Singapore listed as launch leader for cyberattacks | Cisco Intersight aims to simplify data center ops | Dell EMC, Microsoft, General Dynamics score $1B federal cloud contract
September 22, 2017
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Singapore listed as launch leader for cyberattacks
Singapore ranks as the top originator of cyberattacks in a report by Check Point Software Technologies, although much internet traffic in and out of the country could be launched elsewhere. "As a commercial hub with high interconnectivity, Singapore is undoubtedly an attractive target for cybercriminals," said a spokesman for the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.
Bloomberg (9/22) 
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Internet of Things
Cisco Intersight aims to simplify data center ops
Cisco Intersight, the company's cloud-based IT management platform for its Unified Computing System and HyperFlex Systems, offers data center customers one subscription service for access to a host of capabilities. Intersight is designed to be intuitive and evolve as it learns.
CRN (US) (9/21),  ZDNet (9/21) 
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Dell EMC, Microsoft, General Dynamics score $1B federal cloud contract
Dell EMC, Microsoft, General Dynamics score $1B federal cloud contract
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Microsoft, Dell EMC and General Dynamics have landed a $1 billion US Air Force contract to complete a mega-transition of IT and communications to the cloud for roughly 776,000 users across the USAF, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Defense Logistics Agency. The Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services program contract is a five-year deal, but the companies plan a complete rollout in less than 12 months by migrating 5,000 to 7,000 users each week.
ZDNet (9/20),  SDxCentral (9/21) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Delphi, BlackBerry partnership aims to secure connected vehicles
Delphi, BlackBerry partnership aims to secure connected vehicles
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BlackBerry has entered a deal that will bring its QNX operating system to Delphi's Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning platform for connected cars. The operating system's features, such as anomaly detection and file encryption, will be paired with Delphi's middleware and algorithms to bolster security.
Mashable (9/20) 
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Security & Privacy
Report shows increase in data breach incidents worldwide
Gemalto's Breach Level Index report showed that a total of 918 data breach incidents were reported globally in the first half of this year, up by 13% from the second half of 2016, with the health care sector having the most breaches at 228 and the US experiencing 781 incidents. Researchers also found that the number of records breached in the first half of 2017 increased by 164% to 1.9 billion records compared with the second half of last year.
Becker's Hospital Review (9/20) 
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Verizon offers managed security service for enterprises
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has brought out the Software Defined Perimeter platform, a managed cybersecurity service incorporating Vidder's application-layer access control software. Gartner's Lawrence Pingree notes that Vidder's technology "requires authentication between two systems with a controller architecture before it allows connectivity to go between them."
Light Reading (9/19) 
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Government IT
European Commission suggests expansion of cybersecurity unit
The European Commission wants to expand ENISA's role through a revised mandate. Under the mandate, the agency would become responsible for creating a cybersecurity certification process that would bolster cybersecurity by implementing a set of standards and certifications for security products and services.
The Register (U.K.) (9/19) 
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