Tuesday, August 16, 2022

FS-ISAC leads the financial sector in live-fire cyber exercise locked shields

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FS-ISAC, the global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services, announced that it will lead the financial services sector scenario in NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) Exercise Locked Shields this year, the world’s largest and most complex live-fire cyber exercise, taking place 19-22 April, 2022. Locked Shields facilitates systematic, multinational, multi-sector, public-private cyber defense cooperation and coordination to prepare against nation-state threats. The exercise, held annually since 2010, tests national, civilian, and military IT systems’ ability to protect vital services and critical infrastructure by simulating a series of realistic, large-scale cyber attacks against a fictional country.

MYPINPAD and SmartPesa merge to spur mobile payments acceptance

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MYPINPAD, a company in mobile-based payments acceptance and digital authentication solutions, and SmartPesa, a provider of payments and agency banking solutions, have agreed to merge. The combined entity will operate under the MYPINPAD brand.

Animoca Brands buys Be Media to spearhead NFT & metaverse projects

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Animoca Brands, a firm advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, announced it has completed the acquisition of Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to focus on key opportunities in Australia centered around NFTs and blockchain development. Be Media was founded in 2013 and has established itself as a premium player in the Web 2.0 space focusing on digital strategy, search, and social advertising. The firm has offices in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, and high-profile clients including Audi, Harley Davidson, and Finbar.

Airtel and Mavenir team up to conduct Open RAN based 5G NSA validation

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Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s communications solutions provider, announced to have conducted India’s first Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) based live 5G network validation in partnership with Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects.

Akur8 launches Akur8 Academy, a global program on insurance pricing

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Akur8 announced the launch of its Akur8 Academy, a training and upskilling program for insurance pricing advanced practices. This program is open to actuaries willing to benefit from the company’s expertise and build or grow their mastery of Akur8’s pricing platform. The first initiative of the Akur8 Academy will be a gamified digital credential certification program that will allow users to test their skills and share their knowledge of the Akur8 solution with their professional network. This program is appropriate for both new and existing Akur8 users.

Blockchain tech enterprise OwlTing installs AML defenses with Napier

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Napier, a provider of anti-financial crime compliance solutions, announced that OwlTing Group, a blockchain tech enterprise, is the latest to leverage Napier’s tech solutions to develop an effective financial crime compliance system, which improves its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) defenses to meet regulatory needs.

MOGAS Industries recognized for mining advancements in Asia

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MOGAS Industries has recently been awarded contracts to supply its severe service technologies to multiple mining and autoclave sites throughout Southeast Asia. As a leader in nickel and cobalt processing, MOGAS has changed the valve industry by supplying the highest quality severe service technology to ensure safety, reliability and guaranteed performance.

HCL expands global partnership with Avaloq to accelerate innovation

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HCL Technologies (HCL), a global tech company, has expanded its partnership with Avaloq, a provider of digital banking solutions. HCL will develop a top lifecycle management center for Avaloq clients and invest in ongoing training for HCL teams working with Avaloq products. These investments will combine HCL’s deep domain knowledge in financial services with Avaloq’s expertise in digital wealth management technology, to accelerate innovation across the industry.

Alpha Fintech announces the launch of Fi911’s SaaS dispute processing

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Fi911, the dispute specialists and sister brand of Chargebacks911, and Alpha Fintech, a fintech pioneer aiming to evolve and simplify payments, announced their partnership. APAC regional acquirers and PSPs will be able to leverage the unrivaled Fi911 SaaS dispute management platform, delivering turnkey intelligent automation and end-to-end processing. Global-branded cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to generate more than 288 billion purchase transactions in 2025, compared to 196 billion in 2020. However, with rapid growth comes new fraud threats. The new partnership will enable Alpha Fintech to extend a fully managed software service, delivering much needed scale and scope.

Music China 2022 to accelerate business with musical tradeshow

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Music China, jointly organized by CMIA, Shanghai INTEX, and Messe Frankfurt, returns to Shanghai, China, October 26th-29th, 2022. As its 20th edition, Music China will feast people's eyes with not only front-edge products but also various events to celebrate the anniversary. Having been held for 20 years, Music China has contributed to building an international platform for exhibition and exchange of musical instruments in the global market. Despite the pandemic, Music China was held in 2020, hosting 1,106 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, and drawing a total of 81,761 visitors onsite and 1.62 million viewers online.