BA faces £183m fine for data breach

08 July 2019

British Airways (BA) was today hit with a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.

It is the equivalent of 1.5% of BA's global turnover for the financial year ending December 31st.

The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website.

It is the biggest penalty the ICO has handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.

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'Cloud is now default for databases'

01 July 2019

Cloud is the new default, says Gartner

Cloud is the new default, says Gartner

Database management system (DBMS) growth is happening more on the cloud services side than on the traditional "on-premises" side, a new report has revealed.

The Future of the DBMS Is Cloud by research and analyst firm Gartner found that overall, the DBMS market grew 18.4% from 2017 to 2018 to reach US$46.1bn. However, 68% of that growth came on the cloud services side.

 

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Cisco warns of data centre kit flaws

28 June 2019

Inside a data centre

Inside a data centre

 US giant Cisco has issued two advisories for facilities managers, with regards to security vulnerabilities identified in its data centre equipment.

The first concerns a critical flaw found in its digital network architecture (DNA) centre appliance, while the second (albeit less serious) affects the command-line interface of Cisco’s SD-WAN Solution.

Cisco, which issues patches when it uncovers flaws, said the vulnerability affects DNA centre software releases prior to 1.3.

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Asian data centre giant targets Dublin

26 June 2019

Turn left for Ballycoolin

Turn left for Ballycoolin

Southeast Asian giant K2 Data Centres has submitted plans for two more large data centre buildings at Ballycoolin in northwest Dublin.

According to a report in the Times, K2 will invest hundreds of millions of euros in the project, which would involve building two three-storey data centres of almost 29,000 sq metres each. It already has a presence at Ballycoolin but wants to develop a “hyper-scale campus” in Dublin.

 

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