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June 8, 2020

Industry News: June 1-5 – Navisite Acquires Privo, a Cybersecurity Spending Freeze, Amazon’s Connection to Space

Ann Carpenter

Every week we highlight cloud computing news of interest. This week we’re covering Navisite’s acquisition of Privo, a rise in cyberattacks, security spending put on hold, how AWS connects with space and how the cloud may boost Microsoft’s value.

Let’s get started…

This week, Navisite added to its Amazon Web Services portfolio by acquiring Privo, an AWS consulting firm. Privo is a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network. ChannelE2E has more on how this acquisition will help Navisite enhance and expand their cloud services here. And you can read the full press release here.

From phishing attacks to ransomware – cybercriminals are taking advantage of weak links during the COVID-19 pandemic. Navisite CSO Mike Kelley recently spoke with BetaNews about why we’re seeing a spike in cyberattacks and what organisations can do to protect their remote workforces. Dive in here.

The pandemic is having a major impact on the security industry. As Dark Reading reports, many cybersecurity teams are freezing spending and hiring. To find out why the “pause” button is being hit, and what it could mean for the future, click here.

Data Center Frontier is giving us a look at how Amazon links their cloud to the “final frontier.” AWS Ground Station connects satellites and data centres, and it’s not only helping their customers – Amazon also has big plans for using the service themselves. Learn more here.

As Barron’s reports, Microsoft could soon grow to be a $2 trillion company – largely due in part to its Azure cloud computing business. Read why one analyst is optimistic about the growth of the tech giant and its cloud offerings here.

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.