Information Technology

WatchGuard Uncovers Surge in Script-based Attacks Amid Spike in Overall Malware Volume

13 December 2017 – WatchGuard’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, has revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017.

Top Ten IT Security Predictions For 2018

1. Security blossoms in the boardroom

Sadly, security breaches will continue to be a regular occurrence in 2018 and organizations will struggle to deal with them. New security challenges will abound and these will grab attention in the boardroom. Senior management is increasingly focusing on security issues and recognizing them as a core business risk, rather than the responsibility of the IT department alone. The coming year will see further commitment from the boardroom to ensure that organizations are protected.

Real-Time Payments Key Driver for $3.3 Billion Rise in Technology Spend by North American Commercial Banks

San Francisco, 05 December 2017 - New research from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, reveals that North American commercial banks are continuing to increase their investment in real-time payments (RTP). The report “The rise of real-time payments in North America”, commissioned by Icon Solutions is based on responses from more than 7,000 CIOs and other senior IT decision makers. The study shows that while implementing RTP infrastructures later than global peers, U.S.

Retail Rankings: Apica’s Web Performance Index Reveals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Winners and Losers RealWire Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:25

New York - December 4th, 2017. One week on from Cyber Monday, Apica - the leading provider of comprehensive software testing and monitoring solutions - has unveiled the 2017 Apica Web Performance Index (WPI). The annual index evaluates and ranks the web performance of some of the 200 top e-commerce websites in the US and Europe, during one of the busiest retail periods on the calendar.

IT departments pose the biggest security risk to business

More than a third of IT professionals (35%) see themselves as the biggest internal security risk to networks within their organization, according to new research from Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management and Log Management solutions. IT professionals may understand what their most valuable assets are, but they are still struggling to safeguard IT assets against the unpredictability of human behaviour.

Network Security Threatens Operator Revenues

Bristol, November 29: Research commissioned by Evolved Intelligence shows that an overwhelming 80 percent of mobile subscribers would lose trust in their mobile operator’s brand if it suffered an attack by hackers and fraudsters hijacking the network signalling system known as SS7. Indeed, some 25 percent of the customers said it was likely they would change their mobile operator as a result.

What’s more, when the research focussed solely on the customers who had suffered any form of attack, it found that 33% percent had changed or intended to switch provider. 

Invenias Continues to Pioneer Innovation with New GDPR Module

29 November 2017, London - Invenias, the leading cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has today announced the Invenias GDPR Module, which is the latest update to its flagship product Invenias 9. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will materially impact the way in which data is captured, stored, shared and moved. As a result, the working practices of the executive search profession will be required to be fully aligned with the requirements of the new legislation.

Major new study reveals the true ROI of database DevOps

DevOps is moving into the mainstream, and the database is now being included, but what holds many C-level executives back is the thorny issue of calculating the Return on Investment. They need to know that a change to the software development process as well as the tooling used will deliver tangible results.

To directly address this concern, Redgate Software today launched a new research study that reveals the benefits different stakeholders can expect from DevOps, and provides a powerful methodology for calculating the ROI of introducing DevOps for the database.

Analyst report identifies PIM as vital piece of retail tech puzzle

Analyst firm Forrester’s global Product Information Management (PIM) report has identified PIM as a vital differentiator for retail, ecommerce and distribution businesses. Vendor Landscape: Product Information Management (PIM), Q3 2017 introduces digital business leaders to the modern PIM landscape as well as an overview of the vendors, including the UK’s Pimberly, whose solutions are empowering teams to tell their product stories across a constellation of touchpoints.

Key takeaways identified by the creators of the report include the recognition that:

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