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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.
Origin Communications CIO Report

For the third year running, information security and technology PR specialist, Origin Communications  has commissioned independent research into how 200 UK-based IT security decision makers are consuming all types of content.

WS02 promotes executives
Digital transformation leader WSO2 has promoted three executives to support the next stage of its global growth.
Helpsystems acquires FileCatalyst
IContinuing the expansion of cybersecurity and automation portfolio, HelpSystems has acquired FileCatalyst.
VIRTUS appoints Dominic Fulford
London’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres has appointed Dominic Fulford as SVP of Technical Operations.
Repstor in Deloitte growth awards
Microsoft 365-based information management specialist, Repstor, has been named one of the fastest growing tech firms for the fourth year running in the Deloitte Top 50 Rapid Growth Tech Firms awards .
Apricorn expands storage

Leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB data storage devices, Apricorn releases an 18TB version of its Aegis Padlock DT FIPS Desktop Drives.

HelpSystems acquires Vera
To expand its data security portfolio and meet the increased demand for solutions that protect information throughout the full data lifecycle, from data classification and secure file transfer to data loss prevention and encryption, HelpSystems has acquired Vera, a leading cloud-based data protection solution provider.
Mitigating compliance risks
Regulatory Change remains one of the top compliance challenges.  The growing expectations of a changing workforce has compelled organizations today to adapt, to create a culture of risk-aware decision making, inclusion and compliance to succeed in an environment where risk is permeating through all levels of the organization.
Auth0 launches adaptive MFA
The identity platform for application teams, Auth0, has added Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to its expanding security portfolio which also includes Bot Detection, Breached Password Detection, Brute Force Protection, and Suspicious IP Throttling.
Gartner names Infinidat as leader
Gartner has named Infinidat as a leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays report , which evaluates vendors of the Leaders quadrant based ‘on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute’.
Infinidat now AWS Outpost ready
Large-scale data storage solutions provider, Infinidat has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program.
SynApps gets supplier role in NHS

Chosen to work in Clinical Information Systems; Non-Clinical Information Systems; and Auxiliary ICT Consultancy Services, SynApps Solutions has been awarded a place within the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework.

 
Remote working and insider risk
As we come to the end of 2020, we ask Adam Strange, a Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems (www.helpsystems.com) what his 2021 predictions are regarding remote working and data security for employees to mitigate the insider risk.

AI platform for Eagle Genomics

AI-augmented, knowledge discovery platform from Eagle Geonomics has just closed $9 million in new scale-up funding. 

Reset security, says Infosec poll

The need to reset and reinforce security posture will be 2021’s key themes says Infosecurity Europe’s leader community, when Europe’s number one information security event asked its network of CISOs and analysts to comment on the major trends and changes they foresee shaping the next 12 months.

Cyber resilience under attack

A lack of expertise is the issue having the greatest negative impact on cyber resilience within small businesses, according to over 40% of respondents to the latest Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe ,  while 34% cite the surge in remote workers driven by COVID-19 lockdowns as the second biggest stumbling block.  

Employees are cybersecurity risk

Findings from a Twitter poll run by Apricorn show that during the pandemic 30% of respondents in both the US and the UK singled out employee education as being the biggest area where companies needed to make changes to improve cybersecurity when working remotely.

HelpSystems wins award
HelpSystems has won the Enterprise Security Solution award at Computing’s annual Security Excellence Awards. 
 
Growth for Auth0
Authentication expert, Auth0 announces that it has doubled its business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) in the third-quarter compared to last year, with  Randstad, Pret A Manger, Nutmeg, Flo Health, Libération, WeTransfer, and DPG Media with its “Streamz” online video-on-demand platform joining the hundreds of customers across the region already using the Auth0 platform.
 
WS02 leads the pack
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has been an overall leader, technology leader, and innovation leader in the latest KuppingerCole Analysts’ CIAM Platforms Leadership Compass 2020 report
iland 2021 channel predictions
As we look forward to 2021, Koorosh Khashayar, VP Global Channels and Johnny Carpenter, VP Sales EMEA at ilandcomments on what the Channel can expect for the forthcoming year.
Spend Matters names Taulia leader
The procurement and supply chain sector blog, Spend Matters has named Taulia as a Value Leader in the Fall 2020 release of the Invoice-to-Pay SolutionMap by Spend Matters.
AI to thrive in 2021
CIOs and CTOs across the US, UK, China, India and Brazil are predicting that AI, Machine Learning, 5G and IoT will be the most important technologies in 2021.
 
Eric Newcomer joins WSO2
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 announces that Eric Newcomer has joined WSO2 as chief technology officer (CTO).
HelpSystems 2021 predictions
In the digitally accelerated COVID-19 environment of 2021, Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  comments on what are the top data security trends that organisations are facing when it comes to data classification.
PartnerScore launch
Managing the business relationship has never been more important than today. With the launch of PartnerScore, unlocking the value of partner-based business models is about to get far more easier.
Rise in low-code tools

Two-thirds of software developers have increased use of low-code development tools since the pandemic according to research by Nuxeo.

Care award for Taulia
One of the most trusted review sites for business technology, TrustRadius has awarded Taulia with a 2020 Tech Cares Award as a company who has gone above and beyond to support their clients and communities in 2020 and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New global CPO for Infinidat 
Taking the helm for global product innovation  at Infinidat will be Shahar Bar-Or, who has just been appointed Global Chief Product Officer at Infinidat’s Israeli HQ.
LogicMonitor now on Google Cloud
Award-winning, cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, LogicMonitor  is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace.
Yubico comments on Minecraft
With on and off restrictions still ongoing across the country, it’s likely that more children are borrowing their parents’ old unpatched laptops and downloading or signing in to a half-dozen new learning apps. 
Workday Global CFO Survey
More CFOs will prioritize digital transformation in COVID-19 recovery according to Workday’s latest Global CFO survey
 
Infinidat and VMware
To tackle current and evolving IoT Edge security threats in data centres, Infinidat as joined forces with VMware.

Silver Peak comments on IOT growth

As a new study by Juniper Research predicts industrial IoT connections will reach 36.8 billion by 2025 we are Simon Pamplin, Technical Director at Silver Peak for his comments.

Repstor grows in legal sector

Demand for Repstor’s Custodian for Legal, matter lifecycle management solution and Repstor for Teams solutions continue to grow as more legal teams seek more intuitive and mainstream ways to collaborate on their caseloads across distance.

 
Firms fear losing top talent
Over 85% of businesses are living in fear that by the New Year there will be a mass exodus top talent from their organizations due to salary reductions or the inability to increase wages as the pandemic continues to bite, according to research by Robert Half.
New innovations for MetricStream

The latest innovations on the M7 Integrated Risk platform from MetricStream will enable customers to adopt simple, agile and intelligent approaches to proactively address the changing workforce, risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity landscape.

Rhythmworld breaks record

Virtual events are all the rage, but few achieve a 300% increase in attendance, but that is just was RhythmWorld achieved this year.

Bluevoyant partners with Verisk
Insurance organizations are set to get a boost in fighting cyber risk as BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, forges strategic partnership with Verisk, a leading data analytics company.
Digital must be good
More than half of UK shoppers would switch to a competitor if the digital customer experience doesn’t measure up, according to the latest report from Nuxeo.
Taulia in Gartner report
Supply chain technology specialists, Taulia (www.taulia.com) has been featured in Gartner’s report of ‘Technology Providers Offering Assistance to Organizations affected by the COVID-19 Crisis’ as a leading provider who is making its products and services available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Channel Partners grow Infinidat
Enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat announces increased growth in 2020 as the number of its strategic global channel partners grows to 400.
NTT Threat Report

According to the latest Threat Report from NTT, there has been a significant increase in cyberattacks, as hackers seek to exploit Coronavirus-related panic.

New appointments at LogicMonitor

A leading cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, LogicMonitor has appointed Richard Gerdis as vice president for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and Frederik Kunst as regional vice president of sales, Northern Europe.

IPC partners with DDCM

Leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets, IPC has announced a partnership solution with Digital Debt Capital Markets Ltd (DDCM or Agora) to digitize the end-to-end lifecycle of a Bond.

TBWA Worldwide moves to Nuxeo Cloud
International advertising agency, TBWA\Worldwide transitioned its advertising management platform to the Nuxeo Cloud.
 
FinancialForce management change

As Tod Nielsen announces retirement, FinancialForce appoints former Teradata and Cisco executive Scott Brown to take the helm as President and CEO.

New top leaders for Kallik
Enterprise Labeling leader Kallik has lined up a powerful new leadership team as the company prepares for its next wave of growth.  It has also unveiled new branding, as trusted enterprise labeling becomes a strategic and critical priority in regulated, safety-sensitive markets.
FinancialForce releases Fall 2020

Financial and professional services teams can now expand forecasting, deepen insights and gain an enhanced productivity-driven user experience after FinancialForce’s Fall 2020 release for Salesforce Analytics and Salesforce Lightning Experience solutions.

 
Aqua Security launches KSPM

A suite of Kubernetes security posture management (KSPM) and agentless runtime protection to defend organizations against multiple threats to K8s-based applications has been launched by Aqua Security.

AI in a disruptive environment

Using AI in a disruptive environment is gaining traction according to the latest report from FICO and Corinium.

 
Companies become AI driven

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to put strain on many enterprises, the latest report from FICO (www.fico.com)  “Building AI-Driven Enterprises in a Disrupted Environment”  finds that the uncertainties caused by the pandemic are forcing many organizations to adopt a more committed, disciplined approach to becoming an AI-driven enterprise.

 
Covid-19 impacts public sector

Public Sector information management processes come under the spotlight in the latest report by enterprise content management and process automation specialist, SynApps Solutions.

Forrester names WS02 in report

Digital transformation leader, WSO2  has been named by Forrester Research, Inc. as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity and Access Management, Q4 2020 report.

 
Yubico comments on cybersecurityThis year, Cyber Security Awareness Month has come at a time when we are using online services more than ever – to work, shop, learn and generally keep in touch.  The pandemic has forced us to almost entirely rely on our digital identities, putting the resilience of authentication technologies to the test.
Union Park datacentre

With the demand for data centres continuing to grow, Concert (previously known as Bruceshaw) has been appointed by Ark Data Centres as Project Manager and Cost Manager on its Union Park project.

Virtus adds London11

London’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres is expanding its Slough data centre campus with the addition of London11. 

MyFirmsApp digital pack

To mark Digital Accountancy Week MyFirmsApp launches a free ‘COVID-19 Autumn Reset Pack’ that features a range of editable e-guides which accountants can share digitally with their clients to help them deal with the challenges of running a business during these uncertain times.

DDoS attack hits New Zealand Stock Exchange

Reports that the New Zealand Stock Exchange has been hit by a DDos attack halting trading highlights why Exchanges around the World need to beef up their cybersecurity defences.

WS02 Summit

In the current global situation, all enterprises are focused on providing seamless digital experiences to consumers.

Egress comments on data sharing

“The Data Standards Authority setting new ‘metadata’ standards to improve data sharing and security across government is fantastic news,” comments Tony Pepper, CEO, Egress.

Rapid growth for BlueVoyant

Over 200% growth, major new partnerships and expanding customer base validates BlueVoyant’s (www.bluevoyant.com) growing global leadership position in cybersecurity.

Wordpress VIP expands partners

Content platform provider, WordPress VIP is expanding its technology partner program, adding a range of new partners that will enable enterprise customers to improve customer experience and drive digital transformation.

Repstor for Teams

In response to the sharp rise in Microsoft Teams adoption seen during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Microsoft 365-based matter management specialist Repstor has launched Repstor for Teams as dispersed teams sought more spontaneous ways to stay connected and keep matters moving once outside the office.

 
Technology and remote staff

The rise of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is continuing to cause headaches for businesses and brands all over the world, and even large companies are sending employees home in line with global advice surrounding social distancing and spreading the virus.

DataRobot launches Pathfinder

AI specialists, DataRobot has launched DataRobot Pathfinderer. a free comprehensive library of 100+ AI use to enable individuals to discover the best application of AI for their unique business needs.

 
Nuxeo's UI levers AI
A new low-code user interface that opens AI to business users has been launched by Nuxeo.
Total economic impact study

Results of the Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that during the pandemic organizations using DataRobot’s AI platform achieve a net present value (NPV) of $4 million and a 514% return on investment (ROI).

 
Custodian Legal goes to SA
Content Services and Microsoft 365 matter management specialist, Repstor announces that leading South African law firm Adams & Adams is deploying Custodian for Legal™, the specialist legal matter management solution.
Aqua boosts Red Hat market

Pure-play cloud security leader, Aqua Security has announced that its Cloud Native Security Platform is available through Red Hat® Marketplace, an open cloud marketplace that makes it easier to discover and access certified software for container-based environments across the hybrid cloud.

New connector for Apricorn USB

Hardware security specialists, Apricorn has launched the world’s most versatile hardware-encrypted USB flash key and the first of its kind to have a built-in USB-C connector making it the only hardware-encrypted USB that is compatible with PCs and Macs, as well as any operating system, including Windows®, Mac®, Linux, Android and Symbian.

Infoboss partners with 3C
IT specialists, Infoboss  has become a become a strategic partner to 3C Consultants to help deliver high-quality data management solutions to the company’s social housing sector clients.
Tenable reduces IT and OT risks

In a bid to help organizations reduce cyberattacks in in converged IT/OT environments Tenable has brought together Tenable.ot™ 3.7 and Nessus® Professional into a single solution – Tenable.ot.

Validity launches Everest

Email marketing gets new boost as Validity  has  launched Everest – its new platform for email optimization, analytics, and delivery to help brands maximize their email success, engaging more customers and accelerating growth.

Rahi Systems and Infinidat partner

A strategic partnership between global IT solutions provider, Rahi Systems and data storage specialists, Infinidat will offer high-end enterprises access to a range of innovative data storage ‘Pay-As-You-Grow’ pricing models.

Datarobot extends pro bono AI

To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of its AI for Good programme AI specialists DataRobot announces that it is extending pro bono cloud licenses of its enterprise AI platform to qualified non-profit and social good organizations. 

ContextIS  accredited for BoE

IT security specialists, Context Information Security has been accredited to deliver cyber threat intelligence services for the Bank of England CBEST scheme which is designed to deliver bespoke, intelligence-led cyber security tests that replicate real threat actors targeting critical financial services organizations.

ContextIS  at Black Hat
Rohan Durve, a senior consultant at Context Information Security presentation at Black Hat’s virtual event (www.blackhat.com/us-20) will present an open source solution for creating lab environments for practising penetration testing tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs). 
Wyld monitors social distancing

A new mobile mesh networking technology and content delivery platform has been developed by Wyld Networks for businesses looking for innovative ways to generate much needed new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, get back to work safely and monitor social distancing practices.

Tenable comments on OT attacks
OT is foundational to absolutely everything we do – from the energy we rely on, to the factories manufacturing medical devices, to the water we drink. 
Cryptocurrency Twitter accounts
Several notable Twitter accounts in the cryptocurrency space have seemingly been hacked in a mass coordinated attack.
GridBuddy cloud launch
A new solution to improve Salesforce productivity and operational efficiency has been launched by Validity.

BCG and Datarobot partner

To deliver end-to-end solutions for AI deployments, DataRobot acquires Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) SOURCE AI technology to kick off an industry first strategic partnership that combines proprietary IP with leading consulting services to provide both the human expertise and the technical know-how needed to deliver optimal, continuous value from AI.

Microsoft awards Threatscape
Cyber security specialist, Threatscape has been awarded the coveted Gold Security Partner designation by Microsoft in recognition of a partner who has demonstrated the skills and expertise to design, deploy and manage security solutions to protect enterprise-scale clients against sophisticated cyber threats.
 
Cisco partners with LogicMonitor
IT infrastructure and intelligence monitoring solutions provider, LogicMonitor announces that it has achieved Cisco Compatible status for its Cisco SD-WAN integration.
Economic decision making
Data specialists, Iotics has become one of the founding members of the Emergent Alliance, a not-for-profit community to better inform the future economic decision making of governments, corporations and organizations post-COVID-19.
 
IPC to launch voice app store
A leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets, IPC, will leverage the OpenFin operating system for the financial community to build a voice app store for IPC’s 110,000+ global user community.
Growth for Enterprise AI

Designed to drive greater business value from AI, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com), a leader in enterprise AI, announces enhancements to its enterprise AI platform including a Use Case Value Tracker, Location AI, Champion/Challenger Models and Humble AI for MLOps, and Anomaly Detection for Time Series.

 
Over half send emails to wrong person
In response to the latest Data Breach Incident Report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the latest straw poll from Egress shows misdirected emails are a bigger security threat than phishing attacks and now account for 20% more reported incidents.
 
DDos protection with A10 networks
The current pandemic has only increased the threat as cyber attackers find new targets in healthcare, government, online gaming and remote working services. 
New funding for Infinidat
TPG and Goldman Sachs are leading a new funding round that will enable Infinidat  to accelerate customer-centric growth plans led by new management structure.
Watchguard reports malware surge

UK is the top target for malware according to the latest report from WatchGuard with 67% of all malware in Q1 2020 being delivered via encrypted HTTPS connections whilst a further 72% of encrypted malware was classified as zero day, so would have evaded signature-based antivirus protection.

 
Endpoint protection for remote workers
To reduce user anxiety for remote or office-based workers, SecureAge Technology has announced a key update to its flagship SecureAPlus Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP).
 
Databreach survey from Apricorn
Almost half of organizations have been reported to the ICO for a potential data breach, according to the latest data breach survey from Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
 
New RiskIQ research​
Misconfigured Amazon S3 Buckets are a launchpad for inserting malicious code into websites, according to the latest research by RiskIQ.
 
Diversity in cybersecurty

A report published by CREST highlights progress made in gender diversity across the cyber security industry, in the past few years and points to the next steps needed to further address the gender gap.

 
Remote workers risk data breach
More than half (57%) of UK IT decision makers still believe that remote workers will expose their organization to the risk of a data breach, according to an annual survey by Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
Clearvision partners with Mendix

ISO 27001-certified AWS and Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, Clearvision is partnering with a leading Low-Code Application Development Platform, Mendix to offer business users and developers with varying levels of experience the capability to deliver business-critical applications.

 
New process for modern contracts
An independent study has revealed that three out of our business must adapt to keep up with the demand of modern contracts.
 
Poor email deliverability has a negative financial impact
Over 90% of marketers believe that poor email deliverability has a negative financial impact on their business, and almost one in ten (8%) believing this to be severe, according to a report by the Data & Marketing Association (DMA)  and Validity.
Microsoft and Workday partner
Microsoft and Workday Inc have announced a strategic partnership prioritizing enterprise planning in the cloud and expanding the business solutions customers can use to better optimize their everyday work. 
 
Infinidat de-risks storage

To give customers increased reliability, agility and flexibility in managing their high-end storage infrastructure, Infinidat, the leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions announces new offerings which reduce storage infrastructure costs, mitigate the risks of  technology failures and deficits, and adds an extensible NVMe over Fabrics option.

Netwrix simplifies DSARs
Organizations concerned about responding to data subject access requests (DSARs) from individuals within the required timeframe can now use the latest version of Netwrix Data Classification from Netwrix.
 
Silver Peak comments on IOT connections
According to a report by Juniper Research, the number of IoT connections will soar to 83 billion by 2024, but this raises questions as to how network infrastructure will cope and how a huge number of devices will be kept secure. 
 
Organization update for Infinidat
Changes at Infidat allow Moshe Yanai, Founder and CEO of Infinidat to spend 100% of his time on developing the strategic vision for the company as he steps into the role of Chief Technology Evangelist.
FIDO comments on passwords
The persistent problem with passwords continues.  They are expensive to reset and our tendency to use the same ones across services increases account takeover and brand damage risks – as seen with recent security incidents at Tesco Clubcard and Boots Advantage.
 
COVID-19 editable e-book
The flow of information on COVID-19 shows no sign of slowing, and as clients turn to their accountants for the most up-to-date advice and information available, the challenge for accounting firms is how best to ensure colleagues and clients can access up-to-date and relevant information in a manageable way.
Wyld grows in IoT and mobile mesh
Strengthening its growing pipeline of opportunities in mobile mesh networks and wireless IoT connectivity, Wyld Networks has secured a new £400,000 investment, in the form of a Convertible Unsecured Loan Note.
Boldon James comments on Le Figaro
Recent news that the French national newspaper “Le Figaro” suffered a human error based data leak, with 7.4 billion records left exposed in a cloud server, is another stark reminder for organizations to ensure their data protection policies are robust,” warns Martin Sugden, the CEO at Boldon James.
Enterprise AI from Datarobot
Enterprise AI experts, DataRobot unveils the latest version of its Enterprise AI Platform introducing visual AI, AI applications and automated deep learning to further unlock the value of AI by putting the power of AI into the hands of more users and making it simpler to build and deploy deep learning models.
 
DarkOwl uses BlueVoyant for security
Global expert-driven cybersecurity services company, BlueVoyant has been selected by DarkOwl, providers of the world’s largest index of darknet content, to deliver a tailored and comprehensive Managed Security Service.
 
Covid-19 cyber attacks​

Leveraging new attack data from the VMware Carbon Black Cloud, VMware Carbon Black (www.carbonblack.com) has published new research outlining how cybercriminals are capitalising on the shift to remote work amid COVID-19.

Become a junior cyber warrior
If you have any young, would-be cyber warriors at home or know children who need activities to occupy their time, you might like to share this booklet prepared by WatchGuard.
Yubico comments on passwords​

The proliferation of poor password hygiene continues which is why World Password Day is still relevant.  Started by Intel in 2013, World Password Day is intended to encourage us to consider and improve our password practices.

 
Conga achieves ISO 27001 and 27701
End-to-end Digital Document Transformation (DDX) solutions expert, Conga completes its annual audit examinations to the latest standards and achieves both ISO 27001 and 27701 certifications.
 
Watchguard acquires Panda Security
Network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication specialists, WatchGuard Technologies has acquired Panda Security, a leading global provider in advanced endpoint protection.
World password day
Passwords in the current crisis are all important.
 
Egress comments on NCSC service
The launch of The National Cyber Security Centre’s latest ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ is being well received by industry experts.
Boldon James comments on compliance
Almost 400 data breaches were reported to the Irish Department of Social Protection last year, of which many were the result of information being sent to the wrong person, according to a recent FOI request.
Context joins ASSURE
Context Information Security  has become one of the first companies to be accredited for the new Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ASSURE scheme, part of the CAA’s Cyber Security Oversight Strategy for the UK aviation sector.
Validity for good
To ensure that COVID-19 related communications from government agencies and orgnaizations reach the inbox, email solutions provider, Validity is providing a free access to its crisis communications programme, Validity for Good.
Simon Blunn recognized by DataIQ

Simon Blunn, Vice President and General Manager for DataRobot in EMEA is recognized as one of the UK’s most influential practitioners of data and analytics after DataIQ received a record-breaking number of nominations for this year’s edition of the 100.

New CSI driver
“The pace of change in containerized environments is incredible,” says Gregory Touretsky, Senior Director, Product Management at Infinidat as the company announces the general availability of its Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver for Kubernetes and other CNCF-compliant containers environments.
APAD recommends Caspar

Following resounding recommendations by peer teams via an online forum run by the Association of Public Authority Deputies (APAD), Trojan Consultants  welcomes Denbighshire County Council in Wales as a new customer of its highly-acclaimed Caspar Appointeesp & Deputyship case management solution.

 
Hull City council chooses Caspar
Hull City Council is the latest public authority to select the Caspar Appointeeship & Deputyship case management solution from Trojan Consultants (www.trojanconsultants.com), following enthusiastic recommendations from other local councils on an online forum run by the Association of Public Authority Deputies (APAD).
Free Vortex 6 service
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on businesses, SaaS solution specialists, Vortex 6 is offering its V6 Fusion clients a complimentary Monitoring Service which will run until the end of September 2020.
New WSO2 Identity Server
Some 90% of security breaches could be avoided if enterprises used multi-factor authentication (MFA).  Yet to make user sign-on convenient, many enterprises are still relying only on usernames and passwords – and avoiding other strong second-factor authentication methods.
 
Coronavirus - impact on fraud
A recent report by Forter, the leader in e-commerce fraud prevention, assesses the broader impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on e-commerce shopping habits and the growing use of the crisis to perpetrate fraud.

 

Coronavirus-related cybercrime

As more and more employees are mandated to work from home, security and non-security professionals alike are left wondering what they can do to keep their data and systems safe.

BitSight and Microsoft take down Necurs

BitSight has announced a major breakthrough in the fight against hackers, with the takedown of the prolific Necurs botnet.

Infinidat crosses 6 exabyte milestone

Leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, Infinidat announces that it has deployed more than 6 Exabytes in global storage capacity.  

Core DataCloud selects Infindat

To support the growing customer demand for its cloud-based disaster recovery and backup services business, Core DataCloud  has selected Infinidat Infinibox® enterprise storage system from Infinidat, the market’s leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions.

DataRobot and COVID-19 research

Leading enterprise AI specialists, DataRobot, announces that it will provide the DataRobot enterprise AI platform free of charge to those interested in using it to help with the COVID-19 virus response effort.

 

Netwrix enhances Google Drive

Security expert, Netwrix now delivers Data Classification for Google Drive and integrates with Microsoft information protection following the release of Netwrix Data Classification 5.5.2.

LONDON6 and LONDON10 opens

To meet the needs for well connected, flexible and scalable facilities, VIRTUS Data Centres has opened two new data centres bringing VIRTUS’ total live technical space to 97MW of 165MW available.

Ransomware growth
This year, IT security specialists WatchGuard is warning of a rapid increase in the number of ransomware attacks on the cloud with the healthcare, government and industrial control systems sectors being particularly vulnerable to downtime according to the WatchGuard Threat Lab.

Crest and CAA join ASSURE
CREST and CAA have become accredit first companies under new ASSURE scheme supporting the CAA’s Cyber Security Oversight Process for Aviation.

Protecting against fraud scams

With coronavirus-related fraud attacks on the increase, Michael Reitblat, CEO and Co-Founder of Forter, the leader in e-commerce fraud prevention, outlines how people can protect themselves from fraud, and who within society is most vulnerable to scams.

Prism Viewpoint - Environmental marketing

Since 2018, public pushes for degradable products and environmental marketing have been commonplace.  Increasingly, companies are using disposable coffee cups, recycled paper and biodegradable plastic alternatives.

 
Watchguard Internet Security Report
Kali Linux modules make malware top ten list with dramatic year-over-year increase in malware volume and increasing focus on Europe, according to WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report.
Infinidat extends ecosystem
Leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, Infinidat, announces support for VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) with Infinidat InfiniBox Active-Active Replication, providing 100% application and data availability for virtualized environments.
 
Dr Hannah Fry opens Infosec
At Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, renowned mathematician and broadcaster, Dr. Hannah Fry is set to deliver the opening keynote on a lesson in predicting human behaviour through algorithms.
 
DNSWatchGo eliminates blind spots
A new service that eliminates security blind spots and blocks phishing attempts has been launched by WatchGuard.  Called DNSWatchGo,  the new cloud-based security service automatically detects and blocks phishing attacks, ommand and control callbacks and data exfiltration attempts against users both inside and outside the network perimeter.
Context identifies new threat
The Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Team at Context Information Security (www.contextis.com) has identified a new threat group behind a series of incidents targeted at the aerospace and defence industries in the UK and Europe.
Ransomware growth
This year, IT security specialists, WatchGuard is warning of a rapid increase in the number of ransomware attacks on the cloud with the healthcare, government and industrial control systems sectors being particularly vulnerable to downtime according to the WatchGuard Threat Lab.
 
Failing to maximise data value
Organizations setting up to fail as they struggle to maximize value from their data according to a report by an award-winning independent IT advisory, Coeus Consulting.
 
Human skill and cyber resilience – Infosec poll
More than 40% of respondents in the latest by Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event (2-4 June 2020 at Olympia, London), singled out human skill and expertise as the most important element of a successful cyber resilience approach. 
 
2020 - the year we put mor trust in AI 

Business and governments are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) for a variety of reasons including satisfying our desire for faster more personalized services – but how do we build trust in (and into) these systems?

 

NHS Digital partners with Egress

IT security expert and leading provider of human layer email security, Egress announces that its Egress Protect solution will be integrated into NHSmail.

 

Egress comments on T-Mobile breach

In response to the latest T-Mobile data breach, Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress says, “It is very concerning that T-Mobile has suffered yet another data breach.

Cloud9 partners with BSL for voice recording
To provide more robust and legally-compliant cloud-based recording solutions for institutional traders, Cloud9 Technologies, a leader in cloud-based communications, has partnered with Business Systems (UK) Ltd, a specialist in call recording and workforce optimization solutions.

 


 

 

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