Dimension Data: Cybercriminals Target The Retail Sector

Cyber attacks by sector

Organizations in the retail sector experienced almost three times as many attacks as those in the financial sector

20 April 2016 – New research published today in the NTT 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report reveals that cybercriminals have shifted their focus from traditional financial markets, to targeting the retail sector. Retail organizations experienced nearly three times as many cyberattacks as those in the finance sector which was top of the list of cyberattacks on organizations in the 2015 report. Cyberattacks on financial industry dropped significantly to fourteenth position.

NTT’s annual Global Threat Intelligence Report contains security threats gathered during 2015 from 8,000 clients of NTT Group security companies including Dimension Data, Solutionary, NTT Com Security, NTT R&D, and NTT Innovation Institute (NTTi3). This year’s data is based on 3.5 trillion security logs and 6.2 billion attacks. Data is also gathered from 24 Security Operations Centres and seven research and development centers of the NTT Group.

Ness Supports Alfresco Software within the Enterprise Content Management Market

Paul Lombardo

Alfresco delivers its next generation of leading, tightly integrated ECM and BPM solutions with Ness SES development and test services

TEANECK, NJ – April 19, 2016 – Ness Software Engineering Services (SES), a leading provider of software product engineering services, today revealed how it has contributed to the successful release of the latest versions of Alfresco One and Activiti by Alfresco Software, the leading open-source provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Alfresco is enabling companies to meet their digital transformation goals through platforms its customers trust to take full advantage of their content, people, and business processes. Ness is helping Alfresco by providing ongoing software development, support and test engineering services.

Brits Risking Work Security by Accessing Pirated Content

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RiskIQ find 59% of UK citizens using personal devices to access corporate networks use the same device to access illegal pirate content

London, UK. 19 April 2016 – New research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, has found that a shocking 6 in 10 (59%) Brits who use personal devices for work also use the same device for streaming or downloading pirated content.

Whilst the research, conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ, found that 80% of individuals in the UK who access pirated content on these devices do consider the personal security risks of doing so, such as a malware infection, 4 in 10 (40%) do not consider the security implications for their organization when accessing this content.

PAREXEL And EMC Form Alliance To Provide Cloud-Based Document And Regulatory Information Management Services

PAREXEL enhances its Regulatory Cloud; leverages EMC® Documentum® for Life Sciences software solution suite to offer an end-to-end regulatory solution

LONDON, 13th April, 2016 - PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organisation, and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced they have entered into an alliance to offer an end-to-end Regulatory Information Management (RIM) and Regulatory Content Management solution.

Searchmetrics Announces Industry-First Tracking of Mobile App Performance in Search Results

Searchmetrics Suite™ Ranks Mobile App Performance, Delivers Unique Competitor Keyword Insights and Provides Error-Tracking and Alerts for Critical Web Pages

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- April 5, 2016 – Searchmetrics today announced several new features for its industry-leading search and content performance software suite, including the first-ever ability for online marketers to track and compare how their mobile apps perform in paid and organic searches.             

Searchmetrics’ Mobile App Rankings is the first to automate the way app owners and their marketing teams track a particular application’s performance against competitors. Google and other search engines are increasingly displaying mobile apps as potential answers to user queries in mobile search results, making search an important channel for driving app installs and attracting traffic, engagement and app conversions.

“Searchmetrics is constantly improving its software suite to provide valuable data and insights to help online marketers refine their strategies,’’ said Marcus Tober, founder and CTO of Searchmetrics.

123ContactForm launches a new integration for its CaptainForm plugin - WordPress users registration

123ContactForm announces today that a new integration for its CaptainForm plugin is live: WordPress users registration. The integration is suitable for those who need to sign up new users on their WordPress websites through a registration form and is available on the Hero plan.

It allows anyone to create WordPress users through form submissions in just a few steps. This new integration is important when protected content is published on a WordPress site and users need a special WordPress user account to have access to that content.

With the help of it, different roles can be created such as editors, administrators, authors subscribers, contributors, which is helpful especially for users who have a blog or a forum.

To add the WordPress users integration is a breeze. The first requirement is to install and activate the CaptainForm plugin. Then, users need to go to the form editor and build the registration form. After the registration form is created, just a few more steps are required. Find out more details here.

SDL Appoints Adolfo Hernandez as Chief Executive Officer

Adolfo Hernandez

Proven leader in the software and communications industry brings extensive business knowledge and strategic vision to lead the company to next stages of growth

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – 23 March, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced it has named Adolfo Hernandez as CEO. Effective 18th April 2016, Hernandez brings over 25 years of experience in results-driven leadership and a proven record of global business transformation to the organization. Appointed by the SDL Board of Directors, Hernandez will lead the executive team to continue to expand SDL’s language and global content technology footprint globally.

The Board selected Adolfo because of his strong software and services background and deep understanding of the technology heritage of SDL’s business. He has experience at senior levels in public and private companies, has impressive leadership credentials and has a track record for building and running large scale, complex businesses.

Off Topic: Smart Water Sprinklers more affordable with Blossom 8

Blossom 8 and a Smart App

Just in time for Spring. A review of the Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller.

A few years ago, I wanted to replace the water controller for my lawn's sprinkler system. To my surprise, I found even the most basic controller was too expensive to justify replacing my failing system. Then came along Blossom. I found Blossom's original Smart Watering Controller was not only smarter than traditional controllers but also competitively priced. So in 2015, I bought the Blossominstalled it, and smartly watered my lawn all summer long. To date, it is one of the best investments I've made when it comes to lawn care.

This year Blossom is introducing its new, eight-zone Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller. Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and a sleek, slim, low-profile design, Blossom 8 is a highly reliable, simple, cost-effective solution that takes the guesswork out of controlling your sprinklers and simplifies your life. Blossom is continuing its efforts in changing the way we water our lawns. They're doing this by moving away from conventional watering controllers that don’t take actual water needs to a smart system that waters based on vegetation type and rainfall numbers into account.

Tapping into the power of cloud computing, Blossom 8 self-programs existing sprinklers based on local forecast and daily data from thousands of weather stations and satellites – combined with user feedback – to create the ideal watering schedule. Blossom’s technology helps ensure that each section of a yard is specifically watered based on layout and vegetation.

Joomla! 3.5 Dramatically Improves User Interface for Developers and Administrators

Do more with Joomla 3.5

CMS users to benefit from 34 new features including drag and drop image management tool, image manipulation, and email update notification

NEW YORK, NY, March 21, 2016 - Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to mobile applications, today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.5. The newest version of the CMS is intended to dramatically improve the user experience for developers and administrators through the introduction of 34 new features, including support for the recently released PHP7 scripting language, which significantly increases web site speed. The 3.5 update also includes email update notifications, a drag and drop image management tool, and an anonymized statistics collection plug-in - a safe data collection mechanism - that will help planning for future development of the CMS.

WP Engine Introduces Two-Factor Authentication Within WordPress

New Feature Delivers an Increased Level of Security Within WordPress for All Customers

London, UK -- March 21, 2016 -- WP Engine, which powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the introduction of two-factor authentication for the User Portal, adding an additional level of security for all managed hosting customers. This free opt-in feature will be available to all 42,000 WP Engine customers effective immediately.

Recognizing that companies need more sophisticated solutions for protecting their digital identities, WP Engine releases two-factor authentication to further the multiple security features of its platform and services. Two-factor authentication helps prevent unauthorized third parties from gaining access to customers’ sites and potentially harming their business. Additionally, this feature ensures that even if a user’s password is compromised, their account remains secure as long as the second factor remains out of reach to the attacker.


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