Recap IT: FIC 2017, The creator of Mirai unmasked, #LMItoutneuf

Recap IT: FIC 2017, The creator of Mirai unmasked, #LMItoutneuf

This week, the editorial staff of Le Monde Informatique went to Lille to bring you live the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) and the latest announcements from Anssi and the Minister of the Interior, including the launch of a website to fight against cybercriminals. In addition to the creator of Mirai unmasked by security researcher Brian Krebs as well as Cisco’s takeover of AppDynamics for 3.7 billion dollars, the news is also your Computer World which has been completely remodeled to stick to the news mobile viewing requirements.

CIF 2017 : The 9th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum, which took place in Lille on January 24 and 25, saw Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux reaffirm France’s fight against cyber threats and place it among his priorities absolute. Orange Cyberdefense also announced during the FIC the creation of a cyberdefense center in Lesquin near Lille which will employ more than 200 people by 2018, while the Cyber ​​Center of Excellence is expanding its regional roots. Anssi also held its press conference announcing the security labeling in progress of French cloud providers or even announced the creation with the Ministry of the Interior of the plan to fight against cyber-maliciousness, Acyma, not to mention a point with the Hexatrust association.

Creator of Mirai malware exposed : Renowned security researcher Brian Krebs has conducted a long-term investigation to try to discover the author behind the Anna-Senpai pseudonym behind the Mirai malware. The latter has been used to create botnets that have led to large-scale DDoS attacks.

Cisco wins AppDynamics for $3.7 billion : Two days before its IPO, AppDynamics decided to sell itself to Cisco Systems with a strong capital gain for founders and investors.

Discover LMI 2017 : At the beginning of this year, and more precisely for the anniversary of the launch of Le Monde Informatique in France on January 26, 1981, we invite you to browse the new version of our information site dedicated to new technologies and the economy. digital.

The Trump Administration and Twitter: 3 Good Security Lessons : We can draw several lessons from the unbridled tweetomania of the White House: several incidents related to the use of Twitter accounts highlight the security risks to which social media can be exposed.

Kevin Scott bombed Microsoft CTO : A few days after being named senior vice-president Infrastructure of Linkedin, Kevin Scott is now taking on the position of CTO of Microsoft, reporting directly to CEO Satya Nadella.

From weapons to false papers, cybergendarmerie on all fronts : The National Gendarmerie grants an increasingly important place to new technologies to help it meet its three challenges of anticipating, intervening and repressing threats.

Trump puts an opponent of net neutrality at the head of the FCC : The election of Donald Trump could deal a serious blow to Net neutrality in the United States. The American president has just appointed Ajit Pai, one of the fervent opponents of this principle, at the head of the FCC, the main regulatory authority for telecoms in the United States.

Intel competes with DDR4 with its Optane modules : Intel’s Optane memory modules, based on 3D Xpoint, will not arrive until next year on workstations and servers.

AMD announces Naples, a 32-core Zen-based server chip : A few months after its Zen processor for PC, AMD unveils Naples a 32-core version for servers. According to the manufacturer, the first servers integrating this chip will be delivered during the first half of this year.

HPE acquires Cloud Cruiser to boost hybrid cloud : Cloud Cruiser’s technology is a key component of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Flexible Capacity offering, which enables it to expand its resources in the public cloud on demand.

Google wants to deliver advanced tools for nanocomputers : According to Raspberry Pi, Google plans to launch several smart tools for mini PC boards this year.

Symantec once again the source of dubious HTTPS certificates : SSL/TLS certifications are essential to ensure the authentication of websites and in particular e-commerce platforms. After a first alert in 2015, Symantec is once again singled out for the distribution of erroneous certificates.

Oracle lays off 450 people in its hardware business : Oracle’s reorientation into the cloud leads it to reorganize its hardware business and lay off 450 employees at its Santa Clara site, according to The Mercury News. Other sources speak of 1,800 positions at risk company-wide.

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