TechTarget News - Week of Jun 19, 2022

Aussie mobile users most vulnerable to security threats

Australia has the highest percentage of mobile app threats detected on a per-device basis, with iPhone users more likely to download a risky app than an Android user, study finds

Neo4j teams up with Deloitte in ASEAN push

Neo4j is partnering with consulting firm Deloitte to meet the demand for graph technology on the back of its growing business in the ASEAN region

OPPO accelerates 5G enterprise network slicing deployment

OPPO, Ericsson and Qualcomm collaborate to realise what they claim is industry-leading milestone of deploying 5G enterprise network slicing solution for commercially available Android 12 devices

Lords move to protect cyber researchers from prosecution

A cross-party group in the House of Lords has proposed an amendment to the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill that would address concerns about security researchers or ethical hackers being prosecuted in the course of their work

SysGroup looks ahead of pandemic-hit FY

Managed service player SysGroup is looking to continue with its buy-and-build strategy to grow the business this year

Huawei unveils new in-home Mesh Wi-Fi solutions

Comms tech provider focuses on the home with new product designed to deliver high-speed, reliable and secure Wi-Fi 6 Plus for large households and to support third workspace

BCN lands fresh PE backer

MSP set to continue with its expansive strategy after starting a relationship with a different private equity player

AWS Amazon Connect adds case management tools

The AWS contact center as a service, Amazon Connect, previews tools to manage cases. The features will drive more self-service workflows based on case data.

Healthcare breaches on the rise in 2022

According to U.S. government data, the number of healthcare breaches in the first five months of 2022 has nearly doubled from the same period last year.

Knime adds new UI, tighter Snowflake bond to analytics suite

The vendor's new platform update is aimed at end users and features a revamped user interface, more Snowflake integration and a dedicated Python environment for writing scripts.

Cleveland BSides takes heat for Chris Hadnagy appearance

The Cleveland BSides security conference is experiencing turmoil after booking a 'surprise' keynote speaker who was recently barred from DEF CON for misconduct.

Zoom provides app tools to more developers

Educators, doctors and finance professionals use Zoom differently, so the company wants developers to help it meet each group's specific video conferencing needs.

Forescout discloses 'OT:Icefall,' 56 flaws from 10 vendors

The OT:Icefall vulnerabilities come from 10 operational technology vendors that make hardware for critical infrastructure, including Emerson, Honeywell, Motorola and more.

Aurrigo gets into gear for rural UK self-driving first

Iconic venue that hosted Harry Potter and The Transformers films becomes base for first self-driving vehicles in UK countryside seeing Auto-Pod carry passengers on a shared 500-metre path

Cloudflare outage temporarily takes down hundreds of websites

Downtime incident at web application security and performance firm Cloudflare has wide-reaching consequences for internet service providers

Microsoft Office 365 has ability to ‘spy’ on workers

Microsoft faces calls for ‘transparency’ over tools in Office 365 that allow employers to read staff emails and monitor their computer use at work

North America drives soaring global 5G market

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that 5G coverage in the UK is still at only around 40%, but growth in fixed wireless access could play a crucial role in ‘levelling up’

Green software certification, legislation in the works

Green software could be moving from the technology fringes to the mainstream with upcoming legislation and a push for sustainable software certification.

Leading Belgian telcos land key 5G spectrum

Once seen as behind the curve in next-gen infrastructures, Belgium now comes out strongly for 5G, with telcos Orange and Telenet snaffling up additional spectrum capability to offer advanced mobile services

Altnets advance fibre broadband in East England

Colchester and Norwich get the opportunity to obtain full-fibre gigabit broadband as leading ISP and cable provider promises ability to work from home and connect online better than ever before

Weka adds multi-cloud support for AI, ML apps

With Weka 4.0, the parallel file system provider will support four major public cloud vendors while consolidating high performance workloads and adding a data reduction feature.

Slack will add video to impromptu meeting app Huddles

Slack brings video meetings to Huddles this fall to encourage people to hold quick conversations without switching to Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Packaging, translation to the fore in Zoom platform evolution

Collaboration and conferencing company brings together options for persistent chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard and other features into a single, scalable package

Yodel delivery service disrupted by cyber incident

Delivery company Yodel confirmed it had experienced a cyber incident, which researchers believe could be a ransomware attack, and is working to get systems fully running again

Uber drivers strike over pay issues and algorithmic transparency

Unionised Uber drivers take industrial action against the company over its failure to pay workers in line with a Supreme Court decision and inflation, as well as the lack of transparency around how it uses their data

Reltio integrates data quality with cloud MDM platform

The master data management vendor adds new capabilities to its cloud service to enable organizations to more easily integrate validated data with business operations.

Kaspersky unveils unknown APT actor 'ToddyCat'

The origin of 'ToddyCat' is unknown. However, Kaspersky said the APT actor carries similarities with a number of Chinese-speaking threat groups.

Treeverse set to launch LakeFS cloud data lake service

The open source LakeFS technology gets a fully managed cloud service to help organization better iterate and version cloud data sources for development efforts.

PagerDuty expands Japan presence with joint venture

PagerDuty forms joint venture with Japan Cloud and is eyeing business from financial, telecoms and e-commerce companies as it seeks to grow its footprint in Japan

SolarWinds unveils new development model to avoid a repeat of Sunburst

SolarWinds has unveiled a new, secure-by-design software development model to protect itself from a repeat of the infamous 2020 cyber attack on its systems, and serve as a blueprint for the industry

Ukraine cyber agency enlists Radware to protect government networks

Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection is using Radware cloud DDoS protection and web application firewall services to protect the government from persistent Russian attacks

Salesforce Financial Services Cloud features focus on EX

Salesforce for Financial Services adds employee experience tools -- a nod to evolving digitization of banking, wealth management and insurance users' operations.

Access management issues may create security holes

Employees who aren't credentialed to access corporate systems to do their jobs find ways around the red tape that could lead to security breaches.

Microsoft reins in AI facial and voice recognition tech

The tech giant plans to rein in some of its AI technologies based on facial and voice recognition to reduce or eliminate bias and discrimination and aim for 'inclusive AI.'

Microsoft Viva Sales takes on Salesforce-Slack tandem

The Salesforce-Microsoft rivalry reignites as CRM applications vendors focus on employee experience by automating tasks that subtract selling time from a sales rep's day.

Developers grapple with open source software security

Software developers are taking longer to fix vulnerabilities and many do not know about the dependencies of open source software components they are using, study finds

CityFibre, Toob push the envelope further in UK gigabit broadband

Fibre-to-the premises provider launches full-fibre broadband for small to medium businesses in south of England, while independent full-fibre platform racks up 360km of infrastructure beneath the streets of Inverness 

UK tech has 2.8% gender ‘wage gap’, says Hired

The wage offered to women for tech jobs in the UK is 2.8% less than offered to male counterparts – a larger gap than in the US and Canada, says Hired

8x8 reaches out to Microsoft partners

Vendor adds programme tailored to gold partners that can sell Teams into enterprise customers

Tech layoffs up, job offers gone, but much hiring

Even with the prospect of a recession, many employers are still filling jobs and trying to hold on to knowledge workers, but tech layoffs at startups are beginning to rise.

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