TechTarget News - Week of Jul 28, 2019

Cyber kill chain is outdated, says Carbon Black

The chief cyber security officer of Carbon Black calls for a new cognitive paradigm to fend off cyber adversaries that are now attacking in cycles

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins spared jail

British security researcher who helped halt the global WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS in 2017 has avoided jail in the US for creating other malware

One-third of UK councils have IT budgets cut

Many local authorities’ IT budgets are being reduced at a time when they are trying to digitally transform to cut costs and improve processes

Looker's acquisition by Google seen in a good light for users

Overshadowed at the time by Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau, a few months later, Google's acquisition of Looker is still seen as a major positive for Looker's users.

ICO selects first innovation Sandbox participants

UK privacy watchdog has chosen the first firms to take part in its Sandbox programme aimed at developing innovative and beneficial products and services that are privacy compliant

ODI investigates use of private sector data by cities

The Open Data Institute is seeking to find out whether cities have the levels of access needed to access data collected by private sector organisations

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A fresh channel face at Vodafone and a new boss at LogRhythm are just a couple of the highlights from the past week

Quantum CEO looks to modernize data storage platforms

Quantum continues support of legacy tape, NAS and disk, but its products are now 'software-defined and hyper-converged.' CEO Jamie Lerner says its SEC probe is winding down.

Browser OS could turn the browser into the new desktop

In this Q&A, VDC Research's Eric Klein explains why Chrome OS has jumped ahead of the market by providing a browser OS that addresses enterprise use cases.

Untangling GDPR fines with Synopsys' Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey of Synopsys tries to clear up some of the mystery around how GDPR regulators determine the fines levied on companies for major data breaches or privacy violations.

Kanarys launches new diversity and inclusion platform

Kanarys uses company demographics, anonymous employee reviews and industry rankings in an effort to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Newest version of CloudNAS now available

CloudNAS 4.2 is now available, and it includes updates such as new support for JumpCloud and OpenLDAP. Additionally, CacheDrive can now be integrated with third-party applications.

Australia to upgrade supercomputer in HPC boost

The Gadi supercomputer at the Australian National University will run 10 times faster than its predecessor, giving researchers access to high performance computing resources to solve the toughest research problems

Former AWS engineer arrested for Capital One data breach

Capital One announces data breach affecting more than 100 million customers as US federal authorities arrest a Seattle woman formerly employed by Amazon Web Services

Huawei ‘galvanised’ by Trump ban

Huawei has found itself caught in the crossfire of the US president’s trade war with China, but chairman Liang Hua says the firm is rising to the challenge

Mobiles top target of nation state surveillance

Nation states are targeting individual mobile users for intelligence gathering and disruption of rivals as security on mobile devices lags behind traditional computing, a report reveals

Cisco increasing channel digital marketing support

Vendor brings together various marketing initiatives under one umbrella to help the channel reach out to customers more effectively

Chief data officers urged to master product management

Webscale businesses are data-driven. Data drives new application areas and fuels product development – and businesses will need a similar strategy, says analyst

Google increases presence and investments in Finland

New next-generation datacentre at Hamina and technology training hub in Helsinki illustrate Google’s growing interest in Finland

Carbonite CEO joins IDG, interim CEO steps in

Former Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali joined tech media company International Data Group as Steve Munford stepped in to become interim CEO.

UK government announces new online safety body

The UK Council for Internet Safety has an expanded scope to tackle digital abuse and will inform future policy development

Cisco partners get digital marketing support

A Cisco marketing program is getting a new look as the vendor refreshes its partner marketing training and rolls out a new comarketing service focused on digital campaigns.

2019 data breach disclosures: 10 of the biggest -- so far

Enterprises have disclosed a number of significant data breaches in the first half of 2019. Here's a look at some of the biggest and most notable breaches so far this year.

AT&T introduces managed threat detection and response service

Using Alien Labs threat intelligence, AT&T Cybersecurity's Managed Threat Detection and Response service intends to identify and contain cybersecurity threats sooner to reduce data breaches.

Oscar-winning studio tames file data with Oracle, Igneous

Making movies is a file-intensive business, and Hollywood studios must give their artists the right storage technologies to store, manage and protect business-critical data.

FBI charges former AWS engineer in Capital One breach

The FBI arrested a former AWS engineer who allegedly stole data for more than 100 million Capital One customers and credit card applications, thanks to a misconfigured firewall.

GitOps path puts CI/CD ahead of infrastructure automation

Which comes first -- automated app deployment pipelines, or automated infrastructures on which to deploy? At GitOps shop Procore, the answer is emphatically the former.

VMware on Google Cloud deal gives users another choice

VMware's deal with Google is the latest among top-tier players supporting each other's cloud. The question now is: How will Microsoft and IBM-Red Hat respond?

Financial services top cyber attack target

Financial services are among the most attractive targets for cyber attackers, security researchers reveal, with phishing and credential stuffing among the top threats

Scottish tax holiday tempts Openreach

Openreach has announced 36 new locations in line for its expanding full-fibre broadband network build, with Scotland a particular focus after the announcement of additional rates relief

Parallels Remote Application Server brings AI, 2FA to SMBs

Parallels added new capabilities to its Remote Application Server product, including better reporting and monitoring for management and easier access to daily applications.

Backup trends of 2019: Acquisitions, funding and CEO changes

The acquisitions, funding rounds and CEO changes among backup vendors so far this year hint that even more changes are coming. Experts weigh in on the trends in backup we've already seen in 2019.

NuoDB 4.0 improves cloud-native database capabilities

Support for multiple clouds, tighter integration with Kubernetes and indexing enhancements that accelerate database performance highlight the new NuoDB release.

Microsoft sets end date for Skype for Business Online

Microsoft says it will stop offering Skype for Business Online starting July 31, 2021, making Teams the go-to Office 365 application for online calling and collaboration.

Adobe Experience Platform adds features for data scientists

New Adobe analytics features Query Service and Data Science Workspace are generally available on the Adobe Experience Platform after being announced in beta almost a year ago.

SaaS management tool eases merger transition for IT

When European car-sharing startup Drivy becomes Getaround this fall, a SaaS management tool will integrate the two companies' IT systems, an increasingly common need for businesses.

How Singapore’s NTUC Enterprise is embracing digital transformation

NTUC Enterprise is starting to look more like a technology company, employing DevOps to speed up software development and developing new digital business models even as cultural barriers to transformation remain

IBM Garage tunes up clients for multi-cloud projects

IBM's Garage methodology, which has helped more than 500 customers move to the cloud, modernize legacy apps and create new ones, has expanded its language support and internal use.

Leaked Sephora databases peddled on dark web

Cyber security firm finds two databases likely to be related to the Sephora data breach that affected online customers in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand

GDPR taken more seriously after first fines

Security professionals believe the first big fines under the General Data Protection Regulation will get organisations to take the new rules more seriously, but will not necessarily change policies or practices

Skilled staff key to delivering CDW strategy

Channel player's CEO opens up about the importance of having the staff to deliver its growth ambitions during a call discussing its Q2 results

Amazon buys NVMe startup E8 Storage to boost public cloud

The E8 Storage portfolio includes D-24 appliances that pack 24 NVMe SSDs in 2U, plus software-defined storage software for reference hardware with major server vendors.

Asigra appliance uses Zadara technology

Asigra partnered with Zadara to release a purpose-built backup appliance with a subscription-based pricing model. It's aimed at service providers who would rather rent than buy.

IBM-Red Hat integration begins with OpenShift, Cloud Paks

With the acquisition deal done, IBM shared its plans to have Red Hat OpenShift software serve as foundational building blocks that can be used to create applications spanning hybrid and multi-cloud environments via IBM Cloud Paks.

New Gurucul network traffic analysis tool debuts

Gurucul's new Network Behavior Analytics tool uses machine learning analytics to provide a full view of network activity to identify and monitor unusual activity from any entity.

Lack of resources top challenge to IT security

A lack of resources is the top challenge to information security professionals, followed by a lack of experience and skills, a survey reveals

Ultima talks of growth prospects after landing PE investment

The intelligent automation specialist has gained a significant investment from a private equity backer that will give it the chance to dedicate funds to both its product strategy and M&A activity

Acora snaps up Plan-Net

Combined business will create a sizeable operation offering managed services to the mid-market

Exten Technologies releases 3.0 version of NVMe platform

Exten Technologies' HyperDynamic storage software is now available in its newest iteration. New features added were designed to simplify NVMe-oF storage management and deployment.

BT chief urges PM to act decisively on broadband

BT’s new chief executive Philip Jansen says he is ready to help meet Boris Johnson’s broadband roll-out goals, but warns the cost will be high

Data ethics issues create minefields for analytics teams

Organizations have to map out ethical boundaries for data mining and analytics applications, according to participants in a roundtable discussion on data and ethics.

Capital One breach suspect may have hit other companies

History from a Slack channel run by the Capital One data breach suspect points to data stolen from more organizations, but no evidence of other attacks has been found yet.

Cohesity CyberScan scans backup copies for security risks

Cohesity CyberScan uses to find security vulnerabilities in backup copies. Because the app is scanning backups, it doesn't affect performance of production environments.

IBM Cloud Paks open new business for channel partners

The IBM-Red Hat merger has produced IBM Cloud Paks, a new OpenShift-based product line. Executives said Cloud Paks will benefit both IBM and Red Hat's partners; other news.

Bluescape releases newest version of its mobile app

The newest Bluescape app enables users to give presentations by launching a session from the app onto a larger touchscreen. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Tech panel highlights digital healthcare products, platforms

From an electronic stethoscope to a voice technology platform, six startups presented their products at the 11th annual mHealth & Telehealth World Summit in Boston.

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