Technology Record - Issue 31: Winter 2023

26 MARKETWATCH CIS Hardened Images help to strengthen cloud security The Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) Hardened Images are virtual machine images that are pre-configured to meet the robust security recommendations of the vendoragnostic CIS Benchmarks. CIS Hardened Images can help organisations to strengthen their cloud security in three new ways: All CIS Hardened Images contain assessment reports to help organisations identify conformance of the image to the CIS Benchmark. CIS released its first Hardened Images for Windows desktop operating systems in the Azure Marketplace to expand on the number of options available for organisations when deploying Hardened Images. The firm has tested compatibility with Azure Update Manager and Azure Monitor Agent to help users streamline their cloud security efforts. 1 2 3 Find out more about CIS Hardened Images at: Crestron’s Automate VX receives Microsoft Teams certification Workplace collaboration technology provider Crestron Electronics’ Automate VX voice-activated, speakertracking solution has been certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Device. Automate VX enables organisations to deliver equitable meeting experiences by using multiple cameras placed around a room to track active meeting participants. While an active speaker is being captured on the first camera, the second camera moves into position to capture the next speaker before the system switches the camera feed, reducing any disruptive camera movements and enabling remote participants to focus on their meeting. Photo: Crestron Omnichannel platform provider ITSCREDIT is optimising its risk capabilities with the two new modules: Early Warning Signs (EWS) and Credit Portfolio Monitoring (CPM). The EWS module helps loan providers to identify clients who show signs of difficulties in terms of credit capacity, even prior to non-payment of scheduled instalments. This will be done through the inclusion of a configuration section where the triggers and criteria of a bank’s EWS model are identified, set up and launched. This module will also allow banks to configure and use different risk triggers/signs depending on the type of client or portfolio segment. ITSCREDIT is also designing an interactive dashboard composing its new CPM module. The dashboard will be made up of more than 100 graphs and indicators, through which users will be able to access detailed analyses of their portfolio evolution and credit quality. ITSCREDIT enhances risk capabilities for loan providers Photo composite: Unsplash/Windows and ITSCREDIT