TechTarget News - Week of Oct 23, 2022

Half of staff might quit after a cyber attack, report says

Findings from a survey of CISOs, IT leaders and staffers reveal how experiencing a cyber incident may take a larger-than-thought toll on employee retention

Complacency biggest cyber risk to UK plc, says ICO

Information commissioner John Edwards warns against complacency as his office issues a multimillion-pound fine to a building company that failed to prevent a ransomware attack

Visier acquires Paris-based employee skills startup

People analytics company Visier acquired Boostrs, a Paris-based skills mapping startup. It's part of an HR industrywide shift to understand employees by their skills.

Rural-urban broadband connectivity gap persists in UK

Research from UK communications regulator finds widespread use of video streaming and other bandwidth-intensive services mean people are demanding more of their broadband connections, but accessibility to ultra-fast connectivity is dependent on location

Startup Tellius raises $16M in new funding to fuel growth

The analytics vendor plans to use the capital to build up an ecosystem for analytics through new integrations and develop industry-specific applications to speed up time to value.

CISA warns of ransomware attacks on healthcare providers

A new CISA advisory warned administrators at hospitals and healthcare providers about newly discovered ransomware variant, dubbed Daixin Team, that poses a particular threat.

Freshwave, Clear Channel take 4G connectivity across London

Connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service provider collaborates with leading UK connectivity provider to deliver connected bus shelters across East London borough

AWS to open cloud region in Thailand

Amazon Web Services is planning to launch a Bangkok region, following the debut of CloudFront Edge locations and Outposts in the past two years

Digital-first businesses more willing to accept some fraud

Companies founded in the past 20 years appear more willing to accept higher levels of fraudulent activity during the customer onboarding process, according to a report

5G to defy recession over the next 12 months

Study predicts that operator‑billed 5G service revenue will escape the effects of inclement economic conditions and grow by 60% year on year at the end of 2023 from the $195bn expected in 2022

Global digital trust market to double by 2027

The global market for digital trust technology is expected to double to $537bn by 2027, up from $270bn today as demand for cyber security and other capabilities continues to grow

One in five tech workers subject to workplace surveillance

Digital surveillance is now a common feature of the UK’s post-pandemic economy, says Prospect Union, adding to growing calls for workers to be given a greater say over how technologies are deployed in the workplace

Apple patches new iPhone zero-day

Apple’s latest patch fixes yet another zero-day, as security issues keep surfacing in its mobile products

Salesforce releases cloud contact center update

New capabilities in Salesforce Contact Center give agents AI tools for analyzing voice conversations, AI bots for self-service and call routing, and more.

Apple patches actively exploited zero-day iOS bug

The iOS zero-day was joined by a slew of other vulnerabilities in Apple's Oct. 24 security update. The iOS 16 update contained patches for 13 arbitrary code execution flaws.

IT services market size set to grow 7.9% in 2023

CIOs next year are likely to summon service providers, once more, into the breach as they look to overcome the skills gap and accelerate digital transformation.

Cryptomining campaign abused free GitHub account trials

Cloud security vendor Sysdig uncovered the largest cryptomining operation it's ever seen as threat actors used free account trials to shift the costs to service providers.

When technology lets you sleep easy

Indian mattress supplier Duroflex has taken a leaf out of mattress design in its technology implementation to double its growth in an industry dominated by unorganised players

Microsoft Cloud grows, but less than expected

CEO Satya Nadella claims the public cloud is the best way to optimise business IT and address rising energy bills

Australia budget closes in on digital divide, cyber resilience

Australia’s latest budget is geared towards providing better broadband connectivity in regional and rural areas, shoring up the cyber security posture of its businesses and plugging tech talent shortages, among other areas

Vodafone accelerates pace of Open RAN development

UK operator accelerates its plan to support the development of Open RAN systems, working with electronic firms in the US and Asia, and has announced plans for a 5G Open RAN commercial pilot in Germany

Skills-based hiring an HR strategy for IT talent woes

The global IT labor shortage will persist through 2023, and to compete, employers should consider skills-based hiring and compensation, according to Gartner.

Acquia releases open source headless CMS accelerator

Acquia, known for its developer-centric web content management, releases more tools to ease the developer's burden in deploying content headlessly to new channels.

Google commits to cloud and AI

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has been negatively impacted by the currency market, but its CEO remains focused on artificial intelligence

Researchers criticize HackerOne over triage, mediation woes

HackerOne researchers told TechTarget Editorial that they regularly encountered months-long wait times for responses and a mediation process that rarely favors researchers.

Contact centers weather pandemic, but are very different now

As customer service leaders dig out from the pandemic, Great Resignation and Great Relocation, they must deal with growing volume while competing for agents.

Kubernetes data protection heavy on automation, integration

Kasten, CloudCasa, Portworx and Trilio launched updates to their Kubernetes data protection and management platforms. Backup is critical for Kubernetes workloads in production.

Cisco adds more Webex-Teams integration for hybrid work

Cisco Webex users now have more hybrid work features, including a new whiteboard and integration with Teams, iPhone and iPad cameras.

InfluxDB Cloud overhauls time series database engine

InfluxData updated its InfluxDB Cloud database service with a new engine, new storage and real-time data capabilities, and expanded support for SQL queries.

Cisco, CISA warn 2 AnyConnect flaws are under attack

CISA added two Cisco AnyConnect flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog, which signals active exploitation and an urgency to patch.

Ukraine: Russian cyber attacks aimless and opportunistic

Victor Zhora, a key Ukrainian cybersecurity official, says Russia is acting with "no particular strategy" in its cyber attacks on his country as their military invasion drags on.

How to attract more women into software development

Having role models, support systems and upskilling opportunities are just some of the ways to attract and retain more women coders in the industry, according to a panel of women tech leaders and professionals

Santander calls for cooperation to tackle APP fraud

New report puts forward key recommendations that the banking sector, government and other industries could take to tackle authorised push payment fraud

Medibank breach casts spotlight on data security

Health insurer Medibank Private recently suffered a major data breach involving the personal and health information of millions of customers, once again casting the spotlight on data security in Australia

NHS to get new national CISO

The Department for Health and Social Care is seeking a new national CISO, who will be tasked with providing strategic cyber leadership, direction and expertise across DHSC and the wider NHS

MicroScope at 40: Antonio Neri, HPE

President and CEO of HPE shares his thoughts about the past and future of the channel as MicroScope marks its 40th anniversary

Platform engineers plug abstraction leaks

Platform engineers presented at KubeCon about how new tools have helped them better hide infrastructure complexity from developers. But a paradox of choice remains.

ThoughtSpot launches integration with Google Sheets

The combination of the analytics vendor's NLP-based platform with the spreadsheet is designed to help joint customers derive insights from their data and take action.

API documentation can make or break developer experience

At this week's API World, experts highlight issues with poor API documentation and suggest ways to fix it, such as ditching jargon and adopting the OpenAPI Specification.

Cinchy raises $14.5M to expand dataware data management

The startup's technology aims to help enterprises liberate data from applications where it can be locked so that users can more easily get at data from multiple locations.

SAP improves UX functionality for Intelligent Spend

At SAP Spend Connect, the vendor unveiled new updates to SAP Intelligent Spend applications, including a consumer-like buying experience and a centralized procurement capability.

Singapore’s met service to get new supercomputer

The Meteorological Service Singapore is getting a new Cray supercomputer to improve weather forecasting and tropical climate research

Webex looks to enhance customer experiences for digital era

Leading collaboration technology provider reveals what it claims is a unique functionality that can deliver a fully integrated UCaaS, CCaaS and CPaaS portfolio to improve customer experience

Sidecarless service mesh: Fad or the future?

Istio's experimental Ambient Mesh is gathering buzz with the promise of simpler operations, but Linkerd loyalists contend that the sidecar itself isn't the real problem.

Virgin Media O2 trials 5G drone in Snowdonia

Comms operator trials new 5G drone technology to increase safety for millions of visitors at North Wales national park, delivering network coverage to remote areas and helping emergency services to respond to distress calls better

For API security to succeed, devs need integrated tooling

For greater API security and clearer boundaries for developers, experts at API World called for developer-focused security tools that dovetail seamlessly into their workflows.

How Musk's Twitter takeover could affect business accounts

Potential changes to Twitter's advertising and security policies are top issues for business owners who rely on the social media platform for brand visibility and sales.

Staying relevant in process mining: Celonis' challenge

The vendor recently announced a $1 billion funding extension. But despite its popularity for process mining, Celonis faces competition from more vendors entering the market.

Whistleblower risk rises with AI policy adoption

Big tech companies aren't the only ones who should worry about repercussions from whistleblowers. CIOs from all industries should be implementing responsible tech policies.

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