nCipher nShield HSMs secure Red Hat container certification

01 September 2020

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company and vendor of hardware security modules (HSMs), said its nShield HSMs are now available as a Red Hat OpenShift certified container, delivering enhanced security and "providing a root of trust" for containerised applications.

The new optimisation is the latest in a 10-year technology collaboration between the companies that includes nShield HSM integrations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Certificate System, and Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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'IT decision-makers accelerating digital transformation due to disruption caused by Covid-19'

25 August 2020

New research has found that UK IT decision-makers (60%) are accelerating the speed of digital transformation as a direct result of disruption to their workforce caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the vast majority (77%) of UK IT decision-makers would have accelerated digital transformation sooner if they were aware of the full impact it could make on their organisation in just a few months.

The findings, a result of research commissioned by online fax solution, eFax, also found that half of all IT decision-makers (51%) believe if more budget had been available for digital transformation, then their organisations would have been encouraged to accelerate digital transformation sooner, whilst two in five UK IT decision-makers (41%) believe more buy-in from leadership would have encouraged their organisation to accelerate digital transformation initiatives sooner.

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‘UK is the fourth most exposed country for cyber vulnerabilities’

07 August 2020

The UK is the fourth most exposed country to cyber vulnerabilities in the world, according to new research.

Rapid7’sNationalIndustryCloudExpo- sure Report (NICER) for 2020, which placed Britain behind the US,China and South Korea, also found that that despite significant ef- forts on the part of the UK National Cyberse- curity Centre (NCSC) to encourage exposure reduction across all organisations, the UK’s share of SMB servers has increased by 22% from the same period in 2019.

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Blackbaud hack leaves UK institutions exposed

05 August 2020

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Cybercriminals obtained data belonging to universities, charities and other UK institu- tions following a ransomware attack on US cloud computing provider Blackbaud.

The South Carolina-based firm was held to ransom by hackers in May and paid an undisclosed ransom to cyber-criminals. However, the world’s largest provider of education administration, fundraising and financial management software did not reveal the scale of the breach. Blackbaud has also been criticised after taking weeks to warn victims that data had been stolen.

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