TechTarget News - Week of Jul 04, 2021

Government genomically sequences 600,000 Covid-19 samples

More than 600,000 positive Covid-19 tests have been genomically sequenced by the government to identify genes that make people more susceptible to severe symptoms, and to monitor different variants of the virus

UnaBiz makes foray into Japan

The Singapore-based IoT technology provider has opened an office in Tokyo to tap the groundswell of IoT deployments in utilities and other sectors

REvil crew wants $70m in Kaseya ransomware heist

Two days after one of the largest ransomware attacks in history by the REvil/Sodinokibi gang, the security community is assessing its next moves, while over 1,000 victims remain in limbo

Ordnance Survey Data Hub marks first anniversary with developer highlights

A year after its launch, the Ordnance Survey Data Hub is claiming a 50% increase in like-for-like downloads. The resource has proved its mettle during the Covid-19 pandemic for the London Ambulance Service and has benefited the National Library of Scotland

Government sets out plan for digital regulation

The plan aims to make the UK a “global leader” in digital regulation, boost economic growth and maximise the potential of digital technology

Nordic fintech could lead the world

Will the Nordics become the fintech and open banking innovation capital of the world?

Manutan claws back 25% of storage admin time in switch to Pure

Industrial and office supply giant needed to replace 3Par arrays then made a rapid switch to Pure Storage FlashArray flash storage when the ageing HPE hardware crashed during POC

Cyber insurance costs up by a third

The frequency and severity of ransomware attacks is a leading factor behind a substantial increase in the cost of obtaining cyber security insurance

About 60 Kaseya customers hit by REvil

Kaseya has revised upward the number of managed service providers compromised by the REvil ransomware gang in a supply chain attack at the weekend

Pixel snaps up security player Cyphra

Acquisition will add more security depth to Pixel’s cloud and managed service Perfect Image operation

Kaseya: 1,500 organizations affected by REvil attacks

Approximately 50 managed service providers and up to 1,500 of their customers were compromised via a devastating supply chain attack on Kaseya by REvil ransomware actors.

Colt enhances IBM partnership to gain 5G edge

Connectivity solutions provider joins IBM’s partner ecosystem to collaborate on 5G and edge technology for enterprise customers, simplifying distributed infrastructure operations

The post-pandemic workplace empowers some, not all

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated investments in automation and has sent turnover soaring, a new reality that benefits some employees but is a disadvantage to others.

Logi Analytics guided by a rigorous goal

Guided by the desire to enable developers to create applications, embedded BI vendor Logi Analytics recently updated its platform and expanded its resources via M&A activity.

DoD scraps politically fraught $10B JEDI cloud deal

The Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract with Microsoft is no more. The DoD will solicit bids from Microsoft and AWS for a new pact called Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability.

Kaseya ransomware attacks: What we know so far

REvil ransomware threat actors exploited a zero-day vulnerability to issue ransomware payloads disguised as legitimate software updates from Kaseya.

NCS outlines regional expansion plans

IT service provider NCS is going after the high-growth markets of Australia and the Greater China region with core technology and industry-specific offerings as it pits itself against global rivals

Remote workers feel disconnected from company IT departments

As hybrid working becomes the norm, study advises that now is the time to invest in more robust technology to support remote workforces for the long term, and to fend off lingering feeling of resentment over lack of support

Opportunists seen targeting Kaseya REvil victims

Malwarebytes researchers highlight new spam campaign targeting businesses impacted by the ongoing Kaseya REvil ransomware incident

Kaseya working to get systems back online

Firm gives update on progress since high-profile ransomware attack hit the managed service player over the weekend

UK 5G availability and speeds progressing at steady clip

Analyst’s latest monthly snapshot of next-generation mobile network development shows steady progress of 5G in Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle

Social robots on the rise in the Netherlands

The acceptance of robots being used in everyday life is making significant strides, but this is just the beginning

ICO to probe Hancock over private email use

Former health secretary faces an investigation by the UK’s data protection watchdog over his use of private email to conduct government business

Acronis CEO steps down, GoDaddy exec steps in

Acronis's previous CEO will lead product development while the new CEO focuses on go-to-market, partner program expansion and increasing company headcount.

Microsoft posts emergency 'PrintNightmare' patch

The out-of-band patch release addresses a critical flaw that allowed threat actors to gain remote code execution on vulnerable Windows and Windows Server systems.

PrintNightmare haunts Microsoft as patch may miss mark

Microsoft dropped an out-of-band patch to fix PrintNightmare, but there are concerns it may not be totally effective. This does not mean it shouldn’t be applied

Nuvias Digital adds to distributors’ toolbox

Channel player increases the digital support that partners can tap into with a range of online services that can be accessed on-demand

CSP share of enterprise 5G deals falls 5% in 2021

Study shows that while the number of enterprise 5G projects doubled over the past year, competition from alternative service providers has significantly impacted CSPs’ share of the market

MicroStrategy keeps focus on embedded analytics in update

Embedded BI capabilities, including integrating single data assets, rather than entire dashboards into users' workflows, feature prominently in MicroStrategy's latest update.

Mosyle adds screen sharing to MDM software

Mosyle's Screen View establishes a peer-to-peer connection for screen sharing between IT support staff and people with Apple devices. The new tool is in the Mosyle Admin Portal.

Kaseya post-attack VSA deployment delayed until Sunday

Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola said in an early Wednesday video update that the VSA deployment delay was 'probably the hardest decision I've had to make in my career.'

Dutch researchers shed new light on Kaseya vulnerabilities

Dutch security researchers were working with Kaseya to get an authentication bypass flaw and other bugs patched when the catastrophic supply chain attack occurred.

Cisco takes over hybrid event manager Socio Labs

Cisco will pair Socio Labs' hybrid event product with Webex video and Slido audience polling tools. Cisco believes events with in-person and online participants are the future.

Ransomware gangs seek people skills for negotiations

The process of negotiating a ransomware payment is delicate, hence cyber criminal organisations are prepared to offer good terms to those with the right skillsets

Dell designed Apex to meet channel demands

Vendor’s recently-launched as-a-service offering was rolled out after the firm sought plenty of feedback from partners

Resello deal will widen UK base for Pax8

Cloud services player continues on its strategy of acquiring to reach more channel partners across the UK and Europe

Criminal background check prompts federal lawsuit

Errors in criminal background checks may be common, which could lead to a denied job opportunity. A Connecticut lawsuit details one such case.

Zoom adds voice commands to Zoom Rooms

Zoom Rooms voice controls could ease the frustrations of using conference room video hardware. Zoom released the feature in public beta, making it available on select systems.

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