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BIT Group and ElioT tackle cyberskills gap
An innovative cyber security course designed by BIT Group (www.bluescreenit.co.uk/) and East London Institute of Technology (ELIoT) (www.institutesoftechnology.org.uk/east-london-institute-of-technology) in collaboration with the CyberHub Trust (https://cyberhub.org.uk/) aims to tackle national cyber skills gap.
SMEs forced into crosswinds
With the UK in the grip of a cost of living crisis, we asked Gary David Smith, Co-founder and Director, Prism UK (www.prism.uk.com) for his view on how the cost of living crisis is fast becoming a cost of doing business crisis for SMEs.
Rephine partners with Ofidit
GMP auditors, Rephine (www.rephine.com) and specialists in pharma supply-chain quality assurance, announces a new strategic partnership with Ofidit, which provides specialized GMP third-party auditing of active pharma ingredient (API) manufacturers worldwide. 
Mike Golding to lead VIRTUS design team
The UK’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres (https://virtusdatacentres.com) appoints Mike Golding as Senior Vice President of Design and Build. 
Infinidat launches Infinibox SSA II
Leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) launches InfiniBox™ SSA II, its next generation solid state array portfolio of storage and cyber resilient solutions.
New customer win for WSO2
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) will deliver its world-class API management and enterprise integrations to Central England Co-operative (CEC) in a significant new win for the company.
Ballerina boosts API productivity
The Swan Lake version 2201.0.0 release of Ballerina open-source language is helping developers rapidly build, integrate, and deploy services and APIs in the cloud.
 
SACEM develops API using WSO2
The Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers of Music (SACEM) is now using WSO2’s (www.wso2.com) API Manager to distribute music from over 180,000 creators.
WSO2 expands Securitas Direct partnership
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has expanded its partnership with Securitas Direct to enable Securitas Direct SA to adopt an API-first strategy.
Logpoint releases Logpoint for SAP Enterprise
Bridging the gap between SAP security and cybersecurity comes Logpoint for SAP Enterprise (www.logpoint.com/en/product/logpoint-for-sap).
Exterro expands privacy suite
Continuing its tradition of innovation in data privacy Exterro (www.exterro.com) enhances its Exterro Privacy suite with two new products Exterro Data Discovery and Exterro Consent.
Wi-SUN IoT Report
IoT goals have shifted in the last five years but investment remains critical to success despite projects delays and reduced budgets due to the pandemic.
Major General opens Infosec
Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Director of Strategy and Military Digitization with UK Strategic Command, has been announced as the main opening keynote speaker at Infosecurity Europe.
 
Users failing to back-up data, finds poll

According to a Twitter poll by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com) almost 60% of respondents fail to recall if, and when, they backed up important documents.

Forensic training from Exterro
The increasing importance of digital evidence in criminal cases coupled with mounting data volumes has driven demand for forensic tools.
New release of WSO2 Choreo

Taking digital apps to a whole new level is WSO2’s (www.wso2.com) latest release of its Choreo digital Platform as a Service (digital PaaS).

Walker Morris advises on Caring Tech

Walker Morris has advised Swedish headquartered Sorb Industri AB on its acquisition of Caring Technology Limited, the holding company of Specialist Alarm Services Limited (SAS).

 
Women get top roles at iResearch

In celebration of International Women’s Day, leading international thought leadership specialist iResearch Services (www.iresearchservices.com) appoints women to top roles in its Marketing, Editorial and HR teams at its London office to help fulfil new business wins.

Gartner awards SER high scores

In Gartner’s 2021 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report, SER Group (www.sergroup.com/en/) has been awarded the highest product scores in ‘Content and Process Automation’ (3.67 out of 5) and in ‘Business Role Hub Document Management’ (3.62 out of 5).

 
Eagle Genomics expansion grows

Bioinformatics software pioneer for the life sciences arena Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) expands its global team with the appointment of bioinformatics veteran Dr. Nandu Gattu as VP Services, Dr. Christian Roghi as Director of Microbiome Solutions, and Louise Groves as Director of Business Operations.

Radiology goes cloud with SynApps

Enterprise content management specialist, SynApps Solutions (www.synapps-solutions.com) and Aptvision (www.aptvision.com) have delivered the first phase of a major integrated digital radiology information system to transform the Radiology department of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust.

Key cyber risks for CISOs​

CISOs must be more alert to new methods, tactics and targets used by cyber-criminals to perpetrate familiar types of attack, according to Infosecurity Europe’s  (www.infosecurityeurope.com) community of security leaders and analysts. 

Quadient launches Beanworks

To help businesses create more meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, Quadient (www.quadient.com) announces the launch of Beanworks by Quadient.

GoWithFlow brings mobility to US​
Portugal’s mobility start-up GoWithFlow (www.gowithflow.io) is bringing its European decarbonization experience to the US as part of a successful coalition aiming to transform the Metro Memphis economy under the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better programme.
New CFO at Neustar Security

Cloud-oriented security experts, Neustar Security Services LCC (www.home.neustar/security-solutions) welcomes Kevin Collins as its new CFO.

SER launches Doxis Intelligent Automation

A powerful new AI platform to automate content understanding across SAP, Salesforce and Microsoft ecosystems has been unveiled by SER (www.sergroup.com) with the launch of its Doxis Intelligent Content Automation.

Digital transformation still failing
Why are we still talking about Digital Transformation?  Isn’t this a given?  Not according to research says Jeremy Blain, awarding winning leadership expert (www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyblain) and author of “The Inner CEO” (www.performanceworks.global/product/theinnerceo).
Generis attracts more top talent

Creator of data and content management platform, CARA™, Generis (www.generiscorp.com) appoints Bart Vervoort as Head of Sales to spearhead a new wave of CARA growth across Europe.

Infinidat updates Infiniguard
As the threat of cyberattacks around the world continuing to rise, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is making significant enhancements to the latest version of its InfiniGuard® platform.
When IT becomes old

With the return to the office hot on the business agenda, we ask Andrew Morgan, Co-founder, HardSoft Computers (www.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk) for his thoughts on what companies need to remember to do when recycling employees laptops.

Eagle Genomics joins life science hub

Deep tech solutions provider, Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) is participating in the Fast-Track Programme to Barcelona-Catalonia Life Science Hub

 
Infinidat accelerates growth

Leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces a 40% year-over-year bookings growth in 2021.

 
Head of life sciences for Generis

Seasoned regulatory and quality expert Mark Willoughby has been appointed as Generis’ (www.generiscorp.com) new Head of Life Sciences to drive the development and application of Generis’s CARA™, the data and content management platform that helps life sciences companies transform their complex business processes.

Data privacy day
To coincide with Data Privacy Day, we ask Aaron Louks, Security Operations Engineer, at leading Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) provider, Threat Quotient (www.threatq.com/) for an insight into practices which can be beneficial to enterprises on this day of awareness.
Taulia reports on payment trends

Nearly 40% of companies are now using early payment to manage their working capital compared to only 19% in 2017 according to supply chain finance specialists, Taulia (www.taulia.com).

SER appoints John Bates as CEO

Enterprise content management (ECM) and content services market leader, SERgroup Holdings International GmbH (www.sergroup.com/en/) names Dr. John Bates as its new CEO with immediate effect.

Eagle Genomics partners Quadram

In a new strategic partnership Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com), the Deep Tech software business pioneering the application of network science to biology and the Quadram Institute (www.quadram.ac.uk), a world-leading institute creating new interfaces between food science, gut biology, and human health have joined forces to promote understanding on microbiome science and accelerate microbiome analysis through AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform.

SER strengthens finance team

A leading software vendor of enterprise content management solutions for intelligent information management, SERgroup Holding International GmbH (SER) (continues to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Holger Kliebe as its new CFO and member of the management board.

Apricorn comments on USB hacking

Following the news of the FBI’s warnings about hackers infiltrating US businesses by mailing employees malicious USBs (https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/07/politics/fbi-usb-hackers-warning/index.html), we ask Jon Fielding, managing director EMEA, Apricorn (www.apricorn.com) for his views.

2022 Netwrix predictions

With cyberattacks – especially ransomware – on the rise, IT teams and security professionals must be on the alert as never before. 

O'Donnell joins Arriello VP team
Consultancy and provider of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services, Arriello (www.ariello.com) appoints leading Pharmacovigilance expert Kieran O'Donnell as Vice President of Global Drug Safety.
Exterro 2022 tech  predictions

Shining a light on the major tech advances we can expect to see in 2022 is Simon Whitburn, General Manager and Vice President of International Business, Exterro (www.exterro.com).

 
Holiday peak for CVs

Employers need to brace themselves as 19.2 million employees are planning to use downtime over the festive period to update their CV.

FinancialForce 2022 predictions

At this time of year we traditionally look at predictions for the year ahead, anticipating which of the latest hyped technologies and trends will actually come to fruition; be it AI, ML, robotics or quantum computing.

 
Netscout adds ServiceNow

Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions provider, NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC (www.netscout.com) announces a new integration that connects NETSCOUT's nGeniusONE® service assurance solution with ServiceNow® IT Operations Management (ITOM) Visibility and ITOM Health.

Series C for Noname Security

API security leader, Noname Security (www.nonamesecurity.com) secures $135 million in Series C funding at $1 billion valuation.

iland DraaS saves Oceanscan

After a sophisticated form of ransomware shut down Oceanscan’s entire network, the company turned to iland’s (www.iland.com) Secure DRaaS services to deliver rapid recovery and mitigate the damage of the event.

Stronger together at Infosec

The theme for next year’s Infosecurity Europe conference (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) on 21-23 June 2022 at ExCel London will be ‘Stronger Together’, and will build on this year’s theme of resilience.

Smart-Edge UCaaS goes hybrid

Supporting IT productivity, cybersecurity leader NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) announces new unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) capabilities for its Smart Edge Monitoring solution.

 
Infinidat commits to Channel

Dedicated to helping its channel partners grow their businesses, Infinidat (www.Infinidat.com) is reinforcing its commitment to the Channel with aggressive expansion of its channel partner-centric initiatives.

Zscaler protects workloads

To deliver the industry’s first Zero Trust for cloud workloads solution that secures cloud-to-internet, cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-data centre, and intra-cloud communications, Zscaler (www.zscaler.com) announces advancements to its Zero Trust Exchange.

Precisely acquires Cedar CX

Data integrity software leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) is acquiring Atlanta-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider CEDAR CX Technologies.

 
Menlo ransomware research

Organizations are facing a greater risk of Ransomware cyberattacks this festive season according to research by Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com).

Netwrix SbPAM covers new devices
The latest release of SbPAM 3.5 from cybersecurity vendor Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) now covers Azure AD, Cisco network devices and web interfaces, and offers enhanced support for Linux.
Holiday shopping and cyber threats

Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually mark the start of a crucial period for retailers in terms of sales. But it is also crucial for cybersecurity. 

 
DDoS attacks hit retail

According to the latest Threat Intelligence Report (www.netscout.com/threatreport), by threat researchers at NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com), cybercriminals are continuing to take advantage of our increased online interactions and transactions, by launching a staggering 5.4 million Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks from January to June 2021.

ZScaler uses renewable energy

Superior green security capabilities are now possible with cloud security leader, Zscaler announcing that it has achieved 100% renewable energy through a combination of directly purchased renewable energy and renewable energy credits (RECs) for its offices and 150+ data centres that run the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange.

New release of StealthAUDIT
Cybersecurity vendor, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) releases StealthAUDIT 11.5 to help organizations further minimize the risk of a data breach by delivering enhanced visibility into sensitive data regardless of where it resides.
Retail readiness for the holidays

Retailers looking to foster sales, brand loyalty and return business need to look at how the login box can make for a better customer experience, according to a survey (https://info.auth0.com/expectation-vs-reality?) by Auth0 (www.auth0.com).

 
Candidates calling the shots
New opportunities brought on by pandemic to fuel tsunami of turnover as over a quarter (28%) of workers plan to look for a new job in 2022, according to research by recruitment specialist Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
 
Accountants in hot demand
Demand for accounting talent now exceeds pre-pandemic levels as regulatory changes affect market dynamics according to recruitment specialists, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Boom for tech sector
Tech sector opportunities are booming as demand for multi-skilled workers grows fuelled by seismic shifts in online consumer behaviour and increases in home working accelerated by the pandemic.
FinTech banks on tech talent
Demand for experienced banking operations talent is growing due to healthy real estate funding and high demand from private equity, venture capital, and asset management firms
Culture concerns over hybrid
Dissatisfaction with company culture is employers’ most significant retention concern, and it's an issue that employers are saying is exacerbated by remote working.
Wireless Logic comments on EV

With the Government’s announcement that from 2022 all new homes will require electric vehicle (EV)  charging points, we ask Justin Godfrey-Cass, Head of Transport Solutions, Wireless Logic (www.wirelesslogic.com/iot-solutions/) for his views.

Infinidat appoints Bradbury

Enterprise-class storage solutions provider Infinidat (www.infinidat.com), appoints Richard Bradbury as SVP, EMEA & APJ.

WS02 secures funding for growth

Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) secures $90 million in growth capital from Goldman Sachs Asset Management to accelerate WSO2’s global expansion and investment into its next-generation, cloud native solutions for securely delivering APIs, applications, and digital services.

Semperis and hybrid AD security​
Latest release of Semperis’ (www.semperis.com) Directory Services Protector (DSP) provides a complete picture of risk exposure in hybrid environments and monitors for cyber threats in both Active Directory and Azure Active Directory in one view.
 
Semperis launches report
Pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, Semperis (www.semperis.com) announces the release of the ‘Active Directory Security Halftime Report’, the first in a periodic series of insights and practical skill-building resources for preventing and mitigating identity-related cyberattacks.  
 
Robert Half links with AWS
Addressing the tech talent shortage issue, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk), one of the world’s largest specialist recruitment firms announces its collaboration with AWS re/Start to help place graduates into entry-level cloud roles in the UK.
 
Leonova joins Spryker

Formerly of Magento & BigCommerce, digital commerce leader Elena Leonova joins Spryker Systems (https://spryker.com) as its new  Global Vice President of Product to further drive Spryker’s customer-centric mission.

Zscaler digital experience
New integrations for Zscaler’s (www.zscaler.com) Digital Experience is set to deliver deep insights into Microsoft Teams and Zoom to quickly identify and remediate app performance issues, and provide enhanced Microsoft 365 support.
Omnis cyber intelligence
Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions provider NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) release Omnis Cyber Intelligence, the industry’s fastest and most scalable network security software solution.
Precisely comments on green finance
As the UK Government continues to work with the private sector to create a world-leading net zero financial system, with climate-related financial risk embedded into the regulatory frameworks to help guide capital flows to green investments, we ask Patrick Mottram, Senior Director, Location Intelligence, Precisely (www.precisely.com) for his comments.
The Log Inn research report
Many organizations claim to be ‘customer-centric’, or even ‘customer-obsessed’, striving to offer technologies that their users demand.  However, this doesn’t always ring true when it comes to the most basic customer interaction – the log in process.
 
Lowe joins senior team at Arriello
Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services provider, Arriello (www.arriello.com) announces the appointment of leading GVP Audit and Quality Assurance (QA) expert Helen Lowe to its rapidly-expanding global Quality & Pharmacovigilance operations.
 
Top Tips from NETSCOUT
Cyber vigilance remains critical as many employees work remotely or in a hybrid pattern. To avoid damaging cyber incidents, Security Operations teams need to continually educate employees about the risks to vital enterprise assets.
Zscaler join CrowdStrike alliance
Cloud security specialists, Zscaler (www.zscaler.com) is expanding its integrations with CloudStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection.
Jansen builds community at Spryker
e-commerce leader, Spryker Systems GmbH (https://spryker.com/) hires community leader Guido Jansen as its global business and technology evangelist to build out a new global Spryker connected community of partners and customers.
 
Sustainable networking given boost
Network management expert, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) announces that Micetro 10.1, the latest version of its unified DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) orchestration software, aims to establish sustainable networking best practices in diverse and heterogeneous global enterprise networks with remodelled access management, improved DDI functionality and features, and open-source documentation for the DDI community.
 
New CFO for Aqua Security
Leading pure-play cloud native security provider Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) appoints Limor Schwartz as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Infinidat appoints Herzog as CMO
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) appoints Eric Herzog as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Employers struggle with skills mix
According to the latest quarterly ‘Demand for Skilled Talent’ report from recruitment specialists Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk), employers are struggling to find employees with the right mix of skills.
Gartner sees SER as visionary
Gartner has named The SER Group (www.sergroup.com/en/) as a ‘Visionary’ in its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms.
Menlo appoint Ertel as CISO
Cloud security leader, Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) appoints Devin Ertel as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
 
Cybersecurity awareness poll
According to a recent Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) 49.9% of respondents believe that lack of awareness is the biggest security failing or cause of a data breach within their organization.
Infosec Virtual now on demand
Sessions from Infosecurity Europe’s (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) highly successful one-day virtual conference to mark October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month are now available on-demand (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb/whats-on/virtual-conference.html).
Speeding up threat detection
New features of Netwrix Auditor X (www.netwrix.com/auditorx) 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 (www.netwrix.com) 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 (www.apricorn.com), 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 (www.financialforce.com), 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 (www.infinidat.com) as a leader for the third consecutive year for Primary Storage in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage (https://info.infinidat.com/Gartner-MQ-2021.html).
 
Aqua Security unveils powerful CNDR
A new Cloud Native Detection and Response (CNDR) from Aqua Security’s (www.aquasec.com) 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 (www.menlosecurity.com).
Generis partners Kyowa Kirin
Japanese Pharmaceutical Group Kyowa Kirin is now using Generis CARA™ Life Science Platform from Generis (www.generiscorp.com) 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 (www.netscout.com) 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 (www.arriello.com).
 
Threat report shows DDoS growth
Findings from the bi-annual NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) 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 (www.eaglegenomics.com) and leaders in bioscience research the Earlham Institute (www.earlham.ac.uk/) 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 (www.synapps-solutions.com) launches its new e-Referrals Gateway solution (www.synapps-solutions.com/e-referrals-gateway) for NHS Acute hospitals.
 
Hybrid skills reshape jobs
Employers are now demoing workers with ‘hybrid’ skills who possess both technical knowledge and softer, ‘people-focused’ skillset according to the latest Demand for Skilled Talent report from Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Hybrid working is here to stay
UK business believe hybrid working is here to stay following a 190% spike in remote job postings since the start of pandemic.
Business confidence grows
Despite the current macroeconomic environment, 78% of UK business leaders are ‘somewhat to very confident’ about their growth prospects going into the first half of 2021.
Conga gets new people officer

Global leader in commercial operations transformation, Conga (https://conga.com) 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 (www.osirium.com/documents/osirium-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 (www.validity.com) 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 (www.conga.com) 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 (www.prism.uk.com) 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 (www.logicmonitor.com) 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 (www.infosecurityeurope.com) 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 (www.aquasec.com) 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 (www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/global-cyber-vulnerabilities-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 (www.wso2.com) has added two new senior executives to accelerate its global expansion.
DataRobot gets series G funding
AI leaders DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) and Palantir Technologies (www.palantir.com) 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 (www.datarobot.com) and Palantir Technologies (www.palantir.com) 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 (www.iresearchservices.com), the global data-driven thought leadership agency.
DataRobot takes AI to next level
In its second major release of the year, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) 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 (www.riskiq.com) 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 (www.yourdms.net).
Investment for DataRobot
Augmented Intelligence leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) announces a $300 million Series G funding round to fuel its platform innovation and has acquired machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, Algorithmia (www.algorithmia.com) 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 (www.bacb.co.uk) 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 (https://aquasec.com) 2021 Cloud Native Security Survey (https://info.aquasec.com/aqua-runtime-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 (www.helpsystems.com) gives his views.
 
Aqua reports new attacks in the wild
Pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) 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 (www.agari.com) by HelpSystems (www.helpsystems.com) 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 (www.datarobot.com) 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 (www.dcbyte.com) 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 (www.logicmonitor.com) for her views.
 
Datarobot joins WEF initiative
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) joins the ‘Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ (www.weforum.org/platforms/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 (www.aquasec.com) 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 (https://beamery.com) reveals that almost half (48%) of UK office workers are leaving or planning to leave their job by the end of 2021.
 
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