This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On December 18, 2020

Monday 12/14

Citrix joins the Modern Computing Alliance

We are excited to work with our fellow members of the Modern Computing Alliance to influence how the future of work gets done and reinforce our commitment to customer success with more integrated and innovative solutions across the silicon-to-cloud stack.

Best-in-Class Storage for Modern Unstructured Data (Pure Storage)

FlashBlade’s modern architecture has the innovation lead, with more to come. Companies need modern storage solutions to solve modern data challenges, so they can focus on driving more ambitious outcomes with their data, instead of worrying about whether they have the infrastructure to do so.

CISA has issued an active exploitation alert affecting #SolarWinds Orion platform versions 2019.4 HF 5 through 2020.2.1.

Tuesday 12/15

Check Point CloudGuard is a launch partner for AWS Outposts to Enhance AWS Hybrid-Cloud Security

CloudGuard integration with AWS Outposts allows customers to deploy the same industry-leading cloud network security and advanced threat prevention as they already have in their AWS cloud and for their on-premises deployments, all managed with a single pane-of-glass by CloudGuard’s Unified Security Management.

Seven 2021 Security Predictions and Trends to Watch (Proofpoint)

Next year will certainly continue to be a challenge for security leaders; however, leveraging a people-centric strategy, that protects users across the key channels they need to work, will help ensure success.

Wednesday 12/16

Cisco To Acquire IMImobile To Embed Omnichannel Engagement Into Customer Experience As A Service

Together with IMImobile, Cisco will be able to provide an end-to-end customer interaction management solution, and the ability to drive faster and smarter interactions and orchestration through the customer's channel of choice.

How Multi-Cloud Made Automation a Necessity (F5)

Cloud properties all use the same mechanisms—APIs, consoles, processes—to perform common operational tasks. This is one of the benefits of cloud. And in terms of onboarding new technology professionals, it can dramatically reduce the time required for onboarding.

Thursday 12/17

Malware Used In SolarWinds Attack Can Now Be Blocked: FireEye

FireEye said it’s identified a killswitch that prevents the malware distributed through malicious updates to SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring tool from continuing to operate.

Here’s What Worked, and What Didn’t, for Remote Workers in 2020 (CyberArk)

To check in on how employees are faring after nearly nine months of remote work (aka WFH), we surveyed 2,000 remote employees around the world asking them what they like – and dislike – most about their new working arrangements.

Friday 12/18

3 Reasons Why Connected Apps are Critical to Enterprise Security (McAfee)

The rapid adoption of [cloud apps], while bringing the benefit of increased productivity and agility, also raises the ‘shadow IT problem’ where IT has little to no visibility into the cloud services that employees are using or the risk associated with these services. Without visibility, it becomes very difficult for IT to manage both cost expenditure and risk in the cloud.

NSA warns of federated login abuse for local-to-cloud attacks

The NSA adds that neither of the two techniques exploits vulnerabilities in federated authentication products, but they rather abuse legitimate functions after a local network or admin account compromise.