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Leonova joins Spryker
Zscaler digital experience
Omnis cyber intelligence
Precisely comments on green finance
The Log Inn research report
Lowe joins senior team at Arriello
Top Tips from NETSCOUT
Zscaler join CrowdStrike alliance
Janssen builds community at Spryker
Sustainable networking given boost
New CFO for Aqua Security
Infinidat appoints Herzog as CMO
Gartner sees SER as visionary
Menlo appoint Ertel as CISO
Cybersecurity awareness poll 
Infosec Virtual now on demand
Speeding up threat detection
New features of Netwrix Auditor X ( is making easier for companies to focus on what really matters and spot threats to their valuable data, and represents an important milestone in Netwrix’s ( history.
Twitter poll finds lack of back-up processes
More than 60% of employees believe backing up company data is not their problem, according to a Twitter poll by Apricorn (, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
FinancialForce partners Infosys
To bring its ERP and Professional Services Automation (PSA) cloud solutions to organizations on the Salesforce platform in APAC and EMEA region, FinancialForce (, the leading provider of customer-centric business applications across finance, services, and customer success teams, will be partnering with Infosys.
Gartner names Infinidat as a leader
Gartner has named Infinidat ( as a leader for the third consecutive year for Primary Storage in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage (
Aqua Security unveils powerful CNDR
A new Cloud Native Detection and Response (CNDR) from Aqua Security’s ( cyber research team, Nautilus, is an industry-first in the detection and response for zero-day attacks in cloud native environments.
Security concerns for hybrid
Concerns about securing users for hybrid and remote working are continuing according to the latest report from Menlo Security (
Generis partners Kyowa Kirin
Japanese Pharmaceutical Group Kyowa Kirin is now using Generis CARA™ Life Science Platform from Generis ( to enable it to respond quickly and consistently to regulatory correspondence and reduce time to market.
Industry first for NETSCOUT
A leader in cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions, NETSCOUT Systems ( launches an industry-first Smart Edge Monitoring Solution to give IT teams complete visibility, insights and the highest-quality end-user experience in any network or application regardless of where employees perform their job.
Quality key in PV finds Ariello survey
Interest in pharmacovigilance (PV) automation remains strong – and would be higher still if companies could overcome the perception of poor solution choice, validation challenges, and the learning curve linked to adopting new processes, according to the latest survey by regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance and auditing solutions and services expert, Arriello (
Threat report shows DDoS growth
Findings from the bi-annual NETSCOUT ( Threat Intelligence Report shows that in the first half of 2021, cybercriminals launched approximately 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, increasing 11% over 1H2020 figures.
Applying network science to biology
A pioneer in applying network science to biology, Eagle Genomics ( and leaders in bioscience research the Earlham Institute ( have teamed up to focusing on providing critical tools required to analyse, explore and exploit complex microbiome data.
New eReferrals gateway for SynApps
As the Government’s NHS eReferrals initiative continues to gather pace with the aim of streamlining patient handovers from primary to secondary care, SynApps Solutions ( launches its new e-Referrals Gateway solution ( for NHS Acute hospitals.
Conga gets new people officer

Global leader in commercial operations transformation, Conga ( appoints Dayna Perry as Chief People Officer (CPO). 

Osirium Ransomware Index
UK businesses are not sufficiently protecting the backups, or backup systems which will be critical to their recovery should a cyberattack occur, says the findings from Osirium’s Ransomware Index (
Startups will need to pivot
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges and changes across the board for people all over the world. 
Validity makes ethical marketing easier
Leading provider of data quality and email marketing success solutions, Validity ( announces new BIMI certificates to make it easier for marketers to adopt Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI). 
Conga buys Contact Wrangler
To accelerate its growth and expansion in helping companies transform their commercial operations, global leader in commercial and revenue operations transformation Conga ( acquires Contract Wrangler.
Time to go back to the office
It may be time to go back to the office, but is everyone truly happy? We ask Gary David Smith, Co-Founder of Prism UK LTD ( for his views on what we can all expect from the ‘new normal’.
LogicMonitor comments on internet outages
As the internet is hit by another far-reaching outage, we ask Mark Banfield, CRO, LogicMonitor ( for his views on how organizations need to increase their visibility into complex cloud environments to avoid downtime resulting from IT issues.
Infosec moves to ExCel
ExCel London will be the new home for Infosecurity Europe ( for 2022. 
DDoS attacks calm
the number of global Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks that took place in the second quarter of 2021 decreased from the record-breaking numbers that were seen in the first quarter of the year.
Unified CNAPP for Aqua Security
Pure-play cloud native security leader Aqua Security ( introduces an industry-first with its cloud native security platform with a unified console to ease the journey from scanning and visibility to workload protection in cloud native environments.
Apricorn comments on NCSC advice
Following the announcement from the NCSC of the joint advisory’S latest advice ( on combating the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) being widely exploited by actors in 2021
WS02 grows with new hires
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 ( has added two new senior executives to accelerate its global expansion.
DataRobot gets series G funding
AI leaders DataRobot ( and Palantir Technologies ( have teamed up to create unique, agile, and real-time solutions to help solve the most pressing demand forecasting problems facing the retail sector.
DataRobot partners with Palantir
AI leaders DataRobot ( and Palantir Technologies ( have teamed up to create unique, agile, and real-time solutions to help solve the most pressing demand forecasting problems facing the retail sector.
FSI needs sustainability drive
Governments need to do more to drive sustainability in the FSI, says research from iResearch Services (, the global data-driven thought leadership agency.
DataRobot takes AI to next level
In its second major release of the year, DataRobot ( announces several product upgrades to its Augmented Intelligence platform designed to further democratise AI. 
Privilege creep problem grows
There is a growing concern in data protection about the problem of ‘privilege creep’, a phenomena in which employees gradually accumulate excessive access privileges as they move through a business, even when they no longer need that access to do their job.
RiskIQ releases evil internet report

Nearly 650 cyber threats are happening daily according to the latest RiskIQ ( annual ‘Evil Internet Minute’ security intelligence report. 

DM and the supply chain
Paperwork continues to challenge British businesses post-EU causing significant problems and adding costs for manufacturers and exporters of all sizes, says document management specialists, YourDMS (
Investment for DataRobot
Augmented Intelligence leader, DataRobot ( announces a $300 million Series G funding round to fuel its platform innovation and has acquired machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, Algorithmia ( to further cement DataRobot’s place as the preeminent provider of comprehensive solutions in the MLOps space.
BACB strengthens leadership
The London based trade finance bank, British Arab Commercial Bank ( announces a series of key appointments to strengthen the Bank’s leadership, enhance its risk strategy framework and focus on growing trade finance flows in key North African markets and re-positioning its UK Real Estate business.
Study reveals runtime security knowledge gap
Results of Aqua Security’s ( 2021 Cloud Native Security Survey ( reveals a deep knowledge gap around runtime security and the risks this presents to businesses.
Joker malware targets Google Play
One of the most prominent malware families targeting Android devices is the Joker malware.  Designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device information, and to sign the victim up for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services, this malware keeps finding its way into Google’s official application market.
HelpSystems comments on Colorado Act
Following the recent news that Colorado became only the third US state to pass a consumer data protection law, we sat down with Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems ( gives his views.
Aqua reports new attacks in the wild
Pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security ( latest research from Team Nautilus reveals a continuing rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure and supply chains with 50% of attacks happening within one hour of identifying vulnerable targets.
Embracing BIMI security
Market leader in phishing defense for the enterprise, Agari ( by HelpSystems ( is introducing the Agari Brand Protection solution for Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication to help customers take advantage of Google’s newly launched support for BIMI in Gmail.
Damon Fletcher joins DataRobot
Augmented Intelligence leader, DataRobot ( welcomes Damon Fletcher to its executive leadership team as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Expansion for DC Byte
Leading data centre research and analytics platform, DC Byte ( announces reaching significant milestones within the business since 2020.
Cloud visibility a must, says LogicMonitor
As new research from the IT Services Group (ISG) projecting that more than half of European IT outsourcing spending will soon be on cloud services, we ask Daniela Streng, VP and GM EMEA at LogicMonitor ( for her views.
Datarobot joins WEF initiative
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot ( joins the ‘Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ ( initiative launched by the World Economic Forum.
Aqua acquires tfsec
The pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security ( acquisition of tfsec, an open source security scanner for Infrastructure as Code (IaC), will see IaC security scanning capabilities integrated into Aqua Trivy (the industry standard for open source vulnerability scanning).
Atradius promotes Hartery
Leading trade credit insurer Atradius (https://www.atradius) has promoted Ruby Hartery to the position of senior underwriter to head up its retail and services team located at its UK headquarters in Cardiff Bay.
Beamery study shows staff exodus
New research from Beamery ( reveals that almost half (48%) of UK office workers are leaving or planning to leave their job by the end of 2021.
Datarobot acquires Zepl
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot ( unveils its acquisition of Zepl, a cloud data science and analytics platform at AI Experience Worldwide (, DataRobot’s virtual conference.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice ( appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
LogicMonitor buys Dexta
Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers, LogicMonitor ( has acquired Dexda (www/, a big data and machine learning predictive fault identification company.
The year of digital
The pandemic has provided a catalyst for change, says document management experts, YourDMS ( in its latest blog (, and has shown just how important digital is to business to pivot, adapt and find new ways to keep going when everything we knew changed.
Swan Lake beta release
The new Swan Lake beta release of open-source language for cloud-native programming Ballerina ( radically simplifies how developers build and deploy cloud-native applications through an intuitive syntax for developing services and APIs, seamless JSON support, and built-in concurrency control.
VMware global security insights
Cyberattacks targeting the Anywhere Workforce (WFA) is causing security leaders to rethink and transform cybersecurity strategies, according to a research by VMware ( with close to 80% of organizations saying they have experienced cyberattacks due to more employees working from home.
Credential phishing scam insights
Latest research from Agari by HelpSystems ( into the growing trend known as credential phishing reveals 92% of compromised email accounts are being accessed manually by a threat actor, with almost one in five accounts accessed within the first hour post compromise, and a further 91% being accessed within a week after compromise.
CitrusAd partners Ocado Retail
World-leading, white-label, self-serve, ecommerce advertising platform, CritusAd ( is helping Ocado Retail power its retail media rollout to help all its suppliers to grow their business on the Ocado website.
New  20TB drive from Apricorn
A 20TB portable encrypted drive has been launched by Apricorn (, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
Companies say no to ransom demands
New research highlights a growing reluctance for companies to pay ransomware demands according to three quarters of respondents to a Menlo Security ( poll.
SER Group named strong performer
Global content platform provider for intelligent information management, The SER Group ( has been named ‘Strong Performer’ in the latest ‘The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021, The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up, June 14, 2021’ report by Forrester Research.
New Dubai office for SER Group
To address the growing demand for digitalization in the MENA region, The SER Group ( has founded SER Solutions Middle East Ltd.
Menlo mobile risk report
New research from cloud security leader, Menlo Security ( shows that three-quarters of users believe they are more vulnerable to mobile attacks compared to a year ago.
Industry first from Menlo
The industry’s first Secure Web Gateway (SWG) with an Isolation Core for Mobile Devices has been launched by Menlo Security.
Infinidat grows on AIOps
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat ( is now delivering ts storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale.
FICO powers Slovakian bank
Slovakia’s largest commercial bank, Slovenská sporiteľňa, is now using Decision Optimizer ( FICO’s advanced AI-powered optimization to increase profitability and improve the management of its cash loan portfolio.
Data Security Week
Data security experts will present virtual, interactive sessions focused on protecting valuable information assets for attendees at HelpSystems’ Data Security Week LIVE (
Moody AI
Can AI really detect our moods?  Well, Spotify certainly thinks so as it patents its voice recognition technology capable of tailoring bespoke music recommendations to our emotions and environment.
Retailers face security risk
With Amazon Prime Day upon us, we ask Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP at RiskIQ ( for his thoughts on why the retail sector must address cybersecurity.
Osirium comments on Verkada breach
Following the recent Verkada breach, David Guyatt, CEO at UK based Osirium ( recently commented.
WS02 acquires Platfomer
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 ( has acquired Platformer (, innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud-native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps.
WS02 introduces Choreo
Enterprises worldwide are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives, with many starting years earlier than originally planned.  But, too often, these initiatives are hampered by the lack of deep technical expertise required to get projects off the ground and deliver digital products and solutions.
Infinidat expands Infinibox
Enterprise-class storage solutions leader, Infinidat ( is expanding its InfiniBox range with a new solid-state array to deliver the industry’s highest performance for the most demanding enterprise applicatons.
Gartner recognizes Infinidat
For the third year running, Gartner has named Infinidat ( as a leader in the May 2021 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Primary Storage Arrays report.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice ( appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
Aqua security survey
Research from pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security ( reveals 90% of companies are vulnerable to security breaches due to cloud misconfigurations such as leaving bucket or blog storage open can open companies up to critical security breaches.
Hardsoft comments on IT budgets
After the unprecedented year of 2020, we ask Andrew Morgan, Co-Founder, HardSoft Computers ( for his views on how IT leaders can use their IT budgets more wisely, investing in better technology to reap gains in productivity and competitive advantage.
Infosec keynote speakers
Cross-bench Peer Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller and Misha Glenny, author and journalist, join Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ as opening Keynote speakers for this year’s Infosecurity Europe.
PostFinance uses FICO Falcon
Switzerland’s PostFinance selects FICO’s AI platform, Falcon ( to protect nearly 3 million debit cards and manage suspicious behaviour on customers’ accounts, including activity that may be the result of scams which have been ever increasing across Europe during the pandemic.
Putting corporate data at risk
Over a third of IT leaders state their remote workers have knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach in the last year.
Pandemic fosters DDoS attacks
A record-setting ten million-plus DDoS attacks and a 22% increase in attack frequency are among the findings according to the 2H2020 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report (
Infosec opens in July
Reed Exhibitions announces that Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, will go ahead from 13-15 July 2021 at Olympia London.
Keynote speaker for  Infosec
As registration opens for Infosecurity Europe (, Reed Exhibitions announces that the first Keynote Speaker will be Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ.
Virtual programme complements Infosec
The organizer of Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, Reed Exhibitions announces that it will be running an exciting virtual programme of content from 8-10 June 2021 to complement the live expo, which it recently confirmed will go ahead from 13-15 July at Olympia London.
Apricorn IT survey
IT security professionals have excessive trust despite concerns about remote work security programs according to the latest Apricorn 2021 Global IT Security Survey.
Intermatica partners with FICO
Global analytics software provider FICO ( is partnering with Intermatica (, one of the main Italian players in the TLC field, to provide a range of FICO’s solutions for AI-powered decision optimization to Italian businesses.
Covid stress on banks
First results from a FICO ( survey is showing how COVID-19 continues to put stress on fraud and financial crime prevention at UK banks
IT staff fear isolation
As remote working remains the norm and ‘lockdown fatigue’ sets in, the biggest concern IT and cybersecurity face in working from home are feelings of isolation over 30% of respondents to Infosecurity Europe’s ( latest Twitter poll.
Osirium boosts security​
UK’s leading Privileged Access Management (PAM) company Osirium ( announces a new level of protection for powerful administrator accounts with the addition of Osirium Automation capabilities to its Osirium PAM offering available to both new and existing Osirium PAM customers at no additional charge.
OFFSITE selects Infinidat
To increase its storage at scale, national provider of hosted, managed services and data centre operator OFFSITE in Wisconsin, USA, has selected Infinidat’s storage technology ( to displaced the existing all-flash arrays that OFFSITE had been using to meet the enterprise technology requirements of its customers.
Garter names Integrity360
Gartner recognizes one of the UK and Ireland’s fastest growing cyber security specialists, Integrity360 ( as a Representative Vendor in the 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Security Services (MSS).
FICO Digital bank survey
New data from FICO ( reveals low levels of consumer tolerance to new account opening security checks with 23% of UK respondents admitting to going to a competitor if asked to visit a branch or post documents as part of the digital application process.
Non-profits to benefit from DataRobot
A leader in AI enterprise technology, DataRobot ( announces further integration with data cloud company, Snowflake ( to bring Snowflake users access to DataRobot’s Feature Discovery functionality that automatically discovers, tests, and creates hundreds of valuable new features for machine learning models.
Feature discovery for Snowflake
A leader in AI enterprise technology, DataRobot ( announces further integration with data cloud company, Snowflake ( to bring Snowflake users access to DataRobot’s Feature Discovery functionality that automatically discovers, tests, and creates hundreds of valuable new features for machine learning models.
Wi-SUN Alliance grows
Driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities and other IoT applications, the Win-SUN Alliance ( announces that Hexing, one of China’s largest smart metering companies, has become a new Promoter member, the highest level of Wi-SUN membership.
Fighting ransomware attacks
Leading enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat announces significant enhancements to its InfiniGuard appliance for enterprise users.
VDC relies on Infinidat
Managed cloud hosting provider, Virtual Data Corp (VDC) has been using the InfiniBox® platform from Infinidat  to give 100% storage uptime, and has recently expanded its data storage capacity with InfiniBox beyond a petabyte to flexibly leverage storage as needed in support of the company’s growth strategy.
Nelson Mullins uses Repstor
US law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP ( has selected Repstor for Teams ( to support its transition to Microsoft Teams as its primary workspace for attorneys and paralegals.
Repstor transforms Fawcetts
UK200 Group peer Armstrong Watson gave Repstor ( for Accounting a rave review, inspiring chartered accountants, Fawcetts ( to look beyond its immediate priority to improve email and document management using Outlook and SharePoint, to a roadmap for broader improvements harnessing Microsoft 365.
Attacks on healthcare IT systems
Findings from the Netwrix’s latest Cloud Data Security Report shows that nearly half of healthcare organizations were targets of ransomware attacks during the pandemic.
Infinidat grows aliance with VMware
A leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat is expanding its strategic alliance with VMware with new support for vSphere Virtual Volumes.


Coca-Cola selects Repstor
Coca-Cola European Partners has selected Repstor for Legal™ to help transform the way its in-house legal team accepts, manages and reports on corporate matters.

Prism comments on post-pandemic start-ups
As start-ups in the UK, having weathered the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic face a whole new economic playing field, we asked Gary David Smith, Co-founder of Prism UK for his opinions on what is next for entrepreneurs post post-pandemic.
Global excabytes for Infinidat

Enterprise-class storage solutions leader, Infinidat announces that the company has deployed 7.1 Exabytes of enterprise storage capacity worldwide.  

New CEO for Infinidat

Enterprise data storage company, Infinidat announces that Phil Bullinger has been appointed CEO.  Data Storage Company Infinidat Announces Appointment of Phil Bullinger as Chief Executive Officer.

Apprenticeships are key to IT

Apprenticeships are the solution to attracting more young people into cybersecurity, according to 42.5% of respondents to a new Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event.

Digital shift for business

The findings from the latest Coeus Consulting CIO and IT Leadership Survey 2021 reveals that amongst senior IT leaders, over half (53%) claimed that during the pandemic they were able to implement a strategic shift of their entire business operations to digital.


Amstrong Watson chooses Repstor

Top-30 UK business advisory and accounting firm, Armstrong Watson  has gone live with the Repstor for Accounting suite from Microsoft 365-based information management specialist, Repstor.

New appointments for Repstor

Microsoft 365-based information and matter management specialist, Repstor has kick-started 2021 with an expanded team, reflecting the company’s confidence in another strong year ahead

Human error exposes records
Following the recent news from Publicly who reported that human error was to blame as exposed records topped 37 billion in 2020, we asked Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  for his opinions on insider threat.
New CEO for Crown Agents Bank
UK-based transaction bank specializing in digital payments into emerging markets, Crown Agents Bank has appointed Bhairav Trivedi as its new CEO.
HelpSystems comments on SC risks
Following the recent high profile security incidents, we asked Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  for his opinions on third party/supply chain risks and means of mitigating them.
Bluevoyant joins IST taskforce
Cybersecurity company BlueVoyant has been announced as a formal task force member at the launch of the Institute for Security and Technology (IST)’s Ransomware Task Force.  BlueVoyant joins fellow members such as Microsoft and Palo Alto Networks.
HelpSystems comments on MOD data loss
Following the recent news that the Ministry of Defence reported an 18% rise in data loss incidents, we ask Adam Strange, a Data Classification Specialist from HelpSystem for his comments.
HelpSystems publishes IBM i survey
Security concerns over remote worker access is continuing to intensify according to the latest IBM I Marketplace Survey by HelpSystems.
Bluevoyant partners with DVV Solutions
Cybersecurity specialists, BlueVoyant announces a strategic partnership with UK-based third-party risk management consultancy, DVV Solutions, to deliver BlueVoyant’s Cyber Risk Management (CRx) services to DVV Solutions’ global customer base.
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