An interesting proposal appeared this week in an article penned by Chris Inglis, US National Cyber Director, and Harry Krejsa. In it, a suggestion is made for a new cyber social contract to help build trust and security with the public. We discuss this story and more in this week’s Rundown
Veritas has announced the latest release of their flagship software platform. Veritas NetBackup version 10 comes a year after version 9 and includes support for multi-cloud storage a tiering capabilities, the ability to recover to any Kubernetes version, and automatic malware scanning during backups. Veritas is continuing to respond to the changing conditions in the backup and recovery space as more and more customers look toward data protection options for cloud-based workloads.
Whatever the opposite of Amazon Prime 2-Day Shipping is, that’s what Cisco customers are feeling right now. During the earnings call last week, the networking titan said that it has $14 billion worth of orders in the backlog and there is no idea when they will be able to ship. CEO Chuck Robbins said that while things didn’t get better or worse with regard to the situation there was also no timeline for when things will begin to improve overall.
NVIDIA seems to be back on the acquisition horse once more. A report from Chris Mellor at Blocks and Files says that NVIDIA could be looking to acquire NVMe storage startup Excelero. The company, which presented at Storage Field Day in 2017, has a software platform that allows you to build a virtual distributed flash storage system. When asked about the new, Exceleo CEO Yaniv Romem simply replied “Decline to comment”.
Old technology must make way for the new. AT&T has become the first major mobile network provider to begin sunsetting their 3G network. The shutdown occured yesterday, Feb 22. If you were previously using a phone that only supported 3G networking you will need a new phone that has a 4G/LTE radio or better. The remaining providers also have a timeline to shut down their networks, with T-Mobile taking theirs offline at the end of March and Verizon turning out the lights at the end of 2022. The former 3G radio space will be reclaimed for use in more modern networks and add capacity to the carrier with newer devices.
It’s no surprise to the Rundown audience that the situation with cybercrime is getting worse by the day. If you’re not getting exploited by malware and ransomware attacks then you now have to worry about the growing market for NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and Web3-enabled grift. At the heart of it all is the idea that the burden of protecting your digital life and liberty is entirely on your shoulders. An interesting proposal appeared this week in an article penned by Chris Inglis, US National Cyber Director, and Harry Krejsa. In it, which we’ve linked in the show notes, a suggestion is made for a new cyber social contract to help build trust and security with the public. The proposals include things already on the radar of the US federal government like more oversight and regulation as well as more bold suggestions all the way up to a formal government agency like the EPA or NTSB dedicated to cyberthreats.
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