Accenture to snap up CLIMB to expand technology capabilities

Professional services firm Accenture has agreed to acquire CLIMB, a technology services provider specialising in system integration, IT infrastructure management and operations, primarily in Gunma, Japan.

The acquisition of CLIMB brings more critical skills for global organisations in Japan to navigate technology change.

In particular, CLIMB's expertise will accelerate application and infrastructure modernisation services for financial institutions and government...

Spike in cloud account compromises and email forwarding rule abuse detected

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Cybersecurity firm Red Canary has unveiled its sixth annual Threat Detection Report, examining the trends, threats, and adversary techniques that organisations ought to prioritise in the coming months and years.

The report tracks MITRE ATT&CK techniques that adversaries abuse most frequently throughout the year, and two new and notable entries soared to the top 10 in 2023: Email Forwarding Rule and Cloud Accounts. 

Red Canary’s latest report provides in-depth...

Kyndryl and Veeam team up to deliver comprehensive cyber resiliency

Kyndryl, a technology infrastructure services provider, and Veeam Software, a specialist in data replication and protection software, have formed a global strategic alliance.

The deal will focus on providing customers with resiliency services supported by innovative technology, expert infrastructure management and incident recovery services. Under the alliance, Kyndryl will now be a Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP). 

Kyndryl offers professional services and...

Why companies continue to struggle with cloud visibility – and code vulnerabilities

A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has thrown up more difficulties organisations are facing in security remediation – and achieving visibility from code to cloud.

The report, produced in collaboration with security firm Dazz, polled just over 2,000 IT and security professionals to better understand current cloud environments and security tools. The results were less than confident.

Less than a quarter (23%) of organisations polled reported full...

IT leaders are choosing hybrid cloud strategies due to flexibility, cost-effectiveness and security 

25% of organisations surveyed in the UK have already moved half or more of their cloud based-workloads back to on-premises infrastructures, or are considering doing so, in a phenomenon known as cloud repatriation.

This is according to a recent study by Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, in which 350 IT leaders were questioned on their current hybrid cloud strategies. The survey showed that 93% of respondents had been involved with a cloud repatriation project in the...

UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor.

Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.

A qualified and fully accredited AWS advanced service partner and...

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...

Rik Chorus, Kyndryl: How to defend against evolving cybersecurity threats

Rik Chorus, Kyndryl’s director of security and resiliency & networking and edge, Benelux, discusses how the firm is helping organisation’s navigate their way through an ever-changing tech and business landscape.

Can you tell us a little bit about Kyndryl and what you do at the company?

There are a few things that I think are really interesting and that set Kyndryl apart from everything I've seen in the market so far. One of the things is that Kyndryl, as the...

Policy as code a strategic imperative – but scalability remains difficult

Policy as code is becoming ‘integral to the fabric of cloud development’, according to Styra – yet a new survey from the company has shown that alignment, visibility, and consistency remain issues.

The study from the cloud-native authorisation software provider, which surveyed 285 developers and technical decision makers, found that the overwhelming majority (94%) saw policy as code as ‘vital’ for preventative security and compliance at scale. 83% of organisations...

Cloudflare points finger at hyperscalers holding cloud data captive

Cloudflare says organisations are losing control over their IT and security environments – and the big cloud providers are holding all the keys to the castle.

The web performance and security provider released a study alongside Forrester which polled almost 450 IT decision makers globally, and found that while organisations had seen a dramatic increase in application adoption – predominantly SaaS-based – challenges have resulted.

Two in five firms polled (40%)...