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RealWire is an award-winning online press release distribution service with over 10 years of expertise and is first choice for many of the UK’s top digital PR and internet marketing professionals. RealWire has been the UK’s leading innovator in press release distribution introducing a Social Media News Release option in 2007 and its patent pending targeting system, PRFilter, in 2010.

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Top Ten IT Security Predictions For 2018

1. Security blossoms in the boardroom

Sadly, security breaches will continue to be a regular occurrence in 2018 and organizations will struggle to deal with them. New security challenges will abound and these will grab attention in the boardroom. Senior management is increasingly focusing on security issues and recognizing them as a core business risk, rather than the responsibility of the IT department alone. The coming year will see further commitment from the boardroom to ensure that organizations are protected.

2. Ransomware has not gone away

Study Shows WordPress at Top of the CMS Market Among Enterprise Organizations

A new, international study jointly commissioned by WP Engine and Manifesto and conducted by Vanson Bourne explores which content management system (CMS) technologies are used most commonly by enterprises and discovers what benefits these organizations derive from using multiple CMSs. “WordPress Success Among Enterprise CMSs” study surveyed over 300 enterprise-level IT and marketing decision makers in the U.S. and U.K. The majority (61 percent) of the respondents worked for organizations with at least 3,000 employees and on average came from organizations whose global revenue totaled $3.2 billion. The survey found WordPress is on par with Adobe Experience Manager as the most frequently used CMS in either a primary or secondary fashion.

WP Engine Study Reveals Generation Z Lives Through Digital Experiences

LONDON - Dec. 5, 2017 - A new, national study commissioned by WP Engine and conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics explores the mindset, preferences, and expectations of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers for their current and future digital experiences. “The Future of Digital Experiences” study, which surveyed 1,005 people in the EU ages 14 - 59, found that for Generation Z - those born from 1996 to the present - the digital experience is their human experience. These digital natives expect to have constant access to the online world and want their digital experiences to be free, secure, authentic, transparent and personalized.

Real-Time Payments Key Driver for $3.3 Billion Rise in Technology Spend by North American Commercial Banks

San Francisco, 05 December 2017 - New research from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, reveals that North American commercial banks are continuing to increase their investment in real-time payments (RTP). The report “The rise of real-time payments in North America”, commissioned by Icon Solutions is based on responses from more than 7,000 CIOs and other senior IT decision makers. The study shows that while implementing RTP infrastructures later than global peers, U.S. and Canadian institutions are looking beyond the basic implementation of new payment rails.

Retail Rankings: Apica’s Web Performance Index Reveals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Winners and Losers

New York - December 4th, 2017. One week on from Cyber Monday, Apica - the leading provider of comprehensive software testing and monitoring solutions - has unveiled the 2017 Apica Web Performance Index (WPI). The annual index evaluates and ranks the web performance of some of the 200 top e-commerce websites in the US and Europe, during one of the busiest retail periods on the calendar. 2017 saw one million dollars per minute being spent at the peak of Black Friday sales, indicating that regular website and application testing, especially at peak times, has never been more important.

IT departments pose the biggest security risk to business

More than a third of IT professionals (35%) see themselves as the biggest internal security risk to networks within their organization, according to new research from Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management and Log Management solutions. IT professionals may understand what their most valuable assets are, but they are still struggling to safeguard IT assets against the unpredictability of human behaviour. Whilst HR and finance departments are the easiest target for social engineering, it is in fact IT staff who pose the biggest insider risk to networks, whether caused by accidental or intentional actions. This is largely due to IT staff often possessing higher access rights than other users.

Network Security Threatens Operator Revenues

Bristol, November 29: Research commissioned by Evolved Intelligence shows that an overwhelming 80 percent of mobile subscribers would lose trust in their mobile operator’s brand if it suffered an attack by hackers and fraudsters hijacking the network signalling system known as SS7. Indeed, some 25 percent of the customers said it was likely they would change their mobile operator as a result.

What’s more, when the research focussed solely on the customers who had suffered any form of attack, it found that 33% percent had changed or intended to switch provider. 

Invenias Continues to Pioneer Innovation with New GDPR Module

29 November 2017, London - Invenias, the leading cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has today announced the Invenias GDPR Module, which is the latest update to its flagship product Invenias 9. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will materially impact the way in which data is captured, stored, shared and moved. As a result, the working practices of the executive search profession will be required to be fully aligned with the requirements of the new legislation.