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Verizon opens cyber intelligence center

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Verizon Enterprise Solutions has opened the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center (VCIC). The new center will offer advanced detection and response capabilities to better manage and mitigate cyber attacks.

The VCIC will deliver actionable intelligence to Verizon’s managed and professional security services clients through a blend of security analytics and dedicated security analysts, who will have access to sources of threat intelligence so they can help enterprises identify and respond to threats early in the attack cycle. The VCIC will synthesize data collected from the company’s global IP backbone, thousands of professional service engagements and investigations, the VERIS framework dataset of cyber incidents, and advanced threat management and big data tools and techniques to deliver unprecedented capabilities for clients.

Leveraging Verizon’s global security operations footprint across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions, VCIC security analysts will utilize tactical and operational intelligence derived from an environment handling millions of security incidents and trillions of data events per year, and the company’s DBIR dataset detailing more than 70,000 security incidents.

"Reliable and high-fidelity cyber intelligence is critical to detecting targeted cyber attacks and to implementing a timely and effective response," said Eddie Schwartz, VP of global security solutions for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Our new Cyber Intelligence Center will provide clients with a powerful weapon in safeguarding vital company information, intellectual property and customer data."

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ParknShop selects Galleria merchandising solutions

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hong Kong – Hong Kong-based supermarket chain ParknShop has chosen Galleria Retail Technology Solutions to further enhance its merchandising operations. ParknShop will use Galleria category planning, automation and optimization solutions to obtain insights via clustering and demand signal analytics, as well as optimize and execute its store strategy.

“With a wide variety of stores across Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China, our goal is to provide our customers with a large selection of products at the best possible value,” said Philippe Giard, regional managing director of ParknShop.

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Home Depot names new retail and supply chain execs

BY Dan Berthiaume

Atlanta – The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, effective immediately. Menear was previously executive VP, merchandising, responsible for all merchandising departments and merchandising services and strategy; the company’s supply chain network; global sourcing; vendor management; marketing; and online sales.

In his new role, Menear will add responsibility for all U.S. store operations, with Marvin Ellison, executive V.P. U.S. stores, reporting to Menear. The company also promoted Mark Holifield, senior VP, supply chain, to executive VP, supply chain and product development, with responsibility for sourcing and proprietary brands. Holifield will continue reporting to Menear.

"Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company," said Frank Blake , chairman and CEO. "And Mark has successfully led one of the most extensive supply chain transformations in retail history. Both are very deserving of their new leadership roles, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to our business."

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