Zapnito's platform used to help tackle the world’s $400 billon cyber security threat

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in partnership with expert community platform provider, Zapnito, today launched a new online hub that brings together cyber security experts from around the globe to tackle the ever growing cyber security threats.

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Oct 17, 2016
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According to the Lloyd’s of London estimates, cyber-attacks cost businesses more than $400 billion a year. That figure is predicted to keep climbing year on year, as attackers become more sophisticated and daring. In response to the growing threat to business security and economic growth, the IET in partnership with technology provider Zapnito has launched the E&T Cyber Security Hub. This new online hub brings together the world’s leading experts to share their knowledge and expertise, while also providing them a state-of-the-art platform to effectively communicate and collaborate as they combat this growing global threat.

Amanda Williams, E&T Publisher at the Institution of Engineering and Technology said: “With the growing daily threat of cyber-attacks, there is a huge need to help improve information and knowledge sharing from and between experts within the cyber security field and E&T is perfectly positioned to make this happen. Zapnito provided a robust and intuitive expertise sharing and publishing solution and they were also able to work closely with us to customise and launch the knowledge hub within a matter of weeks. We are confident that the hub and the growth of collective intelligence it facilitates, will go some way to help the fight against cyber-crime.”

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About Zapnito: Zapnito is the only platform developed to enable organisations to share, promote and monetize collective expertise. Media, professional services firms and other knowledge providers use Zapnito to create expert networks that reclaim their brand and audience; to educate, inspire and foster valuable relationships within their market.

Zapnito media enquiries to:

Dale Henry, Marketing Manager

M: +44 (0)7785 244896

E: dale@zapnito.com

About the Institution of Engineering and Technology: The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all. The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.

IET Media enquiries to:

Robert Beahan, External Communications Manager

T: +44 (0)1438 767336

M: +44 (0)7595 400912

E: rbeahan@theiet.org

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Fergus Gregory

Advisor, Zapnito

I have 15 years' experience in commercial publishing businesses driving revenue and profit growth, specialising in advertising, event sponsorship and marketing-services funded models. Father to four kids and husband to an amazing wife, I made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, sold many solutions, solved many problems, learned from many mistakes. I've collaborated with many wonderful people and seen many wonderful places, for all these experiences I am forever grateful.

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