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Biden Administration Appeals to Big Tech to Raise the Bar on Cybersecurity

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the focus by the Biden Administration over the last few months and the meetings on Capitol Hill last week to address recent security breaches. With Big Tech being summoned to engage with the administration against a backdrop of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents becoming more high profile and frequent, a coordinated government and private sector response is becoming increasingly called for by a bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers.

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T‑Mobile’s Massive Data Breach Impacts 100 Million+ T-Mobile USA Customers

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Futurum analysts Steven Dickens and Shelly Kramer take a look at the massive T-Mobile data breach affecting some 100+ million T-Mobile USA customers. Their analysis includes a look at how the news broke, who has claimed responsibility for the attack and why, how an allegedly insecure backup server is the claimed point of entry and where and how customer data is being sold.

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SUSE Earns Highest Level Accreditation for its SLES Linux Distribution, Doubles Down on Security

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his analysis of recent announcements by Linux Operating System vendor SUSE concerning the security posture of its core SLES Linux distribution. In a move that is a clear nod toward doubling down on security, SUSE has announced that SLES SP 2 has achieved EAL 4+ certification for the Arm, Intel x86-64 and IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms.

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IBM Storage Adds Enhanced Data Protection to FlashSystem Showing a Focus on Security, Ransomware, and Storage

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of IBM Storage announcements today, which reflect the company’s addition of enhanced data protection to Flash System, showing a focus on security, ransomware, and storage. While the company has some catching up to do, this focus on data protection and a Storage-as-a-Service offering is clearly important to clients and prospects

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Check Point and Alibaba Cloud Raise the Multi-Cloud and Cloud Security Stakes

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Check Point expands its Unified Cloud platform to support Alibaba Cloud elevating market awareness of its advanced security, visibility, and compliance capabilities of its cloud security portfolio, especially across multi-cloud environments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Check Point’s integration of its CloudGuard solution with Alibaba Cloud strengthens its overall multi-cloud proposition and provides a marketing edge over rivals as well as how Alibaba Cloud benefits competitively from the Check Point relationship.