News & Views
An independent study has revealed that three out of our business must adapt to keep up with the demand of modern contracts.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Passwords in the current crisis are all important.
The launch of The National Cyber Security Centre’s latest ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ is being well received by industry experts.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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 has announced a major breakthrough in the fight against hackers, with the takedown of the prolific Necurs botnet.
Leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, Infinidat announces that it has deployed more than 6 Exabytes in global storage capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have become accredit first companies under new ASSURE scheme supporting the CAA’s Cyber Security Oversight Process for Aviation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
IT security expert and leading provider of human layer email security, Egress announces that its Egress Protect solution will be integrated into NHSmail.
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.
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.
Yubico’s own research shows that while protecting customer information and personally identifiable information (PII) is a top priority for IT professionals, 62% reported that customer accounts have been subject to an account takeover.
Two of Britain's biggest retail chains, Tesco and Boots, have seen their loyalty card programmes targeted by hackers.
News of a potential data breach at Tesco has seen the retailer issue 620,000 new Clubcards to account holders.
Cathay Pacific Airways has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers’ personal data.
Boots has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online after attempts to break into 150,000 customers' accounts using stolen passwords.
Nearly 30% of UK organizations are discovering sensitive data outside of dedicated locations, even though 91% were sure it is stored securely, says the latest finds from Netwrix
To make security intrinsic to the digital enterprise, VMware has announced a series of advancements at this year’s RSA Conference 2020.
Digital risk management innovation and best practices is in the spotlight as BitSight launches a new Security Performance Management.
iland and multi-location backups
To improve how managed service providers (MSPs) and multi-location enterprises manage their entire global portfolio of Veeam cloud-based backup solutions from a single, unified console, iland has launched upgrades to its Secure Cloud Console solution.
Hardware authentication security keys expert, Yubico has announced the results of the company’s second annual State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviours Report.
Results of the second global survey by IT specialists, Egress reveals that a staggering 97% of IT leaders say insider breach risk is a significant concern.
Loyalty programs have grown steadily in the last decade, and consumers have accumulated $48 trillion of unspent loyalty points globally.
Leader in enterprise AI, DataRobot has appointed Dan Wright as President and Chief Operating Officer.
IT security specialists, Airbus Cybersecurity has strengthened its Threat Intelligence with ThreatQuotient to enrich the threat intelligence service it had been offering its customers since 2011 with additional contextual information at scale.
The demand for security ratings continues to grow as BitSight, the standard in security ratings, announces that now has more than 2,100 customers worldwide as it closed its fiscal year ending 31 January.
Adaptive Insight’s Business Planning Cloud solution is helping the HALO Trust deliver greater benefit to communities affected by war.
Global SD-WAN leader Silver Peak has been selected by UK managed cloud services provider, iomart to deliver managed software defined wide area network services to its customers.
Employees at large organizations send over 130 emails a week to the wrong person reveals that data security is still a major problem for businesses.
CybSafe analysis of data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has found that 90% of cyber data breaches reported to the ICO last year, human error was the cause in nine out of ten cases
As the larst Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner in Europe, Clearvision has seen its turnover increase to £35 million, and is now forecasting to hit £41 million in 2020.
Six in ten UK Financial Services (FS) workers fear the aftermath of Brexit will be the single biggest challenge the sector has to face over the next 12 months
The 2019 holiday shopping season raked in a record $1 trillion, an increase of nearly $300 billion from 2018. Online sales increased 13% overall.
“In 2019, cyberattacks hit financial services firms 300 times more than other companies in the past year, according to a 2019 report from Boston Consulting Group.
There were 4.8 million DDoS attacks alone in the last six months of 2019.
Secure application and data protection cloud services provider, iland has announced its new cloud region with the opening of its tenth data centre in Toronto, Canada.
A new service that eliminates security blind spots and blocks phishing attempts has been launched by WatchGuard
The recent GDPR Data Breach survey by DLA Piper has revealed that over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across Europe, resulting in fines of up to 97 million GBP, since the legislation came into force in May 2018.
Global leader in business risk intelligence, Flashpoint has launched its Compromised Credentials Monitoring solution that allows users to monitor exposure of compromised credentials.
Security ratings specialists, BitSight has appointed Stephen Harvey as its new CEO.
Jake Olcott, VP of Government Affairs at BitSight, comments on the recent Mitsubishi Electric data leak.
As we start 2020, what can the cybersecurity industry expect as attacks become even more sophisticated and complex?
North American businesses are still not considering data protection a priority, with only 37% of senior business managers in the region acknowledging the importance of compliance ahead of the implementation of the California Consumer Protection Act.
As organizations’ vendor and fourth-party ecosystems continue to expand, so does their risk surface; however, lack of visibility into that ecosystem and the cyber risk within it makes it difficult for them to understand and effectively manage that risk.
Business risk specialists, Flashpoint launches a new offering for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) that expands their security capacity and adds more value to their clients through proactive BRI capabilities.
Mobile computing may be improving productivity by freeing-up the workforce from labour intensive and repetitive activities, but there can be no doubt that mobile workers are feeling the frustrations of working with their current handheld mobile computing devices.
LogicMonitor, a leading provider of infrastructure intelligence across both on-premises and cloud, has acquired Unomaly, an AIOps company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Focus Camera, the photography and imaging retailer, has been hacked by Magecart, a cybercrime syndicate that specializes in digital skimming. Unveiled by Juniper, Focus Camera was breached in late December 2019, resulting in customer payment details being compromised.
Technology and HR
Modern technology isn’t just a catalyst, if anything, it places more emphasis on the human skills that successful HR professionals have always been valued for – their complex problem-solving skills, creativity, relationship building and learning flexibility.
Security leaders are predicting cyber-risks associated with new technology will become mainstream in 2020, and technical debt, credential stuffing and access control will be at the fore.
The Banking and Financial Services sector is struggling with a skills shortage along with the sheer volume of threats and alerts as it continues its ongoing battle against cybercrime, according to a Twitter poll conducted by cyberthreat intelligence provider Blueliv.
According to Freedom of Information requests, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has had a 400% increase in lost laptops in three years.
Threats and hacks were cybersecurity’s greatest driving force over the last 25 years, according to 39% of respondents to a social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe – Europe’s number one information security event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.
Automated renewals specialists, Renewtrak has launched its ROI calculator specifically for CFOs and finance professionals to show customer success and custom savings made through digital transformation and automation.
Information security and technology PR specialist, Origin Comms announces that 1 in 5 IT decision makers are now consuming media via IoT devices.
Renewtrak opens global HQ
Intelligent customer managed solutions provider, Renewtrak has opened its new global HQ.
Sales such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide cybercriminals with increased opportunities to execute cyber attacks on unwitting shoppers and retailers. But, put commercialized sales dates aside, and retailers remain an easy target for cybercriminals looking to steal credentials to make a profit.
The Security division of NT has announced the winners of its inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Awards for Northern Europe.
Context identifies new threat
Context Information Security has identified a new threat group behind a series of incidents targeted at the aerospace and defence industries in the UK and Europe.
World-leading global technology services provider, NTT announces Paolo Masselli as Chief Executive Officer for its UK and Ireland business.
News that the chief executive of ING has warned that banks might have to cut ties with Facebook if the social media giant launches its Libra digital currency without fully addressing financial regulators’ money laundering fears, has provoked much response from the legal and financial world.
SER Group, a leading vendor of enterprise content management software, has appointed Stefan Zeitzen international background, joins the SER Group as its new Chief Sales Officer.
Voice recording and enterprise workforce optimization solutions provider, Business Systems has been named as a supplier for Lot 13 of the Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 2 framework for contact centre services.
As organizations seek more visibility into Office 365, information security and governance specialist, Netwrix has released Netwrix Auditor 9.9.
Leading cloud-native Content Services Platform, Nuxeo is announcing the immediate availability of Nuxeo Insight Cloud, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI).
The Transformation Challenge of the Invoice Process Exception
One of the biggest challenges facing business today is the management of invoice exceptions.
Digital Document Transformation leader, Conga (https://conga.com/) reports tremendous momentum in EMEA.
For the third consecutive year, WatchGuard® Technologies’ firewall product has achieved a ‘Recommended Rating’ with the release of the 2019 NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Group Test.
According to a new report on behaviour and attitudes to cybersecurity among different age groups, employees over the age of 30 are more likely to adopt cybersecurity best practice than younger colleagues who have grown up around digital technology.
Those finance directors dealing with the travel industry will be watching the sad demise of Thomas Cook. Not only has it a devastating impact on its former 22,000 employees, but also on its creditors.
Voice recording and enterprise workforce optimization solutions provider, Business Systems has been awarded a place on G-Cloud 11 Framework for Cloud Software.
UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cybersecurity and are facing paralysis as cybercriminals become more advanced.
In just four years, global SD-WAN specialists, Silver Peak has surpassed 1,500 customer deployments of its industry leading Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform.
To optimize its digital connections with clients and prospects, Jersey accounting firm, Purpose, has selected OneApp from MyFirmsApp, the leading platform for accountancy firms.
A leader in voice recording and enterprise workforce optimization solutions, Business Systems (www.businesssystemsuk.co.uk) has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 11 framework for Cloud Software.
In response to the recent Capital One breach, Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Carbon Black (www.carbonblack.com), and former cyber commissioner for President Obama commented: "This breach highlights a few important realities for cybersecurity in 2019.
In a drive to increase on-site productivity and operational performance in the construction industry, BAM Nuttall has teamed up with tech-firm Iotic and researchers at Cranfield University to develop an AI-based, computer-vision system using new digital twin technology.
One of the most pressing problems facing HR today is dirty data that is, missing data, inaccurate data, duplicate data, says HR and payroll software specialists, XCD.