TechTarget News - Week of Feb 12, 2023

KDDI selects Samsung Core tech to power commercial 5G standalone network

As it continues its battle for market share in a market dominated by a powerful incumbent, Japanese operator taps Korean tech giant for cloud-native 5G standalone core to ensure high stability, reliability and optimised performance within the network

Ericsson boosts indoor 5G capacity, precise location services

Comms tech provider introduces suite of indoor hardware and software to make indoor 5G easier for enterprises with precise-location software that enables enterprise use cases such as asset tracking and tool positioning

Ice Norway looks for 4G, 5G Network revolution with converged packet core

Norway’s third-largest mobile operator implements cloud-native converged packet core, supporting 4G, 5G NSA and 5G SA for network over cloud-native network software provider’s cloud automation for telco framework in private datacentres

Porsche revs up Formula E team with NetApp hybrid cloud

Porsche’s electric car racing team has to set up on city street courses in short order, and does it with a portable server setup and hybrid cloud storage managed by NetApp GFC

Killnet DDoS attacks disrupt Nato websites

A series of distributed denial of service attacks on various public websites belonging to the Nato alliance were largely repelled but some resources remain unavailable

Hycu aims at universal SaaS backup with R-Cloud

Hycu’s R-Cloud aims to provide an API-driven backup product for any software-as-a-service application for enterprise customers, based on a simple low-code development environment

Namecheap email system hacked, used for phishing campaign

While the domain registrar said it was not breached directly, it did confirm its third-party email system was compromised Sunday and warned customers not to open any unauthorized emails.

Mixed news for enterprise network infrastructure upgrades

Businesses working with aging network architectures could use a tech refresh. While the easing of equipment backlogs works in their favor, budgets could hold them back.

Warranty company devs get serverless computing boost

A company bogged down in AWS CDK code busted serverless development bottlenecks with DevZero, which gives developers their own production-like environment.

Akamai eyes cloud market with Connected Cloud

Akamai marks foray into cloud computing with a distributed cloud computing platform that is touted to make it easier for enterprises to get applications and data closer to their customers

Dragos: ICS/OT ransomware attacks up 87%

Ransomware attacks against industrial organizations remains a growing problem, according to ICS/OT vendor Dragos' new 'Year in Review 2022' report.

Researcher exposes crypto scam network exploiting YouTube

A massive network of fake YouTube videos promoted by automated sock puppet accounts is reeling in hundreds of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and persuading them to hand over their money, WithSecure researchers found

OSC&R framework to stop supply chain attacks in the wild

The backers of a new MITRE ATT&CK style framework called OSC&R hope to help organisations get to grips with threats to their software supply chains

Veeam launches Data Platform, ransomware warranty

Veeam Data Platform features Backup & Replication v12 and other management capabilities. In addition, Object First released its appliance focused on storage for Veeam users.

Databricks adds new developer tool to lakehouse platform

The vendor now enables developers to build applications and models using familiar tools in their most familiar environment before loading their work into a data storage repository.

Government to fund STEM return-to-work programme

Government-backed initiative aims to help parents and carers return to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths after a break from work

Uber signs seven-year cloud deal with Oracle

Ride-hailing service Uber is teaming up with Oracle to migrate more of its workloads to the cloud in support of its growth goals

TD Synnex shares report on ESG progress

Distributor outlines the steps it’s taken in the past year, as well as the targets it’s committed to in the future

Extreme Networks extends network fabric to the edge

Extreme Networks extends its SD-WAN network fabric to the edge to unify wired, wireless and WAN networking for simpler network control and more application performance monitoring.

Cribl Search marks fresh observability sortie for upstart

The Splunk nemesis begins new forays onto the turf of incumbent vendors with federated search that doesn't require data migration or indexing -- and big roadmap plans.

Microsoft fixes three zero-days in February update

February’s Patch Tuesday update contains fixes for three previously unpublicised zero-days in Microsoft Office, Windows Graphics Component and Windows Common Log File System Driver

Multi-purpose malwares can use more than 20 MITRE ATT&CK TTPs

Report warns of the development of increasingly sophisticated, multi-purpose malwares, and calls on defenders to play close attention to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to ward them off

Home Office partners with BAE Systems on border analytics

BAE Systems wins three-year contract worth £38m to help Home Office develop Cerberus, a project to secure UK borders through advanced data systems and analytics

Computing degrees more popular due to AI, says BCS

As tech and its uses become more mainstream, an increasing number of people seem to be interested in studying computing at university, BCS claims

ReliaQuest goes all-in on channel

Cyber security player shares 100% partner commitment at a time that Searchlight Cyber reveals there are emerging opportunities for MSSPs around the dark web

Nvidia and Intel partner to power new workstations

The new workstations will bring together powerful AI computing, rendering and simulation horsepower for data science workloads and media and healthcare enterprises.

Proposed FTC noncompete rule triggers 5,000 comments

Stakeholders are divided on the Federal Trade Commission's proposed ban on noncompete agreements, offering more than 5,000 comments ahead of the FTC's public hearing Thursday.

Cloud is a growing force in industrial IoT

Utilities and manufacturers are examples of industries using distributed cloud computing in private facilities to collect and send data across multiple facilities.

AI might fix GitHub code search developer pain points

GitHub code search helps developers query complex codebases. But the tool could benefit from more tailored results and better support for natural language queries.

Cisco Talos spots new MortalKombat ransomware attacks

Researchers discovered the threat campaign is also using a new GO version of malware called Laplas Clipper to steal cryptocurrency from individuals and businesses in the U.S. selects 5 Web 3.0 startups that HR may want

SAP has picked five Web 3.0 startups that reflect the direction of HR, including companies that provide ways to pay employees in cryptocurrency and use holographic images.

How to tame the identity sprawl

Organisations should find a comprehensive way to gain full visibility into their digital identities and leverage automation to tame the identify sprawl

ALSO launches in the UK

Sizeable distributor opens an office and looks to make an impact with its cloud marketplace offering

Mock crime prediction tool profiles MEPs as potential criminals

Developed by Fair Trials, the example crime prediction tool uses the same information as police systems to assess the likelihood of someone committing a crime in the future

Dynatrace users make headway with AIOps

Dynatrace's aggressive NoOps vision hasn't come to fruition, but some customers have begun to see real-world results with root-cause analysis and automated rollbacks.

Alteryx makes Analytics Cloud GA, adds new tools

A year after introducing a cloud-native version of its suite, the vendor has made the platform generally available with updates to tools such as Designer Cloud and Auto Insights.

Cost-of-living crisis hampers UK remote work

Expected productivity gains from UK’s third workplace at risk as workers feel the chill from environments not permitting hybrid working

Virgin Media O2 makes deal for small business broadband customers

Leading UK operator announces faster upload speeds for its small business broadband services, with customers now able to access 10:1 download to upload speed ratio across all Voom packages

11:11 grows DR portfolio after Sungard buy

After seven acquisitions in two years, including parts of decades-old Sungard AS, 11:11 Systems aims to take on established managed services companies for Fortune 500 customers.

IBM drops from top spot in patents, surpassed by Samsung

IBM lost its title as patent king to Samsung, which had more than 8,500 patents approved in 2022. One reason cited is IBM's transformation to a software and services company.

Nokia advances 5G network slicing, FWA across Europe and Asia

Nokia extends 5G capability, working with Chinese operator on a first of its kind fixed wireless access trial in the country, while international communications platform company strengthens 5G network with SDN controller

Dynatrace security AI roots out Log4j, sets tone for roadmap

Dynatrace must prove itself beyond application security, but its AI's effectiveness against the Log4j vulnerability has some customers receptive to its product expansion plans.

Singapore’s IHiS taps Google Cloud for API management

Integrated Health Information Systems is using Google’s Apigee API management platform to provide access to data and applications across Singapore’s public healthcare system

BT launches IoT national roaming network

UK’s leading telco switches on dedicated internet of things frameworks for businesses across the UK, allowing them to keep smart devices connected wherever they are, using both its own EE network and those of other MNOs, where required

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