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Wheels Builds Award-Winning Fleet Management Apps with OutSystems

Company’s Applications Win Two Gold Stevie Awards for Excellence in Customer Service
London — 6th June 2019OutSystems announced that its customer, Wheels Inc., has won two gold Stevie Awards for excellence in customer service for apps it built with the OutSystems low-code platform. Its FleetView Mobile app was awarded a gold Stevie in Mobile On-Demand Application. Its second gold Stevie was awarded to its connected vehicle program in the category of IoT Analytics solution.
Wheels helps customers across industries manage their fleets, providing technology solutions that facilitate communication with drivers, improve organisational performance, and promote vehicle safety. Wheels worked with OutSystems to jumpstart its low-code development process and deliver a series of apps, including a mobile version of its FleetView client portal and a telematics order processing system. In just 13 weeks, Wheels built the mobile application, doubled the speed of its app development processes, and integrated new capabilities into its core client-facing portal, creating a seamless, end-to-end user experience.
“The flexibility of the OutSystems platform has helped us become more agile and do a better job of responding to clients,” said Tim O’Hara, chief information officer at Wheels. “It gives us control over the user experience so clients can seamlessly navigate between applications built with different underlying technologies.”
Wheels has also worked with OutSystems to build a Vehicle Inventory Management (VIM) application for the FleetView portal. It helped in supporting greater workflow efficiencies, guided decision making, SLA tracking, and higher quality; a Telematics Order Processing System that digitises the manual process of ordering and tracking data-producing plug-in devices for vehicles.
“The recent multiple wins for Wheels at the Stevie Awards show how much value companies can generate when they combine a crystal-clear vision and market-tested technology with the strength and versatility of a low-code platform like OutSystems,” said Carlos Alves, chief customer officer at OutSystems.
The reason the Wheels FleetView Mobile app won was because of its biometric login, push notifications, driver/vehicle information, approvals, alerts and local storage that gives fleet managers the information they need and the ability to take action while on the go. The connected vehicle program won for using IoT data to gain insights that can be used to improve vehicle safety, vehicle efficiency and driver productivity.
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 application portfolios 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. Explore careers at OutSystems.
 

Carbon Black Threat Report Details Cyberattacks Targeting the Healthcare Industry

Report highlights input from 20 leading healthcare CISOs who offer their perspective on evolving cyberattacks, ransomware and the biggest concerns to their organisations
Reading, UK – 5th June 2019 - Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud endpoint protection, today released a seminal report on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. The report, Healthcare Cyber Heists in 2019, features direct input from 20 industry-leading CISOs to determine how attackers have evolved over the past year.
“The potential, real-world effect cyberattacks can have on healthcare organisations and patients is substantial,” said Rick McElroy, Carbon Black’s Head of Security Strategy and one of the report’s authors. “Cyber attackers have the ability to access, steal and sell patient information on the dark web. Beyond that, they have the ability to shut down a hospital’s access to critical systems and patient records, making effective patient care virtually impossible.”
Among the key findings from the report:
  • 83% of surveyed healthcare organisations said they’ve seen an increase in cyberattacks over the past year
  • Two thirds (66%) of surveyed healthcare organisations said cyberattacks have become more sophisticated over the past year
  • Two thirds (66%) of surveyed healthcare organisations said their organisation was targeted by a ransomware attack during the past year
  • Nearly half (45%) of surveyed healthcare organisations said they’ve encountered attacks where the primary motivation was destruction of data over the past year
  • One-third (33%) of surveyed healthcare organisations said they’ve encountered instances of island hopping on their enterprises over the past year
  • One-third (33%) of surveyed healthcare organisations said they’ve encountered counter incident response over the past year
The report also includes research detailing healthcare-related offerings on the dark web (including hacked provider data) as well as specific security recommendations for healthcare CISOs.
Click here to download the full report from Carbon Black: https://www.carbonblack.com/resources/threat-research/healthcare-cyber-heists-in-2019/
About Carbon Black
Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leader in cloud endpoint protection dedicated to keeping the world safe from cyberattacks. The CB Predictive Security Cloud® (PSC) consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an extensible cloud platform that prevents advanced threats, provides actionable insight and enables businesses of all sizes to simplify operations. By analysing billions of security events per day across the globe, Carbon Black has key insights into attackers’ behaviors, enabling customers to detect, respond to and stop emerging attacks.
More than 5,300 global customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100, trust Carbon Black to protect their organisations from cyberattacks. The company’s partner ecosystem features more than 500 MSSPs, VARs, distributors and technology integrations, as well as many of the world’s leading IR firms, who use Carbon Black’s technology in more than 500 breach investigations per year.
Carbon Black and CB Predictive Security Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of Carbon Black, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.

OutSystems Customers Featured at Forrester Digital Transformation 2019 Conference Series

LONDON- 3rd June 2019 - OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, announced that its customers Schneider Electric, bswift, and Midland Heart are speaking at this year’s Forrester Digital Transformation 2019 conference series in Chicago, Mumbai, and London.
OutSystems customers are leading sessions featuring best practices on how low-code technology is enabling them to accelerate their digital transformation and innovate faster. The Forrester conference series includes dozens of sessions featuring industry experts and analysts addressing the market disruption of digital transformation. The events offer insights and guidance on successfully navigating digital transformation to make strategic business decisions enabled by digital technologies.

Featured OutSystems customer sessions include:
“Embrace Change to Make Disruptive Innovation a Reality” with Devin Parsons, Head of Digital Transformation at bswift, at the Chicago event. Disruptive innovation rarely happens by continuing to do the same thing or by making the same choices. Parsons discusses the choices and changes bswift faced, as well as the lessons they learned along their digital transformation journey. Learn more about bswift’s journey with OutSystems.
“Schneider Accelerating Digital Transformation with Low-Code” with Amarpreet Kaur, General Manager, Rapid Application Development at Schneider Electric, at the Mumbai event. Kaur shares how adopting OutSystems as their enterprise-wide low-code platform has helped them accelerate their digital transformation and innovate faster while enabling them to overcome various challenges through legacy modernisation and increased efficiency. Learn more about Schneider Electric’s journey with OutSystems.
“Strategic IT Choices for the Digital Transformation Journey” with Kathryn Downs, Director of Technology & Transformation at Midland Heart Housing Association, at the London event. Midland Heart started its digital journey when they brought on Downs to drive a new IT strategy and define the organisation’s transformation vision. Downs shares how she made a big bet that has paid off for Midland Heart which just launched a mobile tenant app as the start of their initiative to provide tenants anytime, anywhere access. In under a year, they have created a new digital platform and client-facing apps on the OutSystems low-code platform.

"Organisations at varying stages of digital transformation are looking for best practices and real-world expertise to help them successfully navigate this move with innovative technology. We are excited that our customers are seeing such success and can offer insights on how low-code technology is enabling their businesses to be agile,” said Steve Rotter, CMO at OutSystems.
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.  
 

CRN Recognises Low-Code Market Leader OutSystems as Top Mobile Application Development Platform

OutSystems named an app platform innovator for helping businesses deliver mission-critical mobile apps using low-code technology 
London - 28th May 2019 - OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, announced that the company was named to the CRN Mobility 100 and recognised as one of the “15 Coolest Mobile App Development Platforms” of 2019. In addition, OutSystems senior director of channel marketing, Shiri Friedman, was named to “The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel 2019.” These recognitions are a result of increasing customer adoption of the OutSystems platform and massive growth of the channel program.
The CRN report highlights vendors that offer innovative platforms for developing business mobile apps. OutSystems tackles one of the biggest problems facing IT, which is the lack of speed and flexibility in traditional software development. With the platform’s visual interface, software developers can build applications with business users, enabling the business to play a larger role in development and freeing up IT resources for innovation.
Companies such as Toyota, Logitech, Deloitte, Ricoh, Schneider Electric, and GM Financial use the OutSystems low-code platform to rapidly develop custom applications that digitalise and differentiate their business. A few examples of OutSystems customers successfully using low-code technology to create innovative mobile apps include:
  • The City of Oakland modernised its digital services and increased digital inclusion for residents by creating eight apps in just 12 months, saving the city an estimated $1 million.
  • Albert Heijn, part of international food retail group Ahold Delhaize, overhauled its business processes and created an intuitive user experience rolling out the award-winning Wink app, which is now used in over 1,000 stores by more than 60,000 users.
  • Vopak, one of the world’s largest tank terminal operators for the oil and gas industry, built large mission-critical applications to support its core processes, enabling the company to mobilise its workforce and acquire real-time insights in logistics, increasing employee efficiency by 50 percent.
CRN's Women of the Channel list spotlights the female executives whose insight and influence help drive channel success. Friedman leads the global partner marketing program for OutSystems, attracting new partners to the program by representing the OutSystems Partner ecosystem and its benefits. In January, the company was named Software Innovator of the Year at Dutch IT Channel’s annual awards gala.
During the past year, the OutSystems channel program has continued to expand. The number of partners in the program has increased to almost 300. Along with partners like Deloitte, KPMG, and Persistent Systems, OutSystems brings industry expertise, delivery capabilities, and best practices to customers around the globe. OutSystems has existing alliances in place with Deloitte covering Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Portugal, where Deloitte has an OutSystems Centre of Excellence. Through its Partner Awards 2018, OutSystems recognised Deloitte as well as other partners including Atos, KPMG, Alpha Omega Integration, C2S, Netlink, and Truewind for facilitating innovative solutions on the OutSystems low-code app development platform.
“Being recognised as a leading mobile application platform by CRN is a great proof point and speaks to our value proposition for both our partner community as well as our customers,” said Peter Dunlap, vice president of channels and alliances at OutSystems. “Our goal of providing a partner network that enables businesses to successfully navigate digital transformation is being recognised by a leading channel publication. Working with companies such as Deloitte and Persistent Systems strengthens our partner network to offer our customers the best possible experiences while innovating with our technology.”
“Our customers trust Deloitte to provide business recommendations and expertise that are going to innovate and develop companies and ultimately bring more value to the business,” said Rui Vaz, Deloitte Portugal, Partner of Consulting in Technology. “With OutSystems, we can make recommendations to our customers who are looking to update legacy systems. Projects that range from quick modernisations that meet short-term goals to full-scale core systems replacements take a fraction of the time compared to employing traditional development methods. In both instances, the customer is happy with the project scope and the end results, and that builds trust both for Deloitte and for OutSystems.”
This win follows a banner year for OutSystems, reporting record revenue in 2018 due largely to the value customers are gaining from the low-code platform. OutSystems posted a 66 percent increase in annual recurring revenue for 2018, which is its third consecutive increase of more than 50 percent, pushing annual recurring revenue over $100 million. The company was also named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros, Q1 2019 and ranked highest in the current offering category.
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.
 

ThreatQuotient Expands Integration with MITRE ATT&CK Framework to Offer Full Support for Customers

ThreatQ Adds Support for Mobile and PRE-ATT&CK in Response to Rapid Customer Adoption
LONDON – 20th May 2019ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced that the ThreatQ™ integration with MITRE ATT&CK™ now includes support for PRE-ATT&CK and Mobile. Together with Enterprise ATT&CK, the three-pronged framework creates an end-to-end attack chain that examines and assesses an adversaries’ actions. Since first integrating with MITRE ATT&CK in early 2018, ThreatQuotient has helped customers integrate the framework in their workflows to achieve a holistic view of their organisation’s specific attack vectors and what needs to be done to effectively defend against adversaries.
Attacks are happening with increasing velocity, and the average cost of a data breach has risen to $3.86 million, according to the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon. As more organisations begin to accept the likelihood that they will be breached, the security industry is placing greater emphasis on technologies, tools and processes to accelerate detection and response. However, this is not always done with collaboration in mind. When combined, the ThreatQ platform and MITRE ATT&CK framework enables expansive and shared understanding across teams and technologies, allowing faster response when an event occurs.
“Every organisation can derive value from the MITRE ATT&CK framework to measure, improve and extend the capabilities of their security operations. To yield the greatest success, security teams should use the framework to have a complete understanding of what they are trying to protect against,” says Ryan Trost, CTO & Co-founder at ThreatQuotient. “Whether mapping the attack tactics or techniques against your defenses to more accurately assess your risk posture; connecting active adversaries to their own respective TTPs to ensure internal battle cards are accurate and distributed; or simply gauging your organisation’s higher probability threat risk areas and providing your red team better ‘real world’ objectives ThreatQ’s integration of the ATT&CK framework provides teams an out-of-the-box capability. As an organisation’s capacity to use ATT&CK data evolves, the ability to dig deeper into the framework will allow a company to gain even greater value...but at their own pace. This is great for the industry and will hopefully play a cornerstone role as organisations defend themselves against attacks.”
“The MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base provides a common language for the cybersecurity community to use when describing adversary behaviors,” said Katie Nickels, MITRE ATT&CK Threat Intelligence Lead. “We continue to be inspired by the ways the entire community is using ATT&CK to improve their defenses.”
ThreatQuotient has long believed that the ability to accelerate security operations starts with having a thorough and proactive understanding of the actors, campaigns and TTPs targeting an organisation. There are three main ways an organisation can use the integration of ThreatQ and MITRE ATT&CK to their advantage:
1. Reference and Data Enrichment
Aggregate data from the framework into ThreatQ and search for adversary profiles to answer questions like: Who is this adversary? What techniques and tactics are they using? What mitigations can I apply? Security analysts can use the data from the framework as a detailed source of reference to manually enrich their analysis of events and alerts, inform their investigations and determine the best actions to take depending on relevance and sightings within their environment.
2. Indicator or Event-Driven Response
Use ThreatQ to correlate data from the ATT&CK framework with incidents and associated indicators from inside the organisation’s environment. Security analysts can then automatically prioritise based on relevance to their organisation and determine high-risk indicators of compromise (IOCs) to investigate. With the ability to use ATT&CK data in a more simple and automated manner, security teams can investigate and respond to incidents and execute appropriate courses of action for more effective detection and more efficient threat hunting.
3. Proactive Tactic or Technique-Driven Threat Hunting
Pivot from searching for indicators to taking advantage of the full breadth of ATT&CK data. Threat hunting teams can take a proactive approach, beginning with the organisation’s risk profile, mapping those risks to specific adversaries and their tactics, drilling down to techniques those adversaries are using and then investigating if related data have been identified in the environment. For example, they may be concerned with APT28 and can quickly answer questions including: What techniques do they apply? Have I seen potential IOCs or possible related system events in my organisation? Are my endpoint technologies detecting those techniques?
ThreatQuotient’s Neal Humphrey, Threat Intelligence Engineer Director, North America, will host a webinar on May 22, 2019 at 2:00pmET to discuss best practices for applying the MITRE ATT&CK framework effectively and making it actionable. Registration and more information about the webinar, Combating Trisis with MITRE ATT&CK Framework, can be found here: https://www.threatq.com/mitre-webinar-na/.
About ThreatQuotient
ThreatQuotient’s mission is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations through a threat-centric platform. By integrating an organisation’s existing processes and technologies into a single security architecture, ThreatQuotient accelerates and simplifies investigations and collaboration within and across teams and tools, supporting multiple uses cases including incident response, threat hunting, and serving as a threat intelligence platform. Through automation, prioritisation and visualisation, ThreatQuotient’s solutions reduce noise and highlight top priority threats to provide greater focus and decision support for limited resources. ThreatQuotient is headquartered in Northern Virginia with international operations based out of Europe and APAC. For more information, visit https://threatquotient.com.