Orange acquisition builds its cyber security offering

Orange has acquired Belgian tech firm, SecureLink in the biggest venture into cyber security in the telecommunication giant’s history. Reported in the Financial Times, it was revealed that factoring in deb, Antwerp-based SecureLink is valued at €515 million. Currently owned by Investcorp, the firm operates in eight European countries and pulled in €248 million last […]

Blockchain to be used to implement data privacy programmes

Leading enterprises in the States are turning to blockchain technology in a bid to drive cyber security and privacy, reports reveal. Ant Financial, RGAX and VMware have announced that they will partner with Israeli blockchain security company, QEDIT, to help implement privacy solutions through their blockchain networks. QEDIT has used Zero-Knowledge Proofs to help banks […]

European enterprises falling behind in cloud adoption

Latest O’Reilly Media’s report “Evolving Data Infrastructure” reveals Europe’s progression on cloud adoption in comparison to its global counterparts. According to O’Reilly’s report, companies in Europe are falling behind with global cloud development in comparison to the US and Asia, and have taken much more time to adopt the necessary tools needed for analytics and […]

Microsoft drops its “ancient and obsolete” password expiration policy

Microsoft Corporation revealed their plans to scrap the password expiration policy for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903. Announced in a blog post, organisations adopting the recommended settings will no longer force users to change their passwords on a recurring basis. Microsoft argued that when users are forced to create new unique passwords, users […]

BSI urges businesses to achieve information resilience as cyber risk heightens

In today’s quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience* in order to safeguard not only their data but also their people, their finances and their reputation. That was the overriding message at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience Exchange, which took place yesterday (26 March) at The Convention Centre, Dublin. […]