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Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
A new variant of the banking trojan Dridex is part of a sophisticated phishing attack targeting users of the cloud-based accounting firm Xero.
High Wycombe, UK, 7 September 2017: International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has today announced that it will be partnering with Qudini, an award-winning London-based SaaS customer experience management company offering queue management and appointment booking software to retailers, at Paris Retail Week 2017 (19-21 September, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles) on Stand NO56.Qudini will be showcasing its cloud-based customer experience management platform with Starrsquo;s TSP700II LAN printer.

This platform enables retailers to reduce customer... Source: RealWire
Diamond giant replaces disparate array of project tools with unified platformLondon, September 6 2017 – Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced that the world's leading diamond company, De Beers, has chosen its cloud-based platform to improve communication and collaboration between its project management and product development teams – and, in turn, boost efficiency within the group.“We are committed to providing our customers with a high level of service and a... Source: RealWire
BT has said its new Personalised Compute Management System will allow businesses to speed up their digital transformation by accessing cloud-based business services globally.
As the world of cloud computing becomes more globalized, IT professionals need multiple levels of security and transparency to manage cloud relationships. Using a cloud data integration solution, an enterprise can configure a number of disparate application programs sharing data in a diverse network, including cloud-based data repositories.

This allows enterprise tech professionals to manage, monitor and cleanse data from various web-based and mobile applications more effectively.IT Central Station users have identified agile data transformation, a clear, customizable dashboard and efficient data replication as valuable features when looking for a cloud data integration solution.

According to their reviews, the IT Central Station community has ranked Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Dell Boomi AtomSphere,  IBM App Connect and SnapLogic as leading cloud data integration solutions in the market.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Itrsquo;s never good news when your workloads, data, or both get hacked in a public cloud.

Fortunately, itrsquo;s something that rarely occurs.

But as workloads and data sets on the public clouds become more numerous, such a hack could occur.The best way to recover from an attack, aka a hack, is to remain calm and follow these simple rules.[ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. | Also: InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ]What do if your public cloud is hacked Do shut down the machine instances as quickly as you can. Irsquo;m often taken aback by the number of admins who keep compromised systems up and running.

Chances are that the hackers have not yet culled all your data, so you can stop further damage by taking those systems down quickly. Do contact your provider right away. It typically has automated procedures to lock things down for you, and even locate the source of the attack. Do review your security policies and security tools, at your first opportunity. Something fell through the cracks, and most breaches that I see are due to human error. While itrsquo;s fresh in your mind, itrsquo;s time to do some self-discovery to ensure something like this does not happen again.

Even if this specific breach was the cloud providerrsquo;s fault, the next time it could be your faultmdash;so use the incident to review what you control. Do contact those whose information may have been compromised. The days of keeping breaches to yourself are long over.
If Social Security numbers or credit card data has been compromised, the owners need to be contacted so they can watch for fraud.
If itrsquo;s personally identifiable information (PII) or other protected data, you need to contact your regulatory authority as well. What not to do if your public cloud is hacked Donrsquo;t try to combat the hackers with a counterattack. Shut the systems down first, remove the IP addresses, and then figure out what happened. Retaliation is a macho thing that Irsquo;ve seen occur in the last few yearsmdash;donrsquo;t go there.
Itrsquo;s not a street fight.
Irsquo;ve even seen companies that were attacked launch counter-DDOS attacks at the offending IP addresses. Not smart.
In the long run, yoursquo;ll just waste more time and money, and possibly open yourself to a full-on vendetta attack. Donrsquo;t make rash decisions about rehosting. These days, many companies move to the cloud because their on-premises systems got hacked.
If cloud-based systems are hacked, I suspect wersquo;ll hear a lot of people say, “Wersquo;re heading back to the enterprise data center.” The grass is always greener, and you need to thoroughly think through such a move. Huge and expensive rehosting decisions could turn into huge and expensive mistakes.  Donrsquo;t play the blame game. Although itrsquo;s tempting to call people out who you view as responsible, that almost never delivers the outcome yoursquo;re seeking. Donrsquo;t overexplain. Among the great many mistakes Irsquo;ve seen included a company sending out press releases, where one would have done the trick.

The public will view such overexplaining as a weakness, and many will assume yoursquo;re hiding something in the deluge of explanationsmdash;that yoursquo;re fast-talking. Make your points and be done with it. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Yet another unlimited cloud storage company is scaling back its offerings.
Locking down servers and cloud with this itty-bitty chip Google has unveiled more details about how security built into its custom silicon chips underpins the integrity of its servers and cloud-based services.…
Filecoin is expected to raise millions in an initial coin offering.
Oxford – 8th August, 2017 Oxehealth, the company using digital video cameras to monitor human activity and vital signs, today announced the appointment of Barney Quinn as its Chairman with immediate effect.

Barney has over 30 yearsrsquo; experience with software and cloud-based companies.

For 13 years, Barney was a main board director of Sherwood International plc, a provider of software and services to the insurance industry. He was also CEO of Workplace Systems International plc,... Source: RealWire
[London – 4 August 2017] Europersquo;s leading distributors increased their share of the supply chain, growing their revenues by an average of 5.4% while overall the ICT industry grew by just 0.3% according to the latest research from IT Europa and Gartner respectively.

The ICT industry has been changing fast with Managed Services and Cloud-based applications driving much of the growth and the Distribution sector would seem to be evolving to address this shift.IT Europarsquo;s... Source: RealWire