Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
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This guide explains how UK Export Finance can help you make sure your purchases of goods or services from the UK come with attractive terms of finance.
The UK has a long tradition of innovation and excellence, and is the world’s sixth-largest exporter. With an open and friendly business environment, and expertise in sectors ranging from manufacturing and construction to services and technology, the UK is a trusted business partner to buyers around the world.
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Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
DDoS attacks have long been known as the main form of cyber attack risk. “The Financial Inspection Manual” revised by the Japanese government’s Financial Services Agency in April 2015, identifies the risk of "DDoS attacks", and the need to take countermeasures is strongly emphasized. Other government agencies also acknowledge the frequency and severity of DDoS attacks. However, a clear method to completely prevent DDoS attacks has not been established yet. Why is that? What are the best measures that companies can take at the present time?
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation, is a piece of legislation that was approved and put in to place by the European Parliament in April 2016. As European Law, it will fully take effect after a 2-year transition ending May 25th 2018.
GDPR, replaces the previous Data Protection Directive (DPD), adopted in 1995, and will in the UK, replace and strengthen the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). One of the initial differences between GDPR and DPD, is that GDPR is a regulation not a directive; as a regulation, no additional enabling legislation will have to be passed by governments of member states.
Redstor have the ability to give insight into the data organisations have on their networks, advise on best practice to protect data and then implement strategies around backup, archiving and disaster recovery. Data is searchable through an intuitive console making compliance simple and achievable for all organisations protecting data through the Backup Pro Platform.
As they face numerous regulations, enterprises believe data privacy can create a competitive advantage. But are they ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Here are the concerns and strategies of 800+ senior executives from industries around the world.
Data in a Turbulent World Nearly half of organizations say they will migrate data as a result of regulation or changing government policies.
Data Protection as a Competitive Advantage A significant majority of respondents believe proper data protection will attract new customers.
Download our full report, Beyond GDPR: Data residency insights from around the world.
The 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse analyzed 2,410 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $6.3 billion.8 Victim organizations that lacked anti-fraud controls suffered double the amount of median losses.
SAS’ unique, hybrid approach to insider threat deterrence – which combines traditional detection methods and investigative methodologies with behavioral analysis – enables complete, continuous monitoring. As a result, government agencies and companies can take pre-emptive action before damaging incidents occur. Equally important, SAS solutions are powerful yet simple to use, reducing the need to hire a cadre of high-end data modelers and analytics specialists. Automation of data integration and analytics processing makes it easy to deploy into daily operations.
“If we had done anything differently in Washington state, we would have done it faster,” said Hammersburg. “The key message is that fraud prevention – dealing with risk and program integrity – is not a cost issue, it’s a saving. When you can truly quantify the
positive impact to the bottom line of a company or government agency, you shift the recognition that this is not an expense but that it’s a saving.”
Some government organizations may be concerned that a rigorous program to shine a light on the underground economy will shine a brighter light on how much they didn’t know until now. Don’t let that stop you, said Hammersburg. “You have the opportunity
to really get ahead of it now. Turn a risk into an opportunity going forward.”
Tax evasion is the largest economic crime in the world (in terms of monetary loss), costing trillions of dollars to governments around the globe. A 2011 study by The Tax Justice Network estimates that on a global scale, total tax evasion is in excess of US$3.1 trillion, or about 5.1% of world GDP.1 And that’s just the known tax evasion and noncompliance; it doesn’t include the underground economy and cash businesses.
The per-capita figure is similar in Canada, representing about $45 billion a year. The European Union loses an estimated €200 billion in value-added tax alone, not including corporate or excise taxes. Tax evasion represents 4 to 5 percent of gross domestic product in Sweden and Japan.
Tax fraud is already prevalent, and fraudsters are more sophisticated and automated than ever. To get ahead of the game in detecting fraud
and protecting revenue, tax agencies need to leverage more advanced and predictive analytics. Legacy processes, systems, and attitudes
need not stand in the way. To explore the challenges, opportunities, and value of tax fraud analytics, IIA spoke with Deborah Pianko, a
Government Fraud Solutions Architect within the SAS Security Intelligence practice.
Published By: e-SignLive
Published Date: Oct 11, 2013
While we tend to think about mobility largely as a consumer phenomenon, it is also changing how the workforce carries
out business. With so much being done beyond traditional office walls, many insurance companies, financial service
organizations and even government agencies are adopting mobile tablets and smartphones as productivity tools for
agents, representatives and personnel, and developing enterprise apps for these devices.
Governments are close, but fall short when meeting constituents' experiential needs online. People expect compelling, convenient experiences when engaging with their government online. According to research conducted by Adobe and the WPP Government & Public Sector Practice, the current approaches to digital government services can be improved.
We are fully entrenched in the digital age, so much so that you're probably reading this with a smartphone or mobile device within arms length. Similarly government is also making the shift towards a digital future.
But with moving away from paper-based records and towards digital data, there are new opportunities for potential security risks regarding government data and content. As cyberthreats continue to grow in number and sophistication, agencies should be looking at features to secure every level of their digital infrastructure and content.
Check out this new pocket guide to learn content security best practices, why it matters, government rules and regulations related to digital data and its associated security and content challenges. You’ll also learn tips and tricks to apply at your agency to make sure your content is secure.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
All of these elements of growing connectivity have the potential to significantly increase productivity, streamline operations and enhance service levels to citizens and stakeholders. But these benefits are only one side of the story. The added complexity of the new eGovernment environment also creates many new challenges, as government agencies search for effective ways to secure and control access to the rapidly growing number and variety of gateways to their ecosystems.
Increased access to data and more channels of communication have given citizens renewed civic power. Public-sector agencies must be just as responsive as any other enterprise with which citizens interact. If you’re an optimist, imagining the results of a hyperconnected citizenry is exciting. As long as government is responsive, greater citizen involvement could help reduce problems that plague modern society, including poverty, disenfranchisement and even crime.
One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
As the use of cloud solutions in government increases, both business and IT leaders are recognizing that the safety and success of their business depend on finding ways to take full advantage of cloud innovation while ensuring consistent service levels, data management and privacy, and user experiences. Hybrid IT management includes aligning the organization around service levels, cost control, security, and IT-enabled innovation.
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.
From the largest states and cities to the smallest municipalities, the public sector is undergoing large-scale modernization projects. To serve constituents now and in the years ahead, government agencies need a strategy to build the right networking infrastructure. The following six steps can help state and local governments build a solid foundation for modernization initiatives.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
Infrastructure is used by customer and employee service and support centers, inbound and outbound telemarketing services, help desk services, government-operated support centers, and other types of structured communications operations.