Genband tells telcos to modernise

Telco’s have been told it’s time to modernise by Patrick Joggerst, EVP, Global Sales and Marketing, Genband. Joggerst made his statement during the keynote at Perspectives17, Genband’s annual user conference. He also delivered a 5 step plan for telcos to make life easy for them. An explosion of devices needs a new telco approach Joggerst…

IBM z14 plays the trust card, but does it hold a winning hand?

It’s that time again, the time that most observers in the industry say will never happen. IBM is releasing the next generation of its z Systems mainframe products called the z14. IBM has seen an acceleration of sales across its z Systems business unit helped, in part, by the LinuxONE models. With z14, IBM will…

Comodo targets Symantec certificate business

Comodo has announced an upgrade programme for Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates. This programme is designed to take advantage of the problems facing Symantec’s certificate business. Over the last three years it has suffered a number of problems at the division with staff issuing improper certificates. Back in 2015 it even fired a number of…

GENBAND delivers NFV on Red Hat OpenStack

GENBAND has announced that Red Hat has certified its NFV software on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The news came as GENBAND’s annual user conference Perspectives17 got under way in Los Angeles. Red Hat has also certified GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Manager and several VNFs. According to Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Solutions Marketing…

RoughTed malvertising tops June malware chart

Security vendor Check Point has said RoughTed topped the malware charts in June. In a blog post it said that 28% of organisations globally were affected by the RoughTed malvertising campaign last month. This number comes from Check Point’s global network of sensors and data from customers who have opted in to provide real-time threat…

Will IBM reinvent software licensing with containers?

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement.…

Ovidiy Stealer variants on the rise

  Proofpoint has released a blog giving details of malware Ovidiy Stealer. This is a credential stealer that is being actively marketed and under constant development. It was originally detected in June 2017 and there are already several versions in circulation. Proofpoint reports that the product is being targeted at Russian speaking cybercriminals. The cost…

Identity theft leaves Securitas AB CEO bankrupt

Alf Goransson, CEO, Securitas AB has become one of the highest profile victims of identity theft. The news broke yesterday when his employers announced that a court had declared Goransson bankrupt. For a listed company this sort of news would, typically, send its shares price into freefall. It didn’t. The reason is the company managed…

Cybersecurity competition targets IOT

The Cyber Security Challenge UK recently held its latest face-to-face competition at Roke Manor. Competitors had to defend an Internet of Things (IOT) connected manor house from attackers. There was a lot at stake for the competitors who had to learn how to work in teams with people they had only met the night before.…