Stephen Boyer, CTO, BitSight: Risk quantification and ransomware

If 2021 stood out for one thing in the cybersecurity industry, it would have to be the rise in security breaches. From lone ransomware incidents on small, digitising businesses to US government data breaches through SolarWinds software, the pandemic instilled a before unseen vitality into cyber criminals and bad actors. BitSight, currently celebrating its 10th… … Read more

Tencent Cloud expands global footprint with Latin America entry

Tencent Cloud, China’s second largest cloud provider after Alibaba, has launched its first internet data centre in Latin America. Located in Brazil’s financial capital São Paulo, the facility adds to Tencent’s global network of 27 cloud regions and 68 availability zones. The company’s expansion into Latin America comes to meet the growing demand for digitisation… … Read more

JEDI: Oracle and Google enter the bidding war for Pentagon cloud contract

The prolonged JEDI war – between Amazon and Microsoft, not Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker – for the $10 billion contract to modernise the US Department of Defence’s (DoD) cloud infrastructure has entered a new saga. Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract back in 2019, although its victory was short-lived when Amazon… … Read more

Head in the clouds: Securing a path to the cloud for your business

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has dubbed 2021 The Year of the Multicloud, and with good reason. Even prior to the pandemic, the market for cloud tools was broadening and becoming increasingly complex, giving businesses a lot to think about as they started to ramp up their digital transformation efforts. For small to medium-sized businesses in… … Read more

AWS Skills Centre launches in Seattle as part of cloud training initiative

Amazon Web Services is opening its AWS Skills Centre in downtown Seattle to break down barriers to entry into the cloud computing industry. Described as an “in-person cloud learning space”, the AWS Skills Centre will provide free training, career networking, and job placement events for anyone curious about a future career in the cloud industry.… … Read more

Breaking through the cloud security skills gap

With the proliferation of remote workers over the past eighteen months, companies have had to rely on cloud-based applications to ensure they remained in business. The recent Application Security Report from Fortinet and Cybersecurity Insiders found that 48% of respondents had more than 100 unique applications running in their environment, whilst 26% reported using more… … Read more

Informatica and Microsoft unveil program to launch Modern Cloud Analytics on Microsoft Azure

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management firm, has created a joint Modern Cloud Analytics program with Microsoft Azure. It is hoped this will provide customers with one of the fastest, lowest cost, lowest risk paths to modernise PowerCenter ETL and on-premises data warehouses to Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloudä (IDMC) on Azure and Azure Synapse… … Read more

Telenor partners with Google Cloud to digitise telecom offering

Telenor, a Norwegian multinational telco provider, has partnered with Google Cloud to digitise its services and explore further joint offering opportunities. The companies plan to not only use Google Cloud capabilities to improve Telenor’s current infrastructure, but also to collaborate on new improvements through Google’s knowledge of data management, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The… … Read more