Why moving to the cloud can help boost security and compliance [Q&A]

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/18/cloud-boost-security-complaince/ Although the adoption of cloud services has increased over the past few years, many organizations are still unwilling to make the move to the cloud due to security and compliance concerns. But Jim Hansen, VP of product marketing at security management firm AlienVault argues that … Read more

Using AWS for data protection — where barriers can also be benefits

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/aws-data-brotection-barriers-benefits/ Cloud data protection and management specialist Druva has released the results of its 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which shows that the three biggest barriers for moving data to AWS for cloud storage are cost, security and lack of control. But for respondents … Read more

The value of personal data to companies and cyber criminals

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/personal-data-value/ Businesses rely more and more on data, but a new study shows up significant differences in the value that is placed on confidential data around the world and in different industries. The research from cyber security firm Trustwave involved more than 500 IT decision makers … Read more

FileCloud launches GDPR support for private clouds

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/gdpr-private-cloud-support/ With GDPR coming into effect in may 2018, the complex requirements of the legislation may leave many companies struggling to comply. Enterprise file service platform FileCloud is adding new features to its platform to deliver compliance support for organizations using private cloud enterprise file … Read more

New platform streamlines data flow management across the hybrid architectures

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/streamlined-data-flow-management/ As organizations become more reliant on data, its time-sensitive nature means analytics need to be performed at multiple points. However, traditional coding and data management techniques can lead to bottlenecks and slow delivery. Data platform specialist StreamSets is addressing this problem with the launch … Read more

ForeScout integrates with IBM to protect IoT devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/forescout-ibm-iot/ The increase in the number and variety of connected devices has made enterprise IT environments much more complex. Maintaining security and compliance is a tricky problem and IoT security specialist ForeScout is integrating with IBM Security solutions to offer users stringer endpoint protection and … Read more

Email is still the preferred channel for marketers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/email-preferred-marketing/ Despite digital disruption and the emergence of newer technologies, email is still the preferred channel for marketers according to a new report. Email marketing brand Campaigner has released the results of its Digital Marketing Industry Report which shows that past year, 59 percent of … Read more

Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/bad-office-habits-breach/ A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. The survey by cloud … Read more

Poor USB security leaves enterprises at risk

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/poor-enterprise-usb-security/ Security polices for USB devices are frequently outdated and inadequate, and enterprises are often failing to monitor their use, according to a new survey. The study by encrypted drive specialist Apricorn reveals that while nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, … Read more

70 percent of UK consumers have not heard of GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/consumers-gdpr-knowledge/ The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to extensively change data privacy rules in the EU in May, yet a new survey from compliance solution PORT.im shows 70 percent of consumers are completely unaware of their new rights and haven’t even heard of … Read more

Microsoft Goes All In With Kubernetes

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84997.html?rss=1 Microsoft announced a raft of new Kubernetes-related projects this week, demonstrating its growing commitment to the technology. It launched a new version of its experimental Azure Container Instances for Kubernetes, the Virtual Kubelet. Microsoft also entered a collaboration with Heptio on a new disaster … Read more

‘New Mafia’ cyber attacks on businesses up 23 percent in 2017

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/08/new-mafia-cyber-attacks/ A new report from anti-malware specialist Malwarebytes says that the volume and sophistication of cyber attacks is growing thanks to an increase in organized cyber crime it dubs the ‘New Mafia’. Ransomware attacks up to the end of October have surpassed total figures for … Read more

Three quarters of retail organizations lack a breach response plan

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/retail-breach-response/ As online retailers gear up for their busiest period of the year, how prepared are they to face the threat of cyber attacks? A new study from cyber security company Tripwire reveals that just 28 percent of respondents say they have a fully tested … Read more

New Open Platform Helps Enterprises Manage Their Own Cloud Services

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84989.html?rss=1 CoreOS on Tuesday announced the release of Tectonic 1.8, a Kubernetes container management platform. Tectonic enables enterprises to deploy key automation infrastructure components that function like managed cloud services without cloud vendor lock-in. The CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog offers an alternative to cloud … Read more

Organizations not in control of their public cloud spending

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/control-public-cloud-spending/ Companies don’t have an understanding of their public cloud spend, with 75 percent either overspending relative to their budget, or simply not knowing how much they are spending. A study by cloud optimization service Densify shows while the majority of organizations have budgeted spend … Read more

Low code platforms lead to a rise in ‘citizen developers’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/low-code-citizen-developers/ The introduction of low code platforms has led to more and more applications being developed outside of the IT department. A new report from development platform company Kintone reveals that one in five executives say more than 50 percent of their applications were developed … Read more

60 percent of organizations aren’t ready for GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/organizations-not-ready-for-gdpr/ With the deadline of May 2018 looming closer, a new survey shows 60 percent of respondents in the EU and 50 percent in the US say they face some serious challenges in being GDPR compliant. The study by data protection specialist Varonis polled 500 … Read more

New tools speed up enterprise DevOps adoption

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/enterprise-devops-adoption-2/ Many businesses are turning to DevOps to speed up application deployment, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the new tools, specialized skills, and cultural shifts needed to make it work. Customer engagement specialist Pegasystems is tackling this with the launch of a new … Read more

New tool offers an affordable anti-ransomware solution for enterprises

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/affordable-anto-ransomware-enterprise/ Over the last year attacks like WannaCry and Petya have brought ransomware into the public eye like never before. Security intelligence platform CyberSight is launching a new solution to predict, detect and stop ransomware attacks. RansomStopper uses proprietary technology and machine learning to provide … Read more

Almost half of businesses think their leadership is digitally illiterate

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/business-digital-illiteracy/ Digital transformation is increasingly critical to business success, yet a new survey of technology professionals shows that 47 percent lack confidence in the digital literacy of their leadership. The study by technology association ISACA shows less than 25 percent of organizations believe their senior leadership … Read more

Ivanti inventories and protects enterprise endpoints

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/enterprise-endpoint-protection/ Endpoint systems continue to be the weakest point for most organizations, allowing a potential route for hackers to penetrate networks and steal data. IT and security operations specialist Ivanti is launching a new version of its Endpoint Manager and Endpoint Security aimed at simplifying … Read more

Lost time on conference calls costs businesses $34 billion a year

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/conference-call-waste/ Business people waste an average of 15 minutes on each conference call they make simply getting started or dealing with distractions throughout the call. This wasted time costs US and UK businesses over $34 billion/£26 billion according to a new report. Online meeting company … Read more

Most people would stop dealing with companies following a data breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/stop-dealing-following-breach/ If a company suffered a data breach, 70 percent of consumers would stop doing business with it, according to a new survey of 10,000 people worldwide. The study carried out for digital security company Gemalto also reveals that 37 percent now believe that they … Read more

Number of stolen credentials at top UK companies triples in 2017

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/uk-stolen-credentials/ A new study from threat intelligence platform Anomali reveals that the volume of credential exposures among FTSE 100 companies in the UK has dramatically increased to 16,583 from April to July 2017, compared to 5,275 in last year’s analysis. According to the findings 77 … Read more

AWS Offers Aurora Cloud DB Service Compatible With PostgreSQL

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84914.html?rss=1 AWS on Tuesday announced the general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. The service is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, the company said. AWS also announced that customers migrating to Amazon Aurora from another database can use the AWS Database … Read more