US examines security risks posed by China Telecom and China Mobile’s operations

U.S. examines security risks posed by China Telecom and China Mobile's operations

The Biden administration is conducting a review of China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom due to concerns that these companies could take the American data they access through US cloud and internet providers and provide it to Beijing.

According to three sources familiar with the matter, the Commerce Department is carrying out this previously unreported investigation.

The state-backed companies have been served subpoenas, and 'risk-based analyses' for China Mobile...

Quantum computing is set to destroy crypto. Could cloud-based quantum-proof encryption be the solution?

While still in its early stages, Quantum Computing is expected to revolutionise problem-solving and data processing, casting a looming threat over current blockchain encryption methods. Amidst the uncertainty, cloud-based quantum-proof encryption rises as a tentative solution to quantum threats to blockchain cryptography. Before we delve into its profound implications for cryptocurrencies, let’s cover the basics.

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Cohesity brings Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to Cohesity Data Cloud

Cohesity, a specialist in AI-powered data security and management, has collaborated with Intel to bring Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to the Cohesity Data Cloud.

Leveraged with Fort Knox, Cohesity’s industry-leading cyber vault service, this data-in-use encryption innovation will be the first of its kind in the data management industry.

Together, Cohesity and Intel are solving one of the most pressing cybersecurity challenges for CIOs. Traditionally,...

Accenture to snap up CLIMB to expand technology capabilities

Professional services firm Accenture has agreed to acquire CLIMB, a technology services provider specialising in system integration, IT infrastructure management and operations, primarily in Gunma, Japan.

The acquisition of CLIMB brings more critical skills for global organisations in Japan to navigate technology change.

In particular, CLIMB's expertise will accelerate application and infrastructure modernisation services for financial institutions and government...

Spike in cloud account compromises and email forwarding rule abuse detected

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Cybersecurity firm Red Canary has unveiled its sixth annual Threat Detection Report, examining the trends, threats, and adversary techniques that organisations ought to prioritise in the coming months and years.

The report tracks MITRE ATT&CK techniques that adversaries abuse most frequently throughout the year, and two new and notable entries soared to the top 10 in 2023: Email Forwarding Rule and Cloud Accounts. 

Red Canary’s latest report provides in-depth...

Kyndryl and Veeam team up to deliver comprehensive cyber resiliency

Kyndryl, a technology infrastructure services provider, and Veeam Software, a specialist in data replication and protection software, have formed a global strategic alliance.

The deal will focus on providing customers with resiliency services supported by innovative technology, expert infrastructure management and incident recovery services. Under the alliance, Kyndryl will now be a Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP). 

Kyndryl offers professional services and...

Why companies continue to struggle with cloud visibility – and code vulnerabilities

A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has thrown up more difficulties organisations are facing in security remediation – and achieving visibility from code to cloud.

The report, produced in collaboration with security firm Dazz, polled just over 2,000 IT and security professionals to better understand current cloud environments and security tools. The results were less than confident.

Less than a quarter (23%) of organisations polled reported full...

IT leaders are choosing hybrid cloud strategies due to flexibility, cost-effectiveness and security 

25% of organisations surveyed in the UK have already moved half or more of their cloud based-workloads back to on-premises infrastructures, or are considering doing so, in a phenomenon known as cloud repatriation.

This is according to a recent study by Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, in which 350 IT leaders were questioned on their current hybrid cloud strategies. The survey showed that 93% of respondents had been involved with a cloud repatriation project in the...

UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor.

Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.

A qualified and fully accredited AWS advanced service partner and...

Delinea acquires Authomize to strengthen access management

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Delinea, a provider of solutions that seamlessly extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), has acquired Authomize, an innovator in the detection and elimination of identity-based threats across the cloud.

The continuous discovery and visibility capabilities of Authomize, married with Delinea’s industry-leading SaaS solutions for PAM, will extend the Delinea Platform’s reach for comprehensive privileged controls in the cloud while expanding its role to provide a strong...