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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from February 2022

By WatServ

February 25, 2022

Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry in February 2022.

Migrating your files to Azure has never been easier
February 8, 2022 | Jurgen Willis, VP, Azure Optimized Workloads and Storage

Microsoft announced the release of the Azure File Migration Program, which gives customers and partners access to industry-leading file migration solutions from Komprise and Data Dynamics—at no cost. These solutions help easily, safely, and securely migrate file and object data to Azure Storage.

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IoT adoption remains strong in the Asia-Pacific region as organizations broaden usage
February 3, 2022 | Shirley Strachan, General Manager, Sales and Marketing IoT Device Experience, Asia

In a global study of over 3,000 business decision makers, Microsoft found that manufacturing companies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to be a strong adopter of IoT. In particular, Australian organizations report the highest rate of IoT adoption, at 96%. China comes in first for number of organizations adopting IoT for innovative use cases.

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CISA publishes list of free security tools for business protection
February 18, 2022 | Thomas Claburn, The Register

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has announced a list of cybersecurity resources that those overseeing critical infrastructure can use as a starting point to better secure their systems. This follows last year’s serious cyberattacks in the US against SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange and Colonial Pipeline, among others.

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Hackers backdoor unpatched Microsoft SQL database servers with Cobalt Strike
February 21, 2022 | Ravie Lakshmanan, The Hacker News

It was revealed that vulnerable internet-facing MS SQL Servers are being targeted by threat actors as part of a new campaign to deploy the Cobalt Strike adversary simulation tool on compromised hosts. Cobalt Strike is a commercial, full-featured penetration testing framework that allows an attacker to deploy an agent named “Beacon” on the victim machine, granting the operator remote access to the system.

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