Friday, October 7, 2022

Forescout casts Forescout Frontline to help companies tackle ransomware

Forescout Technologies, an industry player in automated cybersecurity, announced the launch of Forescout Frontline, a new threat hunting service utilising a team of highly-trained cybersecurity analysts to support cybersecurity teams by proactively identifying risks, enabling accelerated incident response, and maturing security posture.

AWS launches AWS Healthcare Accelerator to boost health equity

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AWS is accepting applications for the next Healthcare Accelerator, which focuses on bettering health outcomes for the underserved. Where someone lives can have a profound impact on their health. Simply being born in a high-income country versus a low-income country gives a person an 18-year advantage in life expectancy, according to the World Health Organization.

Enterprise identity protection leader Semperis closes $200m Series C

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Semperis, an identity-driven cyber resilience firm, announced it has raised $200m in Series C funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Atrium Health Strategic Fund, Tech Pioneers Fund, and existing investors like Insight Partners.

How many calories will the average soccer fan take during the UCL Final?

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SportingPedia surveyed 1,000 football fans across Europe to find out how many calories the average European football fan will consume while watching the Champions League final. The survey asked 1,000 adults what’s on their “Champions League Final Menu” and the conclusion is shocking. The replies revealed that the average person will consume 3928 calories, drinking beer and eating chicken wings, pizza, sweets, nuts, chips, and more.

As online shopping spikes beware of online delivery text SMS scams

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With online shopping booming, many consumers have continued to shop online even though physical retail outlets have opened up again. Unfortunately the increase in online shopping has also brought with it a wave of online shopping delivery scams – including SMS text scams.

Five things you must do to protect your SMSF against interest rate rises

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The cash rate rise announced by the RBA signals that the market is facing an interesting year ahead. For those with self-managed super funds (SMSF), it is critical to act decisively to protect your fund against the negative impact of the current and further interest rate rises.

Mobile wallet use spikes 67% as Aussies lead in digital payments

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Australian consumers are at the forefront of mobile wallet use and adoption of digital banking tools, abandoning cash and physical payment experiences in larger numbers than the US or UK, according to a new survey from Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform.

Data-centric software firm NetApp closes the acquisition of Instaclustr

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NetApp®, a data-centric software firm, announced it has completed its acquisition of Instaclustr, a platform provider of fully managed open-source database, pipeline and workflow apps delivered as a service. The deal builds on a series of strategic acquisitions made by NetApp to deliver a broad suite of offerings for Cloud Operations (CloudOps).

UK workforce unprepared and unskilled for the future of work

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30% of UK workers believe they lack the skills needed in today’s workplace. We know the skills gap is a problem here in the US – new research from the United Kingdom highlights that organizations need to commit to relevant training and development to solve this problem. Questionmark, the online assessment provider, surveyed the UK workforce against the skills identified by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The survey identified the disconnect between the skills needed in the future and the current confidence levels amongst UK workers. It also highlighted the areas where inadequate training and support are holding workers back.

Wayflyer gets $300m in debt financing from financial steward J.P. Morgan

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Wayflyer, the revenue-based financing and growth platform for eCommerce businesses, secured and began deploying $300 million in debt financing from global financial services leader J.P. Morgan, with Neuberger Bermann acting as a mezzanine provider.