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  • U.K. Banks Aren't Telling Regulators About All Cyber Attacks - (Bloomberg) — U.K. banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports to the  Financial Conduct Authority over the last four years. “Our suspicion is that there’s currently a material under-reporting of successful cyber attacks,” Megan Butler, the FCA’s...
  • Half of Enterprises Get the Public Cloud They Pay For: Report - Only half of cloud infrastructure professionals at global enterprises believe they are being charged the right amount for what they get from their cloud providers, according to survey results released Wednesday by cloud optimization firm Densify. Three-quarters of organizations either overspend their public cloud budget, or are not sure how...
  • Andromeda Botnet Brought Down by Law Enforcement Agencies, Private Sector - The massive and long-running Andromeda botnet, also known as Gamarue, has been take down by a collaborative effort between international law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders, according to a Monday announcement by Europol. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), in cooperation with the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany,...
  • Tech Companies Identify, Remove 40,000 Terrorist Videos, Images - (Bloomberg) — Big technology companies have added the digital signatures of 40,000 terrorist videos and images to a shared database as they seek to keep extremist content off their platforms. Facebook Inc., Google’s YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Twitter Inc. revealed the numbers in a...
  • Former Intel Exec Diane Bryant Joins Google Cloud - Former head of Intel’s Data Center Group Diane Bryant has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Google Cloud, bringing an engineering background and 30 years of industry experience to the position, as well as experience leading a group that brought in $17 billion in revenue last year, according to a...
  • Oro Adds Hosting Partner Program to Support B2B E-commerce - Open source business CRM and ecommerce platform provider Oro Inc. has launched a Hosting Partner Program as it boosts the ecosystem to support the growing business to business (B2B) e-commerce market. Oro launched its e-commerce platform earlier this year, though its CRM offering has been on the market for over four...
  • From Amazon to Etsy, Tech Fights Trump's Plan to Save Coal - (Bloomberg) — Selling custom nose rings, crocheted bunnies and hand-carved Santas is energy-intensive stuff. Just ask Etsy Inc., the go-to marketplace for crafts that doubled its electricity use in two years to feed power-sucking data centers that keep the $2.8 billion-a-year business running. It’s one of the many technology giants including Amazon.com...
  • Amazon Shows New Cloud Services in Bid to Top Rivals - (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. unveiled new cloud computing services and tools Wednesday aimed at maintaining its edge over Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. in the fast-growing, profitable market. Amazon Web Services Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy announced machine learning capabilities such as speech recognition and translation, intended to make the technology...
  • High Court Justices Hint at More Digital-Privacy Protections - (Bloomberg) — U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed concern about privacy intrusions in the digital age, hinting they may curb the power of law enforcement officials to track people using mobile-phone data. In a spirited argument that went 20 minutes beyond its scheduled hour on Wednesday, the justices considered requiring prosecutors to...
  • Fake Views? 444,938 Russian Emails Are Among Comments to FCC - (Bloomberg) — Someone was trying to game the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s electronic public comment system on net-neutrality rules. But who? Was it supporters or foes of the open internet rules — or was it the Russians? A study has found more than 7.75 million comments were submitted from email domains...
  • Hostway Adds AWS, VMware to Multi-Cloud Managed Services Portfolio - Hostway is adding AWS cloud and VMware private cloud support to its multi-cloud managed service portfolio, the company announced Tuesday at AWS re:Invent, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Barriers such as cost and compliance have kept healthcare, IoT and financial organizations from embracing cloud technology, Hostway...
  • Trend Micro Acquires Immunio, Expands Cloud Security Capabilities - Trend Micro has announced an expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Security solution leveraging the capabilities it has gained through the acquisition of Montreal, Canada-based Immunio to provide improved container and DevOps security. Immunio provides RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection)-based application security. It brings early detection capabilities and protection against application vulnerabilities, as...
  • Gun Control Group Calls on DreamHost, Shopify to Shut Down "Ghost Gun" Sites - Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence sent letters to DreamHost and Shopify over the weekend, asking the hosting service providers to disable the GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com websites. The request comes in the wake of news that the mass murder in Tehama County, Calif., was carried out by an individual prohibited...
  • Internet's Top Cop Under Trump May Struggle to Run at Web Speeds - (Bloomberg) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules calls for handing off the job of policing broadband service to an agency with different powers and a different mandate. Giving the Federal Trade Commission oversight for the web can make sense from Pai’s perspective: It’s...
  • Using Automation as a Change Agent for IT Transformation - Digital transformation is a major part of new initiative driven by organizations to become a part of a new, digitally-connected market. These efforts can range from entire data center and cloud deployments to specific applications being leveraged for mobility and easier access. “Digital transformation is at the center of business...

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Join the WHIR in Dallas this Thursday!

Join the WHIR in Dallas this Thursday!

by Nicole Henderson  on Wednesday, November 15 2017 The WHIR is heading to Texas tomorrow for the last networking event of 2017! Join us on...
Influencer Marketing and the FTC: What Web Hosts Need To Know

Influencer Marketing and the FTC: What Web Hosts...

Influencer marketing has long been part of the web hosting industry’s marketing arsenal, although it’s only recently come to be called that. Bloggers,...
Will The Cloud Kill Dedicated Server Hosting?

Will The Cloud Kill Dedicated Server Hosting?

A decade ago, there were really only two third-party web hosting options: shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. Shared hosting served the lower...

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U.K. Banks Aren't Telling Regulators About All Cyber Attacks

U.K. Banks Aren't Telling Regulators About All Cyber...

(Bloomberg) — U.K. banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports...
Half of Enterprises Get the Public Cloud They Pay For: Report

Half of Enterprises Get the Public Cloud They...

Only half of cloud infrastructure professionals at global enterprises believe they are being charged the right amount for what they get from their...
Andromeda Botnet Brought Down by Law Enforcement Agencies, Private Sector

Andromeda Botnet Brought Down by Law Enforcement Agencies,...

The massive and long-running Andromeda botnet, also known as Gamarue, has been take down by a collaborative effort between international law enforcement agencies...