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HPE allowed Russia to inspect software used by US military

HPE may have inadvertently provided Russia with information about vulnerabilities in software widely used by the US armed forces and many large businesses to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. As reported by Reuters, HPE allowed the Russian authorities to inspect the code base of its ArcSight cyber defence software, which is used to spot intrusions and unusual activity on networks. ... Read More »

EU anti-piracy plan would introduce internet surveillance and ‘ancillary copyright’, claim campaigners

A leaked document from the Council of the European Union indicates that member states are pushing to introduce ‘indiscriminate internet surveillance’ as part of a forthcoming copyright directive. The proposals, backed by the Estonian government while it holds the six-monthly rotating EU presidency, have been justified on the grounds of tackling internet piracy. The proposals suggest two ways in which ... Read More »

IBM’s blockchain raises trust in global food supply chain

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

National Theatre moves to cloud security with Forcepoint

The National Theatre in London works to both educate and entertain its visitors, with 3,000 performances of 30 productions each year, not to mention those who watch the broadcast productions. With so many guests, the organisation’s IT strategy necessarily focuses on protecting end users, making the GDPR an obvious concern. To mitigate the risks involved, it is switching from on-premise ... Read More »

Securities blockchain will raise trust among European SMBs, claims IBM

A blockchain solution designed to replace the paper securities trading certificates commonly issued to private companies today is being built by Italian stock exchange Borsa Italiana (part of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)) and IBM. Designed to simplify the tracking and management of shareholding information, the new system will create a distributed shared registry containing a record of all ... Read More »

‘You can only secure what you can see’

ForeScout is an agentless IoT cybersecurity company, specialising in protecting corporate networks. The firm has announced a new security solution for VMware data centre environments, building on its existing partnership with VMware to track virtual machines. IoT devices are now a recognised security risk. These basic products can often access the entire network; this is how Target was breached in 2013, ... Read More »

Building a better bank: IBM’s blockchain secures cross-border trade

IBM is using its blockchain technology to build and host a new trade finance platform for seven European banks, including Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale. A blockchain is a type of secure data store, where any change in the digital ledger is replicated and visible to all computers in the chain. To alter or delete something, a hacker would need to ... Read More »

Containers are "core to the fabric of IT"

Qualys, the cloud-based security provider, has announced a new product designed to secure Docker containers in both cloud and on-premises deployments. Scheduled to enter beta in Q3 this year, Qualys Container Security is used for continuous security and single-pane visibility in the growing container ecosystem. Customers can proactively protect their container deployments and DevOps processes ‘at any scale,’ the company ... Read More »

Machine learning in attack detection

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

IoT malware, machine learning attacks and a strong uptick on public-facing ransomware are all on the near threat horizon, warns Darktrace

The IoT, machine learning and a doubling-down on public-facing ransomware are all on the IT threat horizon, enterprise immune system firm Darktrace has warned. The overriding issue in the modern landscape, explained Darktrace’s cyber security executive Peppa Wise, is how fast malicious actors are now able to work. “Rules and signatures mean we’re always one stage behind an attacker, because ... Read More »

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