Information Technology

Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

28 March 2018 - Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualisation tool, giving public access to daily updates about the most prevalent computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.

Redgate enhances DevOps offering with major SQL Server monitoring upgrade

Cambridge UK, Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - Redgate Software, the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, has taken another step forward in its quest to make database DevOps easier to adopt. Its proactive monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now fully integrates with the deployment tools in Redgate’s portfolio, to provide an at-a-glance view of exactly what change was deployed and when.

Digital Transformation and Cyber Threats Drive Record $31 Billion M&A Deal Valuations in IT Services

London, 26 March 2018 - In its latest analysis of global Mergers & Acquisitions activity in the Enterprise Software and IT Services sectors, Hampleton Partners charts how the digital transformation of every business, from automotive through to healthcare, is driving record deal valuations in these sectors as companies incorporate disruptive technologies into their business models and shift to the cloud, all whilst having to secure themselves against cyber threats.

NewVoiceMedia named in 2018 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in Europe

LONDON, 22 March 2018 – NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact center and inside sales technology, has been recognized in the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in Europe.

The 2018 Inc. 5000 Europe list serves as a unique report card on the European economy. Within an uncertain economic climate, latest aggregate revenue among the companies listed increased by €101.8 billion, nearly doubling aggregate revenue from 2013. The list features a group of thriving businesses growing at breakneck speed over the past three years.

Biggest roadblock to project success is poor communication

London, 21 March 2018 – A new research survey from Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, reveals that poor communication is the biggest barrier to project success. Close to 40% of respondents identify communication as one of the biggest challenges they need to overcome – ahead of organizational change (36%) and budget (25%).

WinMagic Survey finds IT Leaders Wrestling Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Security

Ontario, Canada - New research from WinMagic, the data security company, surveying over 1,000 IT Decision Makers (ITDM) about Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has revealed flexibility (65%), performance (58%) and availability (46%) as the highest ranked benefits of the technology. However, the survey also highlighted ITDM concerns around expanding their use of HCI, with complexity leading at 45% and security a close second (43%).

Javelin Networks Releases AD Protect v3.1 To Secure Microsoft Active Directory Networks RealWire Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:52

Javelin Networks today launched version 3.1 of AD Protect, its security platform for Microsoft Active Directory networks. Active Directory powers most corporate networks around the world as a central database of all credentials, kerberos tickets and hashes that control the organization. Javelin’s latest version of Javelin AD Protect can protect the biggest multi-domain networks in the world from a single console.

Study: Continuous Monitoring Gives Organizations Greater Control of Vendor Risk Management

BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today released the results of a March 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting titled “Take Control of Vendor Risk Management Through Continuous Monitoring.” The findings reveal that current methods for managing third-party risk are inefficient and that companies must adopt continuous monitoring to detect security and risk issues to better understand their vendors’ cybersecurity posture and overall risk posed to their business.

UKCloud maintains its market-leading position as one of the first companies in the UK to achieve ISO27017 certification

London - 6 March 2018 - UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company today announced that it has achieved certification against the ISO27017 information security standard, which specifically relates to the security of cloud services. Demonstrating its total commitment to align its operating standards with world-class best practices, this additional certification recognizes UKCloud’s adherence to a framework of focused controls which are specific to the provision of cloud-based services.

Research from IP EXPO Manchester reveals hospital closure ranks top for British cyber fears

MANCHESTER, UK. 05 March – It looks like WannaCry, the ransomware that crippled the NHS last year, has left a lasting impression on Brits. A recent survey by IP EXPO Manchester revealed that the closure of hospitals due to a cyber-attack topped the charts as the scariest thing which could happen to the UK as a result of a cyber-attack. It beat out widespread power cuts, explosions at industrial plants and tampering with the food or water supply.