TechTarget News - Week of Apr 09, 2023

Patch management not enough to secure SAP systems

Security is critical to SAP customers, and third-party tools can help seek out and monitor vulnerabilities in areas that SAP patches miss, such as custom code and access control.

Ericsson: flexibility the new work-life currency

Study from Ericsson’s Consumer & IndustryLab reveals how employees and employers navigate the current work environment and their views on the future of work shaped by the pandemic, digitisation and the fluctuating labour market

UK broadband industry to see huge increases in tariffs in April 2023

Days after regulator begins scheme to make service switching easier, majority of UK’s largest broadband providers announce double-digit price increases in April 2023 leading to calls that UK broadband is broken.

UK government announces plans and investment to evolve future telecoms

As part of a national mission to connect all communities, government unveils an investment package worth almost £150m to put the UK at the forefront of future research and £40m to boost 5G tech take-up

KFC, Pizza Hut data stolen in January ransomware attack

Yum!, the parent organisation behind KFC and Pizza Hut in the UK, has disclosed that employee data was accessed and exfiltrated in a January 2023 ransomware attack

Anne Keast-Butler named as new director of GCHQ

The government has appointed current MI5 deputy director general Anne Keast-Butler to head signals and cyber agency GCHQ

PC sales head south as users look for reasons to buy

PC sales continue to sag as business users and consumers remain conservative in spending and wait to see if the macroeconomic trends improve or deteriorate.

Far North Fiber plots route for pan-Arctic connectivity

Route study begins to define the fastest and most secure route for Submarine cable system directly connecting Japan, North America, and Ireland and Scandinavia through Arctic region

AMRC demos UK’s first, fully operational standalone 5G factory of the future

Centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors shows transformative effect of standalone 5G in £10m+ UK government-backed project

FTX bankruptcy filing highlights security failures

Debtors claim that defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX lacked any dedicated security personnel and failed to implement critical access controls for billions of dollars in assets.

Quantum containerizes file, object storage

In a shift for Quantum Corp., the vendor is now competing in the file and object storage market with its all-flash, software-defined, scale-out Myriad offering.

Microsoft mends Windows zero-day on April Patch Tuesday

What's old is new again as multiple security updates from the past made a comeback this month to push the total number of vulnerabilities addressed to 102.

Okta integrates with Singapore’s national digital ID system

The integration with Singpass will let Okta customers authenticate consumers using Singapore’s national digital ID system and is expected to expand the company’s reach in regulated industries

CloudCasa brings GUI to open source backup tool Velero

A new SaaS offering from CloudCasa by Catalogic offers adds functionality such as infrastructure monitoring tools to Velero, a popular open source Kubernetes backup tool.

April Patch Tuesday fixes zero-day used to deliver ransomware

A zero-day in the Microsoft Common Log File System that has been abused by the operator of the Nokoyawa ransomware is among 97 vulnerabilities fixed in April’s Patch Tuesday update

Stemmer Distribution optimises communications infrastructure

Largest distributor of dental products in France standardises communications through UCaaS to help meet all its needs of reachability and mobility, while rationalising costs for the present and future

UK police double down on ‘improved’ facial recognition

The Met and South Wales Police have doubled down on their use of facial recognition technology after research found improved accuracy in their algorithms when using certain settings, but civil society groups maintain that the tech will still be used in a discriminatory fashion

Governments worldwide attempting to regulate generative AI

Countries worldwide are monitoring the generative systems with their own unique rules and laws. For example, China proposed new laws, and the U.S. requested public comments.

Cisco provides extra-secure Webex for U.S. government

Cisco will provide a higher-security cloud-based unified communications platform for U.S. national security and defense personnel to monitor classified data, starting in 2024.

Nokoyawa ransomware exploits Windows CLFS zero-day

The Nokoyawa ransomware attacks highlight the growing use of zero-day exploits by a variety of threat groups, including financially motivated cybercriminals.

OpenAI launches bug bounty program with Bugcrowd

ChatGPT publisher OpenAI said its new Bugcrowd bug bounty program will not accept submissions involving "issues related to the content of model prompts and responses."

ICO responds to UK government AI regulation plans

The ICO has officially responded to the government’s plans for regulating artificial intelligence as outlined in its recent whitepaper, but called for clarity on certain aspects before the proposals are taken further

How Agoda is shaping up to be a technology powerhouse

Agoda’s CTO Idan Zalzberg explains why the online travel agency with a massive technology footprint prefers to run things in-house and not rely too much on public cloud services

AstraZeneca launches African healthtech hub

AstraZeneca has launched its latest healthcare innovation hub, which will focus on using digital technology to improve healthcare in Africa

Snowflake launches data cloud designed for manufacturers

The vendor's latest industry-specific platform -- its sixth -- is aimed at manufacturers and comes with best practices, a set of prebuilt applications and access to external data.

Webex brings cloud collaboration to US security and defence

Leading collaboration technology provider announces air-gapped trusted cloud for defence industry use case allowing teams to work together through modern meeting, chat and calling experiences on Webex app

Three charged over banking fraud for hire website

UK authorities have charged three men in connection with the operation of a website that sold social engineering tools to cyber fraudsters

ChatGPT craze hits infrastructure as code

From GitHub's Copilot to a purpose-built product from Pulumi, generative AI is emerging for infrastructure as code, with the same potential benefits and risks it presents for apps.

Qlik aims to enable outcomes with data and analytics tools

The longtime BI and data integration vendor doesn't only want to enable customers to analyze data and reach insights but also enable actions that result in real outcomes.

AWS' new generative AI service fills need in market

The cloud giant partnered with startups including Stability AI and AI21 Labs to offer a service that enables enterprises to create their own foundation models without leaving AWS.

Zendesk teams with OpenAI for new AI-backed CX tools

The CX giant's partnership with OpenAI brings new tools to help CX personnel summarize content, create knowledge bases and macros, and quickly compose ticket responses.

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