TechTarget News - Week of Aug 06, 2023

Rise in fraudsters spoofing the websites of leading UK banks

Despite safeguards to protect customers from scams, UK retail banks are still seeing high volumes of fake phishing websites exploiting their brands, and the problem seems to be increasing in scope and scale

Soracom expands partners for iSIM Commercial IoT growth

Advanced internet of things connectivity provider collaborates with Israeli semiconductor division of CE giant, Kigen, Murat and Quectel to accelerate iSIM deployments

Dell goes partner-first on storage

Vendor will hand channel significant amount of business as it looks to drive increased sales through partners

Google to discuss LLM benefits for threat intelligence programs

Large language models are the backbone of generative AI products launching in the security space. Google will discuss how best to integrate the technology at this week's Black Hat USA.

Solid Q2 results as Three builds 100th Shared Rural Network site

In midst of dealing with strategic merger with erstwhile rival, telco announces construction completion of 100 sites as part of network build-out designed to provide 4G connectivity to 37,000+ rural premises across the UK

Microsoft fixes Azure flaw that was subject of researcher criticism

Microsoft has confirmed a potentially-dangerous flaw in the Azure platform has now been fully fixed, and moved to reassure customers that despite criticism it is committed to responsible disclosure and timely fixes

Eutelsat and Thaicom team for software-defined satellite across Asia

Leading satellite operator expands in-orbit assets to address surging demand for connectivity in Asian region, closing collaborative partnership model to deliver ubiquitous telecommunication services

Google Cloud partner ecosystem ramps up for generative AI

Companies such as 66degrees and Capgemini aim to build generative AI tools using Google's platforms, offering enterprise customers industry and process expertise.

EU's antitrust probe into Microsoft comes too late

The EU's history of conduct over structural remedies to allay competition concerns means its Microsoft probe likely won't result in a substantial impact on the company.

SAP approach of cloud-only innovation causes a stir

SAP's statement that AI and sustainability capabilities will only be available in S/4HANA public cloud requires more clarity and has caused customer unrest.

SDI swaps Cisco wired, wireless LAN for Nile NaaS

Supply chain software maker SDI claims it cut LAN costs by a third with Nile. But Gartner says NaaS is unlikely to become a dominant option for on-premises networking.

Workplace monitoring needs worker consent, says select committee

Employers looking to monitor their employees through connected devices should only to so with the consent of those affected due to negative impacts such surveillance can have on work intensification and mental health

Most influential women in UK tech: The 2023 longlist

Hundreds of women have been nominated to be considered as this year’s Computer Weekly most influential woman in UK tech. Here is a list of all the women put forward in 2023

CrowdStrike observes massive spike in identity-based attacks

Identity-based attacks like Kerberoasting saw massive increases over the last 12 months as adversary breakout time fell, according to CrowdStrike's 2023 Threat Hunting Report.

Vast Data sets sights on analytics, AI

Vast Data expands on its primary storage origin story, adding database management options and targeting analytics, all with an eye on AI workloads.

brsk banks on Neos Network to gain seven-figure broadband reach

As it looks to accelerate network roll-out across some of the UK’s most underserved regions, altnet calls on fibre connectivity firm to provide diverse national backhaul services

Tenable launches LLM-powered ExposureAI product

ExposureAI will be integrated into Tenable One, the vendor's encompassing exposure management platform, and is the latest cybersecurity produce to employ large language models.

Slack launches redesign to centralize notifications, tasks

The collaboration vendor is out with a new interface to centralize workspaces for Enterprise Grid customers and display notifications and unify create functions in one view.

DISH Network pivots to 5G as it recombines with EchoStar

Almost 15 years since they split, US communications and media companies enter definitive agreement to recombine to create global connectivity company and cash in on US 5G sector

Nvidia seeks to help enterprises with generative AI

The hardware and software vendor introduced new offerings to help enterprises work on models locally. It also updated its enterprise AI suite and Omniverse platform.

Three UK expands business offering with device management proposition

Cloud-based offering to enable UK operator to offer businesses ability to manage over-the-air configuration of devices, simplifying complex IT admin while securely increasing employee productivity

Several Exchange Server flaws fixed on August Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addresses 74 vulnerabilities this month with the on-premises email server platform returning to the spotlight with corrections to close six security holes.

Onapsis researchers detail new SAP security threats

At Black Hat 2023, Onapsis researchers demonstrated how attackers could chain a series of SAP vulnerabilities impacting the P4 protocol to gain root access to a target network.

Wiz warns of exposed multi-tenant apps in Azure AD

During a Black Hat USA 2023 session, a Wiz researcher explained how a common misconfiguration in Azure Active Directory led to the exposure of nearly 1,300 applications.

Generative AI takes center stage at Black Hat USA 2023

About one year after generative AI launched into the spotlight, the technology is showing early signs of potential for security at Black Hat USA 2023 in Las Vegas.

Cisco: Hybrid work needs to get better

Cisco’s head of collaboration and security talks up the state of hybrid work and calls for organisations to create magnets rather than mandates for workers to collaborate in the workplace

PSNI investigating second breach after laptop stolen

Just hours after accidentally disclosing the personal details of 10,000 personnel, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has notified a second data breach after a police issue laptop and documents were stolen from a parked car

MoD embarks on cloud-based push to digitise data protection request service

After previously finding itself on the receiving end of a reprimand from the UK data protection watchdog for taking too long to respond to subject access requests, the Ministry of Defence sets out how its turned the situation around with the help of cloud-based system eCase

Google speeds up security update frequency for Chrome

Changes to Google’s security update policy are supposed to help close the gap in which cyber criminals can exploit n-day vulnerabilities

Babylon Health faces downfall

GP at Hand provider once hailed by Matt Hancock looking to sell UK business after merger plans collapse

USDM Life Sciences grants Cloud Assurance Certification to PTC AR design kit

As it ramps up its foray into immersive technologies, engineering tech company sees AR development kit gain certification from compliance firm, allowing users to generate audit-ready documents to serve as regulatory evidence

AI copyright lawsuits are a warning to business users

OpenAI is facing copyright lawsuits raising questions such as whether AI model creators need permission before using copyrighted data, like author's books, to train models.

BT, Ericsson claim 5G first with wideband FDD trial

UK’s top telco and leading global comms tech provider reveal results of trial demonstrated the benefits of configuring spectrum to pave way to standalone mobile networks supporting advanced applications

Trend Micro discloses 'silent threat' flaws in Azure ML

During a Black Hat 2023 session, Trend Micro researchers discussed several vulnerabilities they discovered in Azure Machine Learning that allow sensitive information disclosure.

The long wait for CHIPS Act money just got a little longer

Swamped by applications from more than 400 chip manufacturers hoping to get CHIPS Act money, government officials have pushed back the delivery of those funds to year's end.

Kemba Walden: We need to secure open source software

During her Black Hat USA 2023 keynote, the acting national cyber director said the White House wants to develop realistic policies to improve the security of open source software.

CISA shares 'secure by design' plan for US tech ecosystem

The cyber agency plans to establish secure-by-design principles through internal and external communications, data collection and education for the next generation.

Google Help workers claim layoffs are retaliation for unionising

More than 100 Google Help workers claim that Google and Accenture’s decision to layoff two-thirds of the team was done in retaliation for their attempts to form a union, while companies claim decision was made well in advance of unionisation attempt

Dell EMEA boss: Artificial intelligence of immense value

The debate about the benefit of artificial intelligence rages on, but for those trying to make it deliver benefits for partners, the value of the technology can already be appreciated

Cisco to boost internet of things offer with Working Group Two

Networking technology and services giant looks to enhance internet of things proposition with strategic acquisition of Norwegian pioneer of API consumable and programmable cloud native mobile services platform.

HashiCorp open source change targets competitors

HashiCorp moves to a Business Source License for all its future product releases that prohibits use for commercial purposes, renewing questions about open core business models.

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