Securing IoT assets

11 May 2022

Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing at Console Connect by PCCW Global

Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing at Console Connect by PCCW Global

Already, 2022 is the year of Internet of Things (IoT). The widespread adoption of these devices shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, as revealed by IDC, IoT spend in Europe hit US$202bn in 2021 and will continue to grow in double-digits throughout the next four years.

The development and speed of adoption of IoT technology will also have an immense impact on businesses that are looking to improve cost efficiency and productivity. We’ve seen significant investments in IoT-related developments from the hyperscalers, such as Amazon’s updates to long-distance wireless protocol and IoT RoboRunner. Strategic moves from big players sends a clear signal that the market will expand even further this year.

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RBS and SBRC in training partnership

06 May 2022

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have formalised a partnership whereby the bank will offer access to SBRCdelivered cyber security workshops for its corporate and commercial customers. Already an SBRC member organisation for five years, the Royal Bank of Scotland has been keen to increase the knowledge it imparts to its corporate and commercial customers around key trends, including cyber security. RBS will promote the workshops and relevant resources through rbsbusinesshub.com

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Perfect Image acquires Technique

06 May 2022

Pixel Group, the parent company of the cloud centric IT services and data analytics specialist Perfect Image, today announced the acquisition of Technique, a Berkshire based IT Managed Services Provider (MSP). The addition of Technique follows the acquisition of cybersecurity specialist Cyphra in 2021.

Operating within the Pixel Group’s group strategy, the acquisition will create a specialist MSP focused on providing secure end-to-end IT solutions to mid-market organisations and SMEs across the UK.

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‘Firms have limited awareness of cloud native security’

06 May 2022

UK organisations have limited awareness of cloud-native security despite considering cloud-native application security a critical priority, according to cloud-native security firm Aqua Security. A survey, conducted at Cloud Expo Europe in March 2022, found that 49% of the over 100 cloud professionals polled said their limited understanding of the risks and lack of know-how was among the highest concerns relating to cloudnative security. It also discovered that less than a third of respondents (32.7%) consider cloud misconfigurations to be their biggest security concern. Among others considered riskier were malware attacks (54%), social engineering and phishing attacks (56.7%) and insider threats (32.9%). “As more applications are built and run in the cloud, it’s no surprise we’re seeing threat actors shift their focus to target cloud-native environments,” said Paul Calatayud, CISO at Aqua Security.

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