Technology and People: The Two Things You Need to Invest in to be More Cyber Secure

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month explores how we can become more cyber smart, whether it be individuals or entire businesses – we all have a specific role to play. According to some of the industry’s experts that we chatted with, there are three key elements that you need to consider...

UK Craves 5G Gains via India Partnerships

The UK government has unveiled two UK-India collaborations as it tries to boost the nation’s 5G networks and telecoms. The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded projects, announced as part of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’s visit to India, are part of a wider UKRI collaboration with the Indian Department of Science...

Scottish Financial Enterprise Bolsters International Network Ambitions

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE), the nation’s industry body for financial and professional services, has made two new appointments as it seeks to strengthen its net zero and international network aspirations. Mike Tumilty and Louisa Knox are the new non-executive board directors and bring over 50 years of experience in legal...

How to Adopt a Robust Domain Name Security Strategy

At the start of the pandemic, Zoom suffered a setback when hackers crashed meetings by ‘Zoombombing’. Failing to adequately secure its software was costly, resulting in a $85 million (£61.7 million) lawsuit. There are currently more than 30,000 website exploits everyday, yet at least 20% of the Alexa Top...

Vodafone Seeks IT Freedom with 7,000 New Software Engineers

Vodafone has ambitions for IT liberty with plans to add nearly 7,000 software engineers to its European-wide technical workforce by 2025. The UK telco says this will be done through a combination of recruitment, re-skilling existing employees and insourcing. The company wants to bring its software skills in-house, and desires to...

Finastra and AccessFintech Team Up for Data Transparency Duet

Fintech software vendor Finastra and data-sharing network AccessFintech are clearly made for each other as they have partnered to bring data transparency to the syndicated loan market. Finastra’s Fusion LenderComm platform will be integrated with AccessFintech’s Synergy DataLake. This eliminates the need for fax (!?), email and telephone calls. Cory Olsen,...

Rossum, Humanising Autonomy and CFC Grab Funding

There’s a healthy tech mix as the London-based trio of Rossum, Humanising Autonomy and CFC have all got some funding.  AI-based cloud document gateway Rossum raised a “record” $100 million (£72.5 million) Series A from General Catalyst. Humanising Autonomy, which uses behaviour AI for automation, secured an $11 million (£8 million)...

SME Challenger Bank GBB Goes Live on nCino Cloud Platform

GBB, a North East-based challenger bank specialising in property development finance, has gone live on the nCino Bank Operating System ahead of its trading launch. The bank is targeting SME property developers and will offer access to funding. GBB has been working on gaining its banking licence and plans to...

Be Cyber Smart this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Every Day

The month of October celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month with the aim to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide people with the knowledge and resources to stay safe and secure online. In the current climate of rising cyberattacks, this has never been more important. Cybercrime has risen by...

Alibaba Cloud Launches AI-Powered Meeting Assistant

Alibaba Cloud is having a busy week as it has unveiled an AI-powered meeting assistant and a new version of its cloud computer.  Hot on the heels of the launch of its new server chips this week, the company has today (21 October) announced the new assistant - called Tingwu...