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Southern Cross NEXT landing at HMB IX facility in Hermosa Beach

The Southern Cross Cable Network has landed the SX NEXT cable at a key cable landing station in California, a milestone in the project which will boost connectivity between Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania and the US by 72 terabits per second. Independent submarine capacity provider, Pacific Carriage Limited (PCL), owner of […]


BT invests in Silicon Valley technology to measure and fight cyber-risk

BT has announced a significant investment in Safe Security, an industry-leading cyber-risk management firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. With the number and impact of cyberattacks continuing to increase rapidly, BT has announced a significant investment in Safe Security, an industry-leading cyber risk management firm. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, its SAFE (Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises) […]


Overcoming common email security misconceptions

As workforces adapt to the new work from home model, it has never been more important for organisations to invest in their email security. Brian Pinnock, Cybersecurity Expert, Mimecast, discusses the stark findings behind the company’s research that reveal just how important it is to ensure email security is up to scratch. The past 18 […]


US government attributes Microsoft Exchange hack to China

The US government has formally attributed the Microsoft Exchange hack to China. It has released an indictment that identifies four APT40 operators as working with China’s Ministry of State Security.   In response to this move, Ben Read, Director of Analysis, Mandiant Threat Intelligence, said: “The statements by multiple governments naming the People’s Republic of China as responsible […]


Study confirms IoT devices are source of security compromise

A study from Zscaler reveals a 700% increase in IoT-specific malware and reports most IoT attacks originated in China, the United States and India. Zscaler, a leader in cloud security, has released a new study examining the state of IoT devices left on corporate networks during a time when businesses were forced to move to […]


Survey finds 65% of victims penetrated by phishing had conducted anti-phishing training

Failure of traditional defenses in preventing attacks highlights need for greater focus on being able to recover quickly without paying ransom. Cloudian has issued its 2021 Ransomware Victims Report, based on an independent survey of 200 IT decision makers whose organizations experienced a ransomware attack between 2019 and 2021. The survey found that traditional ransomware […]


Who is responsible for increasing security as software supply chain attacks escalate?

Venafi, the inventor and leading provider of machine identity management, has announced the findings of a global survey that evaluates the impact of the SUNBURST, CodeCov and REvil attacks on how development organisations are changing their approach to securing software build and delivery environments. The survey evaluated the opinions of over 1,000 information security professionals, […]


Is it time to call cloud a utility?

Lex Boost, CEO, Leaseweb USA, examines the question of whether cloud computing has finally emerged as a true utility for business. Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we live and do business, quite similarly to how electricity fueled the second industrial revolution in the late 19th century. In fact, it was 60 years ago when […]


Customer experience: A critical differentiator for financial organisations

Ensuring effective and enjoyable customer experiences is now a business imperative for financial organisations and those that apply relevant strategies will be setting themselves up to be competitive in the future business landscape. Frederick Tsai, VP, Customer Success, Liferay, highlights how customer behavior in the financial services industry is changing as advances in technology, and […]


Get to Know: Anand Raman, COO at Newgen Software

On the lighter side of things we ask Anand Raman, COO at Newgen Software, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Newgen has taken on many Digital Transformation projects where we transformed our clients’ business operations and customer experience, resulting in business growth and huge cost savings. However, the […]


USTDA releases ICT Resource Guide for Central America and the Caribbean

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has issued its latest project resource guide for US industry, highlighting more than US$1.8 billion in Information and Communications Technology activities in Central America and the Caribbean. The resource guide provides detail on 17 opportunities where US firms can supply cutting-edge technologies including cybersecurity, Smart Cities, broadband infrastructure and […]


Avoid the ‘techlash’ by properly protecting data

With the elevation of IT acquiring the importance of a utility, Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, Veeam, discusses the ‘techlash’ aimed at companies that fail to protect data. He asks: “Should personal data held by organizations be subject to a universal cybersecurity standard to ensure all citizens’ data is protected to a satisfactory […]


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