This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On February 21, 2020

Monday 2/17

The 2020 State of App Services: Apps, Automation, and Architectures (F5 Networks)

The rise of cloud-native architectures should not be taken lightly. Their impact on everything from adoption of automation to the deployment of app services is not trivial.

Increasing Visibility Into Network and Application Performance is Key to Driving Business Innovation (Riverbed)

Seven in ten C-Suite decision makers (70%) believe business innovation is  driven by improved visibility into network and application performance. In addition, 86% of C-Suite and IT decision makers (ITDMs), and 87% of business decision makers (BDMs), believe digital performance is increasingly critical to business growth.

Tuesday 2/18

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Every Second Counts in Endpoint Protection: Why Real Time Matters (Fortinet)

When a device is targeted with malware, especially ransomware, if you don’t react immediately the fight is over – and you will have lost. Consider that WannaCry takes a mere 3 seconds to encrypt a file. And NotPetya, the cyber weapon designed to spread automatically and rapidly, was the fastest moving attack to date. By the time its victims saw the warning on their screen, their data center was already gone.

Wednesday 2/19

How to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks (Pure Storage)

Pure is now offering an industry-unique combination of Immutability Plus, simplicity, and high speed restore which can have a powerful impact on your ability to recover from ransomware attacks.

SMS Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Bank App Users in North America

A mobile phishing campaign that targeted customers of more than a dozen North American banks, including Chase, Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank, managed to hook nearly 4,000 victims. The attacks used an automated SMS tool to blast bogus security text messages to mobile phone users between June and last month.

Friday 2/21

New Windows 10 Update Is Deleting Data For Some Users

Windows update KB4532693 is deleting user data. The update was pushed to millions of Windows 10 computers last week as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday program and, while reports were initially isolated, Windows Latest reveals they are growing as installs increase.

Cisco critical bug: Static password in Smart Software Manager – patch now, says Cisco

Cisco's Smart Software Manager (SSM) helps organizations manage Cisco software licensing and product-activation keys, but the company has divulged that the SSM On-Prem component has a critical flaw with a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10.

Infoblox Announces Partnership with Nutanix

The NIOS integration with Nutanix will automate the steps of IP address allocation and DNS updates during spin up and spin down of virtual machines, addressing problems caused by lengthy, manual workload provisioning and will further simplify infrastructure management by running completely in the Nutanix environment.