TechTarget News - Week of Jul 11, 2021

Ransomware and botnets among top cyber threats in Singapore

The city-state saw more ransomware threats and command-and-control servers hosted out of its highly connected network infrastructure last year, as threat actors capitalised on the pandemic

NSW department of education hit by cyber attack

Australia’s New South Wales department of education takes some systems offline as a precautionary measure in response to a cyber attack last Thursday

NHS to get new online jobs platform

NHS Business Services Authority is working to transform the NHS Jobs platform, currently in beta stage, with plans to launch it early next year

Datto CTO has seen MSP security awareness rise

Even before Kaseya was hit by a high-profile ransomware attack, the need for managed service providers to recognise security was already on the rise

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

The hunt for talent across the industry continues, with a number of channel-facing executives starting fresh roles

Vendors push Kubernetes backup as a must for production

Vendors are making significant investments in Kubernetes backup as customers' containerized applications enter production and the demand for protection increases.

Aqua adds free infrastructure-as-code security for Terraform

Infrastructure-as-code security scans appeal to enterprises as they shift cloud-native security left; Aqua's tfsec buy adds to its free offerings amid broad competition.

Flexify.IO CTO says multi-cloud migration within easy reach

Multi-cloud storage and migration can be a costly hassle, but Flexify.IO CTO Sergey Kandaurov claims his company's flagship product can help eliminate fees and woes about lock-in.

SolarWinds warns of zero-day vulnerability under attack

SolarWinds says targeted attacks from a single threat actor have been reported on a previously unknown vulnerability in the Serv-U file transfer platform.

Analytics vendor SAS an acquisition target of Broadcom

Longtime independent business intelligence vendor SAS Institute Inc. is in talks to be acquired by Broadcom, with a reported purchase price of $15 billion to $20 billion.

Automation is key to digital transformation

Automation will enable IT teams to focus on driving transformative projects instead of supporting tasks that can be automated, says UiPath CEO Daniel Dines

GSMA calls for 2GHz of mid-band spectrum to meet UN targets

Starting from the position that meeting mid-band spectrum needs is vital to the future of 5G and requires forward-planning from policy-makers, mobile industry trade association warns that without additional spectrum, it will be impossible to realise the full potential of 5G in some cases

Home Office launches three-year digital strategy

The strategy sets out six principles, aiming to reduce cost and complexity while driving innovation and developing better digital products and services

Dutch prosecutor ordered to give evidence on EncroChat hack

Netherlands court rules that a public prosecutor should give evidence about the role of the Dutch in the EncroChat cryptophone hack which has led to arrests of organised gangs worldwide

Met Police seize £180m worth of Bitcoin

The largest ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the UK comes just weeks after a previous multi-million pound confiscation, as law enforcement clamps down on money laundering

ECSC taps into managed response demand

Security player has seen increased revenues in its managed threat and response operation in the first half of 2021

Acquia releases employee experience features for DX platform

Developers are the focus of Acquia's update to Open DXP. They get an all-cloud app dev environment, AI search and a toolbox to build employee-facing apps and services.

SNCF on track for industrial 5G in France

French train operator and technical partners unveil 5G Living Lab devoted to industrial practices, designed to extend 5G tests in local station and support modernisation of the group’s industrial entities

Buoyant Nokia expects to raise 2021 guidance

Comms tech provider says positive news likely in forthcoming Q2 results and despite some headwinds in the second half, it has good foundation for the full year

MongoDB 5.0 expands open source document database operations

At the MongoDB.live 2021 virtual conference, the vendor unveiled its next-generation database platform with more time-series data support and live re-sharding capabilities.

XenData links up tape archives with S3 interface

XenData launched an object storage interface for its LTO archives, along with a new synchronization service that consolidates multiple archives into a single, global repository.

Worker shortages spur hiring incentives, low layoffs

Layoffs and involuntary terminations have reached a new low, as firms try to retain employees and hire new ones. They're also turning to some unique cash incentives.

Schneider Electric PLCs vulnerable to remote takeover attacks

The authentication bypass vulnerability is a symptom of a much larger security crisis plaguing industrial control hardware, according to researchers who found the bug.

More women in South Asia using mobile internet

A GSMA study found that the gender gap is closing for mobile internet usage in South Asia, along with higher smartphone ownership fuelled by the falling cost of handsets and data

Multiple Microsoft bugs being actively exploited

Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday update fixes 117 vulnerabilities, 13 rated as critical and four already being actively exploited

UK should set up digital task forces to transform governance

Commission for Smart Government paper sets out recommendations for how government can use digital technologies to better serve citizens’ needs, and calls for it to set up new digital task forces

EC approves pan-Nordic payments platform

Pan-Nordic payments platform will move to its next phase after receiving merger approval from the European Commission

Salesforce Industries' Media Cloud adds ad management

Salesforce Media Cloud adds a multimedia ad sales platform for media companies to manage their customers' ad spend. Also: AppExchange partner marketplace adds chat, user reviews.

Microsoft hands partners cloud PC option

Vendor reacts to emergence of hybrid working with a hosted desktop option that partners and ISVs can get behind and involved with

Commvault rolls out welcome mat for MSPs

Data player keen to sign up more managed service providers as it looks to widen the reach of its SaaS offering

Microsoft puts its OS in the cloud with Windows 365

Microsoft said Windows 365 gives companies a simple way to use cloud-based desktops at a predictable price. The company will release two versions of the product in early August.

SAS, Microsoft a possible pairing after Broadcom talks end

Acquisition talks between SAS and Broadcom broke down a day after they were reported, but SAS may have hoped all along to attract another potential buyer.

Informatica brings data governance and data catalog to cloud

Informatica moves more of its on-premises capabilities into the cloud as it aims to provide an integrated data platform for multiple use cases, including analytics and AI.

3 Windows zero-days fixed on July Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addressed 116 unique CVEs, including several corrections for Exchange Server, in this month's batch of security updates.

Microsoft: Chinese threat actor exploited SolarWinds zero-day

Microsoft has observed DEV-0322, the threat actor exploiting the SolarWinds Serv-U zero-day, 'targeting entities in the U.S. Defense Industrial Base Sector and software companies.'

Video conferencing vendors rush to fix meeting fatigue

Video conferencing vendors tackle video fatigue with tools to mitigate the stress caused by the overuse of their products. Experts advise using multiple means of communication.

DPU market heats up with tech from Nvidia, Intel

Nvidia will integrate its Bluefield-2 DPU with Palo Alto Network's virtual firewall to boost performance and offer better security to handle the onslaught of cloud applications.

Microsoft's 'PrintNightmare' lingers, requires new patches

July's Patch Tuesday update includes critical fixes, but one well-known remote code execution bug might remain open for those with specific registry key settings.

Salesforce to pull plug on Audience Studio DMP

Salesforce Audience Studio DMP is no longer being sold, Salesforce confirms. It could signal the beginning of the end of programmatic digital ad sales.

Microsoft Cloud platform to fuel FY 2022 priorities

At Microsoft Inspire 2021, executives highlighted ways Microsoft has differentiated its cloud platform from rivals. Partners can expect to see the cloud platform expand.

US government launches 'StopRansomware' site

In the latest initiatives to combat ransomware, the new website provides individuals and organizations with services and tools to help reduce the risk of attacks.

DCC Q1 builds on FY20 momentum

Parent of Exertis holds its AGM and updates investors on the progress made so far in its fiscal year

Microsoft widens Teams' reach with Dynamics 365 integration

Integration between Teams and Dynamics 365 lets sales and service reps edit customer records while talking to clients. Teams also offers integration with third-party apps.

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