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The state of the password report
Hardware authentication security keys expert, Yubico has announced the results of the company’s second annual State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviours Report.
Insider data breaches major concern

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.  

 

Forter Loyalty Program Protection

Loyalty programs have grown steadily in the last decade, and consumers have accumulated $48 trillion of unspent loyalty points globally.

DataRobot appoints Dan Wright

Leader in enterprise AI, DataRobot has appointed Dan Wright as President and Chief Operating Officer.

 

Augmented Intelligence

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.

Demand for security ratings grows

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. 

 

HALO Trust uses Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insight’s Business Planning Cloud solution is helping the HALO Trust  deliver greater benefit to communities affected by war.

 

iomart selects Silver Peak

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.

Data security : Boldon James comments

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.

9 in 10 breaches due to human error

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

 

Record growth for Clearvision

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.

 

FS fear Brexit challenge

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

RiskIQ reviews shopping season threats

The 2019 holiday shopping season raked in a record $1 trillion, an increase of nearly $300 billion from 2018. Online sales increased 13% overall.

LogRhythm comment on bank breach

“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.

 

NETSCOUT delivers DDoS visibility 

There were 4.8 million DDoS attacks alone in the last six months of 2019.

 

iland Toronto data centre

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.

DLA Piper GDPR Report

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.

ATO protection from Flashpoint

Global leader in business risk intelligence, Flashpoint  has launched its Compromised Credentials Monitoring solution that allows users to monitor exposure of compromised credentials.

 

New CEO for BitSight

Security ratings specialists, BitSight has appointed Stephen Harvey as its new CEO.

 

Mitsubishi Electric data leak

Jake Olcott, VP of Government Affairs at BitSight, comments on the recent Mitsubishi Electric data leak. 

2020 threat landscape

As we start 2020, what can the cybersecurity industry expect as attacks become even more sophisticated and complex?

 

DP still not a priority

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.

Managing downstream risk

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.

 

Risk intelligence expanded

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 frustrates workers

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 acquires Unomaly

LogicMonitor, a leading provider of infrastructure intelligence across both on-premises and cloud, has acquired Unomaly, an AIOps company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Magecart attacks Focus Camera

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.

 

2020 Top IT trends

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.

Trojans and Malware threaten FSI

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.

 

MoJ loses more laptops

According to Freedom of Information requests, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has had a 400% increase in lost laptops in three years.

 

Driving cybersecurity forward

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.

ROI Calculator for Renewtrak

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.

IoT top for IT decision makers

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.

Avoid gifting data

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.

 

NTT awards Women in Cybersecurity

The Security division of NT has announced the winners of its inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Awards for Northern Europe.

 

NTT appoints Paolo Masselli

World-leading global technology services provider, NTT announces Paolo Masselli as Chief Executive Officer for its UK and Ireland business.

Banks may cut ties with Facebook

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.

Stefan Zeitzen gets top role

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.

 

Business Systems on Network Services 2 Framework

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.

 

Office 365 visibility with Netwrix

As organizations seek more visibility into Office 365, information security and governance specialist, Netwrix has released Netwrix Auditor 9.9.

Nuxeo delivers Enterprise AI

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.

Conga strong in EMEA

Digital Document Transformation leader, Conga (https://conga.com/) reports tremendous momentum in EMEA.

 

WatchGuard achieves recommended rating

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.  

 

Who has the best IT behaviour?

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.

 

IT eases credit risk

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.

G-Cloud for Business Systems

Voice recording and enterprise workforce optimization solutions provider, Business Systems has been awarded a place on G-Cloud 11 Framework for Cloud Software.

NTT Security Risk:Value 2019 report

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cybersecurity and are facing paralysis as cybercriminals become more advanced.

Milestone for Silver Peak

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.

Purpose selects OneApp from MyFirmsApp

To optimize its digital connections with clients and prospects, Jersey accounting firm, Purpose, has selected OneApp from MyFirmsApp, the leading platform for accountancy firms.

 

Business Systems Awarded Place on G-Cloud 11 Framework 

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.

 

Carbon Black responds to Capital One breach

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. 

Managing HR data

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.

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Egress comment on local authority data breach
The personal details of more than 30 people who applied to Glasgow City council for it's school clothing grant have been leaked to third parties.ProductLife grows
 
ProductLife grows
One of Europe’s leaders in global Regulatory and Safety outsourcing and consulting services for life sciences, ProductLife Group experiences global growth after strategic majority investment by 21 Invest France.  PLG’s founder and management team have also invested significantly in the operation.

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