Greenwich University fined £120k for data breach

Yesterday, the BBC reported The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner. The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and – in some cases – physical and mental health problems.

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More Than One-Third of Companies Employ Managed Security Services to Hunt Cyber Threats

Companies Strive to Prioritise Threat Hunting Initiatives Despite Severe Staff and Budget Constraints

LONDON, UK – May 22, 2018Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, today announced data from Crowd Research Partners’ 2018 Threat Hunting Report that shows 84 percent of companies agree that threat hunting should be a top security initiative, yet 76 percent believe their Security Operations Centres (SOCs) spend inadequate time proactively searching for newly emerging and advanced cyber threats. This discrepancy has one-third of companies employing managed security services to hunt cyber threats, according to the survey data.

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New device for engine cleaning

May 2018 – It is a fundamental problem of combustion engines: Exhaust emissions and fuel residues dirty the fuel and intake system. Performance levels drop, fuel consumption rises and the exhaust gas values become worse. With the JetClean Tronic II by German additive specialist LIQUI MOLY garages can give the engine and fuel system a thorough cleaning. “The engine breathe freely again and the garage attains additional sales with the service,” says David Kaiser, Research and Development Manager at LIQUI MOLY.

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Bittium exhibits its secure and easy-to-use SafeMove® remote access solutions at Utility Week Live show in Birmingham

Bittium will publish a customer reference story at the event:
”UK Power Networks significantly boosts field worker productivity with Bittium SafeMove®”

Oulu, Finland, May 21, 2018 – Bittium will exhibit its secure and easy-to-use Bittium SafeMove® remote access solutions at Utility Week Live, to be held in NEC hall, Birmingham, the United Kingdom May 22–23, 2018. Secure, seamless and uninterrupted connectivity is of utmost importance for mobile field workers, who depend on access to networked applications and services outside of the regular office environment. With Bittium SafeMove® solutions, the field workers will always have a secure and easy access to the needed applications and they stay connected even during possible network breaks.

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Basware Launches Artificial Intelligence-Driven Virtual Assistant for Procurement

Through natural language processing and artificial intelligence, purchasing becomes faster, intuitive, and enjoyable

Espoo, Finland, 21 May 2018 – Basware, the global leader in networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services, has launched Basware Assistant, a new chatbot feature within its electronic procurement solution today at IOFM’s AP & P2P Conference & Expo – Spring 2018. The chatbot serves as a virtual assistant, enabling people to more easily find order requests and purchase orders that they have access to.

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The Basware Assistant uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to create a new and simplified way for people to interact with Basware’s e-procurement solution. They can communicate with the Basware Assistant like they would with a person, to search for orders and purchase requests using vendor and item names, as well as ID and document numbers. By giving people the ability to specify what they are looking, it eliminates the need for having to navigate a series of screens to reach their intended purchase.

Through its natural language processing and AI capabilities, the virtual assistant improves system usability, taking another step in streamlining the overall procurement experience. Not only does it help people find purchase orders and order requests more quickly and save them time, it also reduces the training required for new people to buy with Basware.

“The best user interface is the one that you don’t need to use – it just runs in the background,” said Bhavin Shah, Director of Product Management for Basware. “This is what Basware is striving to achieve with the Basware Assistant functionality. By predicting what people might search for in real-time, and communicating that to them in the way they’d ordinarily speak, the system becomes naturally easy to use. Going forward, we will continue innovating in this area, building on the foundation we’ve created to add more functionality that contributes to usability.”

Bhavin continued, “The Assistant’s data-driven insights and overall ease of use reinforce that Basware is the easiest, simplest and cheapest way for employees to procure what they need, so they use the application because they want to, not because they have to. This is what will ultimately drive 100 percent user adoption of any procurement technology.”

Basware is attending the AP & P2P Conference & Expo, where Sami Peltonen, Vice President, Purchase to Pay Product Management will be presenting a session titled “It’s Not Magic: How Companies Transformed Their Accounts Payable Departments,” on May 21, 2018 at 9:20am EDT. For more information, visit Basware’s booth #306 in the exhibition hall.

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