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April 3, 2020

Industry News: March 30-April 3 – Moving Security Tools to the Cloud, a Look at Amazon Detective, Microsoft Shifts to Digital-Only Events and More

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week, we cover Microsoft’s new offerings, why remote workforces may accelerate cybersecurity cloud transitions, a look at Amazon Detective and Microsoft’s decision to move more events online.

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While keeping its Azure cloud services up and running is a top priority, Microsoft has also been busy expanding its offerings. From growing its cloud portfolio to advancements in backup for managed disks, IT Pro gives us a look at these revamped features. Learn more here.

Cybersecurity professionals are looking for ways to secure massive amounts of data as remote workforces grow. This could accelerate a transition to the cloud, which has been well underway according to a recent survey of 130 security professionals. Security Boulevard breaks down the results and looks at how that may change due to COVID-19. Find out what they had to say here.

Amazon is taking steps to expand security awareness for its customers across their AWS workloads. Enter Amazon Detective, a tool built to help identify security issues, and it’s just been made generally available. To read more about how this “detective” can help you, click here.

Work habits are rapidly evolving due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Forbes writes that these changes are having an impact on enterprise IT. From concerns over security to the increased demand for trained staff, an industry analyst discusses what he’s hearing here.

Canceled or postponed events throughout the tech world have become a sign of the times. Microsoft is now taking the lead on what may become a long-term trend, moving most events for the next year to digital platforms only. For more on how Microsoft is adjusting its calendar click here.

If your company is looking for ways to secure your remote workforce and keep information safe, be sure to watch our webinar How to Protect Your ‘Work at Home’ Workforce from Cyberthreats, which details the latest work from home cyberthreats and explains what organizations can do to mitigate those risks for remote employees.

About Ann Carpenter

Ann is the head of demand generation and blogger at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience working, writing and developing content for technology companies while living in the U.S. and in countries around the world. She currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband and newborn son.