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21 Sep 17. Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is now a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). Designed to foster innovation and promote awareness of partner solutions, the ECA membership will also help support Thales’s ongoing software deployment in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Thales solutions currently available in the Azure Marketplace are the Vormetric Data Security Manager(DSM), which offers centralized, FIPS 140-2 certified key and policy management, and enhanced support for Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation – a technology that mitigates the need for downtime when transforming or rekeying encrypted data. Also newly available in Microsoft Azure is the Vormetric Tokenization Server. Enabling workloads running in Microsoft Azure to tokenize data and offer dynamic data masking using simple REST API calls, the platform brings cloud elasticity to a security component that is critical to PCI-DSS compliance.
CJ Radford, VP of Cloud for Thales e-Security says:
“Thales has a strong relationship with Microsoft. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we have delivered the Tokenization Server in Microsoft Azure Marketplace and “bring your own key” so enterprises may retain direct control of their encryption keys used in Microsoft Azure. The resulting Microsoft Azure Key Vault with enhanced key controls, enabled by the Thales nShield hardware security module (HSM), gives Azure customers the tools they need to safeguard sensitive data. We look forward to continued integration of our products with Microsoft Azure native solutions.”
Chris Lwanga, Principal, Cloud Ecosystem Engagement at Microsoft Corp says:
“The Enterprise Cloud Alliance Partner Program welcomes Thales which is developing and delivering best in class enterprise and cloud solutions in strategic engagements with Microsoft to accelerate business and innovation. By developing solutions that leverage innovations in the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud, Thales will benefit from the promotion and access that are benefits of enrollment in the Enterprise Cloud Alliance to maximize their business opportunities.” (Source: PRNewswire)
21 Sep 17. Global Cyber Alliance Expands International Operations. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) today bolstered its ability to confront international cyber risk with the addition of two international leaders. Industry veteran Andy Bates will join GCA as executive director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, while Terry Wilson will lead outreach for the same four regions.
Bates, who brings more than 25 years of technical and executive experience at global leaders Racal, Cable & Wireless, Level 3 Communications, and Verizon EMEA, will serve as a member of the GCA senior leadership team. He will help develop global strategy and operations. Wilson, a long-time police detective and most recently the cyber programme lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), will focus on expanding GCA’s partnerships.
“GCA is very pleased to announce that Andy and Terry have joined GCA. With their extensive experience in the private sector and in law enforcement, respectively, they will help drive GCA’s global engagement with these key communities,” said Phil Reitinger, president and CEO of GCA. “We look forward to expanding GCA’s European headquarters and relationships.”
GCA, with headquarters in New York City and London and plans to open an office in Brussels, is committed to providing real, implementable solutions to reduce Internet security risks, bolster trust and enable the Internet to reach its full potential as a facilitator of commerce and communication.
“The Internet provides tremendous opportunities to improve the lives of people across the globe,” Bates said. “Howev