Velocity Technology Solutions, Winterhawk Consulting, and SAP Host Cyber, Fraud and Data Protection Conference

LONDON, Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winterhawk Consulting Ltd. and Velocity Technology Solutions, in partnership with SAP, are pleased to announce a one-day event “Cyber, Fraud and Data Protection in the Era of Digital Transformation,” hosted at Moore Stephens in London on 21st October. This unique opportunity to interact with industry-leading experts will benefit organisations seeking to gain a better understanding of GRC and cyber-attacks, those fine-tuning their Cloud strategy, and those preparing for the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In 2015, the British insurance company Lloyd’s estimated that cyber-attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year, which included direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the normal course of business. Hardly a day goes by without stories of data breaches in the news, and a number of civil lawsuits have already been filed against Yahoo, following the recent disclosure that 500 million accounts had been compromised.

“Data protection is of utmost concern as we move our businesses forward in an era of digital transformation,” says Keith Angell, CEO of Velocity Technology Solutions, a global leader in enterprise application cloud managed services. “This conference presents the tools, resources, and best practices to arm organisations and employees with the best GRC advice.”

“Companies are facing more complex and sophisticated data threats,” says Steve Hewison, CEO of Winterhawk Consulting Ltd., “however, there are solutions available to enable them to combat the rising level of risk they face on a daily basis. This gathering will illuminate business leaders on best practices and leading-edge technologies as well as provide insight into the latest developments in GDPR.”

“In 2016, it is well understood that individuals, companies and governments are all involved in a widening cyber war,” says Chris Johnston, Vice President of Sales EMEA (GRC), SAP. “Companies are under attack from sources who are constantly developing new methods and tools to attack for a wide variety of purposes. It is increasingly difficult to remain secure from ‘outside attack’ but additionally, current estimates suggest that 70% of cyber-attacks are initiated internally, therefore perimeter protection efforts are simply insufficient. Cybersecurity needs to be thought about differently, needs to be risk-based and part of a wider, integrated GRC framework. Companies need agile, real-time, next-generation solutions to combat these challenges.”

For more information on the event and to register your interest, please visit https://www.winterhawkconsulting.com/events/

Velocity is SAP® Certified in Application Management Services, Hosting Services and Cloud Services.

About Velocity Technology Solutions
Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The company’s portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, with data analytics and optimisation solutions. Velocity’s expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform, gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For more information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.

About Winterhawk Consulting
Winterhawk Consulting is an SAP Services Partner and global provider of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) services, providing dedicated services to the SAP and GRC markets. Winterhawk offers comprehensive services related to SAP GRC, SAP Security, Fraud and Cyber solutions, using experienced resources, sophisticated methodologies and tools to provide cost-effective, high quality customer-focused solutions that enable customers to optimise their value in SAP Security and GRC spend. Winterhawk Consulting was founded in 2012 and has companies located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.winterhawkconsulting.com

About SAP
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the centre of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP helps streamline processes, providing the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment. Across an entire business. When you run live, you run simple with SAP. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

Contact Information: Jamessina Hille Marketing Director Velocity Technology Solutions 516-607-6124 jamie.hille@velocitycloud.com

Source:Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.

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