ITC Secure Achieves a Microsoft Gold Competency for Security

ITC Secure demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitmentMay 05, 2021 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITC Secure (ITC), a leading managed security services provider (MSSP) and specialist cyber advisory firm, today announced it has attained a Microsoft Gold competency for Security, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

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To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most Gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

This latest accreditation follows ITC’s success in achieving Microsoft Gold Partner Status for Cloud Platform in November 2020.

Arno Robbertse, Chief Executive, ITC Secure said “At ITC we strive to attain the highest standards possible. We make it a priority to bring together the best in people, process and technology to deliver tailored best-of-breed security solutions for our customers. This competency further demonstrates our deep technical knowledge and our commitment to deliver effective security outcomes and value-add on the Microsoft platform so that customers are able to focus on what matters most – their business.” 

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, ITC Secure (US) said “This exceptional achievement demonstrates our skills and capabilities at the highest level. We make it a priority to hire the best expertise so our customers can be assured that they are receiving the highest level of customer service, whilst delivering real business benefits.” 

Microsoft introduced the Security Competency to recognise the partners best equipped to help customers:

  • Protect critical data
  • Manage user access
  • Safeguard systems

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP), Microsoft. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

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About ITC Secure:

ITC, backed by C5 Capital, is a full-service cyber security solutions provider founded in 1995 and headquartered in London.

At the heart of ITC’s cyber services is a 24-hour manned Security Operations Centre. From this centre of excellence, ITC’s teams deliver high quality managed security services to help organisations manage the growing complexity of cyber threats and securely support their digital transformation.

ITC’s cyber advisors support customers from London and Washington DC offices, driving cyber security change inside organisations and helping them make the right security investment choices.

ITC has over two decades of experience delivering cyber security solutions to organisations in over 180 countries.

ITC is making the digital world a safer place to do business.

Website: itcsecure.com / LinkedIn: ITC Secure / Twitter: @ITC_secure

Contacts

Sophia Casimir 
sophia.casimir@itcsecure.com

IronNet Cybersecurity to be listed on NYSE through a merger with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp.

Congratulations to co-CEOs General Alexander and Bill Welch and the IronNet team on completing a successful merger with LGL. This transaction enables IronNet to go public in 2021 and to scale its unique cloud based collective defence solution- the IronDome network- globally. With escalating hostile nation state cyber attacks like Solarwinds, IronNet’s global IronDome network has a vital role to play in protecting countries, critical infrastructure and enterprises worldwide.

The full announcement can be found here

C5 Capital exits its investment in ParcelNinja to Imperial Logistics in groundbreaking deal for venture capital in Africa

Effective 1 February 2021, Imperial acquired 60% of eCommerce logistics business, ParcelNinja.


London, February 24, 2021 –C5 invested in ParcelNinja in 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa as part of our commitment to support innovative founders in regions that are historically underserved by venture capital but that have thriving innovation and entrepreneurialism. 

Through C5’s Diverse Founders Fund seed stage investment fund, we are partnering with innovative founders across Africa to help make venture capital more inclusive and sustainable. 

ParcelNinja uses innovative cloud computing technology to build eCommerce distribution networks in informal settlements such as Gugulethu in Cape Town to provide African consumers with a wider range of choices on prices and access to essential goods.

“The new partnership between ParcelNinja and Imperial will enable ParcelNinja to expand across Africa. C5 is proud to have helped scale ParcelNinja’s innovation and to build this dynamic new partnership with Imperial. The acquisition of an innovative startup like ParcelNinja by a major listed company like Imperial bodes well for the future of venture capital in South Africa and Africa.”

Justin Drennan, Co-Founder of ParcelNinja commented, “We are delighted to build a new partnership with Imperial for the next phase of ParcelNinja’s growth and innovation. We want to thank C5 Capital for their support and commitment to ParcelNinja and its founders that helped to enable this great result. It is our hope that South Africa will have more venture and technology deals of this scale to come.”


The new capabilities will enable Imperial to expand its offering in B2B and B2C channels for their clients and customers.


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About C5 Capital

C5 Capital Limited (C5) is a global specialist investment firm that exclusively invests in the secure data ecosystem and in the transformation of critical infrastructure, including cyber security, cloud, AI, energy, and space. The firm is dedicated to nurturing a secure digital future with an investment strategy that is based on building long-term relationships with innovative companies that share in our mission. For more information, visit: www.c5capital.com

C5 Capital has led a $130M Series B investment in Axiom Space

Axiom Space raises $130M in Series B funding USA – English 


– Capital will accelerate growth of workforce and development of world’s first commercial space station

– NASA selected Axiom to begin attaching its privately developed space station modules to the International Space Station as early as 2024

– Axiom recently revealed the first-ever private astronaut ISS crew, launching in January 2022

HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Axiom Space, Inc., which is developing the world’s first commercial space station, has raised $130M in Series B funding. The round was led by C5 Capital and includes TQS Advisors, Declaration Partners (the investment firm backed by David M. Rubenstein), Moelis Dynasty Investments, Washington University in St. Louis, The Venture Collective, Aidenlair Capital, Hemisphere Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

The new financing will accelerate the growth of Axiom’s workforce and construction of its privately developed space station. The Axiom Station will serve as the central pillar of a thriving network of commerce in Earth’s orbit – a linchpin of a space economy that Bank of America and Morgan Stanley both project could be valued at more than $1 trillion in the next few decades.

“Axiom Space is a force in the space sector, and it will become a centerpiece of the C5 Capital portfolio and enhance our vision for a secure global future,” said C5 operating partner Rob Meyerson, who will join the Axiom Board of Directors. “The Axiom Station will be the infrastructure upon which we will build many new businesses in space, and it will serve as the foundation for future exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.”

Recent Milestones

  • In January 2020, NASA selected Axiom to begin attaching its own space station modules to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as 2024, marking the company as a primary driver of NASA’s broad strategy to commercialize LEO. While in its assembly phase, Axiom Station will increase the current usable and habitable volume on ISS and provide expanded research opportunities. By late 2028, Axiom Station will be ready to detach when the ISS is decommissioned and operate independently as its privately owned successor. 
  • In January 2021, Axiom – also the commercial space industry’s full-service ISS mission provider – revealed its historic first private astronaut crew. Planned to fly to the ISS no earlier than January 2022, the crew of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) intend to promote their philanthropic endeavors and conduct scientific research on behalf of organizations they support.

“Axiom Space was founded on the knowledge that commercial infrastructure and innovation in space would offer unique ways to improve life on Earth,” said Axiom co-founder and executive chairman Kam Ghaffarian, who provided the company’s seed funding through his family office, IBX. “Axiom’s sole-selection by NASA to connect to ISS and ability to leverage its key revenue lines are evidence of the company’s expertise and a business model that is set up to optimize across a variety of commercial on-orbit opportunities. This highly successful round is a pivotal moment for on-orbit commerce and its implications for our civilization’s potential are far-reaching.”

Ghaffarian founded and led Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, which rose to become NASA’s second-largest engineering services contractor before being acquired by KBR in 2018. Axiom President & CEO Michael Suffredini was NASA’s ISS Program Manager from 2005 to 2015.

“We are proud to partner with Axiom’s exceptional management team, who built, led, and visited the International Space Station on behalf of NASA and its partners,” Brian Stern, a Partner at Declaration Partners, said. “The next-generation space station we are building today will be a key means of conducting space-based research, manufacturing, communication, and travel for decades to come.”

About Axiom Space

Axiom Space was founded in 2016 with the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. While building and attaching its commercial modules to the International Space Station to one day form the world’s first privately funded commercial space station, Axiom provides universal access to the ISS today by conducting crewed missions for national and private astronauts as well as research and manufacturing customers. More information about Axiom can be found at www.axiomspace.com.

http://www.axiomspace.com

Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare Webinar

Former health care CISO John Ford shares how the Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare has supported healthcare providers in ensuring a robust security posture and outline the tools and tactics at their disposal from the alliance of companies who share the same mission to defend the healthcare sector.

Watch the full webinar here:

ITC Secure launches Healthcare Dome with Government of Jersey to protect the UK healthcare sector

ITC Secure today announced the Government of Jersey as the first managed customer onboarded into the UK’s Healthcare Dome, powered by IronNet Cybersecurity’s IronDome solution. This initiative was created by The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare.

ITC Secure launches Healthcare Dome with Government of Jersey to protect the UK healthcare sector 

ITC Secure leads successful onboarding of the Government of Jersey into the first UK Healthcare Dome, an initiative created by The Cyber Alliance to Defend our HealthcareDecember 09, 2020 03:50 AM Eastern Standard Time

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITC Secure (ITC), the leading managed security services provider (MSSP), specialist cyber advisory firm and Microsoft Gold partner, today announced the Government of Jersey as the first managed customer to be onboarded into the UK’s first Healthcare Dome, powered by IronNet Cybersecurity’s IronDome solution. This initiative was funded by The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare.

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Following a surge in cyber attacks on UK healthcare systems, providers and laboratories, C5 Capital (C5) formed an alliance of cyber professionals to offer healthcare organisations in the UK, Europe and USA with free access to world-class cyber security solutions. The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare operates in the UK, Europe and the USA and has 35 cyber security firms who have pledged their support to the industry.

André Pienaar, Founder, C5 Capital said, “The Cyber Alliance came together during Covid19 as a fast-growing cyber security volunteer force assembled in peacetime to protect frontline healthcare workers and the brilliant organisations handling the research and distribution of the vaccine. The new Healthcare Dome based on IronNet’s Collective Defence solution helps to protect the healthcare sector worldwide. We are delighted that the UK and the Government of Jersey have now joined the Healthcare Dome as we go into the critical phase of vaccine distribution worldwide.”

ITC is a proud member of The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare and leads the rapid response capability, including a Collective Defence framework for members through the Healthcare Dome to collaborate and share cyber threat detections and related information in real time and at machine speed.

Delivered, managed and supported 24 hours a day by ITC’s Security Operations Centre based in London, the solution utilises IronNet’s information sharing technology, IronDome, which brings the first Collective Defence capability to the healthcare industry. The platform, which draws on behavioural analytics and human insights, integrates into ITC’s existing solutions powered by Microsoft, so participants can benefit from end-to-end cyber security.

This announcement formalises the launch of the first UK Healthcare Dome as a Collective Defence framework dedicated to the healthcare sector, with the Government of Jersey successfully onboarded as ITC’s flagship managed customer.

Stuart Powell, CISO, Government of Jersey said, “This initiative is a welcome addition to our security operations, particularly as healthcare providers continue to be targeted by cyber criminals. With ITC’s technical expertise through The Cyber Alliance we are delighted to unlock first class collective threat intelligence and protection for our island’s Health Service.”

Arno Robbertse, Chief Executive, ITC Secure said, “The volume of cyber attacks on our healthcare sector and its supply chain has increased exponentially since February of this year. We want to protect these organisations who are working at the forefront of the epidemic, so they can focus on their mission of defending our communities and preserving the health of our fellow citizens.”

GEN (Ret.) Keith Alexander, co-CEO and Founder, IronNet said, “The Government of Jersey’s commitment to both The Cyber Alliance and the UK Healthcare Dome is evidence of its leadership’s innovative approach to cybersecurity. With ITC’s support, the level of detection and prevention they will get from the unique threat intelligence and insight sharing in IronNet’s Collective Defence platform will give the island’s healthcare system a greater sense of security and allow them to focus on critical care.”

ITC and the Government of Jersey have been working in close collaboration with ITC’s exclusive partner in the Channel Islands, JT Group. The Government of Jersey is the overarching entity of the Health Ministry of Jersey, providing medical services to the islanders of Jersey.

Daragh McDermott, Managing Director, JT Group said, “We are delighted that JT is able to share a key role alongside ITC in protecting government healthcare services from cyber threats and defending their critical systems throughout the current crisis and beyond.”

About ITC Secure:

ITC, backed by C5 Capital, is a full-service cyber security solutions provider founded in 1995 and headquartered in London.

At the heart of ITC’s cyber services is a 24-hour manned Security Operations Centre. From this centre of excellence, ITC’s teams deliver high quality managed security services to help organisations manage the growing complexity of cyber threats and securely support their digital transformation. ITC’s cyber advisors support customers from our London and Washington DC offices, driving cyber security change inside organisations and helping them make the right security investment choices. ITC has over two decades of experience delivering cyber security solutions to organisations in over 180 countries.

ITC is making the digital world a safer place to do business.

Website: itcsecure.com / LinkedIn: ITC Secure / Twitter: @ITC_secure

About C5 Capital:

C5 Capital Limited (C5) is a global specialist investment firm that exclusively invests in the secure data ecosystem including cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, and applied data analytics. The firm is dedicated to nurturing a secure digital future and our investment strategy is based on an approach of building long-term relationships with innovative companies that share in our mission.

Website: www.c5capital.com / LinkedIn: c5-capital / Twitter: @c5capital

About The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare:

The Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare is a global alliance of cyber professionals who have come together to offer their collective defence of our healthcare providers at this uncertain time, so it can continue to defend us.

Website: www.c5capital.com/cyber-alliance/ Twitter: @CybHealthAllies

The Hill Article: Hospitals brace for further cyberattacks as C19 cases rise

The cybersecurity of our healthcare sector remains vitally important when we get a vaccine for Covid19 before the end of 2020.

Our heartfelt appreciation to all the cybersecurity professionals and companies who are working to protect our frontline healthcare workers and all patients. Maggie Miller covers the challenges and opportunities in an incisive article for The Hill.

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/522690-hospitals-brace-for-more-cyberattacks-as-coronavirus-cases-rise