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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…

Will your holiday end in a cyberattack?

Secure password and digital vault vendor Keeper Security has published a list of countries it calls the riskiest holiday destinations for cyber security. The data comes from Intel and refers to the number of breaches of mobile devices in 2016. The list of countries will surprise many in the cyber security industry as it misses…

MacRansom coming to a Mac near you

Security vendor Fortinet has revealed details of the MacRansom, Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) malware. The blog, written by security researchers Rommel Joven and Wayne Chin Yick Low, should act as a warning to Mac users to secure their devices. The researchers believe that this is the first RaaS targeted at Mac OS. The attack…

Secret Double Octopus launches authenticator app

Israeli security start-up Secret Double Octopus has launched its authenticator app for enterprises. It is designed to avoid insecure channels used by many multi-factor authentication solutions. SMS , tokens, push notifications and biometrics have all come under attack from hackers. This has made multi-factor authentication complex and limited its security benefits. What is Secret Double…

The elephant climbs on IBM Storage

IBM and Hortonworks have announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on IBM Elastic Storage (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Scale. The announcement comes a week after a series of other updates to the IBM Spectrum and Cloud Object Storage product lines. It sees HDP being certified on IBM Spectrum Scale on both Power8 and x86. This…

Making encrypted data visible

Gigamon has announced an expansion to its GigaSECURE SSL/TLS Decryption solution. It has delivered new inline capabilities to enhance the ability to decrypt SSL/TLS traffic. This enables Security Operations (SecOps) teams to see what is moving in and out of the organisation. The ability to decrypt encrypted data has become a key part of the security…

Blancco slams SSD security management

Data erasure and mobile device diagnostics specialist Blancco has slammed IT departments over data protection on SSD drives. It’s latest report has found that companies have an over reliance on encryption to protect data. In addition, many still believe that simply reformatting an SSD is sufficient to remove all the data. With the growth of…

Navia VPN solution goes to Indiegogo

An Irish and German collaboration has taken to Indiegogo to seek funds for a hardware VPN device called the Navia. Digital Equipment Communications Ltd and ZenGuard are after €60,000 in funds for their portable VPN appliance. With 30 days to go they have managed to reach 53% of their target with some packages already sold…

IBM and FDA target secure healthcare data

IBM Watson Health has signed a deal with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to research secure healthcare data exchange. This will be about whether blockchain technology can improve the security of patient records and data. This study that will be watched eagerly by healthcare vendors, data regulators and patients. The study will focus initially…

Thales encrypts Docker containers

Security vendor Thales has announced updates to its Vormetric Data Security Platform aimed at securing Docker containers. The updates raise the level of security around containers substantially. Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management for Thales e-Security said: “Thales continues to innovate by providing advanced data security solutions and services that delivers trust wherever information…