Node4 gains CREST Certification for pen testing services

Node4, a cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, is now certified as a global CREST penetration testing service provider. Established in 2004, Node4 is a Managed Services Provider that offers end-to-end IT infrastructure and services, technical expertise and innovation, all fully managed and flexibly deployed across the company’s own infrastructure fabric. CREST provides an internationally […]

Solihull cyber security company acquires consultancy in Warwick

A cyber security company in Solihull has announced the acquisition of a consultancy firm in Warwick. OmniCyber Security has joined forces with NMG Cybersecurity Consulting with its founder Nish Gopal joining Omni as director of governance, risk and compliance. Gopal, who has previously worked for the Ministry of Defence, Hewlett-Packard and BAE systems, said he […]

Midlands’ schools receive free cybersecurity advice

Shropshire-based IT specialist, Bespoke Computing, is helping schools across the region to protect against intrusive and costly cyber attacks this year, while at the same time also raising vital funds for the schools, their PTAs and other charities. Bespoke Computing, which provides business technology and communications support to a range of businesses and organisations, teamed […]

CyberGuard gets CREST certification for pentesting services

A growing Midlands-based cyber security company, CyberGuard Technologies, has achieved the highest accolade by being awarded a CREST certification for its penetration testing services following an extensive assessment and audit process. Paul Colwell, CyberGuard Technical Director, commented: “We all know that cyber threats are on the increase and businesses need to take action to protect […]

Edge Testing brings security offering to Midlands customers

Birmingham-based software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, is offering its clients across the Midlands access to a new Security Division – Eurofins Cyber Security – that has been introduced to assist in the development of effective security strategies through risk and vulnerability assessments, complementing Edge’s existing testing provision. The new division boasts approximately 100 security […]

Intercity Technology announces £2m investment in Birmingham

Cloud computing and IT security specialist Intercity Technology has pledged to invest more than £2 million into the Birmingham region over the next year. The company plans to construct a new data centre in the city which will complement its existing UK facilities in Bolton and Hertfordshire. The new data centre will provide the additional infrastructure […]

Tech accelerator launches in ‘Cyber Valley’

A technology business accelerator programme has been launched in Worcestershire’s ‘Cyber Valley’, an area that claims to be home to the highest concentration of cyber companies in the UK. Applications for the first programme are sought from individuals and businesses across Worcester, the Midlands and the UK until August 17. Funded by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership […]

Warwick uni manufacturing group opens centre of AI expertise

The manufacturing department at the University of Warwick is opening a centre to allow the industry to allow businesses to collect and handle large volumes of digital information, with the aim of gaining competitive insights through artificial intelligence methods. The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)’s Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence will be contained within the university’s existing buildings, and […]

New international contract wins for Forensic Pathways

Cyber security business Forensic Pathways has secured new contracts in South Africa and Latin America with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Forensic Pathways develops forensic software, products and services for clients in law enforcement, security services, and legal and financial sectors. The company also provides due diligence, fraud investigation, cyber security services, and […]

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 […]