Intelligent CISO Issue 40 - Page 12

Lynchpin Media to celebrate innovation at Intelligent ICT Awards 2021
H year ? Are you a CISO who has overseen an innovative digital project that has enabled your organisation to scale ?
BT invests in Silicon Valley technology to measure and fight cyber-risk
W continuing to increase rapidly , BT has announced a significant investment in Safe Security , an industryleading cyber risk management firm .
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Lynchpin Media to celebrate innovation at Intelligent ICT Awards 2021

ave you been part of an ICT success story this

H year ? Are you a CISO who has overseen an innovative digital project that has enabled your organisation to scale ?

Perhaps you ’ re a vendor that has helped a customer on their digital journey , or worked closely with your partner ecosystem to provide support during what has been a challenging time for so many organisations ? categories : CIO ( Enterprise ), CISO ( Security ), ITC ( Channel ), IDC ( Data Centres ) and Individual .
Visit intelligentcio . com / awards to find the full list of awards , criteria and sponsorship opportunities , or email jess @ lynchpinmedia . co . uk for more information .
We ’ d love to hear about – and help celebrate – these success stories . Lynchpin Media is delighted to announce it is hosting the inaugural Intelligent ICT Awards , which will take place during GITEX Technology Week this year .
The awards aim to showcase the many diverse and innovative ICT implementation projects taking place across the region within the various vertical and technology areas , highlighting the successes of CIOs , CISOs , infrastructure leaders and channel chiefs .
Nominations are open and we are welcoming applications from both end-user and vendor organisations across our five

BT invests in Silicon Valley technology to measure and fight cyber-risk

ith the number and impact of cyberattacks

W continuing to increase rapidly , BT has announced a significant investment in Safe Security , an industryleading cyber risk management firm .

Headquartered in Silicon Valley , its SAFE ( Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises ) platform allows organisations to take a health check of their existing defences and understand their likelihood of suffering a major cyberattack .
Industry analysis estimates that the cost of global cybercrime reached over US $ 1 trillion in 2020 , as criminals exploited seismic changes in everyday life to target both individuals and organisations of all sizes . With high-profile recent incidents impacting critical areas such as energy infrastructure and medical care , businesses and governments are under huge pressure to objectively assess how protected they are against the latest forms of cyberattack .
The investment will allow BT to combine the SAFE platform with its world-leading managed security services to provide customers with a real time view of how safe they are against an incredibly fast-moving cyberthreat landscape .
SAFE is unique in calculating a financial cost to customers ’ risks and giving actionable insight on the steps that can be taken to address them . The platform ultimately enables organisations to surgically target gaps in their defences , and already protects multiple Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world .
Philip Jansen , Chief Executive of BT
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 .”
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