Intelligent Issue 05 | Page 7



New partnership to help SMEs break into Managed Security Services market
Tech advisory firm , TechMarketView , is working with Reading-headquartered cybersecurity solutions provider , Assuria , to help SMEs based in the UK and Ireland break into the fast-growing Managed Security Services market .
Assuria is offering ambitious UK and Irish tech companies the chance to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity managed services to clients from their own Security Operations Centre by joining Assuria ’ s partner network .
Since Co-Founder and CEO Terry Pudwell launched Assuria 15 years ago , Assuria ’ s cybersecurity software solutions have helped more than 1,000 organisations across 20 countries protect their IT infrastructure and reduce business risk , including defence , government and commercial enterprises , down to mid-size businesses and SMEs in almost every vertical sector .
Assuria ’ s growing SOC Partner Network is now also helping to provide these benefits to mid-sized organisations and SMEs through delivery of highly effective managed security services .
Small businesses to benefit as Sage further expands its marketplace
Sage , a market leader in cloud business management solutions , has announced several new strategic partnerships that will help small businesses and accountants stay in control of their business .
The innovative apps are fully integrated with Sage Accounting and allow small businesses to remain compliant , stay organised , keep on top of payments , have full visibility of cash flow , as well as engage with their employees . Sage and its partners are offering
these integrated solutions to help customers perform at their best across finance and people management by relieving the burden of admin through automating processes , thereby freeing up time and generating insights to support planning and decision making .
This is especially important against the backdrop of COVID-19 while small businesses are having to navigate frequent government restrictions , job retention schemes and changeable regulations that are impacting on their businesses .
The apps are made available to customers via Sage ’ s carefully curated marketplace of functionality-rich native-cloud apps that address specific industry needs .
Bootcamp to bolster cyberdefences of Indian businesses
IITJ TISC and WhizHack Technologies Private Limited have announced an Advanced Certification Bootcamp in Cyber Defense through a partnership with Cybint .
The 480-hour , six-month intensive course will have self-paced modules , complemented by live sessions and mentoring by IIT Jodhpur faculty , industry experts and access to advanced cloud-based labs on latest cyber tools and techniques .
According to a joint study conducted by PwC India and the Data Security Council of India ( DSCI ) increased digitisation has resulted in the increase in cyberattack incidents in India by 292 %.
Commenting on the programme , Prof Santanu Chaudhury , Director IIT Jodhpur , said IIT Jodhpur TISC along with WhizHack intends to create a self-reliant India by training individuals to become cyber professionals with the latest skillsets and that can safeguard the interests of India ’ s enterprises .
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