Palo Alto Networks Announces Intent to Acquire

Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based, a pioneer and leader in cloud services infrastructure protection. Under the terms of the agreement, Palo Alto Networks will acquire for a total purchase price of $300 million to be paid in cash. The acquisition is expected to close during Palo Alto Networks fiscal third quarter,... more Read more »

Lloyds Banking Group invest in digital as PSD2 extension period draws to a close

Lloyds Banking Group today launched a new £3bn investment in a three-year strategy to bolster its digital capabilities. The bank is driving capital towards technology and its staff to compete against an increasingly competitive backdrop of other traditional banks, challenger banks and fintechs.[1] Read more »

KOBIL Systems helps the financial sector to develop new business models with PSD2-compliant IT security solutions

KOBIL Systems GmbH, a leading IT security company headquartered in Germany, presents a security solution that complies with the new Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) in time for the launch of the new directive. This will help banks and financial institutions to meet and successfully implement the strict requirements of the updated EU directive. The Dual 7 Layers of Security approach developed by KOBIL – which is the only one of its kind in the... more Read more »

Contego chosen by Open Banking to help kickstart retail banking revolution

Contego, the RegTech and compliance specialist, has been chosen by The Open Banking Implementation Entity (the ‘OBIE’), the body created by the UK’s largest personal and small business current account providers to create a better way to move, manage and make more of your money, to verify its users and to support the much-anticipated technological revolution that promises to give people greater control over their finances. Read more »

Barbican Insurance Group Partners with FICO to Enhance Cyber Underwriting

Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO today announced its partnership with Barbican Insurance Group (Barbican), a multi-platform insurance group that underwrites business predominantly through its syndicates at Lloyd’s of London, and which provides global cyber insurance coverage to its insureds. Barbican will use the FICO® Enterprise Security Score to measure the cybersecurity risk of insureds, and will also provide insureds with access to the... more Read more »

Wolters Kluwer’s Executives to Present CECL and Liquidity Risk Expertise at Upcoming Risk Management Conferences

Wolters Kluwer today announced that Will Newcomer, Vice President of Product and Strategy, Finance, Risk and Reporting-Americas, and Aaron Sayles, Senior Consultant, Finance, Risk & Reporting-Americas, will speak on the ever-changing role of risk management and evolving liquidity and Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) regulations as part of two prominent risk management conferences taking place this month. Read more »

RSA Extends Business-Driven Security™ Portfolio to Help Address GDPR, Risk and Compliance Challenges

RSA, a global cybersecurity leader delivering Business-Driven Security™ solutions, unveiled new products to help address many of the challenges related to compliance with data protection regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). New RSA Archer offerings around Data Governance and Privacy Program Management can be paired with RSA NetWitness® to help speed breach response, and RSA SecurID® to deliver identity... more Read more »

Zynstra Reveals Solution to Address Compliance and Control of Branch IT

 Zynstra, a provider of automated branch IT solutions, has today announced new capabilities to meet the needs of retail customers. These capabilities include Tier 1 PCI-DSS certification to reduce the cost and effort of achieving compliance across in-store IT systems, and has been subject to the most rigorous audit level across Zynstra’s software architecture, engineering practices, and operations center. Read more »

Time Getting Closer to IFINSEC Financial Sector IT Security Conference and Exhibition

Time is getting closer for IFINSEC Financial Sector IT Security Conference and Exhibition ( that will be held on 14-15 November 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINSEC is a global, niche and dedicated conference focusing on IT Security technologies and solutions for financial industry. Sponsorship and delegate registrations are open.   Read more »

Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX Named Most Innovative Integrated Regulatory Compliance & Reporting Platform by Corporate Vision magazine

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business is this year’s winner of Corporate Vision magazine’s “Most Innovative Integrated Regulatory Compliance & Reporting Platform” award. The publication has awarded the firm’s OneSumX suite the global accolade for 2017 as part of its annual Technology Innovator Awards – the second year running that Wolters Kluwer has triumphed in the award series. Read more »

marcus evans to Host the 6th Tax Compliance for Financial Institutions Conference

marcus evans will host the 6th Tax Compliance for Financial Institutions Conference, November 8-9, 2017 in New York, NY. You will have the opportunity to join 60 of your peers who will discuss the best practices for executing internal strategies for total tax compliance. Along with tax compliance and information reporting professionals, you will explore practical applications to master CRS, FATCA, 305c, 871m, treaty benefits, Q1 agreements, and... more Read more »

ICO Fines for Unsolicited Email Campaign

Price comparison website Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted in that way. The company sent 7.1 million emails over 10 days updating customers with its Terms and Conditions. But all the recipients had previously opted out of direct marketing. Read more »

Aeriandi expands secure voice services to offer NICE Nexidia Analytics

Aeriandi, a leading provider of secure voice services and NICE, a global leader in cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions, including advanced customer analytics, have announced a strategic partnership.  Under the terms of the partnership, Aeriandi’s customers will have access to an easy to implement speech analytics solution that can analyse both real-time and archived calls. Read more »

BT And KPMG Notify Businesses About Cyber Security Traps

In the wake of high-profile global ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya, BT and KPMG have today published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a business opportunity. Read more »

SMEs more afraid of cybercrime than Brexit

Britain’s SMEs are shifting the billions spent each year on hiring traditional experts, such as legal and procurement consultants, to leverage the skills required to survive in an increasingly digital world, including those for cybersecurity and new payments technology. Read more »


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