Another UK signing for our award winning Cyber Security partner RedShield, this time a FTSE 250.
Find out how they took a proactive approach to Application Security here.
Patrick Wake, Head of Information Security at FDM Group is responsible for cybersecurity and governance compliance.
With new centres in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Leeds, Glasgow, Charlotte, Austin and West Virginia in the United States and significant increases in the size of FDM’s Toronto and Frankfurt centres, Wake believes a practical approach is what gives FDM the edge in the ever-changing wild west of the digital space.
“2020 was the biggest year on record for cybersecurity threats in the UK, with a 20% growth from 2019. Other places in the world show similar numbers with hackers taking advantage of remote working and the pandemic to increase attacks with millions of them happening per day.”
“We’ve focussed on the fundamentals of security because most attacks are preventable by patching known vulnerabilities. We know a lot of our consultants are using FDM online portals to access our information and give us theirs. This information needs to be looked after.”
To support the consultants’ career journey, FDM recently created an online portal to provide easier access to knowledge.
“The internet is a web, and everything is connected. There are constant attempts to intercept data when it’s moving through the strands of this network.”
Although the company strengthened its application firewall, more needed to be done.
“FDM aims to apply privacy protocols and security-by design to everything we do digitally. Our portal needed to be robust. The data in it has to have protection from every angle with the latest technology.”
“We wanted to take a preventative rather than reactive approach to protecting the portal, so we undertook penetration testing and added RedShield to help discover and remediate vulnerabilities.”
“We needed a service that identifies and rapidly shields vulnerabilities without touching the application code or impacting functionality, and RedShield was able to provide it for us.”
“At FDM, our strategy is to use a layered defence methodology. We already have an internal development team whose priorities are to release and apply pieces of code, undertake new projects, and perform regular system maintenance. We don’t use RedShield as an alternative to the best practice security policies and multiple controls we have in place already. RedShield is another layer of protection on top of all of that.”
FDM deployed RedShield’s software and managed services to protect its web applications in mid-2020. Since then, the two companies have established a strong working relationship.
“FDM never wanted a relationship where we just buy software and then don’t have another conversation until license renewal time. The journey with RedShield has been excellent. Everyone we’ve engaged with is very knowledgeable, and they are extremely responsive. It’s what we needed to help navigate the ever-changing digital landscape.”
“RedShield is now an integral part of FDM’s cyber strategy. There are many moving parts in FDM’s business model. We have a global team spread across all major continents and we provide tech and business training in numbers that could run in the thousands. We’re constantly learning how to stay on the cutting-edge of knowledge and technology, while ensuring our security keeps up with the growth of the business. Things move very fast in the world of FDM and cybersecurity. RedShield provides proactive application protection and stops security from becoming a handbrake on FDM’s business expansion.”
Patrick Wake, Group Head of Information Security, FDM Group
The Shopworks Delivers on its Commitment to Protecting User Data
RedShield Security, LLC is pleased to announce they will provide web application shielding & security services to The Shopworks, the UK’s fastest growing cloud-based workforce management solution provider. Their services will protect Shopworks’ on-line applications and the data of their 150,000 and growing, user base.
“We’re proud that The Shopworks has chosen us to protect their users and it’s a commitment we take seriously,” says Jason Decker, VP Business Development at RedShield. “They were clear from the outset that they would only trust this task to a company with proven technology and strong processes. Our award-winning technology, world class service and ISO27001information security certified processes fit their requirements. We believe our unique approach reduces their threat risk significantly through the constant discovery and faster remediation of vulnerabilities.”
“Our established ISO27001 process ensures that data protection and security are driving factors in the lifecycle of our application infrastructure. As such, we are delighted to be partnering with RedShield to implement their comprehensive suite of proactive monitoring, protection and 24/7 threat analysis tools across our AWS cloud hosted platforms,” says Nick Hill, CTO, at The Shopworks. “Backed by RedShield’s award winning products and service levels, we will continue to provide our customers and partners with an unrivalled level of protection over their applications and data.”
The Shopworks and its newly launched fintech app fastPAYE immediately benefits from RedShield’s proprietary Shielding solution that reduces the application threat surface by clearing vulnerabilities present in applications, without touching a single line of the code. In addition, the Shopworks will receive a comprehensive suite of proactive monitoring, protection and threat analysis tools, a fully managed cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, Anti-Automation/Bot detection and prevention, and weekly application scanning included as part of the service. Every part of the Shopworks cloud ecosystem will be monitored and managed by RedShield’s expert security analyst team 24/7.
RedShield Security, LLC
VP Business Development
+1 (424) 396-1117
+44330 323 0596
A global provider of cloud-based web application security solutions and services. RedShield is the world’s first and only web application shielding-with-a-service cybersecurity company. RedShield’s offering combines superior web application shielding software with industry-leading cybersecurity services, enduring the right shields are deployed quickly, minimizing impact and risk to the business. For more information, please visit www.redshield.co
About The Shopworks
A cloud-based, bespoke workforce management solutions provider specializing in the Hospitality, Leisure, Retail and Service sectors. Their staff scheduling solutions improves staff management and efficiencies in budgeting, scheduling and training; helping their customers save as much as 7% on staff costs. They are an ISO 27001 information security certified organization. They have recently launched an innovative Salary advance application; fastPAYE For more information, please visit www.theshopworks.com
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Today sees an exciting new chapter for FusionExperience as we have sold our Software Solution Business, NovumIP to Novagraaf.
London, January 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dave King has joined the FusionExperience Advisory Board.
Dave has 25+ years experience gained within the financial services sector, primarily fund management.
In 1998, he set up the consulting division of Tiger Consultants limited and sold it in 2008 to FusionExperience.
Dave brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise.