GreenPages Blog

As an IT professional, you need to stay current on all things tech; with articles from industry experts and GreenPages' staff, you get the info you need to help your organization compete and succeed!

Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/14/2016

Posted by: GreenPages Blog
Read More
All Posts

Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/14/2016

Were you busy this week? Here’s a tech news recap of articles you may have missed for the week of 3/14/2016!

VMware has patched two serious vulnerabilities in its vRealize software which could lead to remote code execution and the compromise of business workstations. Users should upgrade as soon as possible. Home Depot is paying $19.5 million to customers in a data breach settlement. The Legal Cloud Computing Association has set new cloud security standards for the legal industry. PureStorage is announcing FlashBlase, a platform designed to store petabytes of unstructured data. Contrary to recent trends, this week there were two examples of companies moving away from AWS (DropBox and Apple). March Madness Apps may create security risks for BYOD users, the CIA appoints a new CIO, Google traffic is 77% encrypted, and more top news from this week you may have missed!

Tech News Recap

  • 11 Things We Learned at SXSW 2016
  • VMware patches severe XSS flaws in vRealize software
  • Home Depot To Pay $19.5 Million in Data Breach Settlement
  • Legal Cloud Computing Association Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal
  • Pure Storage's upcoming FlashBlade will store petabytes of data at less than $1 per gigbye
  • Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure
  • Google just scored a huge win against Amazon by landing Apple as customer
  • Frankly Speaking: IT Execs on Moving to Managed Services: Strategies, Curveballs, Results
  • AT&T to Virtualize 75 Percent of its Network by 2020
  • CIA appoints new CIO
  • Two recent reports confirm that your greatest security threat is your users, not outside hackers
  • Report: March Madness Apps May Create BYOD Risk for Enterprises
  • You can now find IBM Watson in Formula One racing pits
  • IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
  • Google Traffic Is 77% Encrypted
  • Microsoft will continue to support bitcoin after 'inaccurate information' was posted online
  • Data Storage for Media and Entertainment

We're hosting a webinar on 3/31 at 11am featuring two IT executive guest speakers. GreenPages' Geoff Smith will moderate the panel discussion. Register now to hear directly from two of your peers!


By Ben Stephenson, Emerging Media Specialist


Related Posts

Tech News Recap for the Week of 02/22/21

If you had a busy week and need to catch up, here’s our recap of tech stories you may have missed the week of 02/22/21!

New Mac Mystery Malware “Silver Sparrow” & New VMware (RCE) in vCenter!

By Randy Becker, CISO & VP, Network and Security Consulting There is a new form of malware (dubbed “Silver Sparrow” by Red Canary) that seems to be affecting Macs running Intel processors and Apple’s own M1 processors. It does not appear as though the malware has done anything nefarious, but as the saying goes, where there’s smoke there is often fire. VMware announces Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in the vCenter with a CVSSv3 base score of 9.8 CVE-2021-21972. This one looks ripe for exploitation as it is a RCE **AND** a 9.8 In addition to this, two others were found—all in the CVSSv3 range of 5.3-9.8.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 02/15/21

If you had a busy week and need to catch up, here’s our recap of tech stories you may have missed the week of 02/15/21!