NEC acquires Northgate Public Services for £475 million

NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS), accelerating the expansion of its international safety business. NEC is buying NPS for GBP 475 million from leading international private equity firm Cinven. This acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. chainlink-690503_1920Established in 1969, […]

Edge Testing secures multi-year public and private sector contracts

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has announced that it has secured 10 new testing engagements over a number of sectors, including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public sector, which are valued at £100,000+ each, totalling over £1 million of new business. The new clients include […]

Intercede sees huge growth in revenues as digital security sales soar

Intercede, based in Lutterworth, supplies specialist digital security systems for some of the world’s most sensitive companies said revenues were boosted by new customer wins. First half sales in its current financial year, to the end of March 2018, are said to be up nearly 30 per cent to more than £3.6 million compared to […]

Cyber-security theme to lead agenda at Channel Live event

Leading security experts will be present at industry event, Channel Live, at the NEC Birmingham between September 12 and 13. Experts from IBM, Larato, Lyon Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cyrbercrime Prevention office will discuss implications of attacks and how the channel can defend itself. Larato managing director Dr Lucy Green will lead a […]

Midlands Engine signs MoU with US centre of research in cybersecurity

Sir John Peace of the Midlands Engine joined U.S. Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Commerce to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the relationship between the Midlands region and Maryland, the centre of research and innovation in cybersecurity in the U.S. The agreement, signed by Sir John Peace, Chairman of […]

Cybercrime: How often do you practice your business continuity plan?

Cybercrime: How often do you practice your business continuity plan? As head honcho, you know exactly how much blood, sweat and tears went into building your corner of the corporate world. In many ways, it is like your child – you raised it from nothing. But to ensure its growth you need a business continuity […]

Cybersecurity specialist Cygnia acquired in new deal

Oldbury-based Cygnia Technologies, a  cybersecurity specialist, has been acquired by a fellow technology firm in a deal part advised out of the area. The deal sees Cygnia become a SecureData company and all its employees have transferred across to the business following the sale. For the 2016 calendar year Cygnia reported sales of circa £9m. […]

Senior solutions architect joins online anti-piracy company

Birmingham-based Friend MTS, a provider of online anti-piracy systems and supplier of an innovative live watermarking system, has boosted its team with the appointment of Simon Hanna as Senior Solutions Architect. Hanna is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT (over the top) operators, with more than 20 years’ experience working with major […]

Synectics secures trio of new contracts

Warwickshire-headquartered surveillance technology group Synectics has secured a trio of new contracts, two of which are with companies overseas. The business will provide an integrated video and security management system to a new casino in the Philippines, monitoring 5,000 cameras across five properties, with the contract expected to be worth millions of dollars. Synectics has […]

Merger creates £50 million turnover cybersecurity business

SecureData, a Kent-headquartered cybersecurity services provider has expanded with the acquisition of a Birmingham counterpart to create a £50m-turnover business. SecureData has taken over Cygnia Technologies for an undisclosed sum, with all of the company’s employees remaining with the group following the deal. The company boasts clients such as Arup, The Financial Times and Invensys. […]

Senior solutions architect joins online anti-piracy services firm

Provider of online anti-piracy systems and an innovatve live watermarking system, Birmingham-based Friend MTS, has boosted its international professional services team with the appointment of Simon Hanna as Senior Solutions Architect. Hanna is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT (over the top) operators, with in excess of 20 years’ experience working […]

Planning and practice can keep you prepared for a ransomware attack

Planning and practice can keep you prepared for a ransomware attack Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans are a crucial strategy for preventing and recovering from ransomware attacks. Organisations from many industries have recently fallen victim to the increasingly popular cyber threat known as ransomware. Financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals and more have all […]

Five ways to protect yourself from a ransomware disaster

Five ways to protect yourself from a ransomware disaster Matt Kingswood, UK head of managed service provider IT Specialists, gives us his top tips to avoid ransomware. Last year, business ransomware attacks increased threefold. Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were hit hard — 42 per cent experienced attacks in a 12-month period. The outcomes were […]

Birmingham service desk booming for IT Specialists, a nationwide MSP

Managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has announced the exciting progress of its Birmingham helpdesk which, in combination with the company’s business continuity and disaster recovery services, offers clients, including Lyco Direct and Rockingham, services such as ongoing IT support and implementation of new IT infrastructure. ITS has offices in Birmingham, Lutterworth and London and […]

Digital forensics firm IntaForensics upgrades to larger premises

A digital forensics company has acquired a new base in Nuneaton with the support of a six-figure mortgage from HSBC. IntaForensics has been providing cyber security software and services since 2006. Working with legal practices, police forces, local authorities and commercial organisations, IntaForensics provides services to nationally known law enforcement, commercial and legal sector clients. The […]