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postheadericon ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

The association expects the increased costs incurred in security breaches to come both from traditional areas, such as network cleanup and customer notification, and newer areas such as litigation.

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postheadericon Citadel “mechanic” receives five year prison sentence

A Russian man has been sentenced to five years in prison for helping develop the Citadel malware, which was used to steal personal financial information. It cost more than $ 5 million in losses.

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postheadericon New WhatsApp scam: Netflix free for a year

ESET’s Lucas Paus looks at a new WhatsApp scam that is making the rounds. The fraudsters behind it claim that users can get Netflix free for a year.

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postheadericon 300 Guns Stolen From Unlocked Cars In One Year… In A Single County

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA — Having a firearm inside your vehicle can be a great way of being prepared, but what about when you’re not in the vehicle when the gun is? If this is the route that you take, you’d better be damn sure that your firearm is as secure as possible.

Leaving your doors unlocked isn’t a secure method.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood started his first public crime trends meeting with this exact discussion, and he couldn’t believe the numbers when he first heard about them.

“I didn’t think the number would be staggering. That’s 300 guns out in the street,” Chitwood said.

A recent incident involved a deputy who went to the movies and left firearms in his personal vehicle. When he got out of the movies, he discovered his firearm was gone, Chitwood said.

Chitwood was familiar with the local gun theft problem during his decade as Daytona Beach police chief, but said he didn’t expect the numbers of guns taken out of unlocked vehicles to be that high.

But not all firearms were stolen from civilian vehicles. Some were even stolen from unlocked police cars. It seems that everyone is to blame, and negligence is running rampant.

“Those guns aren’t falling into the hands of lawful gun owners,” Chitwood said. “They are out there with thugs and criminals who aren’t supposed to have firearms that are in turn used against citizens.”

According to a national survey conducted by researchers at Harvard and Northeastern universities, there are about 270 million privately-owned firearms in the United States. Of that number, 2.5% of owners have said they have had a firearm stolen in the past 5 years. That amounts to roughly 400,000 stolen firearms each year.

There isn’t anything illegal about keeping a firearm inside a vehicle in FL while you’re not around, but common sense would dictate that you lock your door. And, of course, have the firearm out of sight and preferably locked in something as well.

“Our appeal is to the common sense of gun owners, overwhelmingly, gun owners are law abiding folks who follow the law,” Chitwood said. “But sometimes you have to follow more than the law and that’s common sense.”

It’s something that can be easily avoided in many of these cases by simply locking your vehicle. It’s common sense, and is irresponsible not to do so.

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postheadericon US court hits Russian PoS hacker with record 27 year jail sentence

Russian hacker receives the longest sentence ever handed down for hacking-related charges in the United States.

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postheadericon Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

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postheadericon VMworld: The year of the developer

At VMworld there are a bewildering number of technologies trying to integrate in order to provide your data to entire networks, reports ESET’s Cameron Camp.

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postheadericon FlashRouters 5 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

5 more years! 5 more years! FlashRouters celebrates a major milestone with some terrific THANK YOU SAVINGS!

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postheadericon British businesses spend £34bn a year defending cyberattacks, limiting growth

A new survey has estimated that British businesses spend around £34bn a year ($ 52.5bn) protecting the country from cyberattacks,

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postheadericon Microsoft announces 2015 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

REDMOND, Wash. — June 2, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2015 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists, chosen out of nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place July 12–16, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

This year, Microsoft recognized partners in 43 categories that celebrate each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, citizenship, sales excellence and many more. More than 2,300 entries were collected from 108 different countries worldwide; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“The 2015 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists honor our top partners that demonstrate excellence in providing solutions and value to our mutual customers,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “This year’s award winners and finalists are among the most innovative our partner ecosystem has to offer. Congratulations to each winner on this incredible achievement.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2015, is available at https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/WPC/awards.aspx.

Alliance Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Global Commercial ISV Alliance Partner of the Year

  • Winner: GE Healthcare

Application Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Lieberman Software
  • Finalist: Comping
  • Finalist: Fino Consulting
  • Finalist: Open Text Corporation

Application Integration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: nVisionIT
  • Finalist: Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Finalist: Fusionex
  • Finalist: Mexia Consulting

Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Readify
  • Finalist: Centare
  • Finalist: Commentor A/S
  • Finalist: Sogeti Nederland B.V.

Big Data and Analytics Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Neudesic
  • Finalist: Artis Consulting
  • Finalist: Neal Analytics
  • Finalist: Sogeti

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: BizData
  • Finalist: Allen
  • Finalist: Bismart
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions

Cloud Customer Relationship Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PowerObjects
  • Finalist: OnDemand4U GmbH
  • Finalist: Sonoma Partners
  • Finalist: Zero2Ten

Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: SADA Systems Inc.
  • Finalist: Energy Time
  • Finalist: Syvantis Technologies, Inc.
  • Finalist: Technopolis

Cloud Platform: Application Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: VMob
  • Finalist: Icertis Inc
  • Finalist: Orckestra
  • Finalist: SOLOMO Technology, Inc.

Cloud Platform: Customer Focus Partner of the Year

  • Winner: bluesource
  • Finalist: Beijing Youyun Tianxia Information & Technology Co., Ltd
  • Finalist: Capax Global
  • Finalist: Intergrupo

Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kloud
  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited
  • Finalist: SADA Systems Inc.
  • Finalist: Sulava Oy

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AvePoint, Inc.
  • Finalist: BlueMetal
  • Finalist: BrightStarr
  • Finalist: Content and Code

Communications Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Enabling Technologies Corp.
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: IComm Australia
  • Finalist: Migesa S.A. de C.V.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: eBECS
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions
  • Finalist: mcaConnect, LLC

Data Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Scalability Experts
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: CommVault
  • Finalist: Noxum GmbH

Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Sogeti
  • Finalist: CANCOM GmbH
  • Finalist: Data#3 Limited
  • Finalist: RealDolmen

Digital Advertising Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Advance Digital
  • Finalist: ResourceiT Consulting Ltd

Distributor Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tech Data Europe
  • Finalist: ALSO Deutschland GmbH
  • Finalist: Computer Gross
  • Finalist: SYNNEX Corporation

Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Oxford Computer Group LLC
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: Kloud
  • Finalist: Project Leadership Associates

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: mcaConnect, LLC
  • Finalist: Azzure IT
  • Finalist: Columbus
  • Finalist: Tribridge

Hosting Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rackspace
  • Finalist: Datapipe
  • Finalist: GoDaddy
  • Finalist: Extrinsica Global

Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: alligatortek
  • Finalist: Gap Consulting
  • Finalist: Ignify
  • Finalist: LiveArena

Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Harman
  • Finalist: BlueMetal
  • Finalist: NEC Corporation
  • Finalist: VMob

Learning Partner of the Year

  • Winner: QA Limited
  • Finalist: CTU Training Solutions
  • Finalist: Global Knowledge

Messaging Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO)
  • Finalist: Dell
  • Finalist: Wipro Technologies

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: UXC Eclipse
  • Finalist: Edgewater Fullscope
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions
  • Finalist: VeriPark

Modern Datacenter: Customer Focus Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data
  • Winner: Cisco
  • Winner: NetApp
  • Finalist: Hewlett Packard
  • Finalist: Infront Consulting Group (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Finalist: Technology Effect

Modern Datacenter: Hybrid Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO)
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: CommVault
  • Finalist: OCSL

OEM Device Partner of the Year

  • Winner: TrekStor GmbH
  • Finalist: Exertis
  • Finalist: Yifang Digital Technology Co., LTD.

Office and SharePoint Application Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Nintex
  • Finalist: DocuSign, Inc
  • Finalist: harmon.ie
  • Finalist: K2

Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Alter Way
  • Finalist: Chef
  • Finalist: Omega software
  • Finalist: Sela group

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Projectum
  • Finalist: Corporate Project Solutions
  • Finalist: Sensei Project Solutions
  • Finalist: TPG The Project Group

Public Sector: CityNext Partner of the Year

  • Winner: LeapThought NZ Ltd
  • Finalist: Atos
  • Finalist: Intervate
  • Finalist: Ireckon

Public Sector: Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: IAM Cloud
  • Finalist: GeoGebra
  • Finalist: Innofactor Plc
  • Finalist: New Era IT Ltd

Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Advanced Digital Systems, Inc. (d/b/a “Mi-Co”)
  • Finalist: Data#3 Limited
  • Finalist: OGD ict-diensten
  • Finalist: Outsourcery

Public Sector: Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rapid Circle
  • Finalist: Caase.com
  • Finalist: Cloud2 Ltd
  • Finalist: SELA Canada

Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Innofactor Plc
  • Finalist: Intergraph Corporation
  • Finalist: Softec International

Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Adactit
  • Finalist: Bitscape Infotech Pvt Ltd
  • Finalist: Paradigm Systems Ltd
  • Finalist: TINCORP

Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: COMPAREX
  • Finalist: Fritz & Macziol GmbH
  • Finalist: Infraware
  • Finalist: Universal Management Solutions

Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: COMPAREX
  • Finalist: Crayon Group
  • Finalist: SHI International Corp
  • Finalist: Softwareone

Windows 8 Custom App Developer Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Bluefragments
  • Finalist: Connecting Software
  • Finalist: Marker Metro Limited

YouthSpark Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global Knowledge
  • Finalist: MReady
  • Finalist: InterSoftware
  • Finalist: MReady

About Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/WPC/overview.aspx.

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