Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 53 - Page 20


CrowdStrike and Mandiant form partnership to protect organisations against cyberthreats

investigate , remediate and defend against increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity events that plague organisations globally .
As part of the collaboration , Mandiant will utilise the CrowdStrike Falcon platform and subscription offerings for its incident response ( IR ) services and proactive consulting engagements for joint customers . Further , the Mandiant Managed Defense offering intends to include support for customers leveraging the Falcon platform later this year .
As two of the most respected leaders in the cybersecurity industry , CrowdStrike and Mandiant share a common mission to stop breaches and put customers ’ needs first . Both companies have long operated under the practice that in order to defend against tenacious cyber adversaries , there must be a combination of cutting-edge products and elite cybersecurity experts . Because of this , both companies have embraced an open and collaborative approach with high calibre partners and technologies to provide organisations superior protection .

CrowdStrike , a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints , cloud workloads , identity and data , and Mandiant , have announced a strategic partnership that will help joint customers

“ Today ’ s complex threat environment calls for a collaborative approach that brings together industry-leading technologies and world-class teams to build the strongest defence for customers , which is exactly what this partnership is about ,” said George Kurtz , Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrowdStrike .

Lenovo to fight digital poverty in the UK and Ireland through its digital equity programme

Lenovo has announced the expansion of its digital equity programme , in partnership with United Way , that aims to fight digital poverty across the UK and Ireland . By working with local authorities , education experts and charitable organisations , Lenovo will ensure technology , time and money reach those most in need . This will be achieved by Lenovo contributing £ 1 per qualifying education device that Lenovo sells , with the aim to raise £ 1 million to support digital equity work .

As well as donating money and technology , Lenovo will also be offering its expertise to local charities who are working towards the same goal . This pledge will help build a more sustainable digital society through community support and better access to technology . As a result , it will create better learning opportunities for all . This is especially important given that the government predicts that 82 % of jobs advertised now require digital skills , yet according to Ofcom , a quarter of vulnerable children do not have access to a suitable device for learning .
“ As one of the world ’ s leading technology companies , we are on a mission to help reduce digital poverty and ensure that there are equal opportunities for all ,” said Jane Ashworth , SMB and Channel Director , Lenovo UK and Ireland . “ By working with local expert charities and giving money , technology and expertise , we will fight to help improve digital equity in the UK .” p
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