Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from February 2022
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.
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.
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.
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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