September 06, 2023. |

What you need to know about FADP-nLPD

On 1 September, without any transition period, a new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP-nLPD) will come into force. Are you ready? Is your business ready? How exactly will it affect you? Here, we take a closer look at what exactly FADP-nLPD (sometimes also referred to as ‘the new FADP’ and ‘nFADP’) will mean […]

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July 03, 2023. |

DFSA IT compliance: where to begin?

If your company falls under Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) jurisdiction and you are unsure where to start in achieving IT compliance, Mohammed Hammoudeh, Information Security Specialist at Penta IT Services, may offer a way forward. The DFSA states that having an effective cyber risk management framework in place is one of the key areas […]

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March 20, 2023. |

If the Swiss government can’t trust the public cloud as it is, can you?

Data jurisdiction, compliance and third-party access are still key challenges to using the public cloud. Private cloud remains an excellent choice for Swiss businesses, especially those in sensitive industries. The Swiss government has decided to switch to Microsoft 365 as the standard office suite for the federal administration, but only after certain conditions were met. […]

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March 15, 2023. |

Worry-free IT: Penta’s 17th annual ISAE 3402 audit report ready for your FINMA and DFSA compliance – and peace of mind

More security, compliance, and quality of service at no extra cost to clients Penta has successfully completed ISAE 3402 audit covering 2022 confirming that Penta’s internal IT risk management controls are effective and compliant with best practices. The independent audit done by EY (Ernst & Young), a global audit and assurance firm. The ISAE 3402 […]

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February 14, 2023. |

Streamlining Supplier Cyber Risk Compliance

How Penta helped a software developer retain a major account Cyber risk introduced by external suppliers and vendors is a growing concern for large enterprises and government agencies. The third-party supplier ecosystem presents a tempting target for sophisticated cybercriminals trying to infiltrate high-profile organizations, thereby exposing them to ransomware attacks and data breaches. To mitigate […]

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March 02, 2022. |

How Can DIFC-Based Companies Best Manage IT Risks?

Gone are the days of relying on traditional cybersecurity solutions such as firewalls and antivirus software. Cyber attacks grow more complex and sophisticated by the minute, leaving organizations vulnerable to unimaginable threats to their security and data if cybersecurity measures are not strengthened. ‘The average cost of a data breach is 3.86 million U.S. dollars, […]

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November 06, 2020. |

Optimizing your cybersecurity strategy | 2021 Roadmap

Why cybersecurity strategies keep failing Four in 5 companies have seen an increase in cyber attacks this year, likely fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phishing attempts have risen 600% since the end of February. Organized crime gangs account for 55% of attacks and human error accounts for 22%. Source: Fintech News More and more companies […]

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October 15, 2018. |

Event: Regulations and data security in the cloud

Regulations and data security in the cloud is the topic of the joint event hosted by Penta and Crowe UAE in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on Monday 5 November 2018. Join other decision makers for an informal meet and complimentary lunch at the exclusive Capital Club. Reserve your space by filling in the form […]

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August 03, 2018. |

The History of Penta

Penta has come a long way from its humble origins in Nyon, Switzerland. Today, Penta is a worldwide IT powerhouse, with offices in three continents serving markets around the world. However, 22 years ago the company began in a tiny office in Nyon, Switzerland. Starting his IT business as a one-man operation, Farhad Khalilnia approached […]

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May 17, 2018. |

IT security, stability and support, with CTO-as-a-service

Chief Technology Officers command large salaries. Employing a Chief Technology Officer (or CTO) can be a big step for any business. Finding the right person who understands your business’ needs and has the right knowledge to make it work can be a difficult and expensive process.  Couple this with the salary expectations of a typical […]

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