August 2019

OutSystems Achieves ISO 27017 and 27018 Certifications for Cloud Security Compliance

LONDON – 20th August, 2019 — OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code application development platform, today announced that it is the first leading low-code vendor to achieve two new cloud security certifications – ISO 27017 and ISO 27018.

As organisations develop, run and share a higher percentage of their applications on the cloud, stakeholders across the business are trusting platform providers to ensure their cloud-based environments are secure. These certifications demonstrate the high level of commitment OutSystems has to ensuring the privacy and protection of its customers’ data in the cloud.

Praise for iET Solutions CMDB from analyst firm EMA

Enterprise Management Associates acknowledges rich functionality, ease of administration and good cost-benefit ratio

ASCHHEIM, GERMANY, August 20, 2019 – IT industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has described the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) from iET Solutions as “a versatile, adaptable and proven resource for optimizing assets and managing change”, adding that it “may well be one of the most versatile single CMDB investments in the industry”.

The positive comments are part of an independent evaluation of the iET Solutions CMDB published in an EMA impact brief.

Alarming statistics show human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches

60% of ICO-reported breaches this year are caused by human error, with healthcare the most-affected sector

London, UK, 20th August 2019: Figures released today by Egress, the leading provider of people-centric data security solutions, obtained via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, highlight concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches (PDBs). 

The figures show that of the 4856 PDBs reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) between 1st January and 20th June 2019, 60% were the result of human error. 

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Oriented Overachievers Miss the Mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall.

Cloud Migration: How and Why Business Is Moving to the Cloud

The number of businesses migrating to the cloud is constantly growing. According to the 2019 research study by the Cloud Security Alliance, 69% of enterprises are moving business-critical information to the cloud. 

Statistics also say that 81% of businesses are using multi-cloud solutions. The recent State of the Cloud report claims that companies use approximately 5 cloud environments, while some greater enterprises invest in even more complex cloud infrastructures.

Shift to Technology Platforms and Social Commerce Transforms the Digital Commerce M&A Deal Mix, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Research Reports

London, UK – 13 August 2019. The growth of M&A activity in the ‘platform economy’ and in social commerce are two of the biggest trends identified in the latest E-Commerce and Digital Marketing M&A Market Reports from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor. 

Transaction volume for the digital marketing sector has remained stable since 2011, but in the first half of 2019, marketing application software received more M&A attention, with 95 deals inked and disclosed deal value of $2.06bn, versus 67 deals and deal value of $1.4bn for digital agencies & marketing services providers. 

Current attribution solutions ‘verging on useless’, say digital marketers – survey

August 8th 2019 – Digital marketing managers have slammed current attribution solutions as verging on useless, in a new survey commissioned by QueryClick. Unreliable or false attribution leaves almost 90% of marketers afraid to invest in activities with any kind of long-term payback because of their inability to prove the value. Fewer than one-in-seven marketers find that adjusting their marketing investments based on attribution insights delivers the predicted results. Overall, the survey reveals that marketers find current attribution insights tools are of negligible, arguably negative, value.

Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) Uncovers Significant Evolution of Popular Cryptomining Campaign Affecting More than 500,000 Computers

Dubbed “Access Mining,” TAU’s discovery demonstrates how cryptomining malware has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on the dark web.

By some estimates, attackers could theoretically pull in $1.6 million annually by leveraging this attack model, which began about two years ago due to cryptocurrency market fluctuations and high availability of open source attack tools.

Reading, UK – 7th August 2019 -- Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, today released a threat report outlining how a well-known cryptomining campaign has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on the dark web.

ShieldIO announces Secure Autonomous Drivers to run real-time search and mathematics on encrypted data, without the need to decrypt

ShieldIO awarded Startup Company of the Year by Enterprise Security Magazine for its advanced encryption solutions enabling Cyber-Resilience at the core of organisations’ data

ShieldIO, the leading provider of real-time homomorphic encryption for today’s data-centric applications, has announced the availability of its Secure Autonomous Drivers. 

ShieldIO Secure Autonomous Drivers enable organisations of any size to overcome one of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption: securing data while maintaining its full use. Lack of Cyber Resiliency is now at the forefront of data owners’ minds. Using ShieldIO’s Data-Centric approach to encryption, these fears can be alleviated without compromising data usability.

HomeGrid Forum lays out roadmap for a secure wireless connected future with Light Communication

Ahead of DEF CON 27, HomeGrid Forum announces it is working on the certification for Visible Light Communication (VLC) and, more broadly, Light Communication (LC)

Las Vegas, USA, 7th August 2019: The Visible Light Communication (VLC) industry is growing at a rapid rate and is set to exceed ten billion devices by 2023, according to HomeGrid Forum President Dr Len Dauphinee. Today, Dr Dauphinee laid out a roadmap of the future of VLC and its role alongside G.hn in promoting a secure wireless environment.