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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.
 
Datarobot acquires Zepl
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) unveils its acquisition of Zepl, a cloud data science and analytics platform at AI Experience Worldwide (www.datarobot.com/recordings/ai-experience-worldwide-2021), DataRobot’s virtual conference.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
LogicMonitor buys Dexta
Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers, LogicMonitor (www.logicmonitor.com) has acquired Dexda (www/dexda.io), a big data and machine learning predictive fault identification company.
The year of digital
The pandemic has provided a catalyst for change, says document management experts, YourDMS (www.yourdms.net) in its latest blog (www.yourdms.net/blog/2021-the-year-of-digital), and has shown just how important digital is to business to pivot, adapt and find new ways to keep going when everything we knew changed.
Swan Lake beta release
The new Swan Lake beta release of open-source language for cloud-native programming Ballerina (www.ballerina.io) radically simplifies how developers build and deploy cloud-native applications through an intuitive syntax for developing services and APIs, seamless JSON support, and built-in concurrency control.
VMware global security insights
Cyberattacks targeting the Anywhere Workforce (WFA) is causing security leaders to rethink and transform cybersecurity strategies, according to a research by VMware (www.vmware.com) with close to 80% of organizations saying they have experienced cyberattacks due to more employees working from home.
 
Credential phishing scam insights
Latest research from Agari by HelpSystems (www.agari.com) into the growing trend known as credential phishing reveals 92% of compromised email accounts are being accessed manually by a threat actor, with almost one in five accounts accessed within the first hour post compromise, and a further 91% being accessed within a week after compromise.
CitrusAd partners Ocado Retail
World-leading, white-label, self-serve, ecommerce advertising platform, CritusAd (www.citrusad.com) is helping Ocado Retail power its retail media rollout to help all its suppliers to grow their business on the Ocado website.
 
New  20TB drive from Apricorn
A 20TB portable encrypted drive has been launched by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com), the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
 
Companies say no to ransom demands
New research highlights a growing reluctance for companies to pay ransomware demands according to three quarters of respondents to a Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) poll.
SER Group named strong performer
Global content platform provider for intelligent information management, The SER Group (www.sergroup.com) has been named ‘Strong Performer’ in the latest ‘The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021, The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up, June 14, 2021’ report by Forrester Research.
New Dubai office for SER Group
To address the growing demand for digitalization in the MENA region, The SER Group (www.sergroup.com) has founded SER Solutions Middle East Ltd.
Menlo mobile risk report
New research from cloud security leader, Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) shows that three-quarters of users believe they are more vulnerable to mobile attacks compared to a year ago.
Industry first from Menlo
The industry’s first Secure Web Gateway (SWG) with an Isolation Core for Mobile Devices has been launched by Menlo Security.
Infinidat grows on AIOps
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is now delivering ts storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale.
 
FICO powers Slovakian bank
Slovakia’s largest commercial bank, Slovenská sporiteľňa, is now using Decision Optimizer (www.fico.com/en/products/fico-decision-optimizer) FICO’s advanced AI-powered optimization to increase profitability and improve the management of its cash loan portfolio.
Data Security Week
Data security experts will present virtual, interactive sessions focused on protecting valuable information assets for attendees at HelpSystems’ Data Security Week LIVE (https://info.helpsystems.com/data-security-week-live-northam).
 
Moody AI
Can AI really detect our moods?  Well, Spotify certainly thinks so as it patents its voice recognition technology capable of tailoring bespoke music recommendations to our emotions and environment.
Retailers face security risk
With Amazon Prime Day upon us, we ask Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP at RiskIQ (www.riskiq.com) for his thoughts on why the retail sector must address cybersecurity.
Osirium comments on Verkada breach
Following the recent Verkada breach, David Guyatt, CEO at UK based Osirium (www.osirium.com) recently commented.
WS02 acquires Platfomer
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has acquired Platformer (www.platformer.com), innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud-native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps.
WS02 introduces Choreo
Enterprises worldwide are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives, with many starting years earlier than originally planned.  But, too often, these initiatives are hampered by the lack of deep technical expertise required to get projects off the ground and deliver digital products and solutions.
Infinidat expands Infinibox
Enterprise-class storage solutions leader, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is expanding its InfiniBox range with a new solid-state array to deliver the industry’s highest performance for the most demanding enterprise applicatons.
Gartner recognizes Infinidat​
For the third year running, Gartner has named Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a leader in the May 2021 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Primary Storage Arrays report.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
Aqua security survey
Research from pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) reveals 90% of companies are vulnerable to security breaches due to cloud misconfigurations such as leaving bucket or blog storage open can open companies up to critical security breaches.
 
Hardsoft comments on IT budgets
After the unprecedented year of 2020, we ask Andrew Morgan, Co-Founder, HardSoft Computers (www.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk) for his views on how IT leaders can use their IT budgets more wisely, investing in better technology to reap gains in productivity and competitive advantage.
 
Infosec keynote speakers
Cross-bench Peer Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller and Misha Glenny, author and journalist, join Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ as opening Keynote speakers for this year’s Infosecurity Europe.
PostFinance uses FICO Falcon
Switzerland’s PostFinance selects FICO’s AI platform, Falcon (www.fico.com/en/products/fico-falcon-platform) to protect nearly 3 million debit cards and manage suspicious behaviour on customers’ accounts, including activity that may be the result of scams which have been ever increasing across Europe during the pandemic.
Putting corporate data at risk
Over a third of IT leaders state their remote workers have knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach in the last year.
Pandemic fosters DDoS attacks
A record-setting ten million-plus DDoS attacks and a 22% increase in attack frequency are among the findings according to the 2H2020 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report (www.netscout.com/threatreport).
Infosec opens in July
Reed Exhibitions announces that Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, will go ahead from 13-15 July 2021 at Olympia London.
Keynote speaker for  Infosec
As registration opens for Infosecurity Europe (www.infosecurityeurope.com), Reed Exhibitions announces that the first Keynote Speaker will be Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ.
Virtual programme complements Infosec
The organizer of Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, Reed Exhibitions announces that it will be running an exciting virtual programme of content from 8-10 June 2021 to complement the live expo, which it recently confirmed will go ahead from 13-15 July at Olympia London.
 
Apricorn IT survey
IT security professionals have excessive trust despite concerns about remote work security programs according to the latest Apricorn 2021 Global IT Security Survey.
Intermatica partners with FICO
Global analytics software provider FICO (www.fico.com) is partnering with Intermatica (www.intermatica.it), one of the main Italian players in the TLC field, to provide a range of FICO’s solutions for AI-powered decision optimization to Italian businesses.
Covid stress on banks
First results from a FICO (www.fico.com) survey is showing how COVID-19 continues to put stress on fraud and financial crime prevention at UK banks.
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