Delinea acquires Authomize to strengthen access management

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Delinea, a provider of solutions that seamlessly extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), has acquired Authomize, an innovator in the detection and elimination of identity-based threats across the cloud.

The continuous discovery and visibility capabilities of Authomize, married with Delinea’s industry-leading SaaS solutions for PAM, will extend the Delinea Platform’s reach for comprehensive privileged controls in the cloud while expanding its role to provide a strong...

ManageEngine launches cloud-native Identity platform

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ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has launched of Identity360, its cloud-native identity management platform that addresses identity and access management (IAM) complexities arising within enterprise workforces.

ManageEngine also announced the addition of access certification and identity risk assessment functions to ADManager Plus, its on-premises identity governance and administration (IGA) solution. These two functions enhance the...

Friction between finance and tech leaders prevents companies from controlling cloud spend

Vertice, an optimisation platform for SaaS and cloud spend, has unveiled the results of its global survey, 'The State of Cloud Cost Optimisation', which reveals that organisations are being held back from controlling their cloud spending and gaining ROI because of a lack of alignment between finance and tech leaders.

Amidst cloud costs rising by an average of 35% year on year, Vertice surveyed 600 senior finance and tech leaders in the US and UK and found that cutting cloud...

MongoDB makes end-to-end data encryption technology available

MongoDB has announced the general availability of MongoDB Queryable Encryption, a first-of-its-kind technology that helps organisations protect sensitive data when it is queried and in-use on MongoDB.

MongoDB Queryable Encryption is said to significantly reduce the risk of data exposure for organisations and improves developer productivity by providing built-in encryption capabilities for highly sensitive application workflows - such as searching employee records, processing...

Next generation of phishing attacks uses unexpected delivery methods to steal data

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Netskope, a specialist in secure access service edge (SASE), has unveiled new research that shows how the prevalence of cloud applications is changing the way threat actors are using phishing attack delivery methods to steal data. 

The Netskope Cloud and Threat Report: Phishing details trends in phishing delivery methods such as fake login pages and fake third-party cloud applications designed to mimic legitimate apps, the targets of phishing attacks, where the fraudulent content...

Benten Technologies: A secure, passwordless future

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A Benten Technologies spokesperson explains how the company's patented technology is solving critical user identity verification problems.

For anyone who doesn't know about Benten Technologies, what type of product and service do you offer?

We offer a patented smartphone-based authentication and authorisation service. Integration with our system is through well-defined APIs. 

Using our service, through the click of a button, our clients can have passwordless...

BankID expands Digital Identity Protection with OneSpan

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OneSpan, a digital agreements security company, has expanded its OneSpan Cloud Authentication service with BankID.

BankID first launched with OneSpan in September 2021 and has already reached a multi-million user milestone that is expected to continue growing as BankID’s technology adoption increases. This expanded partnership further solidifies the crucial role BankID has entrusted to OneSpan to provide high-assurance security and meet compliance standards within the Norwegian...

EU body to investigate public sector usage of cloud services

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The EU’s privacy watchdog, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), has launched joint investigations with 22 national regulators into public sector usage of cloud services.

More than 80 public bodies from across the European Economic Area (EEA) will be investigated, covering sectors from health and education to tax and finance, to ensure compliance with privacy safeguards.

Plans to target public sector cloud services were announced last October, but 15 February...

Alibaba’s cloud arm facing US national security probe

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Alibaba’s cloud wing is being reviewed by the Biden administration to determine if it poses a risk to US national security, according to Reuters.

The probe is investigating how the company stores US client data, including personal information and intellectual property, and whether the Chinese government could gain access to it.

Concerns also centre around whether Beijing could disrupt access to information stored on Alibaba’s cloud.

Alibaba’s operations...

Kronos Cloud hit by ransomware attack and warns of data breach

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Kronos Private Cloud, a HR management platform, has suffered a ransomware attack which puts many of its high-profile customers’ data at risk.

Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), Kronos’ parent company, said the attack will bring down the service for “several weeks” and advised customers to “evaluate and implement alternative business continuity protocols related to the affected UKG solutions”.

UKG became aware of the attack late on Saturday, December 11, due to...