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In the news: CISA Directive Requires Federal Agencies to Secure Network Devices; SUSE Report Reveals Cloud Security Concerns; Canonical Sunbeam Extends OpenStack to Small Cloud Environments; IT Teams Struggle with Cloud Operations; NVIDIA Announces Large Memory AI Supercomputer; PostgreSQL 16 Beta; Red Hat Announces Ansible Lightspeed AI Service; Global Tech Adoption Trends from the World Economic Forum; and CIQ Announces New Infrastructure Management Platform.

CISA Directive Requires Federal Agencies to Secure Network Devices

A new CISA directive requires agencies to "take steps to reduce the attack surface created by insecure or misconfigured management interfaces across certain classes of devices."

The Binding Operational Directive 23-02 (https://www.cisa.gov/news-events/directives/binding-operational-directive-23-02), which outlines the steps required for compliance, defines a networked management interface as "a dedicated device interface that is accessible over network protocols and is meant exclusively for authorized users to perform administrative activities on a device, a group of devices, or the network itself."

"Recent threat campaigns underscore the grave risk to the federal enterprise posed by improperly configured network devices," the directive states.

SUSE Report Reveals Cloud Security Concerns

The majority of IT teams (88%) experienced at least one cloud security incident in the past year, according to a recent report released by SUSE (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/suse-releases-securing-the-cloud-industry-trend-report-revealing-challenges-that-threaten-cloud-adoption-301854386.html). "Of those affected, 76 percent encountered multiple incidents, with 11 percent experiencing more than 10 issues in the same period."

SUSE's "Securing the Cloud" trend report reflects industry concerns around cloud security, as "88 percent of professionals agreed that if they were certain about the integrity of

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