Archive for May 5, 2022

HP Introduces New Tools And Devices To Empower Business-Critical Workers And IT Teams

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 5, 2022 by itnerd

With hybrid work environments, companies are virtualizing applications and desktops to provide enhanced security, resilience, and uninterrupted productivity for mission critical work.  HP is introducing new PC hardware, software and device management solutions to empower business-critical workers and the IT teams that support them in today’s hybrid world. Among the new tools and devices:

  • The HP Elite Chromebooks, which have stepped up to the challenge with a portfolio of business Chromebooks better than ever and thoughtfully designed to empower hybrid cloud workers.
  • The HP Elite Thin Client device keeps increasing performance requirements demanded by video collaboration and delivers performance, versatility and security in a virtual workhorse.
  • The HP Cloud Endpoint Manager gives IT teams a better way to manage growing fleets of HP Thin Clients. The software is the world’s first real-time device monitoring of thin clients with OEM device management software.

For more information, you can read the blog post here.

Chinese Linked Hacker Group Linked To Data Theft

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 5, 2022 by itnerd

Security firm Cybereason have discovered a Chinese government-linked hacker group dubbed Operation CuckooBees trying to steal sensitive data from dozens of manufacturing and technology firms in the US, Europe and Asia. The hackers targeted blueprints for producing materials with broad applications to the pharmaceutical and aerospace industry.

Darren Williams, CEO and Founder, BlackFog:

“This is not surprising given both the history and the growing trend we are seeing involving data exfiltration to China. BlackFog’s latest research found that 20% of all ransomware attacks exfiltrate data to China. This has been a growing trend over the last year and have seen renewed efforts focused specifically around espionage. This also correlates with BlackFog’s April report that saw a dramatic rise in attacks on Technology, Manufacturing and Government, with increases of 25%, 20% and 40% respectively.”

Given the state of the world at the moment, you can expect to see more groups like this emerge. Which means that sooner or later, enterprises everywhere will be on their target list. Thus having defences in place is an absolute requirement.