TechTarget News - Week of Sep 19, 2021

ASEAN organisations face observability gap

Organisations in Southeast Asia are grappling with a hodgepodge of observability tools and have some way to go before they can achieve full visibility over their technology stacks

NGO Fair Trials calls on EU to ban predictive policing systems

The use of artificial intelligence to predict criminal behaviour should be banned because of its discriminatory outcomes and high risk of further entrenching existing inequalities, claims Fair Trials

UK government announces digital trade strategy

Five-point plan is aimed at improving ways to sell and deliver services digitally, making the sector more resilient to disruption

LTO tape capacity shipments dip, but expected to rise

The return of businesses to the office plus tape's protection against cyber attacks should help increase LTO shipments. In addition, LTO-9 recently launched with higher capacity.

Dell channel chief reflects on her first year

Rola Dagher has been in the hot seat since September 2020, leading Dell’s channel through a pandemic at a time when digital transformation continues to push changes at a customer level

UK’s fastest 5G found outside south-east of England

Analyst’s update on UK next-generation network shows 5G not just spreading, but flourishing across the country in terms of speeds and availability

Kioxia revisits SLC flash to power FL6 and rival Optane

SLC flash storage – mostly consigned to the ‘where is it now?’ pile – has been given a lease of life by Kioxia as capacity for rapid access storage-class memory applications

Recruiting AI systems under fire for excluding workers

AI recruiting tools focus on hiring efficiency rather than efficacy, according to an Accenture-Harvard Business School study. The U.N. believes AI is fostering human rights abuse.

Italian Mafia implicated in massive cybercrime network

A recent spate of phishing attacks and SMS fraud scams in Spain is being blamed on cybercriminals who were operating from the Canary Islands with backing from the Italian mob.

Deloitte AI Academy: A training ground for AI talent

The global consulting giant's new AI Academy will provide supplemental education that closes the gap between the knowledge of AI tools and domain experiences and applications.

DBS eyes AI and blockchain talent

Singapore-based bank DBS is looking to hire 150 developers and engineers skilled in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain through its hackathon programme

BlackMatter gang ramps up attacks on multiple victims

A wave of new BlackMatter ransomware attacks is hitting organisations around the world, even as the US authorities mull new sanctions on ransom payment infrastructure

Stax to expand in New Zealand, Southeast Asia

Australia’s homegrown cloud management platform is setting its sights on neighbouring markets amid growing cloud adoption across the region

Spanish police bust Mafia-linked phishing gang

A joint operation between European authorities has dismantled a cyber criminal gang with links to the Italian Mafia

More Salesforce-Slack integrations to come

Salesforce unveiled a total of 16 Slack integrations to its platform, some available now, and some to come next year, following the blockbuster acquisition.

SCC founder awarded Legion d’honneur

Sir Peter Rigby given recognition for his business activities in France and his contribution to making the two countries stronger

NHS App reaches 16 million users

Tool has seen a surge in uptake since the addition of the NHS Covid Pass in May

Forcepoint: Zero trust has to be about the data

Security firm Forcepoint’s Northern EMEA vice-president says that while the term ‘zero trust’ is overused, the need for the technology remains high

Investigation launched after MoD email blunder

Exposure of PII on Afghan interpreters who worked with the UK may put hundreds at risk of Taliban reprisals

Nutanix boosts data management services in the cloud

Nutanix is aiming to make it easier to manage, deploy and protect data and databases across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a series of product updates.

Pandemic continues to highlight importance of analytics

Organizations with successful analytics programs have weathered the economic crisis caused by the pandemic far better than those who have not prioritized BI, according to research.

Treasury Department sanctions cryptocurrency exchange Suex

In the ongoing battle against ransomware attacks, the Treasury Department sanctioned Suex, a cryptocurrency exchange accused of laundering ransom payments.

Nutanix Cloud Platform, AOS 6 improve networking, security

Nutanix debuted a new version of its AOS operating system along with new networking features, looking to boost its chances in the increasingly crowded hybrid cloud market.

AI cannot be regulated by technical measures alone

The regulation of artificial intelligence must address the power of tech companies, as technical measures alone will not be enough to prevent the harms caused by AI-driven technologies, says report

Benioff: Salesforce-Slack merger supports hybrid workforce

Just 1,000 of the typical 180,000 Salesforce users attended Dreamforce 2021, but it was enough to get CEO Marc Benioff fired up about the future of hybrid work opportunities.

UK pivot to hybrid tech could add £76bn to GDP

Study shows rise in hybrid working could boost GDP by £48bn annually as part-time workers increase hours and investment in hybrid technologies could add nearly £80bn over next four years

Modern data strategy includes cloud, domain federation

Analytics strategies should include overarching organizational best practices blended with teams empowered to build interoperable data assets, according to one industry expert.

Microsoft finds collaboration suffers during remote work

Microsoft research found collaboration networks within the company got less dynamic with the onset of remote work, and technology couldn't fill the gap.

Marcus & Millichap hit with possible BlackMatter ransomware

The real estate firm confirmed in a SEC filing this week that it had suffered a recent cyber attack but claimed there was no 'material disruption' to its business.

Turla deploying 'secondary' backdoor in state-sponsored attacks

Cisco Talos said hackers connected to the Russian APT Turla are using a new piece of malware to get persistent access on infected networks in the U.S., Germany and Afghanistan.

Salesforce to debut Hyperforce architecture in Singapore

Salesforce is rolling out its Hyperforce infrastructure architecture in Singapore by the year-end, enabling enterprises to run Salesforce applications on Amazon Web Services

MoD in second leak of Afghan citizens’ data

A second breach of data relating to Afghan citizens at risk of Taliban reprisals has been reported by the Ministry of Defence

Global industry accelerates IoT adoption in response to Covid

Research reveals enhanced development curve for industrial internet of things in 2021 across global supply chains in agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, transport and logistics

Fresh alert over Conti ransomware surge

Conti ransomware crew appears increasingly active, prompting fresh warnings from the US authorities

Tech job adverts increasing outside London bubble

The need for skilled tech workers has increased throughout the UK, with many cities seeing a growth in adverts for tech or digital roles

Microsoft brings Thunderbolt to Surface computers

The high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port introduced in the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8 will replace the USB-C ports found in older Surface computers.

Google, VMware surveys raise DevSecOps red flags

Market research reveals stubborn gaps between DevOps and IT security teams, as IT experts warn against an over-reliance on short-term measures of effectiveness.

Autodiscover flaw in Microsoft Exchange leaking credentials

Guardicore found that exploiting a design flaw in Autodiscover allowed it to capture more than 372,000 Windows domain credentials and nearly 97,000 unique application credentials.

New Tableau integrations with Slack aim to increase speed

Tableau unveiled a series of tools during Salesforce's Dreamforce 2021 user conference that blend Tableau's analytics capabilities with the collaboration capabilities of Slack.

Logistics firm refreshes SecOps, replaces EDR with XDR

A refresh of SecOps tools led Flexport to Uptycs, enabling the firm to centralize security monitoring and incident response for endpoints and cloud resources.

New Salesforce native backup may not be enterprise ready

Salesforce unveiled a new way to natively back up and recover data within the platform, but it doesn't compare to the enterprise-grade features backup vendors offer.

How Australia punches above its weight in cyber security

Australia is playing to its strengths in niche areas such as governance and deep tech to punch above its weight in the cyber security industry

HMRC postpones Making Tax Digital until 2024

Digital tax changes have been delayed to allow more time for customers taking part in the pilot and for the government to enhance the service

London publishes guidelines for ethical use of smart city tech

Latest draft of the ‘Emerging Technology Charter for London’ encourages local authorities, public services and technology companies to improve how they implement technology in the capital

IBM ramps up quantum education initiative

IBM is trying hard to break quantum computing away from the boffins to find real-world application areas

Cybersecurity leaders back law for critical infrastructure

In the wake of cyberattacks like Colonial Pipeline, U.S. senators want a national law requiring critical infrastructure companies to report cybersecurity incidents to CISA.

Spurned researcher posts trio of iOS zero days

An anonymous bug hunter critical of Apple's handling of reports to its bounty program has released details on three zero-day vulnerabilities in its iOS mobile platform.

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