BT partners with Europol on cyber security

18 June 2018

BT’s Kevin Brown (left) and Europol’s Steven Wilson sign an agreement which sees both parties share information relating to cyber threats and attacks.

BT’s Kevin Brown (left) and Europol’s Steven Wilson sign an agreement which will see both organisations share information relating to cyber threats and attacks.

BT and Europol, the EU agency for law enforcement co-operation, have signed an agreement to share knowledge about major cyber threats and attacks.

The agreement provides a framework for the two organisations to exchange threat intelligence data as well as information relating to cyber security trends, technical expertise and industry best practice.

BT says it is committed to sharing its threat intelligence data with industry partners and law enforcement agencies such as Europol in a secure and trusted way, as a means of better protecting UK and global customers from the rapidly expanding cybercrime industry.

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Exponential‐e “disrupts” market with Cyber Security Operations Centre

14 June 2018

By layering analyst capabilities over monitoring services, it’s claimed the centre is able to monitor and report on external and internal vulnerabilities.

By layering analyst capabilities over monitoring services, it’s claimed the centre is able to monitor and report on external and internal vulnerabilities.

Exponential‐e reckons its new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) will disrupt the status quo and equip companies with a real‐time view of their compliance status. 

According to the company, as networks and requirements change, disparate security systems across the IT environment have their own GUI.

It says this creates a “significant compliance headache” for businesses, making it “near impossible” to accurately assess compliance adherence across a multitude of interfaces. “The result is a fragmented view of compliance that is prone to error,” states Exponential-e.

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Traditional sourcing in EMEA slumps as GDPR deadline approaches

15 May 2018

The EMEA sourcing market slumped in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest data from the Information Services Group (ISG).

This is despite the region’s market seeing a rebound at the end of last year (see News, Jan 2018 issue).

ISG blames the decline on European enterprises focusing attention and discretionary spending on preparations for the GDPR which comes into force on 25 May.

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