Baffin Bay Networks expands into the US with acquisition of Loryka

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 09:32

Baffin Bay Networks, a cloud-native cyber security specialist, has acquired US data security business Loryka, which focuses on botnet and IoT research. »

Bob Nicolson, Nicolson Bray

The case for a virtual Chief Information Security Officer

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 14:51

By Bob Nicolson, Head of Consultancy at Nicolson Bray – Organisations today are facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threat and a lack of in-house expertise to meet the challenge. Smaller firms have typically allocated responsibility for information security to a member of the operations or financial team and given IT the responsibility for technical cyber security.  In most cases these responsibilities are secondary to the allotted individuals main role, resulting in issues around prioritisation and conflicts of interests. »

Workhorse Group Secures USD35m in financing from Marathon Asset Management

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 13:09

US technology company Workhorse Group has closed a USD35 million financing with Marathon Asset Management.  »

Apposite Capital backs dental platform Riverdale Healthcare

Wed, 02/01/2019 - 14:17

Private equity firm Apposite Capital has teamed with management to make a substantial investment in Riverdale Healthcare and part fund its investment in Alpha Vitality Group. Debt for the investment has been provided by Metro Bank. »

George Ralph, RFA

Combatting technology risk in private equity

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 15:03

Private equity firms are spending more budget and applying more focus on technology risk, especially cybersecurity risk, in order to maintain the highest operational standards both within their own businesses and those they invest in.  »

TigerRisk adopts AIR Worldwide’s ARC risk modelling platform

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 10:18

TigerRisk Partners, a risk, capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, has adopted AIR’s cyber risk modelling platform, ARC (Analytics of Risk from Cyber), to better understand clients’ exposure to cyber loss. »

Floreat backs cybersecurity market with two major investments

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:34

Floreat has backed two privately-owned cyber security companies as part of its growth strategy in the private equity market. »

Cybersecurity

The risks of ineffective patch management

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 07:06

A string of high-profile ransomware attacks in recent years, led by the WannaCry attack in May 2017, has led to a growing awareness among the business community on the importance of proper patch management.  »

Olivia Munro, EzeCastle Integration

Seven questions to help you evaluate your firm's IT vulnerabilities

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 08:06

By Olivia Munro, EzeCastle Integration – With Cybersecurity Awareness Month steadily approaching in October, there's no time like the present to evaluate your firm's IT vulnerabilities and take steps to mitigate these threats. When looking for vulnerabilities in your organisation's IT, there are questions you can ask yourself to help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities and remediate the findings. Continue reading for 7 questions to ask yourself when beginning to evaluate your IT security. »

Seven steps to create a business continuity plan

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 16:49

By Amanda Daly, EzeCastle Integration - When confronted with unexpected business disruptions, alternative investment firms must react swiftly, methodically and successfully or else risk significant financial loss. This level of response requires extensive business continuity planning to ensure allspects of a firm’s business are evaluated and protected. In this blog, we will help you create a Business Continuity Plan and help you identify which threats pose a risk to your firm.  »

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