ethics

The United Nations (UN) body opens up public consultation to help experts draft new global framework on artificial intelligence ethics

BBVA explores quantum computing for banking

Early results from BBVA's research into quantum computing shows that the technology's application in complex computational tasks in banking is not far away

How Australia is leading the charge in the Covid-19 fight

Researchers at the University of Queensland worked with IBM to develop a dashboard with machine-learning capabilities to analyse data for a global study on Covid-19 patients in intensive care

Identity theft subscription services uncovered on dark web

Identity theft subscriptions are now being offered on the dark web. This information is being used for carding operations, account generation and other cybercrime schemes.

UK’s first 5G accelerator gains speed

UK 5G testbed springs into life with 12 hours of content in a virtual event lasting over two days, offering business-orientated training programme to show the benefits the technology can bring to enterprises

Canonical partners with global systems integrators

Ubuntu publisher Canonical is targeting global systems integrators with a new partner program; HP Inc. unveiled the HP Amplify program; and other news from the week.

Dell confirms a possible VMware spinoff

Dell fessed up that it is exploring options for spinning off VMware while assuring users that its relationship with the virtualization giant is solid.

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