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CyberSaint Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

CyberSaint Security, developer of the leading solution for cybersecurity program management, today announced that it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as a Build Partner, giving customers the ability to dynamically empower, automate, and elevate their integrated risk management (IRM) strategy and execution.

As a Google Cloud Partner, CyberSaint offers customers the ability to leverage data from disparate applications to automate continuous compliance and dynamically manage risk across cloud workloads and beyond. Key use cases for the CyberStrong platform include:

  • Providing a single source of truth platform for all risk and compliance management initiatives, tracking, and reporting

  • Leveraging data coming from the security tech stack to automate compliance and manage risk, via integrations with vulnerability management platforms, threat intelligence platforms, SIEM, IAM, Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, and more

  • Automating metrics such as Return on Security Investment (ROSI), and reports such as Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM), System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment (RA), and NIST Scorecards among others

  • Illustrating compliance and risk posture, gaps, and initiatives for improvement with fully customizable Governance Dashboards and drill-down capabilities

  • Operationalizing the Shared Responsibility Model

CyberSaint’s cutting-edge approach to cybersecurity and IT risk management, cyber governance, as well as privacy and compliance automation, is why CyberSaint is cited as a key competitor in the integrated risk management solutions market, according to a recent Gartner report. The CyberStrong platform’s ability to support a robust feature set and deliver advanced compliance and risk automation while maintaining scalability, flexibility, and real-time reporting capabilities has put CyberSaint at an advantage in the competitive risk and compliance market. A wide array of organizations, from first-time buyers to those with multiple GRC platforms in place, partner with CyberSaint to increase maturity, drive cyber risk and compliance automation and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.

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How Bombas Gains Competitive Advantage With Purpose And Product

Today’s corporate leaders realize that purpose is essential to starting and growing a business. That said, purpose alone won’t make your business successful. It is the integration of impact, quality products, customer service and meaningful storytelling that allows brands to gain a competitive advantage.

A company doing exemplary work marrying purpose and product is Bombas. The direct to consumer apparel brand donates a pair of socks for every pair they sell.

“Socks are the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters,” David Heath, co-founder and CEO of Bombas, tells We First. “It’s a luxury item for over 640,000 people who experience homelessness in the U.S. annually.” 

In the past year, Bombas donated more than 40 million pairs of socks and shows no sign of slowing down. How do they do it? How did they turn an idea into a multimillion dollar social enterprise? 

Founding story:

Heath learned about how important socks were to homeless people in 2011. “I started giving out socks to homeless people on my way to and from work in New York City,” Heath says. “I saw one guy take his shoes off and on one foot he had wrapped a bandana around his foot and on the other, he’d literally wrapped his foot into a plastic bag to stop the boot from rubbing against it.”

People living on the street often keep their shoes on at night for fear that they might be stolen. Not having access to socks presents health risks for homeless people. Since socks are a wear-through item, there’s a lack of them at donation centers. “How can I solve this problem at scale?” Heath wondered.

The young founder graduated from Babson College’s business school

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D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use

D-Wave announces launch of new Advantage quantum computer for business use
Credit: D-Wave

Canadian based D-Wave has announced on its blog that it has developed a new quantum computer for use by businesses. Called Advantage, the new system has 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity. The new machine will be made available to business customers over the Internet via the Leap quantum cloud service.

Over the past several years, several companies have dedicated resources to the development of a true quantum computer that can tackle problems conventional computers cannot handle. Progress on developing such computers has been slow, however, especially when compared with the early development of the conventional computer. As part of the research effort, companies have taken different approaches. Google and IBM, for example, are working on gate-model quantum computer technology, in which qubits are modified as an algorithm is executed. D-Wave, in sharp contrast, has been focused on developing so-called annealer technology, in which qubits are cooled during execution of an algorithm, which allows for passively changing their value.

Comparing the two is next to impossible because of their functional differences. Thus, using 5,000 qubits in the Advantage system does not necessarily mean that it is any more useful than the 100-qubit systems currently being tested by IBM or Google. Still, the announcement suggests that businesses are ready to start taking advantage of the increased capabilities of quantum systems. D-Wave notes that several customers are already using their system for a wide range of applications. Menten AI, for example, has used the system to design new proteins; grocery chain Save-On-Foods has been using it to optimize business operations; Accenture has been using it to develop business applications; Volkswagen has used the system to develop a more efficient car painting system.

As part of its announcement, D-Wave noted that business customers will now have access to a new topology,