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Western Digital’s new embedded flash drive is "5G market-ready"

Western Digital on Tuesday announced the iNAND EU521 embedded flash drive, a storage device that should allow smartphone and tablet users take full advantage of 5G connectivity. The new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) device meets a new hardware interface standard that should help mobile device makers ensure that storage isn’t the bottleneck to performance on new devices.  executive guide What… Read more →

The Linux Foundation identifies most important open-source software components and their problems

Why 2019 was the year of Linux and open-source software These five stories show why the future of technology belongs to Linux and open-source software. Red Hat recently reported open-source software now dominates the enterprise. Actually, it does more than that. Another older study found open-source software makes up 80% to 90% of all software. You may not know that,… Read more →

Microsoft is looking into reports of Surface Laptop 3 cracked screens

Credit: Microsoft For the past couple of months, a number of Surface Laptop 3 customers have been reporting the screens of their new devices were cracking, allegedly through no fault of their own. Microsoft has been advising the majority of those users that they will have to pay out of pocket to replace the devices, according to various forum posts…. Read more →

DHS says ransomware hit US gas pipeline operator

A ransomware attack has impacted the operations of a US-based natural gas compression facility, according to a security advisory from the US government. The advisory, published today, doesn’t say when the incident took place, but merely summarizes the event and provides technical guidance for other critical infrastructure operators so they can take precautions against a similar attack. How the attack… Read more →

Dell Technologies sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group consortium for $2.075 billion

Dell Technologies said it will sell RSA to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for $2.075 billion in a move to simplify its portfolio of businesses. RSA provides security technologies for threat detection and response, identity and access management as well as fraud prevention. RSA has more than 12,500 customers. According to Dell, the all-cash deal includes RSA Archer,… Read more →

Google Cloud rolls out new qualification for "Anthos Ready" storage

Google Cloud, on Tuesday announced a new certification for storage solutions that are designed to run optimally with Anthos on-premises. Launched last year, Anthos is a platform for managing applications on premise or in any cloud environment.  To achieve “Anthos Ready Storage” qualification, storage vendors have to meet a core set of requirements. According to Google’s blost post, those requirements… Read more →

Amazon and commercial open source in the cloud: It’s complicated

The three trends impacting cloud adoption Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of Druva, explains the forces behind current cloud strategies — and which ones took center stage at the 2019 AWS re:Invent conference. Like many platform operators, Amazon has a love-hate relationship with those hosted on its platform. This is particularly true for open-source software creators, who see their products… Read more →

Kingston IronKey D300 encrypted USB flash drive gets NATO Restricted Level certification

USB flash drives don’t come much tougher than Kingston’s IronKey D300. Following a validation process, the Kingston IronKey D300, along with the IronKey D300S and IronKey D300SM (serialized and managed serialized versions with etched barcodes and serial numbers) have been given NATO Restricted Level Certification. This means the drives are now listed in the NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIAPC)… Read more →

Five years after the Equation Group HDD hacks, firmware security still sucks

In a report published today, Eclypsium, a cyber-security firm specialized in firmware security, says that the issue of unsigned firmware is still a widespread problem among device and peripheral manufactures. According to researchers, many device makers still don’t sign the firmware they ship for their components. Furthermore, even if they sign a device’s firmware, they don’t enforce checks for the… Read more →

Dell updates, adds to edge computing portfolio

Edge computing: Will it replace or enhance the cloud? Suppose thousands of small data centers you could fit in the back of a truck could replace massive, hyperscale cloud data centers? They’d be closer to customers, less costly to cool and maintain, and faster to deliver services to enterprises. What’s the catch? Take your pick, because there are several. Scott… Read more →

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow

Microsoft ElectionGuard demos on July 17, 2019 at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. Image: Microsoft SPECIAL REPORT Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide You can download all of the articles in this special report in one PDF (free registration required). Read More Tomorrow, on February 18, residents of Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via… Read more →