TechTarget News - Week of Aug 21, 2022

How a female coder rose through the ranks in tech

Padmaja Kota started her career as a software engineer before picking up product development and rising through the ranks to become an engineering leader at a cloud-based software company

Kaspersky threat data added to Microsoft Sentinel service

Microsoft and Kaspersky have agreed a collaboration to integrate Kaspersky’s threat data feeds into Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM/SOAR service

CityFibre looks to power next phase of growth with brand update

Corporate brand refresh is designed to help cement firm’s increasing prominence in UK full-fibre arena, addressing what it says is consumer confusion across the broadband market

Ogi ramps up full-fibre broadband roll-out across south Wales

Leading Welsh broadband provider reveals the latest areas designated for full-fibre connectivity as part of its broadband digital infrastructure programme, bringing the total to 38 Welsh towns and villages

CEO of spyware vendor NSO Group steps down

Current NSO Group COO Yaron Shohat will replace outgoing CEO Shalev Hulio as part of a reorganization for the vendor, which has come under fire from the U.S. government.

Google Cloud and Singapore government team up on AI

Singapore’s National AI office will tap Google Cloud’s expertise in artificial intelligence to build artificial intelligence applications and train public sector officers on AI

Farming tech projects get £16.5m in government funding

Projects receiving funding through latest round of farming innovation programme include tech to improve fruit farming and the use of artificial intelligence to improve pigs’ welfare

Continued major customer rise fuels strong second quarter for Zoom

Post-Covid boom may have subsided, but conferencing and comms company keeps on track with increased total revenues in second fiscal quarter, when its product diversification strategy focused on delivering better intelligence

Giganet taps Neos Networks to drive UK gigabit broadband expansion

UK fibre connectivity supplier provides what it says is crucial back-haul capability to allow growing established internet service provider to offer regional and national high-speed fibre connectivity

Altice gets regulatory green light for added stake in BT

Despite previous worries by UK government of potential threat to levelling-up agenda on broadband, corporate regulatory probe finds no issue with increase in stakeholding by long-rumoured potential buyer of UK incumbent telco

InfluxData eases event streaming data collection

The new Native Collectors service in the cloud is an attempt by the time series database vendor to let users connect to message broker services and event streaming data.

Alibaba Cloud unveils RISC-V chip development platform

The Wujian 600 chip development platform will help developers build systems-on-chip to support edge applications such as home robots, medical imaging and video conferencing

Alleged Twitter security failings spell trouble ahead

Twitter’s former security head, Peiter Zatko, has alleged a number of serious cyber failures at the social media platform, raising the spectre of investigations and sanctions

Subway puts Zen on broadband menu

Leading UK food chain confirms long-standing ISP as an accredited partner to supply its stores across the country with a bespoke connectivity offering that facilitates a delivery line of service that was not previously possible

New SAS, SingleStore integration boosts speed, efficiency

The integration between the longtime data and analytics vendor and the upstart database vendor enables users to work with data in-database, which increases speed-to-insight.

Transition continuing at K3 Business Technology

Channel player updates investors on progress made in its fiscal H1 as it looks to build a business serving the retail sector

Most CISOs think they’ve been attacked by a nation state

Most organisations have made changes to their cyber strategies and policies following Russia’s invasion, and almost two-thirds suspect they have been directly targeted or impacted by a nation-state cyber attack

Apple's hybrid work plans draw worker pushback

Apple's executives say in-person collaboration is essential to the company's innovative culture. Employees have asked the company to rethink forced hybrid work.

Nokia, Furukawa accelerate Optical LAN in Latin America

Leading global communications technology provider strikes up partnership with network cabling specialist to bring benefits of optical local area network connectivity to Latin American enterprise market

Zilliz raises $60M for open source Milvus vector database

The leading commercial backer behind the open source Milvus database project is looking to advance the technology to build out a database for AI application workloads.

Low-code platforms create call for business-savvy developers

The rising popularity of low-code platforms may mark a decline for coding as a job priority, but demand is up for developers with a strong grasp of business knowledge, say experts.

Inflation: Server costs rise, software sells at a premium

Latest PPI data reveals a 3.1% month-over-month uptick for host computers and servers, while storage prices drop slightly and professional services stand pat.

New funding for Anyscale boosts popular Ray AI platform

The startup raised $99 million and released a new version of its open source framework, which helps enterprises scale AI workloads and projects with available resources.

PyPI phishing renews call for mandatory 2FA, package signing

Some developers view compulsory 2FA and package signing as a threat to productivity, but industry experts say such requirements are inevitable amid ongoing cyberattacks.

U.S. spending triggers race to train construction workers

Massive U.S. spending on everything from new roads to wind generation is testing the ability of the government and private sector to churn out enough construction workers.

LockBit 3.0 cements dominance of ransomware ecosystem

Ransomware attacks were up 47% in July compared with the previous month, according to the latest threat data from NCC Group, with the LockBit family largely to blame

Bristow takes off with Speedcast multi-year connectivity agreement

Communications and IT services provider to deliver technology upgrades and SD-WAN solution to a leading global aviation services provider, connecting more than 40 onshore energy and search and rescue sites

Adaptive RedAlert, Monster ransomwares go cross-platform

Kaspersky researchers have shared new intelligence on two emergent cyber criminal groups that have adapted their ransomwares to target different operating systems at the same time

British broadband boosted further by Swish Fibre and Truespeed

Fast-growing UK altnet signals long-term ambition to become a national broadband provider with the launch of a new Yorkshire subsidiary, while Bath-based full-fibre provider claims step-change in its mission to bring the south-west out of the digital slow lane in partnership with Adtran to enhance network with XGS-PON technology

Twitter whistleblower report holds security lessons

The whistleblower report from Twitter's former security lead should provide companies and boards with lessons on how not to handle internal security concerns.

Mitiga: Attackers evade Microsoft MFA to lurk inside M365

During an incident response investigation, Mitiga discovered attackers were able to create a second authenticator with no multifactor authentication requirements.

Kubernetes security reaches maturity milestone with v1.25

Kubernetes Pod Security Admission has reached stable status, replacing Pod Security Policies, as the core Kubernetes framework delegates advanced features to the wider community.

Ransomware defies seasonal trends with increase

The return and rebranding of major crews saw the volume of ransomware attacks in July jump 47%, defying seasonal trends, according to researchers at NCC Group.

Making her mark in financial technology

Archana Manjunatha’s career in financial technology took her to the trading floors in India, where she learned the ropes of futures and options trading and the back offices of some of the world’s largest banks

Intel's Wei Li on low-code/no-code AI and sentience

Wei Li, Intel's vice president and general manager of AI and analytics, outlines how low-code/no-code AI can help developers and chimes in on the sentient AI debate.

LastPass discloses data breach

LastPass CEO Karim Toubba said no customer data or password details were compromised, and the company does not recommend an immediate course of action to users.

The legacy of Optane goes on

Intel's storage class memory has ceased production, but the technology and the mission for cheaper, more performant storage disrupted an entire market.

Troubled AI vendor DataRobot hit by more layoffs

The layoffs come after the former CEO quit amid criticism that he and top execs dumped stock as the company's financial outlook dimmed. The AI vendor is now in downsizing mode.

ADP: Automation gains can cut HR service costs

ADP has upgraded its HR service capabilities, shifting more work to employee self-service. It is part of a broad industry effort to automate as much HR work as possible.

Zoom updates Contact Center, but features lag rivals

Zoom has added new Contact Center tools for supervisors and agents, giving management better insight into metrics while offering agents more ways to help customers.

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