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FAST and V.i. Labs join forces to educate market on unpaid software license usage

Campaign highlights move away from traditional beliefs about software piracy as industry now focuses on the legally minded, accidental license infringement

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and long-term industry member V.i. Labs, have launched a campaign aimed at educating software providers about individuals and businesses who unintentionally use software that is not licensed correctly. The campaign dispels long held beliefs that have resonated within the industry for decades – that all pirates are individuals who deliberately copy and use software with no regard to intellectual property. Not so.

Working together, FAST and V.i. Labs aim to raise awareness of the realities of unpaid licenses and accidental, but material, infringement. Legally inclined businesses and end users who are unaware that they are using unlicensed software represent a significant business opportunity for software providers.

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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators

Edited via HitFilm 4 Express

NORWICH, UK, April 28th, 2016 - FXHOME today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express, designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.

It used to be time-consuming and difficult for filmmakers to create amazing content and share it with the world. HitFilm 4 Express gives the YouTube generation the best tools and all the help they need to get started. After bringing on board hundreds of thousands of users since last July alone, HitFilm has become one of the fastest growing video editors in the world. Whether creators are looking for an editor, a visual effects toolkit or a supportive creative community, they start with HitFilm 4 Express.

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Neustar's Third DDoS Survey Finds Attacks Unrelenting in 2015

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STERLING, Va. -- April 26, 2016; Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released the findings from its third global DDoS Attacks and Protection Report titled The Threatscape Widens: DDoS Aggression and the Evolution of IoT Risks. The April 2016 report follows a survey of over 1,000 IT professionals across six continents, and reveals that few organizations globally are being spared DDoS attacks. With the bombardment fairly constant throughout 2015, it is no longer a matter of if or when attacks might happen, but how often and how long the attack will last. Faced with this ongoing onslaught, the report demonstrates that increasingly DDoS-defense savvy organizations are now arming themselves accordingly.

The research results show that although revenue loss caused by a DDoS related outage is usually the main concern, 57% of all breaches involved some sort of theft including intellectual property and customer data as well as financial information. More troubling, following the initial breach, 45% of organizations reported the installation of a virus or malware - a sign that attackers are interested in causing ongoing harm.

The research highlights that although DDoS attack tactics continue to evolve from single large attacks intended to take a website offline to the multi-vector attacks we are seeing today, organizations are fighting back. The good news is 76% of companies are investing more in DDoS protection than in 2014 and 47% of the attacked organizations are participating in security consortiums to share information on threats and counter measures.

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Latest version of Preservica provides new levels of control for archives, libraries and museums

Preservica v5.6’s rich set of new features include easy “drag & drop” collection re-arrangement, support for virtual collections, recoverable delete, advanced catalog synchronization with ArchivesSpace, public access faceted search and new digital preservation tools including migration of video files to web-friendly HTML-5.

Boston, MA US | April 2016 | Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation, has announced the latest release (v5.6) of its Digital Preservation and Access software. The new features build on Preservica’s active post-ingest file format migration and storage management to give libraries, museums, archives and businesses new levels of control and flexibility over how they manage, arrange, migrate, share and store their valuable digital content overtime - as needs, demands and technologies change.

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Dimension Data: Cybercriminals Target The Retail Sector

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SDL Appoints Adolfo Hernandez as Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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Spectral Edge announces successful funding round

Cambridge-based image fusion pioneer attracts major backing to commercialise product portfolio

Cambridge, 22nd March 2016, Spectral Edge, (http://www.spectraledge.co.uk/) today announced the successful completion of an oversubscribed £1.5 million second funding round. New lead investors IQ Capital and Parkwalk Advisors, along with angel investors from Cambridge Angels, Wren Capital, Cambridge Capital Group and Martlet, the Marshall of Cambridge Corporate Angel investment fund, join the Rainbow Seed Fund/Midven and Iceni in backing the company.

Spun out of the University of East Anglia (UEA) Colour Lab, Spectral Edge has developed innovative image fusion technology. This combines different types of image, ranging from the visible to invisible (such as infrared and thermal), to enhance detail, aid visual accessibility, and create ever more beautiful pictures. 

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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.

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