TechTarget News - Week of Jul 23, 2023

Why cyber security should be part of your ESG strategy

The impact of data breaches and cyber threats on businesses, societies and the environment makes cyber security a key consideration in an environment, social and governance strategy

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

A busy few days with moves, promotions and welcomes to senior personnel across the industry

Security AI and automation may reduce cost of data breaches

Organisations that go all in on security AI and automation tend to incur lower financial costs when they experience a data breach incident, according to an IBM report

Citrix NetScaler users told to patch new zero-day urgently

A vulnerability disclosed and patched last week by Citrix appears to be being exploited by China-backed threat actors as a zero-day, prompting warnings from government cyber bodies

Business segment boon for Vodafone in first quarter

As it works out how to merge business with erstwhile rival, UK operator posts first-quarter results showing green shoots of recovery, after fiscal 2023 leading to turnaround strategy based on customers, simplicity and growth

CIO interview: Sean Green, University of East Anglia

In his role as director of digital and data at the University of East Anglia, Sean Green provides high performance computing to researchers and manages the diverse needs of a campus with the characteristics of a small town, all while finding the time to study one of his passions

Oracle targets speed with launch of MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse

The tech giant's new lakehouse enables users of its database management suite to combine structured and unstructured data to develop a more complete view of their operations.

Microsoft partners focus on IT cost optimization, migration

While AI was the main attraction at Microsoft Inspire, the company's partners are also busy taming infrastructure costs, helping clients modernize and managing cloud migrations.

Mandiant: JumpCloud breach led to supply chain attack

Mandiant researchers attribute the supply chain attack to a North Korean threat actor that abused JumpCloud's commands framework to gain access to a downstream customer.

Small satellite testing gets funding boost

A new facility has been established as part of the government’s £200m funding for Earth Observation

Mayor of London announces startup funding

Seven technology startups working on the Mayor of London’s Poverty Prevention Challenge will receive up to £50,000 each to further develop their proposals, designed to help alleviate the cost-of-living crisis for the capital’s most vulnerable

DocuSign launches AI-backed live video ID verification tool

The e-signature vendor's new AI-supported identity confirmation tool uses biometrics and live video to verify signers' identity and physical presence at the time of signing.

Wayfair and the generative AI boom

The online home and furniture retailer is using the technology despite challenges such as unauthorized use of data and maintaining data privacy. It also released a room-planning tool.

Ivanti EPMM zero-day vulnerability exploited in wild

A zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability in Ivanti Endpoint Manager Mobile was exploited in a cyber attack against a Norwegian government agency.

EU's CSRD could raise bar on quality of ESG data

The European Union's new ESG reporting framework looks beyond environmental data across social and corporate governance metrics, according to one analyst.

Thoma Bravo sells Imperva to Thales Group for $3.6B

With the acquisition, Thales looks to expand its Digital Security and Identity business with an increased focus on protecting web applications and API.

eero reveals Communities spirit for indoor connectivity

As multi-dwelling population rises, so do connectivity needs, and technology firm unveils purpose-built network management tool for managed properties designed to make it easier to deploy and manage mesh Wi-Fi

AWS seeks to teach executives about generative AI

The cloud provider is releasing five courses that will help developers understand how to use some of its applications. It's also providing two courses for executives.

UK organisations lack confidence to carry out basic cyber tasks

Amid a shortfall of more than 10,000 cyber pros, UK businesses are still finding it difficult to fill their cyber security skills gaps, with even those in charge of security saying they lack confidence in themselves

Inside Cloudera’s data platform strategy

Cloudera executives outline their business and technology strategy to help enterprises harness generative AI and other capabilities through its work in the open source community and other areas

Cyber attack on IT supplier hits two major ambulance trusts

Ambulance trusts serving millions across southern England have been hamstrung for the past week after a cyber attack took down their hosted patient records system

Smartsheet's new AI tools answer queries, visualize data

The project management vendor unveiled generative AI tools that visualize data insights, give guidance with a virtual assistant, generate formulas and create captions for visuals.

Zyxel bolsters MSP support

Firm wants more partners to take the managed services approach, while elsewhere, Kyndryl ramps up its options in the security space

AWS unveils generative AI tools for QuickSight BI platform

The tech giant introduced two natural language processing features aimed at making dashboard developers more efficient and enabling more business users to work with data.

U.S. senators sharpen focus on AI regulations

Licensing AI systems, creating a federal AI agency, and establishing third-party testing and auditing regimes are just some of the AI regulation ideas U.S. senators are pursuing.

AWS targets generative AI at NYC Summit

The tech giant updated its Bedrock Platform with new foundation models and a new foundation model provider. It also introduced new services for developers and health professionals.

Microsoft 365 backup, archive cloud services due in 2024

A highly adopted SaaS package in the enterprise will gain cloud-native data backup and archival services sold by Microsoft itself in Q4 2024, with new APIs for third-party tools.

Smallsat market defies challenges to fly higher

Research finds that despite supply challenges and market leader moving to larger form factors, small-form satellite market keeps growing in all metrics due to increasing government investments and new commercial entrants

US cyber breach reporting rules to have global impact

Organisations that operate as Foreign Private Issuers in the US will have to get to grips with strict new cyber breach reporting regulations handed down by the SEC in Washington

Cyber criminals pivot away from ransomware encryption

Cyber breaches that saw data theft and extortion without an encryption or ransomware component account for more and more incidents, in a possible indication that ransomware gangs are changing up their business models

Generative AI the dominant first half 2023 analytics trend

Numerous vendors have unveiled plans to integrate generative AI throughout their platforms, though few tools featuring the potentially transformative technology have been released.

Security a concern for MSPs

Managed service providers are a target of cyber criminals so taking steps to protect data is a major ambition

Google: 41 zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in 2022

While attackers increasingly exploited zero-day flaws last year, one of the most notable findings from the report emphasized how inadequate patches led to new variants.

How Indian organisations are keeping pace with cyber security

Indian organisations are shoring up their defences to improve their cyber resilience amid intensifying cyber threats targeted at key sectors such as healthcare and logistics

Scottish university hit by Rhysida ransomware gang

Data allegedly stolen from the University of Western Scotland has been put up for sale on the dark web by a ransomware gang going by the name Rhysida

Beyond generative AI, data quality a data management trend

Vendors and users have mostly focused on generative AI so far in 2023, but observability to ensure quality and governance also remain key to successful pipelines for analytics.

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