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BitSight Recognised as a Leader in Cybersecurity Rating Solutions report by Independent Research Firm

London, 14th November 2018 -- BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today announced that it has been named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q4 2018 evaluation. BitSight believes its inclusion and positioning in this report further affirms BitSight’s visionary and strategic approach as well as its dominant market presence in the emerging, globally significant security ratings market.
In Forrester’s assessment, BitSight received a differentiated rating (the highest rating possible) in seven criteria:
  • Vision and execution
  • Global reach
  • Surface and deep web intelligence
  • Dark web and technical intelligence
  • ating efficacy and transparency
  • Thought leadership and strategic partnerships
  • Dashboard and alerts
Cybersecurity has become a critical global issue. Historically, there has been little transparency in the marketplace around cyber risks, incidents, and effects, making it difficult for businesses, governments, insurers, and investors to understand and value the cyber risk presented by a third-party vendor/supplier, insured, or investment. BitSight’s Security Ratings platform delivers the foundational data and analytics necessary for business leaders, investors, and policymakers to begin addressing the global cyber risk management challenge.
Report authors Trevor Lyness and Nick Hayes state, “BitSight leads the pack with a reliable rating methodology and flexible platform. BitSight’s name is well-known and respected in this budding market, and it offers one of the strongest platforms in terms of scale, reach, and partner network. BitSight places a premium on the accuracy of its ratings, incorporating strong data model governance practices and third-party validation of its scoring methodology.” The report continues, “[BitSight] is the best fit for companies that want an established, well-developed solution. [Security and Risk] pros will find value in sharing a common view with many of their industry peers and partners who also use BitSight as well as detailed and flexible dashboards.” A customer reference in the report states, “industry-wide acceptance and an intuitive UI made BitSight an easy choice for us” and “its action-plan tracking helps us stay on top of our vendors to make sure they follow through.”
“Cybersecurity ratings will be part of every future business to business transaction,” said Tom Turner, CEO of BitSight. “As the pioneer and visionary of the Security Ratings industry, BitSight is building a platform that is integral to security and risk professionals, as well as to every global business, investor, and policymaker. We are pleased to be recognised by Forrester as a leader in this evaluation. We believe this recognition, combined with our track record of vision and execution ensures that our customers are able to successfully address the global cyber risk management challenge.”
A complimentary copy of The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings, Q4 2018 evaluation is available for download here: https://bitsig.ht/2DbwPoV. For additional information regarding BitSight’s strategic offering in Security Ratings, visit https://www.bitsighttech.com/security-ratings.
About BitSight
Founded in 2011, BitSight transforms how organisations forecast and manage cybersecurity risk. The BitSight Security Ratings Platform applies sophisticated algorithms, producing daily security ratings that range from 250 to 900, to help manage third party risk, underwrite cyber insurance policies, benchmark performance, conduct M&A due diligence and assess aggregate risk. BitSight Forecasting enables organisations to improve security performance by identifying areas of focus, determining optimal resource allocation and providing milestones to monitor progress. With over 1,200 global customers and the largest ecosystem of users and information, BitSight is the most widely used Security Ratings Service. For more information, please visit www.bitsighttech.com, read our blog or follow @BitSight on Twitter.

OutSystems Recognised as a Customers' Choice in Two Gartner Peer Insights Market Categories

Over 430 verified customer reviews land low-code leader in two customer choice categories
London — 13th November, 2018OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced that it has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in two categories. Customers recognised OutSystems with positive reviews in the Mobile App Development Platforms and Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (HPaPaaS) categories.
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals with experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the product or service. Vendors must have a minimum of 50 published reviews, with an average overall rating of 4.2 stars or higher.
OutSystems received 206 verified customer reviews from 13 different industries in the Mobile App Development category – the largest number of reviews among the 23 vendors, as of 8th November, 2018. OutSystems also received 232 verified customer reviews from 13 different industries in the Enterprise HPaPaaS category – the largest number of reviews among the 42 vendors, as of 8th November, 2018.
“At the end of the day, we measure success by how well we help our customers solve their business problems,” said Paulo Rosado, Founder and CEO of OutSystems. “We’re thrilled to see that our customers continue to value us highly through their thoughtful reviews. We thank our customers for helping us receive these distinctions as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for 2018 for Mobile App Development Platforms and for Enterprise HPaPaaS.”
Here are several Gartner Peer Insights reviews of OutSystems:
“We love the ability to quickly spin up new solutions and products with little overhead and deploy them to either an on-premises or cloud-based environment very quickly. The features and functionality for both web and mobile platforms help keep our application designs consistent.” – Global CIO, Services
READ REVIEW HERE: https://www.gartner.com/reviews/review/view/550860
“OutSystems is a great product that does everything I want it to do. Technical support and engineering are very responsive, and the community is always willing to help. The mobile implementation is fantastic. I love working in it, and my users are very satisfied with not only the performance, but the capabilities of the apps.” – Software Engineer, Manufacturing
READ REVIEW HERE: https://www.gartner.com/reviews/review/view/424830
“OutSystems brought in a cultural shift in our entire IT delivery team.” – Director, Custom Apps & Collaboration, Energy and Utilities
READ REVIEW HERE: https://www.gartner.com/reviews/review/view/393642
“We have seen a stable and speedy deployment, which I do not think would have been possible with the traditional development tools. … We do > 95% of all development in OutSystems alone.” – Director of Development, Services
READ REVIEW HERE: https://www.gartner.com/reviews/review/view/398701
Using the OutSystems platform, enterprises can cut their mobile development time in half without compromising quality or scalability. OutSystems has established a leading position in mobile app development through its flexible, usable platform with advanced mobile features including pixel-perfect UX, easy integration with any system and secure offline, one-click deployment.
The OutSystems Enterprise High-Productivity aPaaS is a comprehensive low-code platform that addresses critical issues like the skyrocketing demand for new business applications, the need to modernise aging legacy systems, and the shortage of necessary developer skills. OutSystems covers the widest range of capabilities for full-stack development and full lifecycle management including business process management (BPM), integration workflows, UIs, business logic, data models, web services, and APIs.
OutSystems was named a Leader in two other Gartner reports in 2018 based on analyst opinion: the April 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (HPaPaaS) 2018 and the July 2018 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms.
About Peer Insights
Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/reviews/home.
Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warrantees, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warrantees of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

Cybera Extends Partner Program Globally, Expands Network Services for Hospitality and Speciality Retail

Advantage ONE partner program seamlessly integrates critical business applications
SLOUGH, UK – 5th November 2018Cybera, an innovative cloud-based networking company that is fundamentally changing the way distributed businesses use technology, is introducing the global expansion of its Advantage ONE partner program to highlight their growing leadership in managed application network and security services solutions.
Additional program enhancements are designed to help POS integrators in the hospitality and specialty retail sectors capitalise on the managed network service demands of these distributed businesses. It showcases the flexible and open approach to seamlessly integrate applications that are critical to helping distributed enterprises streamline their operations, drive revenue, and exceed guest journey expectations.
“ReSource Point of Sale partners with Cybera to deliver this managed application network and security services solution to the hospitality sector and companies like Checkers. We’ve partnered with Cybera because the technology exceeds the business and financial needs of our customers and the solution is easy to implement. Ease-of-implementation is critical for rapidly expanding enterprises with minimal onsite IT resources,” said Austin Chavez, CEO of ReSource Point of Sale. Austin added, “We are proud to be members of the Advantage ONE program and it’s cool to see the program expanding internationally.”
“Cybera is the managed network services technology of choice for Checkers, because the solution ensures security and availability for our business-critical applications – like payment. And the price point is attractive to our franchise owners,” said Byron Clark, Sr. Director, Information Technology at Checkers.
“Cybera is known for being a trusted resource and working tirelessly with distributed enterprises with remote locations that lack on-site IT staff or network security personnel,” said Andrew Lev, CEO of Cybera. “With the recent addition of our UK office, it only made sense for us to extend Advantage ONE benefits to global partners, allowing them to provide their customers the same peace of mind by reducing the cost, pain and risk associated with technology innovation, enabling distributed enterprises to securely deploy applications and services quickly.”
To learn more and to join the program visit: partners.cybera.com.
About Cybera Inc.
Cybera enables business for distributed enterprises, including retail and hospitality, healthcare, financial services and other key verticals with many remote locations.
The company is the market leader in delivering application-based SD-WAN services. Its cloud-based services are purpose-built for widely distributed enterprises and IoT devices, helping to take the complexity and cost out of secure application networking and to future-proofing new business opportunities. This allows customers and managed service provider partners to bring on new network and security services across 1000s of remote sites at a disruptive pace.
Cybera helps customers power the world’s largest SD-WAN deployment with 16,000 + locations, the largest loyalty application in the world, and the largest mobile payment application. The company has been named an IDC Innovator, a Gartner Cool Vendor and recognised seven times by Inc 5000 as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Investors include Sumeru Equity Partners, a Silicon Valley based spin out of Silver Lake.
For more information about Cybera, visit www.cybera.com

ThreatQuotient Integrates Verified Breach Intelligence from Visa to Strengthen Payment Data Defenses

Powerful Combination of ThreatQ Threat Intelligence Platform and Visa Threat Intelligence Data Enables a More Proactive Cyber Defense and Streamlined Incident Management
LONDON - 5TH NOVEMBER, 2018ThreatQuotient™, a trusted threat intelligence platform innovator, today announced that it is integrating verified breach intelligence from Visa to enable customers to better detect and protect against cyber attacks targeting payment data. The integration of the ThreatQ™ threat intelligence platform with Visa Threat Intelligence will provide incident responders and defenders of corporate networks with the context, customisation and collaboration needed to transform critical threat data into actionable threat intelligence that can help identify breaches in advance.
Visa Threat Intelligence is a subscription service delivered via the Visa Developer Center API that shares Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) – data exclusively derived from Visa investigations into past and ongoing payment system breaches. Together with ThreatQ’s Threat Library™, Adaptive Workbench™ and Open Exchange™, organisations can benefit from increased security effectiveness and more efficient threat operations and management. This integration can be instrumental in helping customers determine if they have been the victim of a financially motivated breach, and fortifying their cyber defenses to prevent future breaches in a broader effort to prevent card fraud.
“Retailers are investing heavily in cybersecurity to protect payment card data and other personally identifiable information, and ThreatQuotient is proud to partner with a global leader like Visa to bring a stronger security resource to this market,” says Haig Colter, director of alliances at ThreatQuotient. “Cyber criminals are reusing tactics, techniques and procedures, leaving a recognisable trail of breadcrumbs and insights into the very attacks they are launching. This partnership is going to provide defenders with the tools needed to put these insights into action, offering a leg-up against adversaries and helping to automate processes and make existing resources, both people and infrastructure, even more effective.”
In 2017, research confirmed that the U.S. and Europe were the top two regions for payment data breaches. Additionally, the number of retail companies affected by a breach have more than doubled since 2015. Leaders in retail, often companies that are household names, understand that facing a breach would be a high-profile event and that they must take a more proactive approach to preventing successful attacks. Threat actors reuse the same tactics – specific malware, targeted vulnerabilities and preferred infrastructure – to execute attacks across a wide range of merchants. By focusing on the characteristics of previous attacks using verified breach data, security analysts can detect and mitigate risks sooner.
For more information about ThreatQuotient’s partnerships, please visit https://www.threatq.com/partners/.
About ThreatQuotient
ThreatQuotient™ understands that the foundation of intelligence-driven security is people. The company’s open and extensible threat intelligence platform, ThreatQ™, and cybersecurity situation room solution, ThreatQ Investigations, empower security teams with the context, customisation and prioritisation needed to make better decisions, accelerate detection and response, and advance team collaboration. Leading global companies use ThreatQuotient solutions as the cornerstone of their security operations and threat management system. ThreatQuotient is headquartered in Northern Virginia with international operations based out of Europe and APAC. For more information, visit https://threatquotient.com/.

Carbon Black Threat Report Reveals Destructive Cyberattacks Increasing Ahead of 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

Cyberattacks from Russia and China are attempting to cause system outages and destroy data, according to the world’s leading incident response (IR) professionals
Research reveals 20 different state voter databases available for purchase on the dark web
READING, UK — 30th October, 2018Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today announced the release of its Quarterly Incident Response Threat Report (QIRTR) aggregating key findings from IR partner investigations during the last 90 days.
Among the key findings from the report:
  • Destructive cyberattacks are on the rise. IR firms said that victims experienced destructive attacks 32% of the time
  • Of 113 investigations Carbon Black partners conducted in the third quarter, 41 percent stemmed from Russia and China
  • Two-thirds of IR professionals interviewed believe cyberattacks will influence the upcoming U.S. elections.
The QIRTR aggregates qualitative and quantitative input from 37 Carbon Black IR partners. The report’s goal is to offer actionable intelligence for business and technology leaders, fueled by analysis of the newest threats, and expert insights on how to stop them. This is Carbon Black’s second quarterly report since introducing the QIRTR in July.
“Our research found that today’s attackers are increasingly punitive, sophisticated and confident,” said Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black and one of the report’s authors. “And because of the dark web, they have access to complex tools and compromised infrastructures, including voter databases. This allows attackers to exploit new security vulnerabilities and operate at a higher level of sophistication than before.”
Carbon Black researchers also found 20 different state voter databases available for purchase on the dark web, several from swing states. Critical information in these offerings include voter IDs, full names, current / previous addresses, genders, phone numbers, and citizenship status, among other information.
According to the research, the dark web also offers hacking and influence campaigns targeting social media sites, as well as hackers for hire, who offer to target government entities for the purposes of database manipulation, economic/ corporate espionage, DDoS attacks and botnet rentals.
In conjunction with the report’s release, Carbon Black hosted its inaugural Incident Response Partner Advisory Council (IR Council) meeting in Chicago on October 30. Designed to be an open, engaging environment, the IR Council provides the Carbon Black Incident Response partner community, which totals more than 100 partners, an opportunity to share knowledge and best practices with peers and help guide the direction of Carbon Black’s existing and future products and solutions. IR Council members include security thought leaders from Ankura, Critical Start, Crowe, Grant Thornton, HALOCK Security Labs, IBM, Kroll, Lifars, Nisos Group, NTT Security, Optiv, Rapid7, Sylint and Trustwave.
Click here to download the full report from Carbon Black: https://www.carbonblack.com/quarterly-incident-response-threat-report/november-2018/.
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About Carbon Black
Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud. Leveraging its big data and analytics cloud platform – the Cb Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black consolidates prevention, detection, response, threat hunting and managed services into a single platform with a single agent and single console, making it easier for organisations to consolidate security stacks and achieve better protection. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) enabling customers to defend against the most advanced threats. More than 4,600 global customers, including approximately one-third of the Fortune 100, trust Carbon Black to keep their organisations safe.
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