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Monthly TechNews Roundup: Oracle introduces OCI Dedicated Region, Gartner’s Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-23, India 6th on breached users’ global list & more

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Clover Infotech brings to you a curated round-up of important technology updates of the month June’22.

1. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure expands distributed cloud services with OCI dedicated region

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has introduced a new offering – OCI Dedicated Region – that will allow it to offer public cloud services to customers on their premises. It will require 60-75% less space and power, resulting in lower costs for customers, said Kapil Makhija (vice-president, technology-cloud)…

2. Gartner Unveils the Top Eight Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-23

In the opening keynote at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Richard Addiscott, Senior Director Analyst and Rob McMillan, Managing Vice President at Gartner discussed the top predictions prepared by Gartner cybersecurity experts to help security and risk management leaders be successful in the digital era…

3. 37% of firms in India experienced a Cloud data breach in past year: Report

Nearly 37 per cent of Indian organizations have experienced a Cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up from the previous year (33 per cent)…

4. RBI issues guidelines for outsourcing of IT services by banks, NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put forward a few norms on Thursday for the outsourcing of IT services to ring-fence banks and other regulated entities from financial, operational and reputational risks. The RBI has also invited comments from stakeholders by 22 July…

5. India 6th on breached users’ global list, new CERT-In directive can worsen situation

At least 18 out of every 100 Indians have been affected by data breaches since 2004, making India sixth in the world by the number of breached users, a new report revealed earlier this month. As of June 1, India’s breach rate was 740% higher than the first quarter (Q1) this year, rising from five to 42 breached accounts per minute…

6. Cloud Computing is Indians’ strongest skill, data sciences skills lag: Coursera

Indian learners’ technology skills have improved over last year with Cloud Computing emerging as their strongest technology skill on Coursera, but they continue to lag in data science skills according to the online learning platform’s latest Global Skills Report (GSR) 2022 released recently…

7. IT spending by Indian govt forecast to grow 12 per cent to $9.5 billion in 2022: Gartner

Government IT spending In India is forecast to total $9.5 billion in 2022, up 12.1 per cent from 2021, according to Gartner, Inc. On the other hand, worldwide government IT spending, is estimated at $565.7 billion in 2022, up 5 per cent from 2021…

8. Ministry of Education, AICTE and AWS to Upskill Students in India in Cloud Computing and Machine Learning

The Ministry of Education is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with an aim to impart cloud computing and machine learning (ML) skills to higher education students in India. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body under the Ministry, and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS in India…

9. Ransomware attacks on healthcare firms rise 94% in 2021, says study

It costs about $1.85 million to recover systems after a ransomware attack in healthcare, the second-highest across all sectors, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Sophos. Ransomware attacks on organizations in the healthcare sector rose a sharp 94% in 2021, driving the spike in providers paying the ransom demand in this industry.

10. Kissflow enters the $50 billion low-code market

Kissflow has recently launched its unified low-code – a way to design and develop applications with little to no coding – work platform that fast-tracks enterprise digital transformation…

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