RCRWireless News | April 22, 2019
Software security flaws — including those with available fixes that haven’t been applied — and human behavior continue to be the top sources of network vulnerabilities, according to a new report from Keysight Technologies’ Ixia group. In its third annual security report, Ixia’s Application and
Threat Intelligence Research Center (a legacy of Ixia’s 2012 acquisition of BreakingPoint, which established ATI in 2005)) said that “poor cyber hygiene continues to persist year after year,” including the use of default login and password credentials; and that attacks that date back as far as 2009 remain effective because vulnerabilities are either unpatched or because patches aren’t available for legacy systems. “Software security flaws contributed to a record number of security incidents in 2018. We saw more new devices than ever before, but we also saw more devices designed and deployed without proper measures to stop, or even limit, threats,” Ixia said. Phishing that exploits human behavior continues to be a reliable first step toward compromising network systems, Ixia found, noting that “a well-crafted and well-timed phishing attempt can confuse even the most tech-savvy expert into making a mistake that leads to a network compromise.” The company said that it detected 662,618 phishing pages in the wild, and 8,546,295 pages hosting or infected by malware.
SDxCentral | June 25, 2018
According to new data from Synergy Research Group, Amazon Web Services (AWS) again beat out competitors during the first quarter as the largest public cloud provider. AWS, ranked by public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenues, topped Microsoft, Google, IBM, Alibaba, Salesforce, and Tencent in every region. Microsoft held onto the No. 2 position in every region except for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region where local Chinese cloud provider Alibaba held the second position. Google Cloud ranked third in all regions except for APAC. While AWS reported strong growth in their cloud businesses — up 49 percent for AWS in its Q1 2018 earnings — Microsoft Azure continues to report the highest revenues. In the fiscal first quarter of 2018, Microsoft reported $6 billion in commercial cloud revenues, a 58 percent increase year over year. Google didn’t report its specific Q1 growth. John Dinsdale, a chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group, said this continued pattern of growth is unusual. “One of the most notable features of the market development is the continued strength in the market growth rate.” he said. “It is usual for growth percentages to start declining … but in the last two quarters the year-over-year growth rate has actually increased.” The Synergy rankings are based on public IaaS and PaaS revenues as these segments of the cloud infrastructureservices market are the most prominent and account for the majority of revenues. Managed or hosted cloud services balance the remainder of the revenues. According to Synergy, “the dominance of AWS, Microsoft, and Google is even more marked than in the larger cloud market,” with AWS accounting for 40 percent of that market, and the combined AWS, Microsoft, Google accounting for more than 60 percent. China, which accounts for one-third of the total APAC market, is a bit of an anomaly within these numbers as the top five cloud providers in the country are local companies. Dinsdale noted that while the worldwide cloud market is demonstrating strong growth, the growth rate in APAC is about 10 percentage points higher, with China the highest growth in that region.
March 01, 2016
We are on the brink of a new information society galvanised by social media. This is the era of mobile phones doubling up as payment gateways; thanks to it, we can have a bank in our pocket. Broadband and Wi-fi access can become game changers in delivering governmental benefits to farmers, students, and employees in the government and the organised sector. But little is being done to beef up the e-governance infrastructure. Kerala has shown the way forward by becoming the first state to be declared a digital state. Digital infrastructure can pave the way for the success of e-governance programmes.