June 2017

New report from CREST highlights the need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

29 June 2017: There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control System (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurance’. The report highlights a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has a significant role to play in ensuring higher levels of security assurance are met.

Survey: 90% of IBM i Shops Recognize the Need to Introduce New Customer Engagement Channels

PETERBOROUGH, NH – June 27, 2017 – 91 per cent of IBM i users questioned in a new poll said offering a greater choice of ways in which customers could interact with their companies – such as web and mobile self-service – would help improve customer engagement, and over half (54 per cent) said they are planning to introduce new customer engagement channels within the next three years.

New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

27 June 2017 – WatchGuard®’s  latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences.

Other key findings from the Q1 2017 report include:

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports the European Commission’s European Electronic Communications Code

Brussels, Belgium, 27 June 2017: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposed European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and has suggested recommendations to ensure the Code’s spectrum provisions extend connectivity for Europe’s citizens now and in the future. The EECC is part of the European Commission’s plans for improved connectivity in Europe through Wi-Fi, 5G, and high-speed Gigabit broadband capable of supporting upcoming technologies and bandwidth-hungry applications.

UKCloud crowned SME Digital Leader of the Year in 2017 DL100 Awards

London – 27 June 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has been named SME Digital Leader of the Year at the 2017 Digital Leaders (DL) 100 Awards. The award was presented to UKCloud CEO, Simon Hansford, and members of the team at a ceremony in central London on Thursday 22nd June 2017, which was attended by digital pioneers from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors.

Powered by Battery: The Ryobi Electric Riding Lawnmower

A few weeks ago during my visit to the local Home Depot, I came across the Ryobi RM480E, an all-battery powered electric riding lawn mower. Ryobi claims that you'll get up to 2 hours of run time or cut up to 2 acres on a single charge. This quiet, smooth battery powered riding mower houses three high-torque brushless motors to support the mower's blades and drivetrain.  The RM480E's uses four 12V lead acid batteries instead of lithium-ion which given the choice  and given the size of the mower  so they're not lithium).

Millennial Jack Parsons Crowned Young Digital Leader 2017 RealWire Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:29

Jack Parsons, the 23 year old CEO of yourfeed, has been awarded Young Digital Leader of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony in London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel by Digital Leaders 100.

The judging panel was made up of esteemed digital veterans including Maggie Philbin from TeenTech, Accenture’s Emma McMuigan, Chris Yui from Uber and Jacqueline de Rojas from techUK. The winners are selected from a 50% public vote and 50% judges vote. Jack was the stand out winner.

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IT RFPs undermine CIO innovation

London, 21 June 2017: Communications and IT services provider, KCOM, has warned that the enterprise IT Request for Proposal (RFP) process requires urgent review if it is to enable organizations to use technology to meet business challenges effectively. Its analysis shows today’s RFPs are overly IT-focused, neglect wider business goals, stifle partner innovation and fail to guard against the future. 

InfinityQS Upholds ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 Certifications

InfinityQS® International, Inc. (InfinityQS), the global authority on data-driven manufacturing quality, announced today that it has successfully sustained its certification to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 standards. In doing so, the company reaffirms its ability to achieve, maintain, and continuously improve an integrated process approach to deliver quality management systems (QMS) and meet information security standards that align with industry best practices and global standards.

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