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November 09, 2022. |

Penta’s DIFC data center now runs on a Tier III certified infrastructure

DIFC data center awarded Tier III certifications in Design, Construction and Operational Sustainability Penta’s data center facilities provider in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) was awarded Tier III certifications by the Uptime Institute last month. The certificates in Design, Construction and Operational Sustainability mean that Penta’s clients have the advantage of a certified uptime of […]

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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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April 14, 2021. |

5 Critical Technology Trends to Follow in 2021

2020 saw a significant increase in emerging technologies’ performance and a steep acceleration of digital transformation. Keeping innovation on the outskirts is no longer possible, it is the core of every successful business today. How do you determine which emerging trends to follow? What type of investments will bring your business high ROI in today’s […]

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March 17, 2020. |

Working from home securely

There has been a significant increase in malware and phishing scams associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Bad actors are taking advantage of the increased use of personal computers and devices that often do not have the security measures normally be in place at work. If you are working from home, try to implement the […]

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May 02, 2019. |

Malware + email + negligence: the trio keeping security managers up at night

A malware sent via email infecting a company, all because of an employee’s negligence: this is the typical scenario that security managers are faced with, according to Cisco’s 2019 CISO Benchmark Report. In order to prevent breaches, CISOs focus in particular on integrating security into all their internal processes, into access management and human risk. […]

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April 24, 2019. |

A practical guide to help Swiss banks move to the cloud

High priority must be attached to the confidentiality and security of the data The Swiss Bankers Association provides a set of best practices guidelines and recommendations designed to inspire Swiss banks to migrate their data to the cloud. The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) is convinced that banks can benefit from moving to the cloud in […]

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February 28, 2019. |

Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, businesses would do well to ensure they understand where their data is stored. Image: iStock. Businesses are being warned there has never been a more important time to track where their data is traveling than now, despite the continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. As the clock ticks down to March […]

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February 01, 2019. |

What Microsoft Azure means for your business

Microsoft recently launched its Azure set of cloud computing services which feature a range of security-conscious apps that the US technology giant claims are accessible to all – from small start-ups to huge multinationals. Features include web apps – such as its office suite of products – as well as streaming services, plus Azure allows […]

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January 25, 2019. |

Google becomes biggest casualty of data regulations

Web giant Google has become the first major victim of GDPR legislation after it was fined €50 million for breaching the data regulations which came into force last May. As detailed on the Penta blog last year, the EU’s GDPR laws aim to make it easier for consumers to know who has access to their […]

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January 18, 2019. |

Two-factor authentication in the real world

British telecoms giant BT is looking to use its customers’ data to improve security and provide two-factor authentication in the real-world. Speaking at a conference in London which focused on the next steps for the commercial use of data, Helen Procter, BT’s Legal Director, Data, Digital and Security, said the company was looking to ‘partner […]

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