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ERP applications are under cyber attack, research confirms

Cyber attackers are exploiting enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and expanding their operations to target high-value assets, new threat research has confirmed. The research by digital risk management firm Digital Shadows and ERP cyber security and compliance firm Onapsis reveals evidence that the business-critical applications running the world’s biggest organisations are under attack. The report shows… Read More »

ePrivacy could have an even greater impact on mobile

Over the past year, as businesses focused on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), another transformational piece of privacy legislation quietly began to make waves across Europe: the forthcoming European ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). The ePR will replace the current ePrivacy Directive, which has been in place since 2002. Providing further protection to individuals’ personal… Read More »

Government outsourcing at a crossroads, says PAC report

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly The government needs to use its huge influence to shape the public sector services market if it is to get public, economic, social and environmental value from the billions of pounds of tax payers’ money it spends with outsourcing suppliers each year. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned government to… Read More »

Apache OpenWhisk users urged to patch

Researchers at security firm PureSec have discovered two vulnerabilities in the Apache OpenWhisk platform that could enable an attacker to replace a company’s serverless code with malicious code. Once running, the malicious code could then be used to extract confidential customer data such as passwords or credit card numbers, modify or delete data, mine cryptocurrencies or… Read More »

Application attacks demand new security approach

Large-scale attacks on Oracle WebLogic Servers underline the need for a change from defensive approaches to a continuous proactive approach to application security, according to security experts. Security researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab and Sans Internet Storm Center (ISC) report that two groups have begun large-scale attacks following the publication of proof of concept… Read More »

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene on how its enterprise-readiness push is paying off

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has revealed details of how the firm has doubled-down on its efforts to court the business user community, after analysts said it could take the firm up to a decade to ready its cloud platform for enterprise use.  During the opening keynote of the Google Cloud Next Conference 2018 in… Read More »

Ofcom proposes regulatory changes to support broadband investment

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced a package of proposed measures that it hopes will support long-term private investment in fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) – also known as full-fibre – broadband networks and services in line with the recommendations set out in the government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR). In the highly anticipated report, which was published… Read More »

Atos acquires Syntel for £2.6bn

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly French IT services giant Atos has acquired offshore IT services company Syntel for $3.4bn (£2.6bn), which will increase its Indian delivery capabilities. The takeover gives Atos 23,000 new staff as well as significant delivery capabilities in India, with about 18,000 members of Syntel’s staff based there. It also lands… Read More »