GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most organisations, however some IT teams are still hesitant to adopt due to the subject of security.

GUEST OPINION Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been an effective security technique for years, yet many small and mid-sized Australian organisations are still reluctant to undertake a deployment.

A row has broken out between researchers from Google after ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle revealed the details of two zero-day vulnerabilities in the Mac version of Zoom that could be exploited to give the attacker root access. Neither vulnerability is remotely exploitable and can only be taken advantage of by a local attacker – someone who has physical access to the machine in question.

Identity provider Okta claims that its new Okta FastPass is the first truly passwordless login experience across devices, applications, and operating systems including iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows. The company has also announced a number of platform services – some of which are used by FastPass – that accessible to customers and third-party developers.

An Australian start-up that is headquartered in the United States has raised $30 million in a series A funding round led by Stripe, with Index Ventures and Susa Ventures also participating.

Organisations that had not already adopted flexible working face particular IT issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:14

MariaDB launches SkySQL DBaaS

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MariaDB says its new SkySQ is the first database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to unlock the full power of MariaDB Platform for transactions, analytics or both, optimised with a cloud-native architecture.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:50

Amazon Detective goes GA

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Amazon Web Services' new Amazon Detective security service is now generally available.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenue of 858.8 billion Chinese yuan (US$121 billion) for the full-year 2019, a rise of 19.1% year-on-year, with profit of 62.7 billion Chinese yuan (US$8.8 billion). This was its lowest annual profit growth in three years, announced as the company warned that China would hit back against US measures that have got in the way of its progress.

Hotels and resorts operator Marriott has suffered a data breach, with information of about 5.2 million of its guests having been accessed, the company has said. It has a number of hotels in Australia.

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