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Insurance will no longer pay the ransom, Europe faced with the semiconductor crisis, Octave Klaba takes over Shadow … It’s the ZD Brief!

Summary:

  • Ransomware: Insurance will no longer pay the ransom
  • Europe’s plan for the semiconductor crisis
  • Octave Klaba takes over Blade (Shadow)
  • The key figure: $ 41.8 billion for cloud computing this quarter
  • Convenient : IT glossary, our new section

Ransomware: Insurance will no longer pay the ransom

Axa France will no longer pay the ransoms: the insurer has announced the suspension of its “cyber ransom” option, an option offered since mid-2020 to companies having subscribed to the Cyber ​​Secure insurance policy offered by Axa. This decision comes after Guillaume Poupard spoke before the Senate, who had underlined the “troubled game” of insurers who, by facilitating the payment of ransoms, therefore made French companies prime targets for cybercriminals.

The amounts of ransoms extorted as a result of ransomware attacks have been growing for several years, reaching as high as $ 30 million. The prohibition of their payment is a thorny issue, but one that is increasingly heard in the world of new technologies.

Europe’s plan for the semiconductor crisis

Amid the global semiconductor shortage, the European Commission on Wednesday revealed its strategy to secure its chip supply and strengthen semiconductor design and manufacturing on the continent.

The objective is to double the level of production, to pass from 10% to 20% of world market share by 2030. Concerned about its competitiveness, the European Union wants to create an industrial alliance bringing together the main companies and centers European research projects in the field.

Octave Klaba takes over Blade (Shadow)

In receivership since March, the French company specializing in cloud gaming Blade (Shadow) was waiting to know its buyer. Clashed Octave Klaba, through his development fund Jezby, and a group of employees supported by Iliad and Xavier Niel. It is ultimately the offer of the CEO of OVHcloud that will have been retained.

All the jobs should be preserved, with the exception, however, of that of the CTO, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who had signed up for the competitor’s file. Octave Klaba posted on Twitter that he had only one “simple ambition: to build the best cloud gaming offer in the world”.

The key figure: $ 41.8 billion for cloud computing this quarter

Cloud computing spending in the first quarter of 2021 reached $ 41.8 billion, up 35% year-on-year. On the side of large cloud computing service providers, little change, however: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still in the lead, with a share of 32% of spending, followed by Microsoft Azure with 19%, and Google Cloud with 7%. .

The year 2020 was the year of all records for cloud computing players. And these early 2021 trends show that it is far from over. Note that all these trends will be found during Cloud Week Paris, of which France is a partner, and which will take place on May 18, 19 and 20.

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