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Over 2.9 billion data records were leaked online globally in 2017, a drop of 25% from 4 billion records breached in 2016, according to a report from IBM Security. The report, IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018, however revealed that cybercriminals shifted their focus on ransomware attacks and other destructive attacks, where they demanded ransom from the victims by locking or destroying data. “Last year, there was a clear focus by criminals to lock or delete data, not just steal it, through ransomware attacks. These attacks are not quantified by records breached, but have proven to be just as, if not more, costly to organizations than a traditional data breach,” said Wendi Whitmore, Global Lead, IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS). “The ability to anticipate these attacks and be prepared will be critical as cybercriminals will continue to evolve their tactics to what proves most lucrative.” Over $8 billion paid as ransom in 2017…
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BOSTON – GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a global Certificate Authority (CA) and the leading provider of identity and security solutions for the IoT, today announced it has joined the Cloud Signature Consortium and the Adobe Cloud Signature Partner Program. Under both agreements, GlobalSign’s cloud-based Digital Signing Service is now directly integrated with Adobe Sign. GlobalSign is the first global scale Certificate Authority to join both programs, enabling organizations using Adobe Sign to seamlessly create trusted and compliant digital signatures. The cloud-based service handles all cryptographic components needed to deploy digital signatures.

Founded by Adobe in 2016, the Cloud Signature Consortium is an international group of leading industry and academic experts committed to building a new, open standard for cloud-based digital signatures across mobile and web – allowing anyone to digitally sign documents from anywhere. The standard benefits business and organizations around the world that need to comply with the most demanding electronic signature regulations like eIDAS. By joining the Cloud Signature Consortium and the Adobe Cloud Signature Partner Program, GlobalSign will be better able to provide digital signing services to a wide-reaching market through standards, integrations and strong partnerships.


“GlobalSign is extremely pleased to join the Cloud Signature Consortium, as well as Adobe’s Cloud Signature Partner Program,” said Nadim Farah, product manager, Digital Signing Service, GlobalSign. “We believe that our partnership with Adobe will enhance our customers’ experiences. The services offered by our other Cloud Signature Consortium partners will enable us to bring our trust services to a wider market, as well as contribute to future iterations of the Consortium’s activities and standards.”

GlobalSign makes digital signatures accessible to companies of all sizes via a seamless integration with Adobe Sign and partnership with the Cloud Signature Consortium. GlobalSign documents are compatible and automatically trusted by Adobe Sign, making it easier for organizations to provide signing capabilities to their employees and customers.

For more details, visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/digital-signatures/cloud-signatures/

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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VANCOUVER, BC – Canadian Web Hosting, a leading provider in web hosting, cloud hosting, and data centre infrastructure, has announced that it has once again successfully completed its annual independent audit for Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II, in accordance to AT 101, making this its eight consecutive year of completion.

The SOC 2 Type II audit was conducted for the period between February 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and examined all of Canadian Web Hosting’s services, including dedicated server hosting, cloud hosting, Canadian colocation, and web hosting services. The audit process scanned Canadian Web Hosting’s compliance to industry best practices, covering controls, processes and procedures. Upon completion, it was determined that its control activities were compliant and the company displayed the ability to effectively operate throughout the reporting period.


Canadian Web Hosting is AT 101 SOC 2 Type II compliant to meet data and security requirements for its customers. The SOC 2 Type II report is available upon request and can be obtained by customers, members of the media, or other interested individuals.

One of Canadian Web Hosting’s core missions is to help businesses meet their certification requirements in accordance with AT 101 (formerly SAS70 and CSAE 3416 Type II), which meets the new international service organization standards for Type I and Type II reporting. As a result, its web hosting customers that have services including dedicated servers, VPS, cloud servers, cloud computing, cloud storage, and/or shared hosting can feel confident that they are in a secure environment equipped with the proper controls for internet operations and highly available IT services.

“Canadian Web Hosting has always understood the need to provide customers with a reliable, safe and secure hosting environment. By going through our annual AT101 SOC 2 Type II audit, we assure our customers that we are committed to this,” said Kings Wong, VP of Operations at Canadian Web Hosting and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). “Our clients can feel assured that they are receiving the technology, support and verifiable processes that exceed industry standards for compliance.”

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IBM unveiled two new miniaturized mainframes, which are easier to integrate into public or private cloud environments and cloud datacenters. The new models — IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, will make mainframe a more adequate fit for the modern data centers. IBM z14 Model ZR1 is based on IBM z14 mainframe technology, and features a 19-inch single-frame case design. This design, IBM said, will allow easy placement into modern datacenter rack of the same kind which are used to frame regular servers. Z14 ZR1 is an improved version of the earlier Z13 mainframe. It offers 10% more throughput, and 8 terabytes of memory (two times more than the Z13 mainframe). Many enterprises in financial sector rely on IBM Z-series systems. The ZR1 systems can be a lot more useful for financial sector, allowing them to process up to 850 million encrypted transactions every day. The other mainframe system, IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, has been designed to offer a cloud platform with high…
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Red Hat, the open-source software company, announced the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5) release, stepping up both in Linux server business and in the cloud. The focus of Red Hat with the new version is to make RHEL as a consistent foundation for hybrid cloud environments, and further integrate it with Microsoft Windows infrastructure both on-premise and in the Microsoft cloud. It will provide enhanced security and compliance controls, new tools to reduce storage costs, and better usability. An important aspect of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux latest version is more secure data transfers as compared to the previous versions, and better management and communication capabilities. The performance for Microsoft Active Directory architectures has been improved to bring a smoother transition for enterprises who deploy RHEL along with Windows. Red Hat has done a number of things on the hybrid cloud front. It has improved storage optimization with a new virtual data optimizer…
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Real-time video streaming, online gaming as well as mobile devices already account for 60% of all data traffic, and it is predicted that this will rise to 80% by 2020– ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. In our always on life style- whether we like something on Facebook, stream the latest movie or post on Instagram, we generate huge amount of data. Every online activity involves massive amounts of data that’s stored in different datacenters, ranging from small closets to large server rooms to mammoth like cloud datacenters. Datacenters power our connected devices and store billions of gigabytes of data which we and business organizations use, to meet our daily transaction processing needs, across the globe. These datacenters house IT equipment – servers, networking and storage equipment, and consume massive energy to run them and to cool the heat which dissipates from the IT equipment. “Cooling is by far the biggest user of electrical power in the data…
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