flynas Expands Its International Reach to Pakistan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, February 12, 2018/PRNewswire/ –In its ongoing plans to expand its reach in Asia and open new strategic and international routes, flynas, announces its new flights between the kingdom and Pakistan starting February 15th  2018. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161004/414891LOGO ) flynas will launch flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah to both Lahore and Islamabad and will commence […]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, February 12, 2018/PRNewswire/ –In its ongoing plans to expand its reach in Asia and open new strategic and international routes, flynas, announces its new flights between the kingdom and Pakistan starting February 15th  2018.

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flynas will launch flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah to both Lahore and Islamabad and will commence on the 15th of February with flights from Riyadh to Lahore. Riyadh to Islamabad flights will follow on the 16th of February, along with flights from Dammam to Lahore. While flights from Jeddah to Lahore will launch on the 17th of February.

flynas flights between the Kingdom and Pakistan will utilize A320 fleet, and new B767 aircraft. Booking can be made through flynas’ smartphone application, travel agents, and the flynas website.

These new flynas routes will serve business travelers from and to Saudi Arabia, as well as Hajj and Umrah visitors. It will also connect passengers to many different cities within the Kingdom with flynas’ network, which includes 17 domestic destinations.

Commenting on the ongoing expansion, flynas CEO Bander Al-Mohanna said: “Ever since flynas was established over10 years ago, we have been continuously finding new opportunities and reaching new destinations, in order to deliver the best services and connectivity to our dear guests.

“We continue our journey with consumers, promising 2018 to be the year of expansion, to cater to their needs and aspirations to reach further domestic and international destinations.”

About Flynas 

flynas is a Saudi-national airlines, with a fleet of 31 airbus A320 that consists of two classes: business and economy, and operates more than 1000 weekly flights. flynas offers flights to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations. Since its establishment in 2007, flynas has offered its services to more than 32 million passengers, whom have been successfully transported from hub-airports in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha. flynas is committed to its stellar on time performance and customer services, which led to it winning the best low-cost airline in the region at the World Travel Awards for three consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017), as well as winning Skytrax for 2017.

For more information, please visit the website http://www.flynas.com

Source: flynas

Apex Shipping Begins Process for CRI Group’s Anti-Bribery Management Certification

Founded on ethical values, Dubai-based logistics firm enrolls in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard LONDON, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corporate Research and Investigations Pvt. Ltd. (CRI Group) announced today that Apex Shipping Services LLC, based in Dubai, UAE, has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard certification. In a […]

Founded on ethical values, Dubai-based logistics firm enrolls in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard

LONDON, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corporate Research and Investigations Pvt. Ltd. (CRI Group) announced today that Apex Shipping Services LLC, based in Dubai, UAE, has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard certification.

Building Trust. Promoting Compliance.

In a message to its stakeholders, Apex Shipping said the certification will allow the company to “implement our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption program” and “will also enhance the eligibility criteria for Apex Shipping Services LLC to participate in Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) actively.”

London-based CRI Group is a global provider of Integrity Due Diligence, Employment Background Screening, Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance and Other Professional Investigative Research services. In 2016, the company launched its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence (ABAC® CoE) to offer CRI Certification and expert training in programs including 3PRM-Certified™ and 3PRM-Qualified™.

Zafar Anjum, CRI Group’s CEO, said: “We look forward to working with Apex Shipping and we stand committed to helping them achieve their goals through ISO 37001:2016 certification, with standards that are recognized and practiced in more than 160 countries worldwide.”

ISO 37001:2016 Certification

The ISO 37001 standard helps global organizations implement an anti-bribery management system by specifying a series of measures required by the organization to prevent, detect and address bribery.

CRI Certification’s auditors and analysts develop measures that integrate with existing management processes and controls, including implementing an anti-bribery policy, providing compliance training, communicating the policy and program to all personnel, providing risk assessments, conducting due diligence, implementing internal controls and developing reporting and investigation procedures.

In its statement, Apex Shipping ownership said: “CRI Group is a frontrunner in the field of corporate integrity, and their certification gives Apex Shipping an official seal of approval in the way of business ethics.”

ABOUT CRI GROUP

Over the past 28 years, CRI Group has emerged as a global leader in corporate investigations and risk management, serving distinguished clients across six continents. CRI Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with an organization.

CONTACT CRI GROUP

Anil Sunagar
Marketing Manager
Corporate Research and Investigations Pvt. Ltd.
917-918, Liberty House, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
T: +971 4 3589884 | T: +971 521042433
www.CRICertification.com

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YPO to Host World’s Top Business Leaders and Innovators at 2018 YPO EDGE in Singapore

DALLAS, Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For two days this March, YPO, the global leadership organization for chief executives, will host 2,000 business leaders and innovators from more than 130 countries at the YPO EDGE in Singapore. Each year, YPO EDGE, the largest gathering of CEOs from around the world, brings together thought leaders, […]

DALLAS, Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For two days this March, YPO, the global leadership organization for chief executives, will host 2,000 business leaders and innovators from more than 130 countries at the YPO EDGE in Singapore.

Each year, YPO EDGE, the largest gathering of CEOs from around the world, brings together thought leaders, creators and visionaries who are providing new perspectives insights, ideas, technologies and innovations.

The guiding theme of the 2018 EDGE in Singapore is Defy Convention, and the agenda is designed to spark idea exchange and redefine the rules in the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation. The EDGE will explore advances in technology, medicine, health, transportation, machine learning, cybersecurity and more, featuring speakers and resources in business, entertainment, technology, health, philanthropy, science and more.

“Singapore is an ideal host city for the YPO EDGE, as the global gateway to the worlds of business, technology and culture,” said Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO. “YPO is thrilled to host its landmark annual event in Singapore, creating opportunities for business leaders to become better leaders and make a significant impact.”

More than 40 internationally renowned speakers will be sharing their inspirational stories and transformational innovations including:

  • Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen Consort Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Billie Jean King, American former World No. 1 professional tennis player
  • Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain and Company
  • Yossi Ghinsberg, Adventurer, Author, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian
  • Amin Toufani, Faculty at Singularity University and CEO of T Labs

Speakers at previous YPO EDGE events include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group; Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company; Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and general secretary of the National League for Democracy; and Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

“At the 2018 YPO EDGE in Singapore, YPO business leaders will defy convention and leave with new perspectives, ideas and insights that will empower them to positively impact their businesses, their communities and their lives,” said YPO EDGE Chair N.K, Tong.

About YPO
The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO empowers more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.

Leadership. Learning. Lifelong. For more information, visit ypo.org

Contact:
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Pakistan Oil and Gas concern KPOGCL engages CRI Group’s Anti-Bribery Certification

Emerging provincial exploration and production company signs on for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard LONDON, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corporate Research and Investigations Private Ltd. (CRI Group) announced that KPOGCL, a nascent oil and gas exploration and production corporation in Pakistan, has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System […]

Emerging provincial exploration and production company signs on for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard

LONDON, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corporate Research and Investigations Private Ltd. (CRI Group) announced that KPOGCL, a nascent oil and gas exploration and production corporation in Pakistan, has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard certification.

Building Trust. Promoting Compliance.

London-based CRI Group is a global provider of Integrity Due Diligence, Employment Background Screening, Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance and Other Professional Investigative Research services. In 2016, the company launched its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence (ABAC® CoE) to offer CRI Certification and expert training in programs including 3PRM-Certified™ and 3PRM-Qualified™.

KPOGCL is in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan, the provincial holding company established in 2013 to make KP self-sufficient by discovering indigenous resources in the province. Raziuddin Razi, CEO of KPOGCL, said that engaging in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS Certification helps the organisation provide “full confidence to its partners and shareholders, i.e., the government of KP, Pakistan.”

Razi said that KPOGCL “is in a relentless pursuit to bring the hidden treasures for the comfort of the masses and value for its shareholders. It has opened avenues of investment for international and national companies because it enjoys a great rapport with the business community as a competent and truthful entity.”

“KPOGCL’s journey to the London Stock Exchange via the Karachi Stock Exchange and AIM shall need milestones, such as ISO 37001,” Razi said. “The investors and business partners can fully rely on our merit and excellence, and ISO 37001 shall certify these characteristics of ours.”

ISO 37001:2016 Certification

The newly established ISO 37001 standard is designed to help global organizations implement an anti-bribery management system.  The standard specifies a series of measures required by the organization to prevent, detect and address bribery, and provides guidance relative to that implementation.

Zafar Anjum, Group Chief Executive Officer of CRI Group, said that ISO 37001:2016 certification is designed to help companies establish, implement, maintain and enhance their internal anti-bribery and anti-corruption systems.

“We look forward to working with KPOGCL and helping them achieve their goals and be recognized as among the highest level of ethical organisations,” Anjum said. “It is of critical importance that ISO 37001:2016 standards are recognized and practiced in more than 160 countries worldwide.”

CRI Certification’s auditors and analysts develop measures that integrate with existing management processes and controls, and include:

  • Adopting an anti-bribery policy
  • Establishing buy-in and leadership from management
  • Training personnel in charge of overseeing compliance
  • Communicating the policy and program to all personnel and business associates
  • Providing bribery and corruption risk assessments
  • Conducting due diligence on projects, business associates, and other third-party affiliations
  • Implementing financial and commercial controls
  • Developing reporting and investigation procedures

“Bribery is a key issue in both local markets and global business activities,” Anjum said. “The desire to expand business operations and maximize commercial profits requires not only identification and management of operational risks but also identification and mitigation of bribery risks. As the world’s governing bodies gravitate to more stringent standards and efforts to prevent corruption, bribery, and other unethical business practices, we stand ready to help companies meet and exceed those standards.”

ABOUT CRI GROUP

Over the past 28 years, CRI Group has emerged as a global leader in corporate investigations and risk management, serving distinguished clients across Europe, Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, North and South America. CRI Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with an organization.

Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence was established as an independent division of CRI Group to provide training and certification services to businesses seeking to validate or expand their existing compliance frameworks by developing the latest in best-practice anti-corruption, due diligence processes and procedures necessary for pursuing and maintaining global third-party affiliations.

CONTACT CRI GROUP

Zafar Anjum, MSc, MS, CFE, CII, MICA, Int. Dip. (Fin. Crime)
Group Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Research and Investigations LLC
917-918, Liberty House, DIFC
Dubai, UAE
OFFICE: +971 4 3589884
CELL: +971 50 9038184
EMAIL: zanjum@CRIGroup.com

AmTrust Announces Partnerships with Israeli Technology Firms at OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem

Artificial-Intelligence Driven Research Platform from Spark Beyond to Foster Enhanced Customer Intelligence Partnerships with Reply.ai and Verishow will Support Enhanced Customer Interaction Including Video Chat, Automated Billing and Payments JERUSALEM, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFSI) (the “Company” or “AmTrust”), a multinational property and casualty insurer, today announced partnerships with […]

Artificial-Intelligence Driven Research Platform from Spark Beyond to Foster Enhanced Customer Intelligence

Partnerships with Reply.ai and Verishow will Support Enhanced Customer Interaction Including Video Chat, Automated Billing and Payments

JERUSALEM, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFSI) (the “Company” or “AmTrust”), a multinational property and casualty insurer, today announced partnerships with several Israeli technology start-ups at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem. AmTrust Innovation recently added a local presence in Israel and is focused on discovering, partnering and investing in companies that will enhance and automate customer and agent interactions and streamline insurance business processes including underwriting, claims and payments. AmTrust executives, including Chief Operating Officer, Chris Longo, Chief Information Officer, Ariel Gorelik, and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Lebor, are holding an open session for Israeli technology firms during the OurCrowd Summit to discuss how technology firms can best partner with insurers to achieve mutual success.

“Israel is a hub for new technology development, with an emerging focus on Insurtech specifically, and AmTrust is capitalizing on this through our local presence,” said Yair Smith, VP of Strategic Development for AmTrust. “We’ve partnered with two local firms, Reply.ai and Verishow, to improve our customer interactions through chat bot communications, video chat capabilities and improved communication with AmTrust’s systems. We also believe Spark Beyond’s AI platform will provide us with insight and recommendations that will greatly improve our business and provide a lot of value to AmTrust.”

SparkBeyond is an artificial intelligence-powered research engine capable of finding complex patterns in data to create actionable business and process recommendations. AmTrust will utilize SparkBeyond’s capabilities to assist in improving the company’s quoting and binding processes.

The Reply.ai Chat-Bot solution will support AmTrust’s customer service representatives (CSRs) and automate client interactions to improve service times and communications between customers and the company’s billing, payments and policy administration platforms.

Verishow will provide AmTrust agents and CSRs with video chat capabilities including co-browsing, document interaction and certified e-signature capabilities.

AmTrust’s technology partnerships announced at the OurCrowd Summit are the latest example of the company’s focus on modernizing its business and the insurance industry overall. Last week, the company unveiled its new TapSafe smart connected warranty app that will enable consumers to automatically find, identify and protect all of their connected devices including phones, tablets, smart home hubs, wearables and more.

To learn more about AmTrust, please go to www.amtrustfinancial.com.

About AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a multinational insurance holding company headquartered in New York, offers specialty property and casualty insurance products, including workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, general liability and extended service and warranty coverage through its primary insurance subsidiaries rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. AmTrust is included in the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information about AmTrust visit www.amtrustfinancial.com.

For more information, please contact:

AmTrust Financial Services
Hunter Hoffmann
Global Director of Public Relations
Hunter.Hoffmann@amtrustgroup.com
646.458.3362

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Lightbridge and Framatome Launch Enfission to Commercialize Innovative Nuclear Fuel

RESTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ:LTBR) (the “Company”), a nuclear fuel technology company, and Framatome, a leader in nuclear fuel, components and reactor services, finalized and launched Enfission, a 50-50 joint venture company to develop, license and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel technology and other advanced nuclear fuel intellectual […]

RESTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ:LTBR) (the “Company”), a nuclear fuel technology company, and Framatome, a leader in nuclear fuel, components and reactor services, finalized and launched Enfission, a 50-50 joint venture company to develop, license and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel technology and other advanced nuclear fuel intellectual property. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and Framatome is a leader in designing, building, servicing, and fueling today’s reactor fleet and advancing nuclear energy.

The two companies already began joint fuel development and regulatory licensing work under previously signed agreements initiated in March 2016. The joint venture is a Delaware-based limited liability company.

Bernard Fontana, Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO of Framatome, said, “This is an exciting time of growth for Framatome and we are proud to work with Lightbridge on Enfission. Together, we are developing an innovative fuel technology that will provide significant benefits for our customers, helping them to generate more electricity from their nuclear power plants and better compete in the marketplace. Framatome provides its next generation of fuel assembly designs to more than 100 of the approximately 260 light water reactors worldwide. Through this work, we help our customers to meet their operational goals with a high level of safety. We are confident that our strategic partnership with Lightbridge on Enfission will strengthen our position as a key international player in the global fuel market.”

Seth Grae, Lightbridge president and CEO, said, “With the world calling for more reliable, economic and carbon-free baseload power, Lightbridge’s innovative metallic fuel technology will help both existing and new nuclear plants fill that need. Framatome is the ideal partner with established manufacturing capabilities, an impeccable reputation as a nuclear fuel supplier and a large global footprint. We appreciate the strong support we have already received from the leading nuclear operators, both in the U.S. and around the world. The world’s energy and climate needs can only be met if nuclear power grows as a part of the energy-generating mix. We are honored to work with Framatome on this important project and believe the economic and safety benefits of our fuel will encourage greater use of nuclear power.”

About Framatome

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

Join the energy conversation with Framatome Inc. on Twitter: @FramatomeUS and Facebook: @FramatomeUS.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

About Lightbridge Corporation

Lightbridge (NASDAQ:LTBR) is a nuclear fuel technology development company based in Reston, Virginia, USA. The Company develops proprietary next generation nuclear fuel technologies for current and future reactors. The technology significantly enhances the economics and safety of nuclear power, operating about 1000° C cooler than standard fuel. Lightbridge invented, patented and has independently validated the technology, including successful demonstration of the fuel in a research reactor with near-term plans to demonstrate the fuel under commercial reactor conditions. The Company has assembled a world class development team including veterans of leading global fuel manufacturers. Four large electric utilities that generate about half the nuclear power in the US already advise Lightbridge on fuel development and deployment. The Company operates under a licensing and royalty model, independently validated and based on the increased power generated by Lightbridge-designed fuel and high ROI for operators of existing and new reactors. The economic benefits are further enhanced by anticipated carbon credits available under the Clean Power Plan. Lightbridge also provides comprehensive advisory services for established and emerging nuclear programs based on a philosophy of transparency, non-proliferation, safety and operational excellence. For more information please visit: www.ltbridge.com.

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Gemalto and Ponemon Institute Study: Big gaps emerge between countries on attitudes towards data protection in the cloud

Study reveals regional disparities in adoption of cloud security: German businesses almost twice as likely to secure confidential or sensitive information in the cloud (61%) than British (35%), Brazilian (34%) and Japanese (31%) organizations Half of global organizations believe that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) is at risk in the cloud Over half […]

  • Study reveals regional disparities in adoption of cloud security: German businesses almost twice as likely to secure confidential or sensitive information in the cloud (61%) than British (35%), Brazilian (34%) and Japanese (31%) organizations
  • Half of global organizations believe that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) is at risk in the cloud
  • Over half (57%) think using the cloud increases compliance risk

Amsterdam, January 16,  2018- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, can today reveal that while the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services[1], there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions.

The findings – part of a Gemalto commissioned Ponemon Institute “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study” – found that organizations in the UK (35%), Brazil (34%) and Japan (31%) are less cautious than those in Germany (61%) when sharing sensitive and confidential information stored in the cloud with third parties. The study surveyed more than 3,200 IT and IT security practitioners worldwide to gain a better understanding of the key trends in data governance and security practices for cloud-based services.Picture.jpg

Germany’s lead in cloud security extends to its application of controls such as encryption and tokenization. The majority (61%) of German organizations revealed they secure sensitive or confidential information while being stored in the cloud environment, ahead of the US (51%) and Japan (50%). The level or security applied increases further still when data is sent and received by the business, rising to 67% for Germany, with Japan (62%) and India (61%) the next highest.

Crucially, however, over three quarters (77%) of organizations across the globe recognize the importance of having the ability to implement cryptologic solutions, such as encryption. This is only set to increase, with nine in 10 (91%) believing this ability will become more important over the next two years – an increase from 86% last year.

Managing privacy and regulation in the cloud

Despite the growing adoption of cloud computing and the benefits that it brings, it seems that global organizations are still wary. Worryingly, half report that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) are at risk when stored in the cloud. Over half (57%) of global organizations also believe that using the cloud makes them more likely to fall foul of privacy and data protection regulations, slightly down from 62% in 2016.

Due to this perceived risk, almost all (88%) believe that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require changes in cloud governance, with two in five (37%) stating it would require significant changes. As well as difficulty in meeting regulatory requirements, three-quarters of global respondents (75%) also reported that it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection regulations in a cloud environment than on premise networks, with France (97%) and the US (87%) finding this the most complex, just ahead of India (83%).

Head in the clouds

Despite the prevalence of cloud usage, the study found that there is a gap in awareness within businesses about the services being used. Only a quarter (25%) of IT and IT security practitioners revealed they are very confident they know all the cloud services their business is using, with a third (31%) confident they know.

Looking more closely, shadow IT may be continuing to cause challenges. Over half of Australian (61%), Brazilian (59%) and British (56%) organizations are not confident they know all the cloud computing apps, platform or infrastructure services their organization is using. Confidence is higher elsewhere, with only around a quarter in Germany (27%), Japan (27%) and France (25%) not confident.

Fortunately, the vast majority (81%) believe that having the ability to use strong authentication methods to access data and applications in the cloud is essential or very important. Businesses in Australia are the keenest to see authentications put in place, with 92% agreeing it would help ensure only authorised people could access certain data and applications in the cloud, ahead of India (85%) and Japan (84%).

“While it’s good to see some countries like Germany taking the issue of cloud security seriously, there is a worrying attitude emerging elsewhere,” said Jason Hart, CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto. “This may be down to nearly half believing the cloud makes it more difficult to protect data, when the opposite is true.

“The benefit of the cloud is its convenience, scalability and cost control in offering options to businesses that they would not be able to access or afford on their own, particularly when it comes to security. However, while securing data is easier, there should never be an assumption that cloud adoption means information is automatically secure. Just look at the recent Accenture and Uber breaches as examples of data in the cloud that has been left exposed. No matter where data is, the appropriate controls like encryption and tokenization need to be placed at the source of the data. Once these are in place, any issues of compliance should be resolved.”

Research methodology

This research was conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Gemalto with 3,285 IT and IT security practitioners surveyed across the US (575), UK (405), Australia (244), Germany (492), France (293), Japan (424), India (497) and Brazil (355).

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:
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Europe Middle East & Africa
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Jaslin Huang
Asia Pacific
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jaslin.huang@gemalto.com
Enriqueta Sedano
Latin America
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‫دراسة جيمالتو ومعهد بونيمون: ظهور فجوات كبيرة بين البلدان بخصوص التوجهات بشأن حماية البيانات في السحابة الحاسوبية

الدراسة تكشف تباينات إقليمية في اعتماد الأمن السحابي: تضاعف احتمالية تأمين الشركات الألمانية للمعلومات السرية أو الحساسة في السحابة بنسبة (61٪) مقارنة بالمؤسسات البريطانية بنسبة (35٪)، والبرازيلية بنسبة (34٪) واليابانية بنسبة (31٪) تعتقد نصف المنظمات العالمية أن معلومات الدفع (54٪) وبيانات العملاء (49٪) معرضة للخطر في السحابة يعتقد أكثر من النصف (57٪) بأن استخدام السحابة […]

  • الدراسة تكشف تباينات إقليمية في اعتماد الأمن السحابي: تضاعف احتمالية تأمين الشركات الألمانية للمعلومات السرية أو الحساسة في السحابة بنسبة (61٪) مقارنة بالمؤسسات البريطانية بنسبة (35٪)، والبرازيلية بنسبة (34٪) واليابانية بنسبة (31٪)
  • تعتقد نصف المنظمات العالمية أن معلومات الدفع (54٪) وبيانات العملاء (49٪) معرضة للخطر في السحابة
  • يعتقد أكثر من النصف (57٪) بأن استخدام السحابة يزيد من مخاطر الامتثال

دبي، الإمارات 16 يناير 2018– تكشف جيمالتو، الرائدة على مستوى العالم في مجال الأمن الرقمي، اليوم عن أن الغالبية العظمى من الشركات العالمية (95٪) قد اعتمدت الخدمات السحابية[1] وأن هناك فجوة واسعة في مستوى الاحتياطات الأمنية التي تطبقها الشركات في الأسواق المختلفة. وقد أقرت المنظمات أنه يتم فقط تأمين خُمسي (40٪) البيانات المخزنة في السحابة عن طريق التشفير والحلول الإدارية الرئيسية.Picture.jpg

وقد أظهرت النتائج – وهي جزء من تكليف جيمالتو لمعهد بونيمون للقيام “بدراسة أمن البيانات السحابية العالمية لعام 2018” – أن المؤسسات في المملكة المتحدة (35%) والبرازيل (34%) واليابان (31%) أقل حذرًا من تلك الموجودة في المانيا (61%) عند مشاركة المعلومات السرية والحساسة المخزنة على السحابة مع الأطراف الخارجية. وقد استطلعت الدراسة آراء أكثر من 3,200 من المستخدمين لتقنية المعلومات في جميع أنحاء العالم من أجل التوصل إلى فهم أفضل للاتجاهات الرئيسية في إدارة البيانات والممارسات الأمنية للخدمات القائمة على السحابة.

تتسع ريادة ألمانيا في مجال أمن السحابة الحاسوبية لتشمل تطبيق ضوابط مثل التشفير والترميز. وقد كشفت الأغلبية (61٪) من المؤسسات الألمانية أنها تؤمِّن معلومات حساسة أو سرية خلال تخزينها في البيئة السحابية، متقدمةً على الولايات المتحدة (51٪) واليابان (50٪). ويزداد مستوى الأمن المطبق عندما تُرسل الشركة البيانات أو تتلقاها، بحيث يرتفع إلى 67% بالنسبة لألمانيا و(62%) بالنسبة لليابان ويليهما في الترتيب الهند بنسبة (61%).

وبالرغم من ذلك، تُدرك أكثر من ثلاثة أرباع (77٪) المؤسسات في جميع أنحاء العالم أهمية تنفيذ حلول التعمية، مثل التشفير. ومن المتوقع أن تزداد هذه النسبة فيما بعد، حيث يعتقد تسعة من كل 10 (91٪) أن هذه الإمكانية سوف تصبح أكثر أهمية على مدى العامين المقبلين – زيادة بنسبة 86٪ مقارنة بالعام الماضي.

إدارة الخصوصية والتنظيم في السحابة

على الرغم من تزايد اعتماد الحوسبة السحابية والفوائد التي تجلبها، يبدو أن المنظمات العالمية لا زالت تتوخى الحذر. ومما يثير القلق أن نصف المؤسسات تعتقد أن معلومات الدفع (54٪) وبيانات العملاء (49٪) معرضة للخطر عند تخزينها في السحابة. وتعتقد أكثر من نصف المؤسسات العالمية (57٪) أن استخدام السحابة يجعلها أكثر عرضة لانتهاك الخصوصية ولوائح حماية البيانات، بانخفاض بسيط من 62٪ في عام 2016.

تعتقد جميع المؤسسات تقريبًا (88٪) أنه بسبب هذا الخطر المتصور فإن اللائحة العامة الجديدة لحماية البيانات ستتطلب إجراء تغييرات في الحوكمة السحابية، حيث أكد اثنان من أصل خمسة (37٪) أنها تتطلب تغييرات كبيرة. وإلى جانب الصعوبة في تلبية المتطلبات التنظيمية، ذكر ثلاثة أرباع المشاركين على مستوى العالم (75٪) أن إدارة لوائح حماية البيانات والخصوصية أكثر تعقيدًا في البيئة السحابية مقارنة بالشبكات المحلية بنسبة (97٪) في فرنسا و(87٪) في الولايات المتحدة وتأتي الهند بعدهما بنسبة (83٪).

الاتجاه إلى استخدام النظم السحابية

على الرغم من انتشار استخدام نظام السحابة، وجدت الدراسة أن هناك فجوة في الوعي داخل الشركات حول الخدمات المستخدمة. ولم يكشف سوى ربع (25%) المستخدمين لتكنولوجيا المعلومات عن ثقتهم التامة من معرفتهم بجميع الخدمات السحابية التي تستخدمها الشركات الخاصة بهم، مع ثقة الثلث (31%) في معرفتهم بتلك الخدمات.

وعند إمعان النظر في ذلك، قد تظل تقنية معلومات “الظل” في فرض تحديات على المستخدمين. فهناك أكثر من نصف الشركات الأسترالية (61%) والبرازيلية (59%) والبريطانية (56%) غير واثقين من معرفتهم بجميع تطبيقات الحوسبة السحابية، أو المنصات أو خدمات البنية التحتية التي تستخدمها الشركة. وتزداد الثقة في أماكن أخرى، حيث لا يوجد سوى قرابة الربع في ألمانيا (27%) واليابان (27%) وفرنسا (25%) ممن يفتقرون إلى الثقة في هذا الصدد.

ولحسن الحظ، فإن الغالبية العظمى (81%) يعتقدون أن القدرة على استخدام أساليب مصادقة قوية للوصول إلى البيانات والتطبيقات في نظام السحابة أمر ضروري أو في غاية الأهمية. والشركات في أستراليا هي الأكثر حرصًا على تطبيق المصادقة، حيث يرى 92% أنها سوف تساعد الأشخاص المصرح لهم فقط على الوصول إلى بعض البيانات والتطبيقات المحددة في السحابة، متقدمة بذلك على الهند (85%) واليابان (84%).

يشير سيباستيان بافي، الرئيس التقني لحماية البيانات في Gemalto، قائلاً “في حين أنه من الجيد أن نرى بعض الدول مثل ألمانيا تأخذ مسألة الأمن السحابي على محمل الجد، إلا أن هناك اتجاه مثير للقلق يظهر في مكان آخر”. وأضاف “قد يرى ما يقرب من النصف أن السحابة تجعل من عملية حماية البيانات أمرًا أكثر صعوبة، في حين أن العكس هو الصحيح.

“إن فوائد السحابة تتمثل في الراحة وإمكانية التطوير والتحكم في التكلفة عند تقديم خيارات للشركات التي لن تكون لديها القدرة على الوصول إلى تلك الخدمات أو تحمل تكاليفها، لا سيما عندما يتعلق الأمر بالأمن. إلا أنه وفي حين أصبحت عملية تأمين البيانات أكثر سهولة، فإنه لا ينبغي أبدًا افتراض أن اعتماد السحابة يعني أن المعلومات يتم تأمينها بطريقة تلقائية. ويمكنك إلقاء نظرة فقط على الاختراقات التي حدثت مؤخرًا في شركات أكسنتشر وأوبر كمثالين على بيانات في السحابة الحاسوبية تُركت معرضة للمخاطر. وبغض النظر عن المكان الذي توجد به البيانات، يجب استخدام الضوابط المناسبة مثل التشفير والترميز مع مصدر البيانات. وبمجرد القيام بذلك، سوف تنتهي أي مشكلة تتعلق بالامتثال”.

منهجية البحث

تولى معهد بونيمون Ponemon Institute إجراء هذا البحث بالنيابة عن جيمالتو مع 3,285 من مستخدمي تقنية المعلومات الذين شملهم الاستطلاع في الولايات المتحدة (575) والمملكة المتحدة (405) وأستراليا (244) وألمانيا (492) وفرنسا (293) واليابان (424 ) والهند (497) والبرازيل (355).

المصادر

نبذة عن جيمالتو

شركة جيمالتو (المدرجة في بورصة يورونيكست تحت الرمز NL0000400653 GTO) هي الشركة الرائدة عالمياً في مجال الأمن الرقمي، بعائدات سنوية بلغت 3.1 مليار يورو في عام 2016 وعملاء في أكثر من 180 بلداً. نحن نحقق الثقة في عالم متزايد الترابط.

من البرمجيات الآمنة إلى القياسات البيومترية وعمليات التشفير، تمكّن تقنياتنا وخدماتنا الشركات والحكومات من التحقق من الهويات وحماية البيانات كي تبقى آمنة كما أنها تمكّن الخدمات في الأجهزة الشخصية، والكيانات المرتبطة والسحابة الحاسوبية وما بينها.

تقع حلول جيمالتو في القلب من الحياة العصرية، من عمليات الدفع إلى أمن المؤسسات وإنترنت الأشياء. فنحن نتحقق من هوية الأشخاص، والمعاملات والكيانات، والبيانات المشفرة ونخلق قيمة للبرمجيات – بحيث نمكّن عملاءنا من تقديم خدمات رقمية آمنة لمليارات الأفراد والأشياء.

لدينا أكثر من 15,000 موظف يعملون انطلاقاً من 112 مكتباً، و43 مركزاً للتخصيص والبيانات، و30 مركز أبحاث وبرمجيات في 48 دولة.

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مسؤولو الاتصالات الإعلامية في جيمالتو:

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[1] https://www.rightscale.com/lp/2017-state-of-the-cloud-report?campaign=70170000000vFyc

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