Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 8

NEWS

BT invests in Silicon Valley technology to fight cyber-risk

BT has announced a multi-million pound investment in Safe Security , a US cyberrisk management firm .

Saket Modi , Co-founder and CEO of Safe Security
Enterprises ) platform allows organizations to take a health check of their existing defenses and understand their likelihood of suffering a major cyberattack .
The investment will allow BT to combine the SAFE platform with its managed security services to provide customers with a real time view of how safe they are against a fastmoving cyberthreat landscape .
Philip Jansen , Chief Executive of BT , said : “ Cybersecurity is now at the top of the agenda for businesses and governments , who need to be able to trust that they ’ re protected against increasing levels of attack . enhanced view of their threat level , and rapidly pinpoint specific actions needed to strengthen their defenses . Already one of the world ’ s leading providers in a highly fragmented security market , this investment is a clear sign of BT ’ s ambition to grow further .”
In recognition of its experience in providing security solutions to organizations across the world , BT will be designated as the recommended global partner for improving a customer ’ s SAFE score . BT will also work collaboratively with Safe Security to develop future products .
Headquartered in Silicon Valley , its SAFE ( Security Assessment Framework for
“ Adding SAFE to BT ’ s proactive , predictive security services will give customers an

University of Toronto Mississauga fuels new model for education with Citrix

The University of Toronto Mississauga ( UTM ) has given its IT infrastructure and approach to delivering programs a fresh look to support the latest developments in education .

With the support of Citrix partner Third Octet , UTM has built a modern environment in which it can provide consistent , secure and reliable access to all of the resources its students need to learn and succeed , anywhere , anytime , using digital workspace solutions from Citrix Systems .
With Citrix Cloud services , IT organizations can rapidly deploy secure digital workspaces while placing their sensitive app , desktop and data resources on any cloud or hybrid cloud .
Using the solution , UTM was able to quickly bring its lab classes to a remote environment and deliver a high-quality experience to students , regardless of their location .
“ The benefit to using Citrix is that it is adaptable to changing conditions ,” said Matthew Metelsky , CEO , Third Octet . “ Now that we ’ ve seen the areas where remote education can be successful , we are taking a longer-term , strategic look into how to support these platforms .
“ What we designed to meet a short-term need can be easily adapted into a long-term strategy to support remote education that will give UTM a competitive advantage .”
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